COLLEGE OF IMAGING ARTS AND SCIENCES
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
ANNUAL FACULTY REPORT AND EVALUATION OF PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
for the period of December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2008.
Name: ANDREW DAVIDHAZY
Department: IMAGING AND PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY
Highest Degree & date: M.F.A., 1968
Date of first appointment to RIT : 07-01-66
Date present rank achieved: 1986
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REVIEW of 2007-2008 PLAN of WORK and
Proposed PLAN of WORK for 2008-2009 and coming year(s).
As in the past I will again be following the format presented to us by the College to the best of my ability. It continues to be difficult to enumerate and properly categorize certain activities and some items probably will be mentioned in unexpected locations in the document below. Again, if you find such errors, please bring them to my attention so I might fix the document. And if you happen to know of any items I omitted, incorrectly summarized, duplicated, included (when I should not have), overly embellished, etc. I again would welcome your assistance in making this a more accurate and self-reflective document. Thank you.
Now, let's go on to the forms:
a. List courses taught (including credit hours, enrollment and any TA support)
ACCOUNTING OF TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Winter 2007-08 (082)
course title course number credit hours enrollment
1. SPECIAL EFFECTS PHOTOGRAPHY 2076 408 01 4 16
2. PHOTOISNTRUMENTATION SEMINAR 2076 431 01 4 8
3. PHOTO TECH COOP 2076 499 01 0 1
SPRING 2007-08 (073)
course title course number credit hours enrollment
1. SURVEY OF NON-CONVEN. IMAGING 2076 503 01 3 9
2. SPECIAL EFFECTS PHOTOGRAPHY 2076 408 01 4 14
3. PHOTO TECH COOP 2076 499 01 0 1
SUMMER 2007-08 (074)
course title course number credit hours enrollment
1. PHOTO TECH COOP 2076 499 01 0 12
Fall 2008-09 (081)
course title course number credit hours enrollment
1. HIGH SPEED/TIME LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY 2076 511 01 3 15
2. GRADUATE ADVISOR to Andrew Eckert MS Info Tech
1) As in past years I have never used a TA or GA in any of my classes.
2) Over the Summer I also look after the Coop program for the program with about 12 Imaging and Photographic Technology students enrolled. This is not really a big deal as all I do is to help students register once they have left campus, follow up with the employer evaluations, and turn in grade reports.
I continue to provide individual and group advising to all students in the IPT program on an ongoing and regular basis. I do this through a variety of means. One of the most obvious is the extensive use I make of my departmental students distribution list. I think that the IPT department continues being a leader in establishing and maintaining connections to its students and disseminating information through the use of email. My records indicate that I sent over 500 emails to the students over the last year. These range from Trivia questions, invitations to social events, announcements of coop and full-time opportuinities, bad jokes, etc.
I notice this in the past as well but to reiterate: the impact of email communications with students has somehow become significantly less interactive and effective than in the past. To try to remedy the situation I have opened up a presence on Facebook for myself and also another one for the Department.
b. Given your 2006-2007 plan of work, provide a thoughtful review of what you have achieved relative to what you planned to do in the area of teaching/advising. Be sure to include an analysis of student evaluations indicating areas of strength and weaknesses as well as actions taken to address concerns. Original documentation should not be submitted, but it should be available upon request. (Depending on what your plan of work called for, examples of such documentation could include one or more of the following: student performance data, student evaluations, curricula/syllabi for new or revised courses, advising logs/evaluations)
Well, last year as I stated earlier I did not prepare a plan of work. So this year things can't be accounted for specifically as retaled to a plan of work but in general I continue to develop in those areas that I have major teaching responsibility for.
My student evaluations have not changed over the years. I do take these to heart but the truth is that I have established teaching procedurees and practices that are not as flexible as those of a freshman faculty might be.
In my opinion evaluations that studernts might provide after they have been away from the school and are working in industry are a much better wayt to collect feedback and learn from than those filled out in class when the students don't really have a good idea of how the course contents impacts on-the-job.
