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  • Top 5 Northeast now:Boston UniversityU Mass AmherstEmerson CollegeNortheastern UniversityU ConnTop 10 East CoastSyracuseIthaca RutgersTempleNYUU Maryland
  • Top 5 Northeast now:Boston UniversityU Mass AmherstEmerson CollegeNortheastern UniversityU ConnTop 10 East CoastSyracuseIthaca RutgersTempleNYUU Maryland
  • Old house and the new house – blueprint model Required courses for all students – noneBEFORE AND AFTER Here now --- proposed--Six academic programs--InternshipsBar graph – added and cumulative valueFacultyCourses/CurriculumExperientialSkillsInterdisciplinaryTwo blocks
  • Old house and the new house – blueprint model Required courses for all students – noneBEFORE AND AFTER Here now --- proposed--Six academic programs--InternshipsBar graph – added and cumulative valueFacultyCourses/CurriculumExperientialSkillsInterdisciplinaryTwo blocks
  • Old house and the new house – blueprint model Required courses for all students – noneBEFORE AND AFTER Here now --- proposed--Six academic programs--InternshipsBar graph – added and cumulative valueFacultyCourses/CurriculumExperientialSkillsInterdisciplinaryTwo blocks
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    • 1. HARRINGTON SCHOOLOF COMMUNICATION AND MEDIAChallenging you to Think, Create, and CommunicateA Strategic Plan for Transforming the Harrington SchoolInto a School of Regional and National Distinction
    • 2. Five Essential Elements ofSchools of Regional and National Distinction1. Curriculum that is cutting-edge and responsive to rapidchanges in society2. Nationally and internationally-recognized facultyengaged in meaningful research & creative projects thatadd value to society3. Use of instructional practices that engage and challengelearners4. Top-caliber students who have ambition, tenacity andfocus5. Learning facilities, including studios & classrooms,equipped with the latest tools and technologies
    • 3. Harrington School Today:Opportunities• Harrington School faculty, staff and students are highlymotivated to build a school of regional and nationaldistinction• There is much consensus among stakeholders about what isneeded to improve• Faculty, alumni and friends of the school have the time, talentand treasure to assist in the process of advancing theHarrington School
    • 4. Harrington School Today:Challenges• The Harrington School’s current academic curriculum is datedand out of synch with the needs of employers• To be competitive the Harrington School must align itscurriculum and research program to meet the changing needsof the market and society• The number of research-active faculty at the HarringtonSchool is far below the standard for competitive schools ofcommunication and media• IT support is weak; buildings and facilities are dated andpoorly maintained
    • 5. Our Long Term Strategic Goal• Top 5 in 5. Within five years the Harrington School will beranked among the top 5 schools of communication and mediain the Northeast.• Top 10 in 10. Within ten years the Harrington School will beranked among the top 10 public schools of communicationand media on the East Coast.
    • 6. Our Long Term Strategic Goal• Top 5 in 5. Within five years the Harrington School will beranked among the top 5 schools of communication and mediain the Northeast.• Top 10 in 10. Within ten years the Harrington School will beranked among the top 10 public schools of communicationand media on the East Coast.How will we do it? Continuous curriculum renewal Making real-world learning an essential component of allprograms Attracting the best faculty and students to make theHarrington School a first-choice destination
    • 7. Strategic Areas of Focus• Curriculum• Research• Real-World Learning• Faculty Development• Facilities and Infrastructure
    • 8. Curriculum Focus• Creating an Interdisciplinary Major• Introducing a Strategy-Based Curriculum• Senior Capstone/Digital Portfolio Requirement
