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  • Student-Directed Competence
    earning a degree in adventure education are capable of providing and facilitating positive safe and comprehensive educational experiences for the broader public Our hallmark is extended field time and personal mentorship with seasoned experts Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Academic Elements Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of an ambitious research project a collection of original creative writing a curriculum plan and implementation a studio art exhibition a performance a case or field study or a challenging internship Another way of thinking about the Senior Project is as a bridge between a student s

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  • Therapeutic Use of Adventure Education
    growth and development in social and behavioral aspects Wilderness therapy and other outdoor behavior health OBH programs continue to grow Adventure educators are uniquely qualified to help bridge the clinical aspects of these programs with the skills and nature aspects Master s students working in therapeutic applications of adventure education prepare themselves to employ adventure based theories and techniques in nature based settings Areas of focus may be related to wilderness philosophy reflecting ecological elements such as living in the natural world and living in balance and connection with the ecology of place as well as aspects of deep ecology eco psychology rites of passage and other related perspectives Coursework can be outdoor program or practice oriented including history and theory of wilderness and adventure based therapy therapeutic facilitation skills risk management program evaluation rites of passage vision quests and ceremonial use of adventure activities human development group dynamics theories of change professional ethics helping relationships social and lifestyle issues and trauma and addiction Limited Residency Master of Arts Our Master of Arts program prepares educators and adventure based entrepreneurs through research and close association with professionals in the field To prepare for their future roles students self design course work exploring the philosophical foundations of experiential and adventure education Students entering the Limited Residency Master of Arts Adventure Education program should have prior experience and skills in an area related to their proposed concentration of study For example many students have spent several years wilderness backpacking mountaineering technical rock climbing kayaking canoeing working as ropes course facilitators sailing etc Others have taught in the public schools independent schools community facilities or international programs Regardless of starting point students who are interested in expanding their knowledge with studies in adventure education will find it a rich dynamic and growing field While each student has the opportunity to design a specialization that fits his or her professional needs the concentrations featured have crystallized as being central to the department s mission and vision Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for students who wish to gain teaching experience and defray the cost of their Master s program A complete description and application instructions can be found here Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Orientation All incoming Prescott College students are required to participate in New Student Orientation at the beginning of their first semester During Orientation you will receive information and experience activities designed to guide you through your specific program Orientation is a time during which students and faculty from diverse cultures different areas of study and with a variety of expertise can come together to build friendships exchange ideas and develop cohorts or informal networks to support you through your distance learning journey Students typically come away from Orientation inspired energized and ready for the next phase of independent scholarship Colloquia Limited Residency Master s students attend colloquia on the Prescott campus during each Fall and Spring semester Each

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  • Wilderness Leadership
    Students earning a degree in adventure education are capable of providing and facilitating positive safe and comprehensive educational experiences for the broader public Our hallmark is extended field time and personal mentorship with seasoned experts Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Academic Elements Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of an ambitious research project a collection of original creative writing a curriculum plan and implementation a studio art exhibition a performance a case or field study or a challenging internship Another way of thinking about the Senior Project is as a bridge between a student

