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AR 491 Interior Design Professional Practice
Frye, Valerie Harlow


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

AR 491 Interior Design Professional Practices

Semester

SP 2006 HO

Faculty

Frye, Valerie Harlow

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Architecture, Architecture Management - Kansas University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design - Kansas University
NCIDQ Certified

E-Mail

valerie.frye@park.edu

Class Days

-M---F-

Class Time

12:25 - 1:40 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Required:
Piotrowski, Christine M. Professional Practice for Interior Designers, 3rd edition. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2002.

Recommended:
Piotrowski, Christine M. Becoming and Interior Designer. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2004.

http://www.asid.org
http://www.iida.org
http://www.ncidq.org
http://www.fider.org

Course Description:
Students are exposed to the range of career possibilities in the interior design profession through personal exploration, speakers, lectures, and discussions.  Students will apply this knowledge to an evaluation of personal career goals and preparation of a cover letter and resume.  Students will be exposed to the business structure and internal organization, marketing techniques, fee structures, and project management procedures of both residential and contract/commercial interior and architectural design firms.  Class will include discussions of ethics, education and professional organizations. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Design is a process that involves generating ideas, editing and refining those ideas to produce the final result.  It is both individual and collaborative.  It is both creative and meticulous.  It involves critical thinking and effective communication through writing, drawing, describing, modeling and drafting.  I believe in the universality and importance of the Design Process. Learning the process of design will enable one to apply that process to any problem, whether it be a written document, the design of space or the design of a product.  Every project and assignment shall be approached as a design problem.  

Grading:
Article Reports: 10%
Professional Activities: 10%
Speaker Series Reports: 20%
Career Path Plan: 30%
Personal Marketing Plan: 20%
Take Home Test: 10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Nearly all assignments will have a discussion component.  There will be no make up dates for missed discussions, but work may be turned in at the next class period for partial credit if a written excuse is attached.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
AR491 is primariy a lecture class, but input comes from a variety of courses including outside speakers and student discussions.  

An attendance sheet will be passed around at the beginning of each class while announcements are being made.  Students who miss the attendance sheet are considered late.  Three late arrivals will equal one absence.  

The value of this class is diminished for all when students are absent.  Attendance at all classes is required, but since "things happen", each student may be absent three times without penalty.  The fourth absence whether excused or not will result in the lowering of the final grade by one letter.  Five absences may consitute failure in the course.

TOPIC

ASSIGNMENT

READING

DUE

Monday, January 9:
Class Introduction
The Profession I

Semester Projects:
Speaker Series Report, Professional Activity Report, Article Reports, Career Path Planning, Personal Marketing Plan

 

 

Friday, January 13:
No Class

Work on Article Reports

 

 

Monday, January 16:
No Class - Martin Luther King Day

 

 

 

Friday, January 20:
No Class

Work on Career Path Part I

Chapter 3

 

Monday, January 23:
No Class

 

 

 

Friday, January 27:
The Profession II

 

Chapter 1

 

Monday, January 30:
Career Options

 

Chapter 32

 

Friday, February 3:
Discussion

Speaker Preparation & Questions

 

Career Path Plan Part I

Monday, February 6:
Design Firm Business and Organizational Structure

 

Chapter 6, 9

 

Friday, February 10: Speaker

 

 

 

Monday, February 13: Finance

 

Chapter 15, 16, 17

 

Friday, February 20: Finance Part II

Discussion: Career Path Update

Chapter 3

 

Monday, February 20: President's Day - No Class

 

 

 

Friday, February 24: Speaker

 

 

Career Path Draft - Parts I, II, IV

Monday, February 27: Marketing and Business Development

Personal Marketing Plan

Chapter 21, 22, 24

 

Friday, March 3:
Discussion - Article Reports

Take Home Test

 

Article Reports 1-5

Monday, March 6:
Spring Break - No Class

 

 

 

Friday, March 10: Spring Break - No Class

 

 

 

Monday, March 13:
Project Management, Paperwork and Documentation

 

Chapter 27, 29, 30, 31

Take Home Test

Friday, March 17: Related Professions Panel

 

 

 

Monday, March 20:
Discussion - Related Professions Panel

 

 

 

Friday, March 24:
Speaker

 

 

 

Monday, March 27: Getting a Job

 

Chapter 26, 33

 

Friday, March 31:
Alumni Panel

 

 

 

Monday, April 3:
Discussion - Alumni Panel.
Updates: Professional Activities & Personal Marketing Plan

 

 

 

Friday, April 7:
Speaker

 

 

Personal Marketing Plan Draft

Monday, April 10:
Ethics

 

Chapter 2

 

Friday, April 14:
Good Friday - No Class

 

 

 

Monday, April 17:
Starting A Business

 

Chapter 4, 8

 

Friday, April 21:
Design Presentations

 

Chapter 25

Speaker Series Reports

Monday, April 24:
Working with Trade Resources

 

Chapter 28

Professional Activity Reports & Article Reports 6-10

Friday, April 28: Final Discussion / Class Summary

 

 

Final Career Path Plan & Marketing Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:


Attachments:
Speaker Series Reports

Article Reports

Career Path

Professional Activities

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