The making of a part-time faculty video
Recently, Moumblow finished a video project of an entirely different sort: a short film profiling part-time faculty at Concordia, co-directed by Robert Soroka, a part-time lecturer in the John Molson School of Business. Chris Crilly, another part-time faculty member from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, helped with the sound design.
The team ended up focusing on five individuals for the final cut. “What we wanted to do was show them in their environment outside of the institution,” Moumblow recalls.
One of the instructors from Studio Arts, Manon DePauw, was having an exhibition at the Guido Molinari Foundation. “She was exhibiting with a graduate student and it was nice to see her in that role,” she says.
Building a Better Future was screened at a special event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association (CUPFA), held in the fall at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Lorraine Oades, CUPFA’s director of professional development, oversaw the project. She says the video underscores how part-time faculty contribute to applied pedagogy at Concordia by showing their professional standing outside the university.
“Part-time faculty bring a valuable experiential dimension to the classroom, which is demanded by students seeking a marketable set of skills upon graduation,” says Oades.
For the team making the video it was a great way to get to know some of their colleagues a bit better, Moumblow says.
“We just met so many people and they're all really passionate about their teaching, but they also have really interesting careers and research as well.”
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