Real World Classroom expanded and unplugged <br />Sean Nixon <br />Mindy Kole <br />Sal Ligotino<br />SUNY Ulster <br />
Agenda<br />General Overview<br />Three approaches with Three disciplines<br />Audience brainstorm applications <br />Perk...
Real World Classroom Immersion“You can’t get this in a book”<br />“This semester, to me, was the most exciting semester of...
© Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />Real World Classroom ImmersionPrepping for client interactionWhen do the student...
.<br />Students are flocking to SUNY Ulster’s Real-World Classroom - Service-learning Program because they receive the opp...
The professor locates and vets non-profit clients.<br />© Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />Real World Classroom Imm...
© Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />Real World Classroom Immersion What kinds of clients do you have?<br />“We did n...
	• The classroom also goes on location. At the local supermarket and bookstore, students discuss through instructor lead r...
Design History -Online<br />The course introduces the student to artists, engineers, designers, manufacturers, and consume...
© Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />Real World Classroom ImmersionQuality of Life & Economic Vitality<br />Most impo...
Freelanceclients<br />Outdoor Billboard<br />Rondout Valley Growers Association<br />With newly learned techniques, second...
Internships<br />Students are expected and supported through the process of pursuing and attaining internships that provid...
Real World Classroom ImmersionQuality of Life & Economic Vitality<br /> “Design Stimulus”<br />Starts a Movement, Aids Two...
Reflection of work in apublic exhibitionsetting<br />	• Students also are required to enter juried design competitionsof t...
© Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />Real World Classroom Immersion“You can’t get this in a book”<br />“Our overall e...
© Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />
Project Based Learning<br />Real World Service Learning at SUNY Ulster<br />Sal Ligotino<br />Coordinator of Industrial Te...
St. Mary  St. Andrew parking lot<br />
Student Learning Outcomes<br />To be comfortable presenting to clients<br />To experience collaboration with clients<br />...
ASK “Art Society of Kingston” emergency staircase redesign of existing staircase.<br />
Cornell Cooperative ExtensionPhoenicia OfficeNew floor plan layout<br />
Rendered images of interior<br />
After photos<br />
SCORE “Strand Community Organization to Rehabilitate the Environment” <br />
Reference Desk in SUNY Ulster Library<br />
Queens Galley Kitchen, Kingston<br />
New educational kitchen<br />
Student Learning Outcomes<br />To be comfortable presenting to clients<br />To experience collaboration with clients<br />...
Real World Marketingat SUNY Ulster<br />Mindy S. Kole<br />Instructor of Business<br />
Real World Marketing<br />Students work with small local businesses on a Marketing Plan -- win/win for both<br />SUNY Star...
Real World Marketing<br />Based on Real World Classroom<br />Developed by Sean Nixon, Professor of Graphic Arts, SUNY Ulst...
Real World Marketing<br />Participants solicited through <br />Ulster County 	Development 	Corporation<br />HUGE (scary) r...
Real World Marketing<br />Class worked with 5 local businesses<br />Small jeweler<br />Food company<br />Teen drug awarene...
Real World Marketing<br />Each business visited class<br />Students developed list of questions<br />Visited businesses, f...
Real World Marketing<br />Marketing Plan:<br />Goals<br />Target<br />SWOT (strengths, weaknesses,<br />	opportunities, th...
Real World Marketing<br />Great response from both students and businesses<br />Businesses came back late April - early Ma...
Real World Marketing<br />Student comments– engagement!<br />“I loved that it was actually real marketing”<br />“Hands-on ...
Real World Marketing<br />Changes suggested:<br />More visits from business in process<br />Smaller groups -- can connect<...
Real World Marketing<br />Next steps:<br />Add disciplines to program -- photography?<br />Real World Advertising at SUNY ...
Brainstorm how your community could work with your discipline.  Survey audience for application ideas <br />5 minutes<br />
Behind the curtain<br />
The Perks to doing this<br />how students excel using this model. <br />
The Client <br />How do you find your clients ? How do you manage your clients<br />
Real World Classroom expanded and unplugged <br />Sean Nixon<br />Coordinator<br />Graphic Design Program<br />nixons@suny...
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A lively panel of SUNY Ulster faculty from various disciplines who incorporate the Real World Classroom. Sean Nixon, Design, will lead with Sal Ligotino, Engineering, and Mindy Kole, Marketing. Each describe how students excel using this model. Brainstorm how your community could work with your discipline. We are the world; we are the classroom.