I have continued to encourage my students to use a web-based evaluation service at http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/. I don’t know what my current “ratings” are there but I seem to be doing OK in terms of level of difficulty, helpfulness and overall quality.
My perception from these various methods of gathering feedback is that students generally find me knowledgeable, approachable and helpful but sometimes lacking in organization. I think this latter fault is most evident in my Photoinstrumentation Seminar and Special Effects courses. In both instances there is a strong emphasis on creativity, innovation and self-determination.
I was very fortunate last year in having Eric Evans at the helm of TPSA (and the joint chapter of SPIE). Over the year I hosted students at my home for breakfast and dinner (once this was subsidized by a $175 grant from the Student Affaris Office. I paid for the second half.) I also worked with TPSA in organizing and holding several pizza/movie nights in Tech Alley and also subsidized their tickets to a couple of bowling nights out at a local alley.
For next year my plan of work vis-a-vis teaching and advising is to: Incorporate digital high speed imaging into my High Speed course introducing either some newly acquired equiopment ofr by depaneding on low-tech Casio Exilim cameras donated by Casio. I am working to secure quotations on a low-end high speed camera system as requested and approved in last year's Capital Budget process.
Edmund Optics donated a FLIR A20 Thermal imaging camera and I will become as proficient as possible in its use given that it arrived without instructions and software so that it could be controlled remotely. I am able right now to use it at maybe the 10% level and I hope to increase this to 50% by next Fall. The device, and thermography itself, will become a part of my Survey of Nonconventional Imaging course.
As before I plan to remain actively engaged with the students in the IPT program as the advisor to individual students and the "spiritual" advisor to all IPT students. I plan to do this through a combination of email activities, social event organization such as evening pizza/movie parties both at school and in my home, outings of various kinds, participation in student organized activities, institution of a photo contest, etc.
2. Scholarship/Creative Activity
Given your 2003-2004 plan of work, provide a thoughtful review of what you have achieved relative to what you planned to do in the area of scholarship/creative activity. Original documentation should not be submitted, but it should be available upon request. (Examples of such documentation could include summaries of one or more of the following: published articles, editor's response to unpublished material, exhibition reviews, reviewer's response to submitted grant proposals, consulting outcomes.)
My proposed plan for this in past year was: Continue to remain connected with technical professional groups such as the IS&T and the SPIE and although I'd like to prepare another paper for presentation at one of these group's national conferences I am not sure I have one in me at this time. I plan on continuing to produce photographs that have scientific validity as well as aesthetic qualities. I plan on trying to make the exhibition of High Speed and Technical photographs available to other audiences. I also will continue to make my images accessible and available for a variety of purposes through the widespread use of the WWW as a tool of image availability dissemination.
Partial listing of events and publications by Andrew Davidhazy in 2008
Awarded honorable mention in National Science Foundation 2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge in the category Photographs/Pictures for a photograph titled "String Vibrations".
Participated as 1 or 5 invited photographers at "The High Speed Photographs of Harold "Doc" Edgerton & Those He Influenced" memorial group exhibition at Hickory Art Museum in Hickory, Kentucky, from March 22,-August 24, 2008. Subsequently one of my photographs was chosen to be included in their permanent collection and also that of the Catawba Science Center.
"Photography in the Technology classroom" lecture/demonstration at Technology Educators Association of Pennsylvania on November 7-8, Harrisburg, PA
"Mechanical time delay synchronizer for splash photography" lecture demo at the Photo Imaging Educators Association that convened in March 2008 in Las Vegas, NV
On July 1, 2008 I presented a lecture/demonstartion to the NASA scientific/technical photographers at the Kennedy Space Center on "Data Reduction Techniques in High Speed Photography".
On June 30, 2008 I presented "High Speed photography and Special Effects" at the 30th Annual National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference, that was held in Orlando, Florida from June 28 - July 2, 2008.
Presented 6 lecture/demonstrations on "HIgh Speed and Special Effects Photography" at the National Consortium of Secondary Schools of Science, Mathematics and Technology (NCSSMT) conference at RIT in October 24 and 25, 2008.
