Call for Spring 2021 Virtual Course Proposals

Spring 2021 virtual course proposals are due Friday, January 1st at noon.

Bemis School of Art is accepting proposals for virtual courses and workshops scheduled to begin on or after March 1st and conclude by May 30th. Before you submit your proposal, please review the Course Proposal Instructions. If you do not complete the course proposal per the instructions your proposal will be considered incomplete and will be pushed back to you for corrections if time allows.

Please note that all virtual courses or workshops will include live Zoom class meeting sessions and the option for pre-recorded videos if desired. If you so choose, each virtual course may include ‘virtual studio hours’ during which the students can work on their projects, ask questions, and receive some personalized guidance from the instructor after the class lesson. If you decide to include ‘virtual studio hours’ they must immediately follow the virtual instruction session. ‘Virtual studio hours’ will count toward the total hours of your course or workshop.

All instructors must include a brief 30-45 second introductory video introducing yourself, the course you are proposing, and sharing any autobiographical details that you feel are pertinent. Be sure your video also answers the question, “What skills/abilities/products should students take away from this class?”. You will be prompted to upload the video in the proposal form below.

We will be available to provide email, phone, and scheduled Zoom appointment assistance up until Thursday, December 17th at noon. If you need the help, please email bemis@coloradocollege.edu to schedule a time to meet. We may not be able to accommodate unscheduled or last-minute one-on-one help, so please plan accordingly. Bemis School of Art staff will be on Winter Break Leave from Friday, December 18th through Sunday, January 3rd. If you need assistance during this time, please email Bemis@ColoradoCollege.edu with the subject line “Virtual Course Proposal Help” and someone will get back to you when possible. There will be delayed response times, so again, please plan accordingly and get your proposals in as soon as possible. 

Thank you!


TIMELINE

Classes Begin: Monday, March 1, 2021

Classes End: Monday, May 30, 2021

No Classes: Saturday, March 20 through Sunday March 28 – Spring Break; Sunday, April 4, 2021 – Easter; Sunday, May 9, 2021 – Mother’s Day; Monday, May 31st, 2021 – Memorial Day


Virtual Course Proposal Form Spring 2021

  • "Current instructor" includes anyone who has taught a class from December 2019 or later. "New instructor" includes anyone who has taught with us prior to December 2019 or those who have not ever taught with us before.
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  • Be descriptive but fun!
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Ex. 4:15-5:45 p.m. or 9 a.m. -1 p.m, etc.
  • The time range should be immediately following the virtual instruction time you entered in the previous field. Ex. 4:15-5:45 p.m. or 11 a.m.-1 p.m., etc.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Ex. 4:15-5:45 p.m. or 9 a.m. -1 p.m, etc.
  • The time range should be immediately following the virtual instruction time you entered in the previous field. Ex. 4:15-5:45 p.m. or 11 a.m.-1 p.m., etc.
  • NOTE: This is what will promote your class online and in the interactive catalog. Be clear, concise, and descriptive. Don't repeat yourself. Limit 450 characters.
  • NOTE: This is what your students will learn in your class. Please provide 3-4 learning goals for your students. Limit 600 characters.
  • Below, indicate if you will have pre-recorded videos for students to watch *OUTSIDE OF VIRTUAL COURSE ZOOM HOURS* and the TOTAL DURATION of all videos. This will be factored in to your total course hours to determine the cost of the course and your pay rate per student. All videos *MUST* be uploaded to your Google Drive Instructor Folder (provided upon course acceptance) before your class is made public for registration. If you are not providing pre-recorded content to be viewed outside of virtual course zoom hours, enter N/A.
    NOTE: Please pick your primary level. If you have a case where you feel your class needs two levels, please state your secondary level and why you think it is necessary in the “Additional Notes” section of the proposal form.
  • Please include any additional information you would like us to know about your virtual class that is not covered in the questions above.
  • ***Please be as specific and thorough as possible.*** Think brush sizes, color of paints, size/type of paper, erasers, palettes, sketching pencils, water containers, paper towels,etc. Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, please make notes around possible item substitutions or alternatives to ensure all items are accessible for students. Please also make sure items can be purchased from affordable local & online retailers easily, such as Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, etc.
  • NOTE: Images must be 612 x 792 px or larger to be usable on our online catalog. If your photo does not meet the minimum size requirement, your proposal will be considered incomplete. File name format: Course name - Instructor last name
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  • Include a brief 30-45 second introductory video introducing yourself, the course you are proposing, and sharing any autobiographical details that you feel are pertinent. Be sure your video also answers the question, “What skills/abilities/products should students take away from this class?” Videos in .mp4 file format is preferred. File name format: Course name - Instructor last name **IF THE FILE IS TOO BIG TO UPLOAD, PLEASE EMAIL IT TO BEMIS@COLORADOCOLLEGE.EDU**
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    Accepted file types: mp4formatpreferred.