Antioch College invites questions, contributions and ideas about FACT via this form.
Residence Life should be included as a curricular asset
Only require 2 (and 1 local) co-op to help disadvantaged students keep up academically
centralized fundraising efforts
people can donate (native) plants to the college
transparency with usability
we would like to raise one of our hand-built wind turbines on the Antioch farm (or south campus) to be an offgrid or on-grid source of wind power. funds are needed to support this project though
having people stand on the outside of a circle feels exclusionary. maybe we could randomly generate small groups to talk and generate ideas and foster community
I don't think this changes the state of the college. This is cool because it tightens the connection between the college and its "assets", but is not actually addressing issues that are affecting retention and acquisition of students. This framework does not seem special.
Students must be involved and feel agents in the Antioch Village. Make it a job or co-op
Health and Wellness Center: running classes, weight lifting classes, etc. For credit for students
Reconnecting with the Antioch School
Even though the Record is still small and is still growing, I think it's a wonderful curricular asset. It was recently more integrated into the curriculum with the community reporting class, but I think there is more potential to be co-designed
Community solutions is excited to participate in design build
it would be great to also have a conversation between the curricular assets to discuss multi-asset processes
Call the design build "Framework ACT", collaborative market the assets as "Co-Lab" or "Collab"
Please include students in a major was in the ACV
A student radio show (or more help for Anti-Watt)
A journalism/media concentration for social science majors
facilities could be a co-curricular asset
Looking forward to directly engaging in conversations with co-op faculty and faculty body around developing new ideas and general education curricular design, etc. Co-op miller fellow non-profits can also be considered strong local partners in this
Provide formal programs that are not for academic credit
Weekend workshops open to the public
Adult summer camp for one week ("All you need to know about engineering in 6 weeks/ Law school in 3 weeks - Cornell used to do this)
Podcasts by faculty and staff - facilitated by WYSO
student projects done as audio documentaries
Campus lectures recorded by students and repurposed by WYSO
Include IG's as curricular assets
Support the establishment, maintenance and integration of IG's
Encourage community members (students, staff, faculty) to run for comcil and serve on various committees
Be inclusive about governance, not exclusive
Invite the community to participate/pay to take classes at the farm. There are assets not currently utilized by the broader surrounding communities
Make community meeting great again. Rename it. Rebuild it. Base it off of the assets. Grow it. Include community governance and use it as glue
More emphasis on staff/faculty/student wellness and promote the wellness center
Make space/have a community arts program
Renovate the 3rd floor of the Kettering building as sound and video studios to rent to the public
The Foundry is something that I could talk about for hours, but I am on a waiting list
I definitely think that funds could be put into the CSKC and the theater to ensure our stories as students can be heard
Use the CSKC in classes to engage students in direct and intentional conversations and actions to further diversity initiatives on campus
I always thought starting my brewery on campus. Contributing to revenue, entrepreneurship, art/design, and environmental and biological sciences would be a good idea
Change the calendar to trimesters similar to Kalamazoo's calendar to allow for real breaks. This change would also address workload issues
Develop an Antioch money system with the Time Bank
All electric staff vehicles
Organizationally capture our stories for reinvention - will be material for case studies, stories, and reflection
Selling our consulting services
Permaculture design, lifeguard training, yoga certification, naturalist certification, entrepreneurial opportunities for credit.
Please involve students in the village design and implementation!
A wilderness orientation trip!
Create a class to teach students how to use all the information assets in the library
Media students can produce/co-produce videos/animation/interactive online modules to demonstrate and educate others on library resources
To Shin Do should be integrated into the Wellness Center for credit!
Improve IT so we can better do our jobs
10/15 hours weekly for students to pay their room/board
As a child of an alum we spent every day in classes, art projects, and part of the community
Class for credit on how to use the varied and rich resources on the Olive Kettering Library
Global Seminar should engage co-curriculars
other foundation classes are a freshman experience, writing courses, and special topics similar to global seminar but smaller and more engaged
More classes with WYSO
The antioch campus landscape itself is a resource. There is lots of land, lots of space, and lots of built areas for use, installation, etc.
Build a deliberate highly visible public forum maybe 2 times a quarter. Something that is high profile. This has done a huge amount for CCAD, where I used to work.
