Reimagine Our Time

Reimagine Our Time to Reinvigorate Learning

The group will revisit the Reimagine Our Time to Reinvigorate Learning (RTRL) recommendations outlined in the 2019 strategic plan NEXT and approved by the board of governors. Recognizing that the challenges of COVID-19 have already significantly altered the ways in which we have planned for, and performed, our academic work, this group will review and consider the practical implications of the RTRL proposals and their implementation. This will include the following objectives:    

  • Increase the credits awarded per contact hour 
  • Reduce the overall cost for students by cutting the time required for degree completion
  • Create more time for students to work independently outside of class 
  • Support student wellness
  • Free up classroom space
  • Identify opportunities for flexibility within the schedule

While it is beyond the purview of the group’s work, it is important to note that once the School realizes instructional savings through the eventual reduction of courses, we will determine how to reallocate the funds saved to better support students and/or part- and full-time faculty.

Reimagine Our Time to Reinvigorate Learning Process

This process is currently being reviewed by the Academic Steering Committee. We will update the site once it’s been approved. 

Reimagine Our Time to Reinvigorate Learning Timeline

  • Conversations with aligned departmental clusters (academic/studio) and/or interdisciplinary groups: spring and summer 2021 (as necessary) 
  • Recommendations submitted: fall 2021

Once recommendations are submitted, we expect departments will need at least a year to work with faculty to adjust their curricular offerings to align with the proposal. 

Reimagining Our Time Membership

Chair: Dawn Gavin
Rebekah Champ
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Academic Advising
ARC Curriculum and Resource Share Subcommittee

Celeste Collins
Senior Administrative Director, Contemporary Practices, Low-Res MFA, and Academic Spine
Advisory Council on Staff Engagement / Department Heads

Raja El Halwani
Professor, Liberal Arts
Faculty Liaison / Part-Time Concerns / Academic Steering Committee / FBS Fiscal Affairs / Department Heads

Danny Floyd
Lecturer, Visual and Critical Studies
Lecturer Rep.-at-Large / FBS Part-Time Concerns / FBS Fiscal Affairs / FBS Exhibitions & Exhibition Studies / Department Heads

Abigail Glaum-Lathbury
Assistant Professor, Fashion Design
Chair, FBS Handbook Committee

Oliver Shao
Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts 
School Climate Committee / Institutional Review Board 

Paul Jeanes
Director of Academic Program Review and Assessment 
Department Heads

Nicole Marroquin
Associate Professor, Art Education
Fiscal Affairs

Dwayne Moser
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Dean’s Cabinet / Co-Chair of FBS Curriculum Committee / Department Heads / ARC Curriculum and Resource Share Subcommittee

Lorraine Peltz
Associate Professor, Adjunct, Arts Administration and Policy and Contemporary Practices
Part-Time Liaison Rep / Part-Time Concerns / FBS Handbook Committee / School Climate Committee / Department Heads

Gretchen Talbot
Dean of Administration, Budget and Planning 

Jim TerMeer
Associate Professor, Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects and Chair, Designed Objects
Full-time Rep.-at-Large / FBS / Part-Time Concerns / Academic Steering Committee / FBS Curriculum Committee / FBS Fiscal Affairs / FBS IRTC / Department Heads

Jina Valentine
Associate Professor, Printmedia
FBS Senator / FBS Library and Special Collections Committee