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    1. 1. Real World Classroom expanded and unplugged <br />Sean Nixon <br />Mindy Kole <br />Sal Ligotino<br />SUNY Ulster <br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />General Overview<br />Three approaches with Three disciplines<br />Audience brainstorm applications <br />Perks<br />The Client <br />Student Client interaction<br />Challenges<br />
    3. 3. Real World Classroom Immersion“You can’t get this in a book”<br />“This semester, to me, was the most exciting semester of Graphic Design yet. I can honestly say that I enjoyed almost every project we had. I liked that our curriculum was tied into the real world, having two real clients and even with the hypothetical client. <br />In short, this semester, I felt like a designer”.Adam Pavlof • 2nd year student<br />Sean Nixon<br />Coordinator The Graphic Design Program<br />nixons@sunyulster.edu<br />SUNY Ulster<br />
    4. 4. © Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />Real World Classroom ImmersionPrepping for client interactionWhen do the students get introduced to clients?<br />The Design program has gone through an innovative curriculum and pedagogic shift under the leadership of Sean Nixon, beginning in the fall semester, 2004. This has resulted in an increase in enrollment, retention, graduation and transfer to prestigious baccalaureate programs as well as employment in the Design<br />1st semester<br />2nd<br />3rd<br />4th<br />Client<br />Client<br />Client<br />Client<br />Client<br />Classes<br />start<br />Presentation & Format<br />Dreamweaver<br />Powerpoint<br />Illustrator<br />Digital Photography<br />Design History Online<br />InDesign<br />Photoshop<br />
    5. 5. .<br />Students are flocking to SUNY Ulster’s Real-World Classroom - Service-learning Program because they receive the opportunities to:<br />Real World Classroom ImmersionPrepping for client interaction<br />• Secure Professional internships<br />• Work with real clients, under the supervision of the instructor, in a design firm format.<br />• Enter nationally juried design competitions. <br />• Participate in instructor led research to Super markets, Bookstores to see packaging, marketing, store layout in research of the context to which design is used in everyday products.<br />• Participate in instructor led research into the design community, working with design and art organizations in the Mid-Hudson region. <br />• Participate in portfolioshowcase to prospective clients.<br />• Present a degree culminating design project in an off campus, public exhibition forum in professional art gallery.<br />
    6. 6. The professor locates and vets non-profit clients.<br />© Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />Real World Classroom ImmersionHow do you find clients?<br />
    7. 7. © Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />Real World Classroom Immersion What kinds of clients do you have?<br />“We did not know how we could accomplish having one done for us that would be of professional quality”.<br />“The process that we engaged in was and is a great service to Ulster County residents. I'm sure there are many groups in need of this service and short on funds as we were and this class can provide it FREE”<br />Lois Ingellis • Client<br />
    8. 8. • The classroom also goes on location. At the local supermarket and bookstore, students discuss through instructor lead research interior design and product placement as well as packaging. All genuine education comes through experience" John Dewey<br />© Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />Real World Classroom ImmersionOn-Location classroom<br />• Students participate in instructor led research to Super markets, Bookstores to see packaging, marketing, store layout in research of the context to which design is used in everyday products.<br />
    9. 9. Design History -Online<br />The course introduces the student to artists, engineers, designers, manufacturers, and consumers to establish a definition of design history in the 20th century.<br />Furniture design store, internet research …<br />© Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />
    10. 10. © Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />Real World Classroom ImmersionQuality of Life & Economic Vitality<br />Most importantly, students gain a prepared-ness by the experience of this program. They learn as they do. This model is an example of the paradigm shiftin design education and service learning establishing a holistic quality of life and aiding in economical vitality that will be replicated in other institutions. Sean Nixon and his program at SUNY Ulster are at an exciting time in history.<br />“This semester, to me, was the most exciting semester of Graphic Design yet. I can honestly say that I enjoyed almost every project we had. I liked that our curriculum was tied into the real world, having two real clients and even with the hypothetical client. In short, this semester, I felt like a designer”.<br />Adam Pavloff • 2nd year student<br />
    11. 11. Freelanceclients<br />Outdoor Billboard<br />Rondout Valley Growers Association<br />With newly learned techniques, second year students take on freelance clients. The professor, by request, supervises these relationships and gives technical assistance in a “just in time” teaching approach.<br />© Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />
    12. 12. Internships<br />Students are expected and supported through the process of pursuing and attaining internships that provide professional design experience.<br />© Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />
