MFAIA Program Faculty
PROGRAM LEADERSHIP & SUPPORT
- Ju-Pong Lin, Program Director
FACULTY, VERMONT RESIDENCY OPTION (July/February)
- Deanna Bowen
- Erica Eaton
- Peter Hocking, on Leave of Absence Fall 2017
- Gale P. Jackson
- Andrea Parkins
- Cynthia Ross
- Rachael Van Fossen
- Ruth Wallen
FACULTY, WASHINGTON RESIDENCY OPTION (September/March)
Faculty residency assignments are subject to change.
Twice a year, at the start of each semester, students attend an intensive eight-day residency at the College’s Plainfield, Vermont campus, Goddard’s historic main campus, or the Port Townsend, Washington campus, a vibrant arts community on the Pacific Coast. Residencies are a rich time of exploration, connection, and planning.
During the application process, you choose one of the two residency site options for the duration of your studies. Each program site is home to a lively community of interdisciplinary artists and allows you to engage with a unique physical landscape in a retreat-like setting.
Goddard College programs operating in Washington State are authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council. For more information, please refer to Accreditation and Approvals.
At the start of the semester, students attend an intensive eight-day residency in Vermont or Washington, followed by 16 weeks of independent work and self-reflection in close collaboration with a faculty advisor and course mentor. Goddard pioneered this format nearly a half century ago to meet the needs of adult students with professional, family, and other obligations seeking learning experiences grounded in the real-world.
Residencies are a time to explore, network, learn, witness, and share with peers, staff, and faculty. Students work with advisors and peers in close-knit advising groups to forge individualized study plans that describe their learning objectives for the semester.
Working closely with their faculty advisors, and supported by fellow learners, students identify areas of study, personal goals, relevant resources, and avenues to achieve these goals. Students also attend and are invited to help organize workshops, keynote addresses, celebrations and other events intended to stimulate, inspire, and challenge.
This low-residency model combines the breadth of a collaborative community with the focus of personalized learning, enhanced by insightful exchanges with a faculty advisor and course mentors.