Assignments – Spring 2012

Students will complete five assignments:
1. Community Engagement with Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG)
At least fortnightly attendance, with no more than one excused absence. 20% of final grade.

This class has a ‘Community Engagement’ designation and is listed as a part of Sewanee’s Community Engagement and Learning (CEL) program. All students taking this course are required to participate in an approved service learning / community engagement project or activity, and will be working with the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) program in Franklin County, which meets every other Monday evening in Winchester, from 5-6:30pm throughout the semester. Students with Monday evening scheduling conflicts must resolve them to allow full attendance at GRG meetings. We have some resources to allay the costs (travel, materials, etc….) associated with conducting our service learning projects
Your participation in the community engagement project is welcomed and valued by our community partners. They consider your assistance a real contribution and they are counting on you. You are expected to keep all appointments and commitments made with your community partner agency. Failing to show up for a commitment (or showing up late) not only reflects poorly on you and Sewanee students more generally, but may also result in increasing the workload on already overburdened GRG directors and staff who must make last minute adjustments to compensate for your absence. Many (most) of the children and parents that you will be working with have experienced disappointments, abrupt and unexpected changes in their lives, and often unfulfilled promises and commitments from adults they have trusted. It is absolutely essential that you keep all commitments made to them. If you are unsure whether you can live up to a promise — don’t make it until you are sure. If you make it — keep it.

2. Journal
Daily, online. 20% of final grade.

A daily journal, that includes entires related to technical, field and community partner activities will be maintained online by each student. Each journal will be shared with the entire class, and will be regularly reviewed, with feedback, by the instructor. JOURNAL LINK [visitors: note that this is a private document – you will not be able to access it.]

3. First Folio
Week 4, Thursday, February 16. 15% of final grade

Produce a folio of six platinum-palladium prints from large format negatives. The photographs may only be made between 2 hours before sunset and 2 hours after sunrise. Each print must be notated with at least the location, date and time of exposure. Prints are to be window mounted and presented sequenced in a folio box.

4. Second Folio
Week 11, Thursday, April 5. 15% of final grade

Produce of folio of six platinum-palladium prints from large format negatives. The photographs may only be made between 2 hours after sunrise and 2 hours before sunset. Each print must be notated with at least the location, date and time of exposure. Prints are to be window mounted and presented sequenced in a folio box.

5. Final Folio
Week 13, Thursday, April 26. 30% of final grade

Produce and edition of [class + 5] platinum-palladium prints from one negative. Each print is to be titled, annotated with location, date and time of exposure, medium, edition number and signature. All prints will be mounted and packaged in folio boxes by the class, and available for final critique on the final class date.