Make explicit programming for first generation college students and students of color
Get rid of grades and have narrative evaluations and allow students to use curricular assets for credit
Have a Glen Helen term where students spend immersive term living, working, and learning in the Glen.
Selling opportunity to work at the Antioch Review.
Shared governance (especially ComCil) as a curricular asset.
There were people at Community Meeting I have never seen. Maybe we could have a massive community introduction session.
To Shin Do should be integrated into the Wellness Center as a permanent for credit class (or as part of community life)
communications department should get more involved with students
To Shin Do is a huge, often unrecognized, asset that I believe is an integral aspect of our uniqueness
Can we move to a new schedule post accreditation?
Offer To Shin Do as a class for credit and make sure that we have a space to store our gear that the general public cannot access. To Shin Do is incredibly valuable, whether in the Wellness Center for credit or sponsored by community life in sontag. Please keep this program. This program is why I am here in more ways than one.
Integrate IG involvement with class credit
Publish best application essay in the Antioch Review
A class in the Glen where students can learn nature and survival skills.
A dance class in the foundry that also collaborates with other types of classes (ex: history, psychology, or philosophy of particular dance styles)
Grant writing class
Develop certificate programs or degree tracks designed around the curricular assets. Integrate the subjects covered by these assets into various aspects of the curriculum.
Encourage collaboration between the assets.
Antioch Media Studios: the film and sound production studios are assets in the ASB
Collaboration between assets to provide student and community experiences. (ex: wellness retreats in the glen, mindful eating, and meditation)
Superfly comics (a local alum owned business) and its on campus associates would be interested in presenting a proposal for turning anti-con into a full space comic convention. Please see Wakka Ciccone for details
Child care led by a student group via co-op or direct job
Wellness Center could work with the Miami Township Fire Rescue to offer classes in: EMT training, Fire fighter training, CPR
Take out loans the second we obtain accreditation.
Community life courses should provide a framework for creating class opportunities
plant sale every year
grow our own shrub/tree/plant/nursery
West African drum and dance ensemble in foundry theater with local NPA Borenya.org current adjunct faculty Darren Gilley (collaboration with community life and the foundry theater)
Global seminar should be more deeply connected with curricular assets
WYSO and the farm
Global seminar as a short community voices course (WYSO) for a large swath of students
Create pathways or road maps/directions for learning the co-op community
Charge for parking at the Glen Helen and enforce it
Giving staff more praise
Travel program for alumni and others (to locations of staff experiences/faculty research/student co-ops)
Antioch College village should be a part of this
Have students more involved with communications. They have knowledge about who you are advertising to and could give input.
To Shin Do should be integrated in the Wellness Center for Credit. It was already an asset and the school is trying to get rid of it
In our Admissions offer we should include the entire collection of assets as integral to an Antioch education
David Goodman - Pair an MBA type person with each collateral asset leader. Keep the content value of Collateral Assets by making sure the leader is in charge but uses the MBA type as a key support person to the leader.
Check out the Stanford D-School design bootcamp literature - it's helpful to corral a mass of diverse ideas and experiences into s.t. more targeted and useful
The visual branding is going to be critical. There needs to have some symbol uniformly the same on everything.
Definition of transition: "the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another," definition of transformation: "a metamorphosis," "a thorough or dramatic change in form.”
Add alumni as curricular assets and involve them in very purposeful way - like get an Antioch alumn to direct the branding effort. Each trustee picks a curricular asset to work with as part of the trustee's duties for the board
Thomas Carhart - Antioch Kitchens and Farm: 1. Integrated curriculum of environmental studies, sustainability, and farming techniques 2. Outreach and sharing of evidence/results from farm and kitchens 3. Model for other institutions and educational entities 4. Fund raising and expansion of model to local community and foundations
Kat Christen - Each curricular asset could be tied directly and regularly to specific courses, disciplines and/or majors. The Farm can be linked formally to Philosophy, Environmental Science, and/or Global Seminars. Informal connections are already occurring, however formalizing a regular link would make planning easier and better utilize this asset regularly. A formal link could be a portion of a course, or module, that is created for a course to be used every time the course is taught that incorporates the Farm or a course that is co-taught by faculty and staff. This may also work for other assets, for example Kitchens to Chemistry, Anthropology to CSKC, Environmental Science to Glen Helen, etc.... (of course, those involved should weigh in on what linkages are best) To support the best version of this linkage, additional staff support would likely be necessary.