Faculty Teaching & Scholarly Services
The VML Hub collaborates with faculty to define and explore new experiential learning opportunities that support visual and media literacy and provides assignment support for students learning and using related software and technologies.
- Instructional Support
- Liaison Instruction & Activities
- Resources & Research Faculty Services
- Teaching & Learning Facility
- Publication Research & Support
The VML Hub's supports CVPA faculty with curricular development, instruction, and student learning.
The VML Hub staff partners with faculty to define and explore new experiential learning opportunities that support visual and media literacy and technologies. The staff assist faculty with research and course materials related to the creation and implementation of student assignments. We also provide students' instruction and assistance with their creative assignments and projects.
Course Material Submission
CVPA faculty are required to submit course materials. These materials are for internal purposes only. They are not available to the public.
Liaison Instruction & Activities
The staff at the VML Hub offers in-class and out-of-class instruction and activities related to visual and media literacy and CVPA curriculum requirements. Liaison instructional sessions range from 20 minutes to 90 minutes based on the faculty’s requirements and student needs. We also provide customized course study guides for students.
Visual & Media Literacy Presentations (selected presentations)
- Overview of VML Hub Resources & Services
- Online Research Strategies for Images, Media & Citation Instruction
- Visual and Media Literacy Basics
- Copyright and Fair Use for Artists, Visual and Media Resources
- Image and Media Asset Management Principles and Practices
- Artists and Emerging Technologies
- AR and the Medical Sciences
- Reading Nineteenth-Century Photographs
Please note: If a topic is not listed, please contact the VML Hub. Our staff is happy to work with faculty to accommodate your instructional needs.
LUNA Training (image & media repository)
- Faculty one-on-one in-office training or at the VML Hub facility
- Student one-on-one and/or classroom training
Study Guides for Students
- Image and media study guides within LUNA
- Research & citation guide for students.
Inquiries & requests please contact VML Hub.
Resources & Research Faculty Services
Research & Acquisition of Images & Media
The VML Hub staff assist faculty with research, location, and acquisition of image and media for classroom instruction.
Digital Production & Transfer Services
The VML Hub provides free digital production, and slide and media conversion services.
Image & Media Resources
The VML Hub is committed to high-quality authentic digital images and multimedia resources for classroom instruction, research, student assignments, and academic endeavors. These resources are available through LUNA, the largest digital arts and humanities repository on campus. We also provide resource links to national and international museums, libraries and archives.
CVPA Equipment Bureau
The VML Hub oversees CVPA Equipment Bureau comprised of photographic and media-based related items for classroom instruction or student assignments.
Teaching & Learning Facility
VML Hub facility is designed to be a flexible teaching and learning space.
The VML Hub accommodates impromptu class demonstrations, lectures, critiques, group assignments, and small meetings for about 22 people. The VML Hub is equipped with computers, Cintiqs, VR equipment, and software applications that support the CVPA curriculum.
Faculty & Student Work Space
The VML Hub offers faculty and students a creative workspace for assignments.
- Presentation and critique space
- Computer and scanning stations
- Tethered photographic, video and 3D capture copystand
- Stop-animation table
- Large-scale mat and vinyl cutters
- Quiet study space is available for faculty and students
Publication Research & Support
Picture Research & Permission Clearance
The VML Hub can help navigate and/or assist faculty with identification and permission to publish image resources. The VML staff has more than twenty-five years rights and reproduction experience in the negotiation in national and international copyright permission clearance. Please contact us if you need assistance.
Digital Asset Management Assistance
Do you need assistance in the management of your digital file collections? Our staff is happy to assist faculty with the management of their digital assets.
Visual & Media Literacy Hub's digital collections are available to the UMassDartmouth campus community for the sole purpose of instruction, scholarship, and study in accordance with the Visual Resource Association Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study, and the College Art Association for Best Practice in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. All other uses are strictly prohibited and are subject to U.S. Copyright Laws.