"High Speed Motion Visualization Photography on a Budget", lecture at the 78th annual meeting of the Biocommunications Association in Rochester, NY on July 20 - 25, 2008
"Beyond the Naked Eye" was a mini-exhibit of some of my high speed and technical photgoraphs on display in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences display cases from April 22 - may 10, 2008.
I had a one artist show of my photographs, "Vision and Beyond", on exhibition from July 11 through August 10, 2008 at the PhotoCenter, located in Troy, NY. Presented an artist talk during a reception for this exhibition on July 25, 2008.
I was 1 of 5 photographers in a group exhibition at Community Darkroom in Rochester, NY from Jan 18 - March 30, 2008 and gave a public lecture on February 11, 2008
One photograph included in ELEMENTS exhibition of artists whose work is featured in the book Elements of Photography by A. Farris. It ran from March 1 - April 1, 2008 at the Art Institute of Colorado’s John Jellico Gallery, 1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO.
One of my photographs was included in the Rochester-Rennes Image Expedition that opened on April 23, 2008 at the Center at High Falls Gallery in Rochester and was then presented to a delegation from that city on May 13th. The images subsequently traveled to Rochester's sister city, Rennes, in France where they begin their tour of several French cities.
An extensive illustrated article about my high speed photography work was published in the January 2008 issue of FOTORITIM, an online photography oriented magazine, produced in Ankara, Turkey. This article is available at: http://www.fotoritim.com/
Published "Off-the-wall project brings aerial mapping down to earth" article in Tech Directions magazine, October 2008 issue, pp. 19-21.
Published article "Stringing along for fun and profit" in the June 2008 issue of the newsletter of the PIEA (the Photo/Imaging Educators Association) on pp 6-7.
Published article "Building inexpensive mechanical time delay synchornizer" in the November 2008 issue of the newsletter of the PIEA (the Photo/Imaging Educators Association) on pp 3.
Published catalog of SPAS Faculty Exhibition 2008 and it is available through Lulu.com
Published booklet on Peripheral Portraits made at Imagine 2008 and it is available through Lulu.com
Published in American Hunter an illustration in support of "The Evolution of the Super Bullet" - September 2008 issue, pp 62-63
2 of my stroboscopic photographs are included in the third edition of Photographic Possibilities by Robert Hirsch. This was arranged by Anna Kuehl, email@example.com on February 3, 2008.
Three of my high speed photographs were used to illustrate an article on the web published by Prof. David Roylance at MIT dealing with a study of the impact of a tennis ball and a raquet. The photographs were used in a class project on tennis string design and bounce dynamics. The class was held during the Fall 2007 semester. Prof. Roylance's web addres is: http://web.mit.edu/roylance/www/home.html
A series of 6 of my photographs of a shotgun discharge and subsequent behavior of the wad and pellets was featured on Dec. 17, 2007 on the Japanese Tokyo Broadcasting System dealing with a shotgun murder that took place in Nagasaki.
Two of my photographs were published in the book Grafische Gestaltung in Naturwissenschaften und Medizin, Wissenschaftliche Informationen vermitteln und präsentieren, Published by Spektrum. Authors: Hien, Katharina, Rümpler, Steffen 2008, 312 S. 272 Abb., 205 in Farbe., Softcover ISBN: 978-3-8274-1931-6 on pages 132 - 134. The request for the images came from Medienbüro Katharina Hien, Journalistin/Autorin - Sprecherin - Diplom-Biologin, Haslacher Str. 128, D-79115 Freiburg im Breisgau, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.khien.de, www.nw.mediastart.de
5 of my photographs of flowers by ultraviolet and illustrations of spectral dispersion are included in an exhibition at the botanic garden of the University of Strasbourg. The request was made by Laura Attina, Chargée des activités pédagogiques, Jardin Botanique, 28 rue Goethe, 67083 Strasbourg Cedex, Mél : Laura.Attina@adm-ulp.u-strasbg.fr
My picture of a sneeze was used in a campaign to get paid sick days for employees in Maine and the District of Columbia and appeared online at www.mainesneezes.org and www.dcsneezes.org. The request came from Peter Kelly of KELLEY CAMPAIGNS Washington, D.C., www.kelleycampaigns.com
One of my photographs appears on http://www.divinebydesignonline.com/Home.html, a website of Abbey King, Markkingsthings@comcast.net, whose purpose is to see daughters of the King restored to purpose filled lives, to see sons learn how to honor women and enter into Kingdom relationships, and to bring believers to joy filled living and divine destiny. Blue water splash.
