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About pmalde

Professor, Dept. of Art and Art History

Aug 14 – First Advising Meetings

Friday, August 14, 2020:

9:00am to 9:45am
I invite all of my FR advisees to join me via Zoom* for a remote coffee and introduction. *Please check your email and calendar for the link.

10:00am to 10:45am or
11:00am to 11:45am
Two groups of five FR will meet with me via Zoom*, at which time we will go over the following. Please give some thought to the italicized portions ahead of our meeting.

Course schedules. These have been established based on your preferences and input. Each person is scheduled to take 16 hours as semester begins. Your class schedule has been crafted by an almost prescient group of faculty, and carefully fitted into a larger and quite complex schedule. The chances of you wanting to, and even being able to, change classes from this point are slim. And that should give you comfort! It is one thing less to fret about as you cross into a new horizon. There is a process for swapping classes, but be aware that there are very few open seats.
Do you have any concerns about your schedule selections?
You may add 0 / 1 / 2-hour courses, such as athletics/PE, starting Aug. 17, for which you will need an advising PIN. I will distribute these after our meeting on Friday.

General Education courses deepen and broaden the way we think and form skills and habits. They often introduce us to new ways of being.
Please look over the Gen. Ed. objectives and the recently added G7 learning objective. Do you have any questions about these?

Liberal Arts eduction is a bit like a web of bungie cords, which will connect you to the world for the rest of your life. Let’s talk about what this means to you.

My commitments to you as an advisor

I will

  • Guide you through the academic process
  • Connect you to resources
  • Help you understand College policies and procedures
  • Be a sounding board / encourager

I expect from you

  • Commitment to broadening and deepening your passion for life, through our academic work and community
  • Communicating regularly with me, even if it is just to say all is well
  • Presence (come to meetings, be engaged, ask to meet)
  • Claim responsibility for own education
  • Slow Urgency … take it easy, but take it (attributed to Woody Guthrie among many others)

Looking ahead:

Between August 21 and 25, I will arrange short, individual meetings with you to get a sense of how your first week of classes has been, and to address any concerns that may point to schedule adjustments.

Check out the Advising resource page… it is a work in progress, but may already be useful.

COVID-19: Online Portfolios and Adobe Programs


Two important resources have been put in place as a response to COVID-19.

Art Majors and some other Sewanee students will be displaying their ongoing work and final portfolios via the online image content management system, Picter

In response to the closure of classroom spaces, Sewanee students and faculty may now install Adobe programs on their own computer.

Thanks to Picter and Adobe for generously facilitating this!

COVID-19 and Classes


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sewanee will move to remote learning for the remainder of the semester.

· Spring break will be extended and classes will not be held March 23-27. All subsequent classes will be delivered through remote learning for the remainder of the Easter Semester.

· Classes will resume on Monday, March 30. Classes will be offered remotely beginning on that date. No classes will be held on campus.

Pradip Malde’s classes and teaching activities will be updated by 5 PM, Monday, March 16, 2020, on each of the web sites dedicated to the respective class.

Please stay healthy.

Art 103 Syllabus and Schedule 2019 Fall

puzzler: do you know what this is, and how it relates to this class? email Pradip with thoughts, questions and answers.

The Fall 2019 schedule for Art 103: Introduction to Lens and Time Media is up. I am excited to say that this is the first time in almost ten years that the class is entirely dedicated to wet-lab photography, with every student working with a 35mm SLR camera and film.

Take a look at the class web site as I finish preparations: