Faculty-led Inquiry into Reflective and Scholarly Teaching (FIRST)


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Course portfolio created as part of the Peer Review of Teaching Project


This Course Portfolio focuses on my drawing unit- one of the four components in the Visual Literacy curriculum. (These units are Perceptual Drawing, Speculative Drawing, Color and Composition & Analysis. They make up the studio component of UNL's interdisciplinary drawing and design foundation program.) While taken by students in differing sequences, each unit can serve as an introduction to studio art and design that will be built upon by the other units. The units are designed to complement one another and to reinforce basic skills and awareness of issues in art and design. Although the Visual Literacy program has been in place since fall 1998, the current units have only been taught in this form since fall 2001. This Course Portfolio represents the current iteration of my course and reflects the evolution of my course since 2001 and the changes I have made as a result of my involvement with the Peer Review of Teaching program. I completed a Benchmark Portfolio for the course in 2002 and Inquiry Portfolios in 2003 and 2005.