Blue water spalsh was also used by Gretar Tryggvason, gretar@WPI.EDU, Ruben Scardovelli and Stephane Zaleski, about numerical methods for direct numerical simulations of multiphase flows for the introductory chapter of the book published by Cambridge University Press.
The Berkeley Lab used my photograph of a sneeze on their website to promote a community forum on pandemic influenza. The reqeust came on June 6, 2008 from Cheryl Ventimiglia, Creative Services Office Manager, The Berkeley Lab, CVentimiglia@lbl.gov
Photograph included in a Physics book by Prof Renato Brito, Brazil, email@example.com, in the
Kinematics Chapter of his Physics book.
A photograph of a vibrating string was used on the webpage of a non-profit physics outreach website entitled "Physics To Go" (www.physicstogo.com) in July 2008. The request came from Logan Hancock, firstname.lastname@example.org, Physics To Go intern, American Physical Society on July 3, 2008.
Photograph of Rebounding glass of water was used for the cover illustration of the book Dysphagia Post Trauma, Elizabeth C. Ward, Ph.D., Angela Morgan, Ph.D. 180 pages (approx.). Softcover. 7x10 in., ISBN10: 1-59756-236-X. ISBN13: 978-1-59756-236-2. Request came from Liz Ward PhD
Associate Professor and Co-ordinator Graduate Entry Masters Program, Division of Speech Pathology, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, email@example.com
A photograph of a sneeze was included by Peter Calamai, firstname.lastname@example.org, National Science Reporter, The Toronto Star, Ottawa, Canada K1P 5A4 in his weekly Microscope column. He requested it on January 17, 2008
My image "Crumpled Cellophane" was used on the website for the outreach website Physics To Go (www.physicstogo.org) and is produced at the American Physical Society. The image appeared on the Physics to Go homepage for two weeks and was then archived. The request came from Edward Lee, email@example.com
My stroboscopic image of a bouncing ball was included in a tutorial for teaching physics to animation artists by Alejandro Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org, a professor of physics at San Jose State University
My photograph of ripple rings caused by the impact of a water drop on a still water surface was printed in a book by Jane Cull of Australia under the title of "The circularity of Life". It appears on page 20 of the book that was printed in 2008
My photograph of a sneeze was included in a DVD about safe infection control procedures for Suffolk County Council in England. The request came from Iain McNamee, email@example.com
The sneeze photograph was also included in Public Health, Health Administration & Clinical Nutrition. It was requested by Katey Birtcher, Associate Editor, Public Health, Health Administration & Clinical Nutrition, 800.832.0034 x 8383, firstname.lastname@example.org
My sneeze photograph was used by Sandwell MBC, a Metropolitan Borough Council - local authority - situated in the heart of England next to Birmingham, England's second city. The rquest came from Adriel Lowe, Resilience Manager, Sandwell MBC
My photograph of a falling water drop was used by Shaw Pong Liu, a Masters student in Violin Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music on a flier and the concert program for her Master's recital (the theme is nostalgia, and the central piece, Brahms G major Sonata, is subtitled "Rain Song"). The request came from Shaw Pong Liu, violin, www.myspace.com/shawpong
Sneeze photograph included in the report, Influenza Transmission and the Role of Personal Protective Respiratory Equipment: An Assessment of the Evidence published by Dr. Trina Foster and published by the Council of Canadian Academies. The reqwuest came from Samantha Rae, Communications Manager, Council of Canadian Academies, Ottawa, ON K2P 2K3, Tel: 613-567-5000 ext: 256
A series of my shotgun photographs was included in a PowerPoint presentation by the Deputy Chief with a rural fire department in El Paso, Texas and dealing with gunshot wounds. The request came from Wendy Younger, D. C. , Montana Vista FIre Rescue, El Paso, Texas
One of my splash photographs was used by the Jefferson County Texas Department of Environmental Control. The request came from Ronda Conlin, email@example.com, and the website for its use was at http://co.jefferson.tx.us/env_cntrl/main.htm
One of my ultraviolet photographs was used in an exhibition at a nature center in Newport Beach California o show how bees see the world differently. The request came from Mike Levad, Lead Exhibit Developer, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.splitrockstudios.com
4 of my photographs are included in an interactive exhibition at The Harvard Museum of Natural History about animal color called "The Language of Color". The request came on August 8, 2008 from Janis C. Sacco, email@example.com, Director of Exhibitions, Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-384-7398
My photograph of a vibrating string was syndicated by the New York Times Syndicate in an article published in National Geographic entitled "Best Science Images of 2008 Announced," which can be seen at
The request came from Isabel Foley, firstname.lastname@example.org on October 10, 2008.