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  • Academics at Prescott College
    University 20th Century U S Literature and Culture 2008 M A University of Santa Monica Applied Psychology 1992 B A Prescott College Humanities Arts and Letters 2011 Research Research Joan s primary research interests are power and identity social and environmental justice and critical social theory and the connection of love to these areas Her analytical writing is related to the ways that identity and power are constructed defined and sustained through popular and historical cultural materials such as literature film media and art Her analyses specifically address class gender and race and their intersections Joan s literary teaching and research interests additionally focus on the interconnection of social and ecological justice and sustainability the politics of social constructs such as class race nation sexuality and gender issues of oppression and resistance and the potential created by love through coalitions and solidarity She does her best to include these concepts in her creative as well as her scholarly writing Joan s current research project is a collaborative multidisciplinary investigation into the ways that the concepts of love has been addressed or not in various academic disciplines Joan s contribution to this collaborative study focuses historically on emancipatory theory and on the ground action This secondary research project will be followed by primary research related to the effect of love on change and the sustainability of well being happiness and justice social environmental Joan is also researching theories of leadership and change that incorporate transformation and spirituality and which are based on productive relationships built on trust Her research in leadership informs her writing and teaching as well as her work in higher education administration and governance In addition to the research design courses she facilitates in the College s sustainability education doctoral program Joan has worked with a number of doctoral students who consider social aspects of sustainability as they relate to justice community transformative learning education or human connection to and impact on sustainability Joan does research and writing related to effective methods of research design and is currently working on a book that presents effective strategies and methods for developing and designing research As with her teaching this text will support students in considering the ways in which research design might benefit from the incorporation of participatory justice based research that incorporates feminist collaborative spiritual transformational or other appreciative beneficial social human approaches Joan s specific literary research uses twentieth century U S literature to examine issues of supremacism and oppression as well as consideration of and action toward change justice and sustainability Her work focuses on literature by writers who represent these concepts through a wide breadth of circumstances and perspectives on life in the United States or what she likes to think of as the literature of the marginalized majority Joan s dissertation Who is We Toward a Theory of Solidarity Toward a Future of Sustainability develops a critical theory based on the philosophies and practices of solidarity and sustainability In it she considers existing critical

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  • Academics at Prescott College
    drawings have been exhibited in solo exhibitions nationally including Space Gallery Denver CO The Gallery at Flashpoint Washington DC Zg Gallery Chicago IL and Creative Arts Workshop New Haven CT Her work has been featured in publications including the Washington Post New American Paintings Dialogue Magazine and the Chicago Sun Times She received an Artist Projects Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts in 2007 Expand All Minimize All Education Education M F A 2001 Montana State University Bozeman Montana Painting B A 1995 The Evergreen State College Olympia Washington Studio Art and Humanities 1994 E F International Language School Barcelona Spain Publications Publications Selected Solo Exhibitions 2012 A rrangement for a Silent Orchestra Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse Prescott Arizona 2009 Prospect Space Gallery Denver Colorado 2008 According To Their Kind The Gallery at Flashpoint Washington DC 2006 Exhuming the Omitted Yavapai College Gallery Yavapai College Prescott Arizona 2004 In Absentia Zg Gallery Chicago Illinois Communion with Vacancy Fine Arts Center Gallery Northeastern Illinois University Chicago Illinois 2003 Featured Teaching Artist Exhibition Hyde Park Art Center Chicago Illinois 2002 Within Earshot Zg Gallery Chicago Illinois Julie Comnick Paintings Narration Emblem and Sequence in Contemporary Art Creative Arts Workshop New Haven Connecticut 2001 Julie Comnick Paintings Kittredge Gallery University of Puget Sound Tacoma Washington Body Language Drawings Gallery II The Evergreen State College Olympia Washington Forecast in Hindsight MFA Thesis Exhibit Helen E Copeland Gallery Montana State University Bozeman Montana Julie Comnick Drawings Emerson Cultural Center Bozeman Montana 1999 Evolution Impotence The Exit Gallery Montana State University Bozeman Montana 1997 Enter to Win Oculus Gallery Seattle Washington 1996 Full Hookups Oculus Gallery Seattle Washington Selected Group Exhibitions 2011 Wanderer Ship Invitational Slide Exhibition Marc Chagall Museum Vitebsk Belarus Artlink 13 th Annual Juried Exhibition A E England Gallery Phoenix Arizona 2008 UNspoken Coconino Center for the Arts Flagstaff Arizona 2007 14 th Annual Realism Invitational Klaudia Marr Gallery Santa Fe New Mexico Arts and Letters Faculty Showcase Prescott College Prescott Arizona 2005 Conquered Mind Awakened Spirit The Visionary Paths Caladan Gallery www caladangallery com 2004 Beth Allison Gallery Kansas City Missouri 2003 War Stories A Shenere Velt Gallery Los Angeles California Portrait Investigation of Self England America Print Exchange Exhibition Montana State University Bozeman Montana University of Utah Salt Lake City Utah Camberwell School of Art London England The London Institute London England University of West England Bristol England Compendium Zg Gallery Chicago Illinois 2002 I see London I see France A R C Gallery Chicago Illinois All Media International Invitational 2002 Period Gallery Omaha Nebraska Wild Life The Other Tradition Polk Museum of Art Lakeland Florida 2001 Narration Emblem and Sequence in Contemporary Art Creative Arts Workshop New Haven Connecticut First Place Juror Robert Taplin 2000 S cene Unseen National Art Exhibition Eastern New Mexico University Portales New Mexico Art on the Plains 3rd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition Plains Art museum Fargo North Dakota What is Drawing Now Weber State University Ogden Utah An Argument