    • 9. Current Harrington MajorsToday the Harrington Schoolis comprised of six disparate majorsThe Challenge:One-dimensional majors no longerprepare students for successin the multi-dimensional world ofcommunication and media
    • 10. Putting Our Majors and Minds Together
    • 11. Communication Strategy is Positioned atHeart of the SchoolIntroductoryImmersion CourseTITLE: CommunicationStrategy in theReal WorldStrategy BasedCurriculum – All Majors
    • 12. Senior CapstoneProjectDigital portfoliosencourage students todemonstrate theapplication ofcommunicationstrategyStrategy BasedCurriculum – All MajorsIntroductoryImmersion CourseTITLE: CommunicationStrategy in theReal WorldCommunication Strategy is Positioned atHeart of the School
    • 13. Harrington School academic programs are cutting-edge& responsive to rapid changes in technology & societyExperiential Learning• Student Leadership• Field-based Courses• Internships• International ProgramsCurrent AcademicMajorsToday: The Harrington School faculty areexploring interdisciplinary initiatives atCamp Harrington, which serves as amechanism to initiate curriculum renewalField-based Courses inspire collaboration& community engagement
    • 14. Harrington School academic programs are cutting-edge& responsive to rapid changes in technology & societyRequired Core Courses• Communication Strategy• Senior Capstone Digital PortfolioExperiential Learning• Student Leadership• Field-based Courses• Internships• International ProgramsCurrent AcademicMajorsNext Steps: Every student hasfundamental vocabulary for applyingcommunication strategy to real-worldcontextsEvery student has a digital portfolioof completed professional & creativework that demonstrates knowledge &competencies
    • 15. Further out: Online certificateprograms enable students from anyundergraduate or graduate programto develop expertise in cross-cuttingdigital competencies that preparethem for career and workplaceHarrington School academic programs are cutting-edge& responsive to rapid changes in technology & societyHarrington OnlineCertificate Programs• Social Media• Digital Video• Digital PublishingRequired Core Courses• Communication Strategy• Senior Capstone Digital PortfolioExperiential Learning• Student Leadership• Field-based Courses• Internships• International ProgramsCurrent AcademicMajors
    • 16. Research Focus• Build upon existing strengths to identify three initialareas for interdisciplinary research centers• Connect teaching and research using innovativeinstructional practices with graduate students &undergraduates• Double the number of research active faculty by2015
    • 17. Igniting Research at HarringtonGOAL: DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF RESEARCH ACTIVE FACULTY IN 3 YEARS
    • 18. Strategy-Based ResearchCommunicationStrategy
    • 19. Ocean Tales: The Ever Changing CoastDiscover how best toconnect the public toincreasingly complexinformation
    • 20. Digital Engagement 2.0 Workshop, Feb 20, 2013Discover how best to buildpeople’s competencies inaccessing, analyzing, creating and collaborating indigital environments
    • 21. Gallery of Global PhotographyDiscover how best topromote understandingand innovation between& across cultures
    • 22. Percent of Research-Active FacultyCurrent <20%Future >80%Research-active faculty build reputation andattract external funding and new resourcesResearch-active faculty create new knowledgeand are nationally acknowledged as expertsCommunication Strategy
    • 23. A Named Research Fellowship ProgramResearch Fellows receive tuition stipend and salary over 1 – 4years. They assist with grantwriting and help manage researchprojects under faculty supervision. They coordinateundergraduate student engagement in research and makepresentations at meetings and conferences, representing theHarrington School.