My photograph of a splash was used by the Oak Park Christian Center in Pleasant Hill, CA as part of a logo for "Pure Life Ministries". This was requested by Carole Jensen, email@example.com on January 24, 2008.
One of my splash photograph was used as a background 3' x 4.5' poster image by senior at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with a major in physics researching bubble stability for a senior research project. The request was made by Nicholas Ellens, firstname.lastname@example.org on January 23, 2008.
My stroboscopic photograph of a girl throwing the ball is included in Psychology: Concepts and Applications 3rd Ed. by Jeffrey S. Nevid, published by Houghton Mifflin College Publishers. Request was made by Susan G. Holtz, Image & Film Research, 11770 Avenida Marcella, El Cajon, CA 92019, email@example.com
A peripheral or rollout photograph I made of President Destler was shown on Youtube.com and in a period of 2 months it garnered over 1000 views.
Donated 2 photographs to Robert Giesler of the Stivers High School for the Arts, 1313 E. Fifth St., in Dayton, Ohio for their annual fundraiser. Request was made by a student Sabrina Dunn, firstname.lastname@example.org on January 30, 2008
Donated 4 portrait photography opportunities to the 2008 WXXI 2008 Anniversary Auction
Donated a photograph to Coyote Arts Group 2719 E Madison, Seattle, WA 98112 for their Art Benefit Auction on November 15, 2008. email@example.com
I participated in the 2008 World Pinhole Photography Day project and my photograph and description is available online at their website at: http://www.pinholeday.org/gallery/
During the course of the year I wrote and installed on my webpage of articles about my experiments and personal "investigations" the following pieces:
POLARIZING MATERIAL FOR POLARIZATION PHOTOGRAPHY
BULLET VELOCITY MEASUREMENT WITH DRUM STREAK CAMERA
PLANE SHUTTER ARTIFACTS IN DIGITAL CAMERAS
OF ELECTRONIC FLASH USED AT WRONG EXPOSURE TIME
FILTER THREAD DING
USEFUL SPECIAL EFFECT
LUMINESCENCE TECHNIQUE FOR DOCUMENT EXAMINATION and FORGERY DETECTION
CANON DIGITAL REBEL VS FUJI INFRARED CAPABLE CAMERA USING IMPROVISED IR
ADAPTING A CANON
LENS SO IT FITS ON A CANON EF (or EOS) MOUNT
LIGHTS WITH A STREAK CAMERA
Last year I published a couple of books through Lulu.com and I propose to publish more work through them. I will continue to support Prof. Michael Peres in getting the Images from Science 2 exhibition “around”. And maybe bring the project to a final, successful, conclusion. I hope to devote time to “DSLR modified for strip or scanning photography” and “Applications of an imprvised strip camera … on a budget”.
Who knows what else but if the past is anything to go by, opportunities for scholarship often are unpredictable but they do come around. I will try to continue to make the most of them as they come my way.
Given your 2003-2004 plan of work, provide a thoughtful review of what you have achieved relative to what you planned to do in the area of service. Original documentation should not be submitted, but it should be available upon request.(Examples of such documentation could include summaries of one or more of the following: committee chair statements, recruitment calls made, high schools visited, alumni contacts, development efforts, portfolio days.)