    13. 13. Real World Classroom ImmersionQuality of Life & Economic Vitality<br /> “Design Stimulus”<br />Starts a Movement, Aids Two Local Non Profits<br />Graphic Design Students Help Habitat for Humanity and SCORE Spurring Them to Help Others<br />SUNY Ulster Graphic Design students are doing their part to stimulate the local economy by donating their design expertise to non-profit organizations so they will be better able to serve the community as part of a unique hands-on, real client learning experience that gives back to the community. “Our students can help the economy by designing,” together we can pass this on and on, hence, a movement”<br />
    14. 14. Reflection of work in apublic exhibitionsetting<br /> • Students also are required to enter juried design competitionsof their peers. <br /> • Students also exhibit professionally off campus <br /> in local galleries. This public exposure provides an opportunity for the students to see themselves in the context of the larger public sphere of expectation.<br />© Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />
    15. 15. © Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />Real World Classroom Immersion“You can’t get this in a book”<br />“Our overall experience with you and your students was very positive. And we’d do it again. Service Learning is important. It provides students with education, skills training, and real-world business experience. It also permits, clients to interact with college students. This is another means for closing the gap, real and perceived, that separates business and school”. <br />Walter Levy •Client<br />
    16. 16. © Sean Nixon 09 Real World Classroom<br />
    17. 17. Project Based Learning<br />Real World Service Learning at SUNY Ulster<br />Sal Ligotino<br />Coordinator of Industrial Technology<br />
    18. 18. St. Mary St. Andrew parking lot<br />
    19. 19. Student Learning Outcomes<br />To be comfortable presenting to clients<br />To experience collaboration with clients<br />To understand the importance of taking good notes<br />To experience the process involved in creating a set of plans from start to finish<br />To interpret the NYS Building codes as they apply to unique situations<br />
    20. 20. ASK “Art Society of Kingston” emergency staircase redesign of existing staircase.<br />
    21. 21. Cornell Cooperative ExtensionPhoenicia OfficeNew floor plan layout<br />
    22. 22. Rendered images of interior<br />
    23. 23. After photos<br />
    24. 24. SCORE “Strand Community Organization to Rehabilitate the Environment” <br />
    25. 25. Reference Desk in SUNY Ulster Library<br />
    26. 26. Queens Galley Kitchen, Kingston<br />
    27. 27. New educational kitchen<br />
    28. 28.
    29. 29.
    30. 30. Student Learning Outcomes<br />To be comfortable presenting to clients<br />To experience collaboration with clients<br />To understand the importance of taking good notes<br />To experience the process involved in creating a set of plans from start to finish<br />To interpret the NYS Building codes as they apply to unique situations<br />
    31. 31. Real World Marketingat SUNY Ulster<br />Mindy S. Kole<br />Instructor of Business<br />
    32. 32. Real World Marketing<br />Students work with small local businesses on a Marketing Plan -- win/win for both<br />SUNY Start-Up<br />
    33. 33. Real World Marketing<br />Based on Real World Classroom<br />Developed by Sean Nixon, Professor of Graphic Arts, SUNY Ulster<br />
    34. 34. Real World Marketing<br />Participants solicited through <br />Ulster County Development Corporation<br />HUGE (scary) response<br />
    35. 35. Real World Marketing<br />Class worked with 5 local businesses<br />Small jeweler<br />Food company<br />Teen drug awareness program <br />(non-profit)<br />Online tool kit for working moms<br />Irish pub<br />Biz Club worked with candle company<br />
    36. 36. Real World Marketing<br />Each business visited class<br />Students developed list of questions<br />Visited businesses, follow up conversations and emails<br />Facebook page<br />
    37. 37. Real World Marketing<br />Marketing Plan:<br />Goals<br />Target<br />SWOT (strengths, weaknesses,<br /> opportunities, threats)<br />Points of differentiation<br />Communication strategy<br />Competitive analysis<br />Recommended tactics and ideas/budget<br />
    38. 38. Real World Marketing<br />Great response from both students and businesses<br />Businesses came back late April - early May for presentation of plans<br />
    39. 39. Real World Marketing<br />Student comments– engagement!<br />“I loved that it was actually real marketing”<br />“Hands-on work is awesome”<br />“it changed my mind about what I will pursue my bachelors in”<br />“My favorite part of being at SUNY Ulster”<br />
    40. 40. Real World Marketing<br />Changes suggested:<br />More visits from business in process<br />Smaller groups -- can connect<br />Students want to know if businesses implement suggestions -- need process<br />
    41. 41. Real World Marketing<br />Next steps:<br />Add disciplines to program -- photography?<br />Real World Advertising at SUNY Ulster<br />Real World Business at Empire State College -- HVC, Sept 2011<br />
    42. 42. Brainstorm how your community could work with your discipline. Survey audience for application ideas <br />5 minutes<br />
    43. 43. Behind the curtain<br />
    44. 44. The Perks to doing this<br />how students excel using this model. <br />
    45. 45. The Client <br />How do you find your clients ? How do you manage your clients<br />
    46. 46. Real World Classroom expanded and unplugged <br />Sean Nixon<br />Coordinator<br />Graphic Design Program<br />nixons@sunyulster.edu<br />845-688-1588<br />Mindy Kole<br />Marketing<br />kolem@sunyulster.edu<br />845-492-1014<br />Sal Ligotino<br />Coordinator<br />Industrial Technology<br />ligotins@sunyulster.edu<br />914-799-0086<br />

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