    • 24. Communication and MediaInterdisciplinary MajorsCommunication StrategyBy integrating research withquality academicprograms, students graduatewithcutting-edge competencies
    • 25. Real-World Learning Focus• Student Leadership• Internships• Field Based Learning• Urban Immersion Program
    • 26. GOAL: 100% of StudentsGet Real-World Experience…On Campus…In the Community…Around the GlobeMake Real-WorldLearningan Integral Part ofthe SchoolReal-World Learning
    • 27. GOAL: 100% of StudentsGet Real-World Experience…On Campus…In the Community…Around the GlobeMake Real-WorldLearningan Integral Part ofthe SchoolReal-World LearningStudent LeadershipHarrington Rangers, Student ALA, and robuststudent media organizations including WRIUand the student newspaper provideopportunities to combine real-worldleadership experience with strategic thinking incommunication and media
    • 28. GOAL: 100% of StudentsGet Real-World Experience…On Campus…In the Community…Around the GlobeMake Real-WorldLearningan Integral Part ofthe SchoolReal-World LearningInternshipsA student spends 135 hours in a workplacesetting, applying communication strategy andcontributing to a collaborative team
    • 29. GOAL: 100% of StudentsGet Real-World Experience…On Campus…In the Community…Around the GlobeMake Real-WorldLearningan Integral Part ofthe SchoolReal-World LearningField-Based CoursesA group of students, working with a facultymember, apply communication strategy toidentify, address or solve a real-world problemwith a real-world client
    • 30. GOAL: 100% of StudentsGet Real-World Experience…On Campus…In the Community…Around the GlobeMake Real-WorldLearningan Integral Part ofthe SchoolReal-World LearningUrban Immersion ProgramA 15-credit semester-long program for acohort of students who take 4 carefully-integrated courses in Providence and applycommunication strategy to find solutions for areal-world client
    • 31. Real-World LearningCommunication Strategyat the Heart of the CurriculumResearch Active FacultyGraduate Education & Named Fellowship ProgramPRFilm/MediaWriting & RhetoricCommunicationStudiesJournalismGLISIntro Course:CommunicationStrategy in theReal WorldHarringtonOnlineDigital MediaDesign & ProductionCenterNetwork ofCommunication/MediaProfessionals toSupport EconomicDevelopmentA Blueprint For SuccessSeniorCapstoneDigitalPortfolio
    • 32. Immediate Needs for Faculty Development• Business of Media: To build expertise to address the gap between theory andpractice, we need a professional with expertise in media industry economics whowill help develop and deliver the new Communication Strategy required course.• Creative Entrepreneurship: To build connections to the business community andinspire students to understand how creative thinking about communication andmedia creates whole new industries, we need a professional with expertise inmedia, technology and new business development.• Social Media: To develop and offer courses in social media and to develop theHarrington Online program in Social Media, we need a professional or academicwith expertise in social media.• Digital Filmmaker: To meet the growing student demand for film productionexpertise, we need an A-list filmmaker with HBO- or Sundance level track recordand experience in digital marketing and distribution.• Information Management: To build capacity for supporting students’understanding of metadata, tracking, and analytics in online environments, weneed an information management professional with experience with systemsdesign.• Teaching & Learning with Digital Media: To help students and faculty use digitaltools effectively, we need an expert who can build capacity for innovative andeffective online teaching and learning.
    • 33. Business and communitypartnerships bring newideas, new relationships& new resourcesPutting It All Together:Connecting Students and Faculty withBusiness & CommunityCommunication and MediaInterdisciplinary MajorsCommunication StrategyReal-WorldConnections withBusiness &Community
    • 34. Facilities & Infrastructure• Journalism & GSLIS in one building• Renovation of Ranger Hall creates newlearning spaces• New building on the quad brings allprograms, faculty & students together as onecommunity
    • 35. A VISION OF THE FUTUREDigital Media Innovation CenterVISION. The Harrington School of Communication andMedia unleashes creative energy to inspire the State ofRhode Island to be internationally recognized as the EastCoast hub for digital media innovation by the year 2023.Digital Media Innovation Center in Providence.Harrington School faculty are digital media entrepreneurswho engage with current students in a state-of-the-artcenter with conference & screening rooms, classrooms andstudios, a soundstage, an art gallery, private offices, accessto digital software tools, commercial broadband & post-production facilities, all in downtown Providence.Digital Media Trade AssociationHarrington School faculty initiate a membership-based organization that serves as a tradeassociation for digital media makers, media arts organizations, investors and venturecapitalists, public relations and design professionals, distributors, software developers, equipmentmanufacturers, and educational leaders. The HIVE fuels the growth of the digital communicationand media industry in RI by catalyzing collaboration and providing a platform for professionalnetworking.