Well, my plans in this area last year simply stated the following: For next year I plan on continuing to participate in high school visits, Science Exploration Days, presentations at teacher seminars and high school photo conferences, committees, etc.
As in the past I gave two lecture / demonstrations in the High Speed Photography Lab to a group of about 50 visiting Lewiston Porter High School students and their faculty.
I gave a lecture/demonstration in the High Speed Photography Lab to a group of about 15 visiting Cleveland Community College students and their faculty.
I participated in both College and Careers sessions hosted by RIT Admissions and I had a full schedule both days giving 4 1 hour lecture/demos to a total of approximately 150 students over the two days and two sessions.
I also participated in several recruitment activities listed under Scholarship/Creative Activity above. Such as participating in TEAP, MCSSST conference and the TSA conference in Orlando.
I brought the Nikon Small World exhibition back to the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences for the 17th year. This collection of photographs is generously sent to us by the Nikon Corporation and is available to us for a whole year and displayed on the walls of the Dr. Ron Francis Photographic Chemistry lab. The IPT dept pays shipping one way.
I personally was not very successful in terms of development efforts but was the lucky recipient of donations from Edmund Optics of several pieces of specialized equipment. One of the garduates of the program was actually repsonsible for making this happen.
Committees: I am on the SPAS Chairs Committee, Therese Mulligan is co-chair but in fact she is the chair that provides leadership and organization to this group. I am also on the Dean's Leadership Committee and on the Institute Academic Grievance Committee. The chair of this committee is Pete Lutz and we did not deal with any cases this past year.
I am a member of the International Society for Optical Engineering's Edgerton Award Committee as well as the overall Awards Committee. I am the Internet liaison for The Photographic Historical Society and maintain for them an Internet presence off my website. I am currently helping the Society collect abstracts for the 2009 Symposium and expect this to be a major external service commitment over the coming year.
Alumni Contacts: I maintain regular contact with all graduates of the Imaging and Photographic Technology program. I have compiled a list of all their email addresses and have been keeping in touch with updates and news of job opportunities and so on over the years. I maintain a news page on the web for them as well as current students. Check it out at: http://www.rit.edu/photo/ipt-news.html
My plan of work for next year: For next year I plan on continuing to participate in recruitment activities and presentations at meetings of professional organizations but probably not at the level I was able to reach this past year.
If your 2004-2005 plan of work, called for any special activity outside of the above three categories, please provide an appropriate review of the evidence that such plans have been achieved.
Well, I am not sure if this falls under "other" or what ... these items are simply additional activities accomplished or in which I was significantly involved. Most of these activities contribute, I hope, to overall school recruitment and to keeping the image of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences as a center for top-notch photographic education in the minds of the local and the larger photo/imaging community. (I used the preceding paragraph verbatim from an older report - FYI)
Last year I stated: For next year my plan is continue to continue to stay active on the web with the PhotoForum and Fotored mail lists and to devote less time to the PhotoHist list. I will be active again next year as the Internet Liaison of The Photographic Historical Society. In terms of the other communications initiatives I plan on simply doing what I have been doing ... much as I have this past year. I plan on remaining active in terms of recruitment presentations and visitations as well as producing more postcards that maybe are not so much school or program promotion pieces but rather achieve a similar outcome less blatantly. I plan on doing this in spite of the fact that most recruiting I do helps the BFA programs and really has very little effect on the IPT program. But this is the way it has been "forever" and enhancing the overall reputation of the School is what brings a few Tech students to the IPT program. A similar situation exists for the Biomed program.
I plan on continuing to try to maintain a sense of community among the faculty and staff of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences within the limits of my capability to do so. The periodic Friday afternoon R&R sessions have been fairly well received by those who can attend. The coffee "service" in the Faculty Conference Room continues to be (I think) a welcome addition to the "lifestyle" within the school over the years although there are many faculty who don't remember how it was before we had either the room or coffee readily available to us. The modest expense that it takes to keep these things going is, I think, more than worth it for the good vibes it creates among our staff.
