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WELCOME TO YOU!
Welcome to the School of Art + Design and the CORE Program!
Next week school begins. We can’t wait to meet you…and we are so pleased that you will be joining our art community. Whether you are new to PSU or not, we want to assure you that your faculty are working to make this a safe, learning-filled adventure and that soon you will feel AT HOME!
What will we cover in this post ?
(Cause I know sometimes people just want the short version!)
Welcome, super glad you are joining us!
CORE courses are hybrid, what does this mean?
What do you think? We want to KNOW> Survey for YOU
A tad of advising.
Links for more.
CORE courses are hybrid, what does this mean?
Hybrid simply means that we will have the flexibility to meet online and face-to-face in the Fariborz Maseeh Hall studios. We know this is not as straightforward and might be a little hard to follow! But we want to be flexible to meet the needs of the students and the challenges of the pandemic. We love having students use the studios and have access to all the tools and materials there. And yet, the pandemic continues and students and faculty have different levels of concern. So flexibility is key! Your instructor will give you specifics about your course in an email this week… and we will make sure to keep everyone in the loop if anything needs to shift!
How do you feel about coming back to school ?
We want to know how you are feeling about the return to campus, what challenges you may face, and what you are super excited about… tell us right here! Super pretty please, fill this out! Also take the time to read the updated Code of Student Conduct on this site!
A tad of advising:
If you are a new Art Practice student in the School of Art + Design, you will start off in the CORE Program. This is where you will meet your cohort, your faculty and learn lots about the school and our city. During that first year, you will take 6 CORE classes that will give you loads of new making and thinking experiences. Take one 5-credit studio course each term and the other courses below to finish your first year requirements. You will have more advising during coLAB or can contact your Pathway advisor for more help!
Here are all the CORE courses to take your first year:
ART 101 CORE: Surface (5-credit)
ART 102 CORE: Space (5-credit)
ART 103 CORE: Time (5-credit)
ART 104 CORE: Digital Tools (2-credit)
ART 105 CORE: Ideation (2-credit)
ARH 106 CORE: Visual Literacy (2-credit)
You will also want to take: ART 131 DRAWING, ART HISTORY (204 or 205), and UNIVERSITY STUDIES FRINQ (each term)
Keep in mind, if you are a transfer student, you may have already received credit for these courses. See your Pathway Advisor.
A couple helpful links:
PSU Covid-19 Student Resources https://www.pdx.edu/covid-19-
Art Practice Student Resources https://sites.google.com/pdx.
Have a great start to the new school year… and watch for more information from your faculty in the coming days!
PSSSST. We really want to hear what you are thinking… Thanks for filling out the survey!
PSSST again. And feel free to email me if you have questions!
M. Michelle Illuminato
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97201
COVID RULES + GUIDELINES
In the School of Art + Design, we want to make sure that we all feel safe and are safe! We’ll do this in a number of ways, from having conversations, creating community agreements, and listening to the needs of our classmates. All of this work will build off of the clear foundation that the university has set up in the updated Student Code of Conduct. Please take time to read it.
Student Code of Conduct
The University has established rules and policies to make the return to the classroom as safe as possible. It is required for everyone to follow all the Return to Campus rules and policies. To participate in this class, PSU requires students to comply with the following.
Masks Required at all Times in Classroom
- Wear a mask or face covering indoors at all times. Your mask or face covering must be properly worn (fully covering nose and mouth and tight fitting). Mesh masks, face shields, or face covering that incorporates a valve designed to facilitate easy exhalation are not acceptable. Because a mask must be worn in the classroom, there should be no eating or drinking in the classroom. If you have a medical condition or a disability that prevents you from wearing a mask or cloth face covering, you must obtain an accommodation from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to be exempt from this requirement. CDC, State, and County guidance does not limit class size for in-person instruction or require physical distancing.
- Be vaccinated against COVID-19 and complete the COVID-19 vaccination attestation form. Those students with medical or nonmedical exemptions or who will not be on campus at all must complete the process described on “COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Request Form” to establish those exemptions. Health Check, Illness, Exposure or Positive Test for COVID-19
Health Check, Illness, Exposure or Positive Test for COVID-19
- Complete the required self-check for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to campus each day.
- If you are feeling sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, do not come to campus. Call SHAC to discuss your symptoms and situation (503.725.2800). They will advise you on testing, quarantine, and when you can return to campus.
- If you test positive for COVID-19, report your result to SHAC and do not come to campus. SHAC will advise you on quarantine, notification of close contacts and when you can return to campus.
- Please notify me/your instructors should you need to miss a class period for any of these reasons so that we can discuss strategies to support your learning during this time.
- If I become ill or need to quarantine during the term, either I or the department chair will notify you via PSU email about my absence and how course instruction will continue.
Failure to Comply with Any of these Rules
As the instructor of this course, the University has given me the authority to require your compliance with these policies. If you do not comply with these requirements, I may ask you to leave the classroom or I may need to cancel the class session entirely. In addition, failure to comply with these requirements may result in a referral to the Office of the Dean of Student Life to consider charges under PSU’s Code of Conduct. A student found to have violated a university rule (or rules) through the due process of student conduct might face disciplinary and educational sanctions (or consequences). For a complete list of sanctions, see Section 14 of the Student Code of Conduct & Responsibility.
Guidance May Change
Please note that the University rules, policies, and guidance may change at any time at the direction of the CDC, State, or County requirements. Please review the University’s main COVID-19 Response webpage and look for emails from the University on these topics.