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  • Academics at Prescott College
    Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Prior Learning Assessment Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Academics Liz Faller M A Instructor Email Liz Send a Message Granite Performing Arts 220 Grove Prescott AZ 86301 928 350 2218 Video Nature and Dance For thirty five years Liz has devoted her life to the promotion of human potential through study practice and teaching Her interdisciplinary focus with an emphasis on embodied awareness includes dance nature performance art yoga mindfulness creativity ritual and experiential education With her extensive background in improvisational transformational and West African inspired dance Liz continues to teach perform choreograph and direct with infectious enthusiasm Her commitment to a dynamic balance of academic structure and self directed learning and to earth based community anchors and enlivens her courses Her approach is holistic integrating body mind and spirit playful and supportive with an intention to meet the unique learning style of each student Her faith in the profound wisdom and creativity that lies within each one of us guides her way Expand All Minimize All Education Education Master of Arts in Dance Prescott College Prescott Arizona 1999 Master Hypnotist Hypnotherapist Heartwood Healing Arts College Garberville CA 1985 Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Anthropology cum laude Western Washington University Bellingham Washington 1974 Research Research Liz s current literature and applied research focuses on cultivating mindfulness embodied awareness intuitive intelligence and creative expression in restoring human balance and wellness and social sustainability For several years she has applied her research in several classes she teaches in the local community including Dance Improvisation Lab Essence of Presence and Mindfulness Yoga Expertise Expertise Liz s expertise is in emergent design experiential education human development movement studies dance and performance art grounded in knowledge and contemplation and open to the mysterious and unexplainable Publications Publications Faller Elizabeth Ann When Spirit Comes Dancing Master s Thesis 1999 Curtis Diane Higher Education Declaration of Independence Dance Teacher Magazine interview January 2005 86 88 Faller Elizabeth Ann The Dance for Wilderness Project Interdisciplinary Service Oriented Education chapter in Teachable Moments Essays on Experiential Education 2005 Presentations Presentations Selected Performances and Presentations Arts Letters Faculty Showcase Performance Art Tribute to my Mother 2011 Directed Dance Finale for Presidential Inauguration of Dr Kristin Wooler 2010 Facilitator Ceremony Leader Raw Spirit Festival Sedona and Prescott AZ 2005 2010 Opening Ceremony Workshops EarthSky Yoga Dance Awake Presenter Unitarian Universalist Church 2009 Web of Life From Theory to Wondrous Experience Guest Artist Lecturer Albright College Reading Pennsylvania 2004 Dance for Wilderness Master Classes Nature and Dance Sacred Dance Seattle World Rhythm Festival Arizona Jazz Festival Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance and Improvisation Media Media Selected media Prescott College student distills music career life experiences into multimedia concert http theazedge com main asp SectionID 14 SubSectionID 13 ArticleID 865 Faller speaks on Waking up to the Web of Life http www dcourier

