FYE is a large department with a specific culture and expectations. We've done our best to outline those expectations below. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the content.
Due to the number and varying types of classes now using the studios, we will strictly enforce the following rules. Please be mindful that others will use your classroom after your class is over. Make sure the room is tidy before you leave it. To that end…
Keep walls white! – Absolutely under no circumstances let your students alter the classroom walls – even if they promise to repaint. Use a tarp or some other method to cover the walls when necessary.
Protect tabletops from scratches – Absolutely under no circumstances use cutting utensils on the furniture without forgiving mats. We have plenty of them.
No storage of student work – Absolutely under no circumstances allow your students to leave their work in the classroom, FYE Office, FYE Lounge, FYE storage closets. We will move any work left in any of these areas to the hallway. If the work remains in the hallway for more than 12 hours, we will discard it.
Do not move any furniture or equipment from the classrooms -- …but if you absolutely must, NEVER BLOCK EMERGENCY EXITS; AND PLEASE RETURN EVERYTHING TO ITS PROPER PLACE.
Remove debris – Throw food, empty containers, wrappers etc. away before leaving class.
Return borrowed items – The FYE Office will replenish supplies from our inventory (i.e. extension cords, lights, scissors, hammers, screwdrivers) only twice per year – beginning of fall and spring semesters – If items are not returned to the office, we won’t replace them until the following semester.
To ensure you have the supplies you need when you need them, purchase your own and store and lock them in the new lockers we have in the office. To secure a locker (if you don’t already have one) and padlock, please talk to Roger.
Drawing instructors are allowed to order models (per semester) as follows:
Drawing: Tradition & Innovation – 10 hours
Drawing: Contemporary Practices – 10 hours
AP Drawing: Contemporary Practices (fall) – 15 hours
Please email Roger and Viki Ford (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least a week before you need the model.
To request a graduate teaching intern for your class(es), go to Grad Internship Program.
To apply for an undergrad teaching assistant (UGTA), use this link UGTA Application
The purpose of the UGTA program is to provide faculty with supplemental instructional support and allow students to gain introductory insight into and experience with preparing class content for a college- level course. Students are awarded credit for successfully completing a teaching assistantship.
Usually the department’s policy is to not pay for or subsidize class field trips, including transportation and/or admission fees. [Except “Finding Baltimore”] However, the assistant chairs may make exceptions.
This fund is for FYE students in need (according to their Financial Aid department status) to help students finance an ambitious project, participate fully in course activities, or assist them in emergent circumstances.
The request must come from the instructor with the student’s name, amount needed and rationale. Please try to know your student who is requesting help. Sometimes you may have to privately ask if the student needs financial assistance. Email your request to Roger. If approved, funds will be added to the student’s MICARD.
For the average 3-credit hour course, it is reasonable to expect a student to work 3-5 hours outside of class. There may be weeks when your course requires more or less, but we ask that you be mindful that our FYE students take 4 studio courses and one academic course each semester which is a tremendous workload.
During Fall break, we ask that all faculty in FYE refrain from assigning homework that will be due upon return from break. Ongoing homework is fine. We believe this time during fall break is a critical rest moment for our students and they need the time to catch up on work and to reset. Thank you for honoring this time by not assigning homework.