In 2014, I served as the Undergraduate Advisor for studio Visual Art (VISA). In our department, this position not only performs administrative and managerial duties, but also acts to advance curriculum development in a leadership position. During my time in this role, I chose to lead the studio side of the department towards better-identified degree outcomes, including curriculum mapping and revising. I also collaborated with the Department of Theatre and Film as we embarked upon a revision of Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degree requirements. Eventually the Department of Creative Writing—the third and final BFA granting program at UBC Vancouver—also came on board as a part of the proposals that we put forward. As a result, I played an active role in implementing some of the biggest changes at a degree and program level that the department has ever seen. The following is selected summary of what I accomplished with live links to further information on each component.
- Visual Art Degree Outcomes (2014)
- Visual Art Curriculum Redesign (2014-2017)
- Trajectory of Theory by Development of New Course: VISA 280 “Contemporary Art: Ideas as Practice II”
- Flexible Degree to Encourage Complimentary Academic Pursuits
- First Year Cohort Development of New Course: VISA 101 “BFA Studio Practice”
- Overall Increase in Visual Art Requirements
- Direct Entry BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts
- Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Requirement Revisions
- New VISA Stream: 2 New Courses in Practicum (2016)
- Experiential Learning, New Course: VISA 375 “Artists in Society”
- Exhibition Practicum, New Course: VISA 475 “Exhibition Theory and Practice”
*Example links to syllabi are provided on for courses in which I was the sole author, or developed a team-teaching structure.