Picture Perfect: Demonstrating the
    Value of a Liberal Arts Education

                        Katie McFaddin - Brandei...
Undergraduates: 18,514
75+ majors

63% of students are Oregon residents
31% are out-of-state
6% are international students...
Liberal Education for the 21st Century:
      Essential Outcomes
                Knowledge of Human Cultures
             ...
Major        General
                 Education




         Electives




UO Bachelor’s Degree
Distribution

                                 Arts & Letters
                      General    Social Science
     Major  ...
Writing
WR 121 & 122 or 123
   Previous credit (AP)
    Fall           A-G
   Priority registration
    Winter        H-O
...
How can we better connect the concepts
        with the coursework?

            ?
Is this image “real”?
Is this image “real”?


ARH 206:
History of Western Art III

Arts & Letters



(top) Gustav Courbet - Stone Breakers, 1849...
Can a farm be economically viable and
    environmentally sustainable?
Can a farm be economically viable and environmentally sustainable?

   EC 333: Resource & Environmental Economic Issues
  ...
How do nutrients flow between the various
     components of this ecosystem?
How do nutrients flow between the various components of this ecosystem?

                     BI 130 – Intro to Ecology
  ...
How does our built environment reinforce
 assumptions about culture & lifestyle?
How does our built environment reinforce assumptions about culture & lifestyle?


        INTL 250: Value Systems in Cross...
4 photo-finding filter questions
Does the photo inspire questions, or answer them? The image
should suggest a contradictio...
4 photo-finding filter questions
Does the photo inspire questions, or answer them? The image
should suggest a contradictio...
4 photo-finding filter questions
Does the photo inspire questions, or answer them? The image
should suggest a contradictio...
4 photo-finding filter questions
Does the photo inspire questions, or answer them? The image
should suggest a contradictio...
Microsoft Office Online
Clip Art
2009
Eli Reed
2005
ARTstor
www.magnumphotos.com
Peter Geller
2008
National Geographic
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/rialto-bridge...
Catullo Roberto
2008
Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Acqua_alta_Venezia.JPG
Image Source #1: Google images
Image Source #1: Google images
Image Source #1: Google images
Image Source #2: ARTstor
Image Source #2: ARTstor
Image Source #2: ARTstor
Image Source #3: Flickr Creative Commons
Image Source #4: Library of Congress
Image Source #5: Campus Library
If your campus library uses the Library of Congress call
number system (not Dewey Decimal)...
Other suggestions?
Do you have the rights to
    use this photo?
?
Picture Perfect: Demonstrating the Value of a Liberal Arts Education
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Presentation made at the NACADA Region 8 conference in Seattle, WA (January 25-27, 2010) by Katie Schumm and Jennifer Joslin.

