James Boyd-Brent (Graphic Design), Brad Hokanson (Graphic Design), and Assistant Dean, Student Services, Kate Maple, are representing graphic design in the University's participation in the Tuning Project. The Tuning Project is funded by the Lumina Foundation of Indianapolis, and is patterned after the Bologna Project, an effort by European Education ministers to enable and encourage common learner outcomes in each discipline. The State of Minnesota was selected to receive funding for the project and is one of three states to participate; the others are Indiana -- with faculty participating from education and biology -- and Utah -- with faculty participating from history and physics. Biology is also participating from the State of Minnesota.
Other participants from the State of Minnesota include Bemidji State University, Alexandria Technical College, and South-Central College.
Tuning Project meeting in Alexandria, MN.
Recent activities included meetings in Chicago and Alexandria, MN, and will eventually culminate in a meeting open to all faculty in graphic design that will be sponsored by the University.