"First Thursdays" are designed to be informal faculty gatherings where we have a chance to share ideas, drink, and food, make new connections, and build a stronger community. All faculty are invited to participate. There will not be a lecture or formal presentation, just a 3-5 minute introduction of the topic to spark conversation, and then the floor is yours!

Mark your calendars for the upcoming "First Thursdays" -- 11/1 and 12/6 -- and email me if you have any topic suggestions.

My hope is that some of the Oakland-based faculty will come to SF for First Thursdays gallery nights and will come a bit early to meet with faculty at CCA. I know this time will not work for all, and I am exploring other opportunities for faculty gatherings beyond these monthly socials.

I'm looking forward to the conversation!

Melanie Corn
Provost

CCA FIRST THURSDAYS: FACULTY CONVERSATIONS
Everyone's an Expert -- How New Tools Impact Pedagogy & Practice
October 4th, 2012
3:30-5 PM, San Francisco Boardroom
(wine & cheese & etc will be served)
RSVP to Reuben Kuszel, rkuszel@cca.edu

In our inaugural "First Thursdays," we will discuss the topic of how new tools allow the amateur to become the expert and how this impacts pedagogy and practice in an art & design school. Has Instagram changed photography? Has Youtube changed film-making? Have Blurb and Lulu changed writing and publishing? Have Kickstarter and Etsy changed the whole art and design business? And, the list goes on. But, so what? How does this change what we do at CCA?

November 1st, 2012
TOPIC: TBD
3:30 - 5PM, San Francisco, Room: TBA
(wine & cheese & etc will be served)
RSVP to Reuben Kuszel, rkuszel@cca.edu

December 6th, 2012
TOPIC: TBD
3:30 - 5PM, San Francisco, Room: TBA
(wine & cheese & etc will be served)
RSVP to Reuben Kuszel, rkuszel@cca.edu