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Studio Culture Statement

Studio Culture Statement: Expectations for the BAC Learning Environment
The BAC is committed to maintaining a supportive environment for teaching and learning. While a BAC design education is appropriately challenging, the BAC expects everyone - students, staff, faculty, observers, or visitors - engaged in the learning environment of its colleges and Continuing Education programs to behave as professionals. They should interact with others and manage their time exactly as they are expected to do in professional practice.

The BAC expects faculty to:

  • Honor their contract, which incorporates, by reference, faculty responsibilities listed in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Make time available to meet with students outside class time as necessary, to provide clarification of course objectives.
  • Be clear in their expectations for students and grade students in terms of those expectations, and adequately alert students in a timely manner when those expectations are not being successfully met.
  • Treat all community members with honesty, dignity and integrity, including the use of a constructive language when discussing academic performance and design work. This extends to community members performing official BAC roles in the public realm.
  • Demonstrate excellent time management in the utilization of class time, the semester calendar, and in the planning of in-class and homework assignments and projects.
  • Actively contribute to an atmosphere of optimism, collaboration, innovation, and respect for diversity during all BAC-related activities.

The BAC expects students to:

  • Come to the classroom prepared, focus on course content while there, and contribute to understanding it by participating actively in each session.
  • Treat all community members with honesty, dignity and integrity, including the use of a constructive language when discussing academic performance and design work. This extends to community members performing official BAC roles in the public realm.
  • Develop excellent time management skills during class time and also by balancing academic work, professional work, and personal life effectively. Time management is a critical professional skill that can be learned. The Academic Advising office has many resources to help.
  • Actively contribute to an atmosphere of optimism, collaboration, innovation, and respect for diversity during all BAC-related activities.