Its a simple concept, and one that Ayn Rand’s would approve of, it is called Collaborative Learning, and its the brightest star in town at SCAD. Collaborative Learning consists of private industry proposing a project,and paying SCAD to implement the key components of the project while the SCAD students pay SCAD for the privilege of working on it.
Private industry executive Jesus Henry Christo (JHC) of the Christian fast food chain, Yard Bird FIll-e-tte, told SCAD Secrets that “the process has strengthened (the) students understanding of our industry, our belief system, lifestyle choices and prayers, and (the students) appreciate the experience all the more because they paid for it.” When asked if his company was planning on hiring any SCAD students who worked on the project, JHC was quick to answer “If they are straight and married—heck yes.”
Students paying for the privilege of working on a project seems to be the recipe of SCAD institutional success. “We find students are clamoring to be included in these joint ventures” says Where’s Waldo, newly appointed Director of the Collaborative Learning Center, “The students pay $3,000 each, and the clients pays us for the work the students produce—it’s a win win for us, and the students get a lovely portfolio piece they might be able to use after their non-disclosure agreements have expired.”
Each quarter Where’s Waldo visits classrooms to offer invitations to students to join the CLC for a ritual ‘unveiling’ of next quarter’s CLC projects. “You have to stage an event to create some buzz and competition among the student body” Waldo said to SCAD Secrets, “You have to make it sound exclusive, otherwise why would students pay $3,000 to work on the project?”
SCAD’s commitment to collaborative projects has brought in more than money for the small southern art school, just last month Yard Bird FIll-e-tte announced that in exchange for student participation in this years collaboration project, Yard Bird FIll-e-tte will assume all food service contracts for SCAD student housing for one year. MMMMMM, deep fried yard bird for breakfast, lunch and dinner— the eating’s good at Savannah College of Art and Design.
Dear Leader spoke about her commitment to providing collaborative learning experiences for SCAD students from her porch in the Landings by stating, “The highest and best use of a front porch is to enable and encourage the art of conversation. We entertain ourselves with stories on the porch. We invite people in. We sit. We visit.”
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