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The Constitution

ABOUT US

The Student Voice Association (SVA) advocates for the interests and needs of the student community at MICA. SVA serves as a liaison between students, administrators, faculty, and staff promoting a culture of transparency, inclusion, and collaboration.

YOUR COUNCIL

YOUR COMMITTEES

THE CONSTITUTION

Introduction

We, the students of the Maryland Institute College of Art, affirm within this document the power and essential value of student voices. We commit ourselves to working in a spirit of good faith with all members of the MICA community towards the betterment of the college, and the fulfillment of its vision of a just, sustainable and joyful world. We defend the right of all students, and student workers, to free expression and critique of the institution without fear of undue punishment or bearing on any individual’s academic or vocational standing.

YOUR DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVES

ANIMATION

Molly Mignano

Lydia Mastrangelo

Ana Kistle

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Brittany Coe

Bob Roberts

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

ART EDUCATION

ART HISTORY

CERAMIC

Undecided

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DRAWING

Maryan Ma

FIBER

Cindy

Annika Cheng

Marc Cheetham

FILM AND VIDEO

Undecided

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FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE

Katie Sweet

GENERAL FINE ARTS

Caity Nitahara

GAME DESIGN

Sari Langholt

GRAPHIC DESIGN

HUMANISTIC STUDIES

Ana Diaz

ILLUSTRATION

Huibin Ni

Paolo Miguel Dela Vina

kylie Fitzpatrick

INTERDISCIPLINARY SCULPTURE

Jude alotaibi

Joz Brooks

INTERACTIVE ARTS

Carter Ringo

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James Benoit

Cameron Gutierrez

Wong Yik, Kester

Stefanie Zins

Hannah Sun

PAINTING

PHOTOGRAPHY

PRINTMAKING

Kai Tiller

Fern Hassan

Cole Bryant

First Year Experience Committee

The First Year Experience committee addresses all matters related to FYE curriculum, forum classes and lectures, freshmen resources, class registration, academic standing, professor concerns, and grade appeals. 

  • Students on this committee serve as advocates by bringing forward concerns from first year students, and also as a focus group, providing suggestions and feedback to the FYE Chair on forum speakers, curriculum, etc. 

  • This committee partners with the FYE Chair, the FYE Assistant Chair, and the FYE Academic Advisor

  • Membership: 5-7 freshmen representatives from a range of forum sections. 

Current Members:

Undergraduate Studies Committee 

The Undergraduate Studies committee addresses all matters related to undergraduate majors and minors, department resources, class registration, academic standing, professor concerns, and grade appeals.

  • This committee partners with the Provost and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies.

  • Membership: 18-25 department representatives cumulative, recruited from each of the undergraduate majors and minors 

Current Members:

Culture and Identity Leadership Council

The Culture and Identity Leadership Council (CILC)  works to encourage diversity, achieve equity, and foster an inclusive campus environment by gathering student input and feedback on campus-led diversity, equity, inclusion,  and globalization (DEIG) initiatives. CILC will collectively amplify the voices of, and advocate for, underrepresented groups at MICA so that every student has the full opportunity to thrive. The key goal of the council is to provide an active oversight of MICAs progress addressing concerns listed in the SVA Open Letter.

  • CILC will work to ensure that the SVA officers are reaching out to as many students as possible, and representing the needs and experiences of all students, beyond the groups they may personally identify with. 

  • This council partners with the Office of Culture and Identity, and the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Membership: 8-10 interested students, and ideally students affiliated with identity-based organizations (such as: Black Student Union (BSU), Asian Student Alliance (ASA), Brown Asian Student Union (BASU), Jewish Heritage Club (OY!), Korean Students Association (K/SA), Latinx Student Union (LSU), Association of Singaporean Students, etc.) 

Current Members:

Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability committee addresses all matters related to campus sustainability, waste reduction, and long-term environmental goals on behalf of the student body. This group advocates for, among other sustainability items, the investment of MICA’s portfolio in renewable energy, and divestment from fossil fuels. 

  • This committee partners with the Faculty Committee for Sustainability and Social Responsibility

  • Membership: 4-6 students from any graduate or undergraduate program interested in sustainability

Current Members:

Accessibility Committee

The Accessibility Committee addresses matters related to mental and physical health resources and wellness, physical disability support across campus, and learning disability support. This committee should be regularly briefed on accessibility audits, national ADA policies and accommodation processes for higher education, and the physical state of the campus. This group should be notified of any changes, and given the opportunity to provide input on any MICA disability policies. 

  • This committee likely partners with the Associate Vice President of Student Health + Wellness, the Associate Vice President of Academic Services, the Director of the Learning Resource Center, the Director of Student Counseling, the Student Development Specialist, and the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management

  • Membership: 4-6 graduate or undergraduate students, preferably representing a variety of accessibility needs, and prioritizing representation from any accessibility focused student organization (e.g. DREAM) 

Current Members:

Graduate Studies Committee

The Graduate Studies committee addresses all matters related to graduate school programs, studios and resources, courses and faculty. 

  • This committee partners with the Provost and the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies.

  • Membership: 1-3 representatives from each of the graduate school programs.

Current Members:

Student Workers Committee

The Student Workers Committee addresses matters related to work study positions, student employment conditions, fair and prompt work compensation, financial transparency from the college, and needs related to financial aid. This group advocates for the implementation of a student review process for stipended positions, and input on any language for student employee rights under People, Belonging and Culture.  

  • This committee partners with the Vice President of Finance and Business Services and Vice President of Human Resources. 

  • Membership: 4-6 undergraduate and graduate student workers from a variety of roles on campus (examples include but are not limited to work study students, Residential Advisors, Program Managers, Graduate Teaching Interns, etc.)

Current Members:

Article I. General Provisions

1.1 Name

1.2 Mission

1.3 Purpose

1.4 Authority

1.5 Composition

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PRODUCT DESIGN

Chloe Clark

Bob Roberts

ECOSYSTEM, SUSTAINABILITY, & JUSTICE

Undecided

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