Marilyn M McNeal

Photo of Marilyn M McNeal Department Business Department 
 Office Downtown
 Phone (415) 267-6500
 Mailbox DTN
 E-Mail mmcneal@ccsf.edu
 Fall 2012 
 Office Hours
 
Fall 2012 Teaching Schedule
COMP 9903 Software Update 0.0
ADVISE: Windows OS Basics, ESL Level 6 or above
82297 501 NCr F 08:15-11:05AM 11/07-12/05 88 4th St. N516 Book COMP 9919 Using Drmweaver for Basic Bus 0.0
ADVISE: COMP 9245, 9905, or 9889, ESL level 6 or above
82093 501 NCr SAT 09:00-11:20AM 88 4th St. N516 Book COMP 9922 Flash for Bus/Office Presentat 0.0
ADVISE: COMP 9925, 9245, 9905 or equivalent, ESL Level 6+
82127 501 NCr F 11:10-01:25PM 88 4th St. N516 Book COMP 9957 Photoshop Elements I 0.0
ADVISE: COMP 9245, COMP 9905, or equivalent; ESLN 5/6
81051 501 NCr F 08:15-11:05AM 08/22-09/19 88 4th St. N516 Book
15 hour Web Basics Certificate course, to increase employment opportunities. (1 of 2) Info: www.ccsf.edu/bus/cert
COMP 9958 Photoshop Elements II 0.0
ADVISE: COMP 9245, COMP 9905, or equivalent, COMP 9957; ESLN 5/6
81533 501 NCr F 08:15-11:05AM 10/03-10/31 88 4th St. N516 Book
15 hour Web Basics Certificate course, to increase employment opportunities. (2 of 2)
COMP 9967 Google Apps for Business I 0.0
ADVISE: ESL 6+, COMP 9245, or COMP 9905, or COMP 9889
81966 501 NCr T R 05:30-07:50PM 08/19-10/16 88 4th St. N516 Book
45 hour Computer Applications for Business Certificate course, to increase employment opportunities. (1 of 2) Info./Planning Guides: www.ccsf.edu/bus/cert
COMP 9968 Google Apps for Business II 0.0
ADVISE: ESL 6+, COMP 9245, or COMP 9905, or COMP 9889
82080 501 NCr T R 05:30-07:50PM 10/21-12/19 88 4th St. N516 Book
45 hour Computer Applications for Business Certificate course, to increase employment opportunities. (2 of 2) Info./Planning Guides: www.ccsf.edu/bus/cert

M.A. Media Studies,
New School University, New York, NY 2000

B.A. English Literature / Latin, Cum Laude,
University Scholar
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1989

Prof. McNeal has been teaching at CCSF since 2004.

ONLINE CLASSROOMS
*Her online classrooms can be found at http://www.webinstructor.org/moodle/

PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO
Her online portfolio is at http://www.marilynmcneal.com

* If you would like to tour one of the online classrooms as a Guest, email Prof. McNeal at contact@marilynmcneal.com

INSTRUCTIONAL PHILOSOPHY

I am particularly interested in helping students develop cross application digital literacy. By providing a clear conceptual overview followed by step-by-step instruction and materials, I help students develop a strong foundation in digital media production essentials.

To augment this process, I often create instructional materials on the spot, first showing, then typing up the words that convey what was just demonstrated. This is extremely difficult to do but well worth the effort because it offers students a critical bridge between the language they hear, the language they need to repeat to themselves, and the actions associated with the language.

Finally, I emphasize problem solving. I think it is vital that students learn how to figure things out using online resources, experimentation and common sense. Most students will not have the luxury of being in an instructor-led environment all of the time. I speak to that reality and encourage their discovery and research skills from the very first class.

APPLICATION KNOWLEDGE

Graphic Design &> Desktop Publishing: Photoshop, InDesign, Publisher
Web Production: HTML, Fundamentals of Web Design, DreamWeaver
Animation: Flash
Office Productivity: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook
Computer Basics: Intro to Windows, Internet Basics
Employment Readiness: Keyboarding, Job Skills, Resume Writing

GROUP SHOWS

April 2007
'be honest'
million fishes art collective

January 2007
mapp retrospective
mission cultural center for latino arts

October 2006
'i follow a terrible profession'
million fishes art collective

April 2006
'empirical nostalgia'
million fishes art collective


LECTURES

Alternative Lecture Series @ San Francisco Art Institute - Graduate Center
Social Media &> the Alternative Narrative
May 2007

PUBLICATIONS

"Crossover: How Artists Build Careers across Commercial, Nonprofit and Community Work." by Ann Markusen, Professor of Planning &> Public Policy. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. 2006

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

As a multimedia artist, I like creating and layering analog and digital material and am particularly interested in how these separate sources imitate and compete with each other within a piece and in general. Until now, this exploration has mostly occurred through sound design and flash animation.

Recently, I have been making mixed media images using black and white film photography, pencil and ink drawings, screen prints, and Photoshop. I love working with film, manual cameras, silkscreen, wood, paper, and ink. Just working with hand held tools and materials makes things feel simple and immediate. The April 2007 show at Million Fishes gave me a concrete venue for displaying some work - I was able to present four pieces for the show. The experience was an introduction to many new tools and techniques and has left me excited to keep exploring and making new work.

I still enjoy working with digital media and have started a new web-based project that will house my animation, illustration, audio and video pieces. The project is called Imaginopedia and uses the open source MediaWiki platform developed by the people behind Wikipedia.

Part personal art context and part public (and completely editable) site for anyone's work, Imaginopedia is an online encyclopedia that encourages users to collaboratively create an alternative set of "facts" based on the imagination. Imaginopedia gives me a way to explore what it means to represent / depict things through text and images while promoting the imagination and intuition as alternative sources of truth.

Currently, Imaginopedia is open to the public. Anyone can create an account and start adding / editing content. In May 2007, I will invite artists to submit their work for inclusion and collaboration with other artists.

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