    • 36. HARRINGTON SCHOOLOF COMMUNICATION AND MEDIAChallenging you to Think, Create, and CommunicateA Strategic Plan for Transforming the Harrington SchoolInto a School of Regional and National Distinction
    • 37. A Few Highlights of the 2012 – 2013 academic year: IGNITE HARRINGTON: Active Involvement of Alums and Friendsof the School FIELD-BASED LEARNING: Connecting to Business and CommunityOrganizations HARRINGTON RANGERS AND STUDENT ALA: Supporting StudentLeadership CONVERGENCE AND COMMUNITY & BOOK CLUB: IncreasingCommunity Connectedness THE HUB: Increasing Technology Competencies
    • 38. 9/27/12Memorial Union Ballroom – 6 p.m.University of Rhode Island
    • 39. VIDEO
    • 40. Advisory Board Members Actively SupportHarrington School Students & FacultyTHANKS!Kathleen ReardonBob BeagleJohn PalumboSteve MalkiewiczBob VincentFred JoyalDick HarringtonLori MerolaKathy O’Donnell
    • 41. Brainstorming & Discussion Topic #1Promoting Active Involvement of Alums and Friends ofthe SchoolWhat strategies could enable Advisory Boardmembers, alums and friends of the Harrington School tocontribute their time and talent to support students andfaculty?
    • 42. Urban Immersion Pilot ProgramField-Based Learning (3 credits)Partnership with the Institute for the Study and Practice of NonviolenceSpring 2013VIDEOCreated byHarrington Schoolstudents about theEmploymentServices of theInstituteVIDEOHarrington Schoolstudent reflects onthe power of field-based learning
    • 43. Brainstorming & Discussion Topic #2Connecting to Business and Community OrganizationsWhat strategies could help us scale up our ability to partnerwith business and community organizations?
    • 44. Harrington Rangerspeer advisors &brand ambassadors
    • 45. Harrington School GSLIS Students Win the2013 Student Chapter of the Year AwardThe ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented inrecognition of a chapters outstanding contributions to theAmerican Library Association, their school, and the profession.The purpose of the award is to increase student involvementin ALA through student chapters, and to recognize futureleaders in the profession.
    • 46. Brainstorming & Discussion Topic #3Supporting Student LeadershipWhat strategies could help promote and extend studentleadership opportunities for Harrington School students?
    • 47. Convergence andCommunitiesPreparing Future Workers for theNew Knowledge Network inLibraries, Newsrooms, Studios, andAgenciesJanuary 16 – 17, 2013FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
    • 48. SEPTEMBER 2012Creating Innovators by Tony WagnerOCTOBER 2012The End of Growthby Richard HeinbergNOVEMBER 2012Flatland by Edwin AbbottFEBRUARY 2013Heart, Smart, Guts & LuckBy Anthony Tjian,Dick Harrington, Tony HsienMARCH 2013The Public and its ProblemsBy John DeweyMAY 2013Present Shock by Doug RushkoffHarrington School Book Club
    • 49. Brainstorming & Discussion Topic #4Increasing Community ConnectednessWhat strategies could help build a sense of communityamong Harrington School faculty and connect to othermedia and communication leaderslocally, regionally, nationally and internationally?
    • 50. THE HUB@LLRCEquipment checkoutand just-in-timedigital technologylearning lab301 Swan Hall
    • 51. THE HUB@LLRCEquipment checkoutand just-in-timedigital technologylearning lab301 Swan HallNOV 14Information Literacy 2.0NOV 5Using Screencasts in ClassOCT 17Teaching with the iPadSEPT 21Digital Storytelling
    • 52. Harrington School Faculty ShareNew Ideas at theTechnology Symposium• Eli Peer Review Software• Google Drive for Collaborative Online Exams• Short Films from DigitalStorytelling Limbo Game-Play• Soundslide• Student-Produced Video in Just One Class Period• Screencasting to Enhance Instructor Presence in OnlineClasses• Etherpad• Podcasting• LibGuides
    • 53. Brainstorming & Discussion Topic #5Increasing Technology CompetenciesWhat approaches could best support and enhance thetechnology and digital media competencies of HarringtonSchool students and faculty?
    • 54. A Few Highlights of the 2012 – 2013 academic year: IGNITE HARRINGTON: Active Involvement of Alums and Friendsof the School FIELD-BASED LEARNING: Connecting to Business and CommunityOrganizations HARRINGTON RANGERS AND STUDENT ALA: Supporting StudentLeadership CONVERGENCE AND COMMUNITY & BOOK CLUB: IncreasingCommunity Connectedness THE HUB: Increasing Technology Competencies
    • 55. Ignite Award Recipients areRecognized for Helping toBuild the Future of theHarrington School ofCommunication and Media