Pretty much like last year I think the items listed below give some credence to the fact I did pursue several activities that could be listed under "other". I noticed I mentioned "postcards" above. I did publish at my own expense (well, with funds earned from sales of my photographs the proceeds of which I directed to a restricted account from which then I spend for such purposes) 4 more sets of postcards intended for recruitment to the Imaging and Photographic Technology program.
In the past I organized a website showcasing current faculty at work and photographed several of them doing just that. This year I added a few more faculty “in action” to the website.
I have continued my long-term association with William Allen, Art Department, Arkansas State University, working with him on a collaborative project that is an INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY HISTORIANS associated with the History of Photography Group.
With the assistance of the office of admissions I have established a process whereby information about the Imaging and Photographic Technology program is sent to all people who inquire about photography programs at RIT. I believe this has had a noticeable impact on enrollment into the IPT program.
The periodic Friday afternoon R&R sessions, although fewer in number than in the past, continue to be fairly well received by those who can attend.
I continue to manage the PhotoForum mail list on the Internet (going on the 14th year for the list and the 12th for the gallery) and besides dealing with day to day issues related to smooth operation of the list itself, I am "proud" to say that I have for one more year installed a brand new gallery of list member's images on the web every Saturday morning of the year. I have been doing this actually since 1996 without anyone here in SPAS really knowing anything about it.
I also have continued to look after the Fotored mail list. On Fotored the language used is Spanish and it serves about 400 Hispanic individuals worldwide.
I do provide, as a "public service" activity, support of The Photographic Historical Society of Rochester and give them webspace on my site (obviously identified with SPAS and RIT!) as well as web design services.
For next year: For next year my plan is continue to continue to stay active on the web with the PhotoForum and Fotored mail lists. I will be active again next year as a member of the Papers Committee and being the Internet Liaison of The Photographic Historical Society which is holding its XIVth Symposium on the History of Photography. I may also present a paper at the conference but have not been invited. Yet.
In terms of the other communications initiatives I plan on simply doing what I have been doing ... much as I have this past year. I plan on remaining active in terms of recruitment presentations and visitations as well as producing more postcards that maybe are not so much school or program promotion pieces but rather achieve a similar outcome less blatantly. I plan on doing this in spite of the fact that most recruiting I do helps the BFA programs and really has very little effect on the IPT program. But this is the way it has been "forever" and enhancing the overall reputation of the School is what brings a few Tech students to the IPT program. A similar situation exists for the Biomed program.
I plan on continuing to try to maintain a sense of community among the faculty and staff of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences within the limits of my capability to do so. The "profits" from the latest Images from Science exhibition and catalogue will be used to build community spirit with a socail event such as a dinner out sometime in the Spring of 2009.
In summary, I once again (how do you like that!) want to thank all my immediate colleagues in the Imaging and Photographic Technology department, as well as all its students, for making working in the department such a pleasure (most of the time!). I am certain when I say that without the support of my friends my activities and contributions would not be possible.
Again, I want to acknowledge that the list of contributions mentioned above would not have been possible without the support of the BFA side of SPAS and in particular that of Prof. DuBois. What I mostly mean by this is that I recognize I teach a reduced load and that I do not have the global administrative and local involvement with the numbers of full-time and adjunct faculty or the the photographic industry that Prof. DuBois has. I appreciate the opportunity to be of service in other ways that is made available to me by my colleagues near and far. Thank you.
Also I want to thank the faculty members in the Biomedical Photography program for their overall support and contributions to the School and Michael Peres in particular for his collegiality and responsible leadership of the department.
And I want to again acknowledge the cooperation of Prof. Peres in making the Images from Science 2 exhibit a showcase for our school in terms of his management of the "travel" nature of the exhibition. This exhibition, engendered in SPAS, is now destined to travel the world" so to speak bringing prestige and recognition to our School. Michael deserves much praise for his efforts on behalf of the exhibition and SPAS, CIAS and RIT.
This self evaluation and your proposed plan of work for December 1, 2007 to November 30, 2008 is due to your Administrative Chair on January 13, 2009.