The NEW Perspectives

Would you like to teach about television? online media? computer-based gaming? digital photography? or the interconnections among them? Now you can!

For twenty years, Perspectives — one of two ExCollege peer-taught seminar programs for entering students — has focused on the movies.

It’s time for a change.

Starting this fall (2013), Perspectives will expand beyond film and invite rising sophomores and juniors to apply whose passions involve many aspects of “media culture.”

As importantly, teaching Perspectives can now be used as an alternative for CMS minors instead of a Senior Project.

The process for applying to be a Perspectives Leader has been reopened in order to accommodate people who want to take advantage of these new opportunities.

Interested? E-mail Howard Woolf (howard.woolf@tufts.edu) ASAP to set up a time to talk!

The Next Beky

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Are you a Tufts senior looking for a job for next year? Consider being the next Program Assistant for the ExCollege. The Program Assistant position is a full-time, academic-term, paid position with benefits. The Program Assistant is involved in all aspects of the ExCollege operations, from course selection to filmmaking equipment management and much more! For an application, contact the current Program Assistant, Beky Stiles, at excollege@tufts.edu or 617-627-3384. Applications are due on April 12th.

Meta-MOOC?

Interested in MOOCs (massive open online courses) and how they will impact higher education? Consider taking a Quidnunc (a group independent study) through the ExCollege next fall. You’ll have a chance to take a MOOC of your choosing while studying MOOCs with other students and faculty. In the end, you’ll put together a presentation with the group about MOOCs to be shared at a professional conference. For more information, go to an info session on Monday, April 1st at 9:30pm at the ExCollege or contact Howard Woolf at howard.woolf@tufts.edu.