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  • Feed off from student comments about “different perspectives” “seeing things in a new way” – let’s do that together as a group. We all experience the world around us in different ways based on background, education, region of the country, culture, etc… Here’s a fun way to demonstrate how the gen eds help us see the world in a broader perspective – Common sight in Oregon, Ohio, Pennsylvania – audience participation – what do you see
  • Technology Age – is this super imposed, crafted in some way, is it a set scene?? Tourist post card
  • Not just a issue of the modern age – centuries of depiction of farm life, or laborers – idyllic or harsh settings Catalog : “Historical survey of visual arts. Selected works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts studied in relation to the Renaissance to modern cultures producing them. Dolezal, Harper, Hurwit, Nicholson, Schulz, Simmons.” St Handbook: “What compels the artist to make art? How do painting, architecture, sculpture, and other arts relate to the culture which produced the artist and the art work?”
  • Now how would a social scientist look at this picture Tie in any audience comments, if appropriate Stats about college students looking for internships on sustainable farms
  • Catalog/Student Handbook: “ analysis of replenishable and non-replenishable natural resources and environmental issues and policy.” Terrific for today’s transfer students to look at closely; wonderful for first-year students to look at building into their schedule later. Take as a sophomore or junior after Microeconomics – planning is a good thing; building a knowledge base
  • Science is essential to our everyday life – food, public policy, environment Course description: Catalog: “ The concept of an ecosystem; organismal energetics; biogeochemical cycles; succession; population growth; species interactions, species diversity; implications for human ecosystems. Lectures, discussions.” St Handbook : “factors that influence where and when species are present – notes that one of the most widely distributed and abundant organisms on earth is humans.”
  • Draw in audience comments about horses & cars; farming scene and industrial world = impact of two clashing? cultures
  • Catalog : “Introduction to value systems of various cultures, focusing on how values relate to religion, forms of social organization, group affiliation, and patterns of conflict resolution.” St Handbook : “How do values relate to worldview and religion, identity and group affiliation, patterns of conflict resolution and ethical decision-making.”
  • Come back to relevancy of seeing our world informed by different perspectives – general education offers broadening for those who build bridges, teach, heal Advantages and disadvantages – limitations of each point of view – the single prism is insufficient ****************** Transition to Choosing Classes – Oregon has broad req’ments with many choices. Today’s workshop for students is about creating ideas for fall classes --
  • Catalog/Student Handbook: “ analysis of replenishable and non-replenishable natural resources and environmental issues and policy.” Terrific for today’s transfer students to look at closely; wonderful for first-year students to look at building into their schedule later. Take as a sophomore or junior after Microeconomics – planning is a good thing; building a knowledge base
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    1. 1. Picture Perfect: Demonstrating the Value of a Liberal Arts Education Katie McFaddin - Brandeis University Jennifer Joslin - University of Oregon NACADA 2010 Orlando
    2. 2. Undergraduates: 18,514 75+ majors 63% of students are Oregon residents 31% are out-of-state 6% are international students *data courtesy of UO Admissions, Fall 2009
    3. 3. Liberal Education for the 21st Century: Essential Outcomes Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World Intellectual and Practical Skills Personal and Social Responsibility Integrative Learning
    4. 4. Major General Education Electives UO Bachelor’s Degree
    5. 5. Distribution Arts & Letters General Social Science Major Education Science Writing Multicultural Math Electives Language UO General Education
    6. 6. Writing WR 121 & 122 or 123 Previous credit (AP) Fall A-G Priority registration Winter H-O SpringP-Z
    7. 7. How can we better connect the concepts with the coursework? ?
    8. 8. Is this image “real”?
    9. 9. Is this image “real”? ARH 206: History of Western Art III Arts & Letters (top) Gustav Courbet - Stone Breakers, 1849 (bottom) Jean-Francois Millet - The Gleaners, 1857.
    10. 10. Can a farm be economically viable and environmentally sustainable?
    11. 11. Can a farm be economically viable and environmentally sustainable? EC 333: Resource & Environmental Economic Issues Social Science
    12. 12. How do nutrients flow between the various components of this ecosystem?
    13. 13. How do nutrients flow between the various components of this ecosystem? BI 130 – Intro to Ecology Science
    14. 14. How does our built environment reinforce assumptions about culture & lifestyle?
    15. 15. How does our built environment reinforce assumptions about culture & lifestyle? INTL 250: Value Systems in Cross-Cultural Perspective Multicultural
    16. 16. 4 photo-finding filter questions Does the photo inspire questions, or answer them? The image should suggest a contradiction or dramatic tension.
    17. 17. 4 photo-finding filter questions Does the photo inspire questions, or answer them? The image should suggest a contradiction or dramatic tension. Does the photo have spatial depth? There should be something happening in the foreground, middle ground, and background.
    18. 18. 4 photo-finding filter questions Does the photo inspire questions, or answer them? The image should suggest a contradiction or dramatic tension. Does the photo have spatial depth? There should be something happening in the foreground, middle ground, and background. Does the photo contain themes that relate to general education courses offered at your institution?
    19. 19. 4 photo-finding filter questions Does the photo inspire questions, or answer them? The image should suggest a contradiction or dramatic tension. Does the photo have spatial depth? There should be something happening in the foreground, middle ground, and background. Does the photo contain themes that relate to general education courses offered at your institution? Do you have the rights to use this photo?
    20. 20. Microsoft Office Online Clip Art 2009
    21. 21. Eli Reed 2005 ARTstor www.magnumphotos.com
    22. 22. Peter Geller 2008 National Geographic http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/rialto-bridge-venice/
    23. 23. Catullo Roberto 2008 Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Acqua_alta_Venezia.JPG
    24. 24. Image Source #1: Google images
    25. 25. Image Source #1: Google images
    26. 26. Image Source #1: Google images
    27. 27. Image Source #2: ARTstor
    28. 28. Image Source #2: ARTstor
    29. 29. Image Source #2: ARTstor
    30. 30. Image Source #3: Flickr Creative Commons
    31. 31. Image Source #4: Library of Congress
    32. 32. Image Source #5: Campus Library If your campus library uses the Library of Congress call number system (not Dewey Decimal), then search the keywords “pictorial works.” “pictorial works” = books that are >50% images
    33. 33. Other suggestions?
    34. 34. Do you have the rights to use this photo?
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