About the Committee
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The Education Committee consists of a minimum of 3 Members and organizes and conducts matters related to the educational activities of the RGD.

 

 

Mandate

- Identify and advise opportunities for RGD to expand and develop its programs and services for students, recent grads and design educators

- Identify and advise on opportunities for RGD to increase its exposure to students, recent grads and design educators
- Identity and advise on opportunities for RGD to help increase standards of knowledge, skill, professional conduct and ethics for all graphic designers and design educators.

 

Get Involved

Criteria:

  • Interest in and/or understanding of graphic design education across Canada.
  • Experience working with students and/or attending RGD student events and/or knowledge of RGD programming for students.
  • Time to contribute to the work of the committee via email feedback, teleconference discussions and independent and group work.
  • Must be a Certified RGDProvisional RGD or Affiliate Member (Affiliates can serve for up to 1 year, during which time they are required to become Certified if they wish to remain on a Committee.)

2022 Goals


 

DT Educator Conference

- Assist with the development of a 1-day Design Educator Conference to take place in conjunction with DesignThinkers 2022 VAN NYC

 

Studio Tours

- Revisit RGD’s previous Studio Tour to NYC idea where we organize a trip to New York and visit local studios and museums. 

 

RGD Educator Curriculum

- Explore the creation of assignments/curriculum based on RGD video content, specifically DT recordings as a benefit of RGD Membership for Design Educators

 

Automatic Student Membership

- Develop ideas/strategies for getting more schools/programs involved in RGD’s automatic student membership program


 

Student to Professional Membership Transition

- Develop ideas/strategies for transitioning more graduating student members to professional membership (Junior Affiliate or Provisional RGD)

 

Ethics Student Presentation

- Based on the success of the Student Presentation, prepare a second student presentation covering ethics (to include more details on spec, valuing design, what is pro bono, internship guidelines, copyright, designations, etc.

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