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  • Academics at Prescott College
    Faculty Staff Community 877 350 2100 Prescott College Explore History Values Vision Plan a Visit At a Glance Campus Field Stations Student Life Athletics Veterans Research Ethics IRB Employer of National Service Office of the President Academics Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Apply Application Forms for All Programs Resident Undergraduate Degrees Resident Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Undergraduate Programs Limited Residency Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling Limited Residency Master of Education Limited Residency Ph D Program Education Teacher Preparation Financial Aid Costs and How to Pay Apply Online True Cost Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Academics at Prescott College Academics Home Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Prior Learning Assessment Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Academics Ellen Greenblum M F A M Ed B F A Faculty Email Ellen Send a Message Penstemon 220 Grove Ave Prescott AZ 86301 928 350 3209 Ellen Heritage Park Zoo Article Video Ellen Greenblum Art is a Part of Us All Video Ellen Greenblum Connecting with the Outdoors Video Ellen Greenblum Learning is an Organic Process Video Ellen Greenblum Working with Education Ellen has an eclectic background as a teacher and an artist She has been teaching in a myriad of settings since 1978 including working with at risk youth senior adults adults with disabilities pre kindergarten students and has been with Prescott College since 1996 teaching within the fields of education human development arts and cultural studies and the humanities As an artist Ellen has worked in a variety of media from metal sculpture to fiber arts mixed media paintings and currently is most enthusiastic about her collaborative work engaging the public as part of her artistic practice Ellen has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of art where she studied metalsmithing fiber arts and dance She has a Master of Education degree from Antioch College where she studied liberatory pedagogy and human development Ellen has a Master of Interdisciplinary Arts degree from Goddard College where she focused her studies on ritual art and socially engaged art practice Expand All Minimize All Education Education M F A Goddard College Interdisciplary Arts 2010 M Ed Antioch College 1981 B F A Massachusettes College of Art Metalsmithing 1979 Publications Publications Ellen has been publishing regularly on the subject of parenting in Raising Arizona Kids since 2003 She

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  • Academics at Prescott College
    Technology Experience News Events Publications Alligator Juniper Raven Review Transitions Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give Annual Fund What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Legacy Society Donor Recognition Complete List of Donors Meet our Donors Meet our Staff Resources for Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community Featured Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community 877 350 2100 Prescott College Explore History Values Vision Plan a Visit At a Glance Campus Field Stations Student Life Athletics Veterans Research Ethics IRB Employer of National Service Office of the President Academics Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Apply Application Forms for All Programs Resident Undergraduate Degrees Resident Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Undergraduate Programs Limited Residency Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling Limited Residency Master of Education Limited Residency Ph D Program Education Teacher Preparation Financial Aid Costs and How to Pay Apply Online True Cost Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Academics at Prescott College Academics Home Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Prior Learning Assessment Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Academics Nancy Mattina Ph D Full Faculty Email Nancy Send a Message Juniper 220 Grove St Prescott AZ 86301 928 350 3204 Prior Learning Assessment Overview Han PC Learning Commons Weekly Blog Expand All Minimize All Education Education 1996 Ph D Linguistics Simon Fraser University British Columbia 1987 M I S History Anthropology Linguistics University of Montana 1986 87 ESL Linguistics M A program Northern Arizona University 1978 B A English Allegheny College Pennsylvania Expertise Expertise Non fiction writing short essay biography scholarly writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences writing pedagogy and assessment history of 20th century American anthropology American linguistics Salishan linguistics Prior Learning Assessment Publications Publications Presentations Presentations Instruction at Prescott College Instruction at Prescott College Arts Humanities More Info Humanities Master of Arts A Creative Writing Concentration might emphasize fiction writing poetry creative nonfiction journalism technical Read More More Info My Academic Interests Please select your academic interests below to narrow your viewing results Undergraduate Masters Ph D Resident Limited Residency View Results Areas of Study for Your Selection Adventure Education Arts Humanities Education Teacher Preparation Environmental Studies Sustainability Global Studies

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