I work hard to plan field trips that will be inspiring and useful to you as professionals in your field. Art Galleries, Special Collections Rooms at Libraries, The FRIST, Casa Azafran, design shops and studios are just a few of the examples of the kinds of places we might visit. These places provide real examples of the Elements and Principles of Design as well as practitioners of design. They also provide you opportunities to build professional connections that will directly inform your future successes.
If you choose not to participate in a field trip I will need a 500 word essay that explains your decision. It should be double spaced, typed an emailed to me before the class period we are going on the field trip. If it is has grammatical or spelling errors (your computer can check these) I will ask you to write it again.
There also may be additional work that will be completed by your fellow students who do choose to come on the field trip that they do during that class that you will also be responsible for. ( due in email format to me before the next class meeting).
This is not meant to be punitive rather it is to convey how important these field trips are. I owe it to you to provide a meaningful class each and every time we meet. In lieu of you choosing not to participate I believe writing about that decision will be a good reflection exercise.
If you choose not to attend field trips and do not communicate with me before(not the day of) you will simply be marked absent and will not receive participation point and cannot make up any work for that class period.
If you turn in your essay after the class period of the field trip you will also be marked absent.
If you have a doctor's excuse or an emergency situation obviously I will make arrangements for you to complete the classwork.