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This evaluation report and strategic plan documents key findings of an external review of Project Open Door and agreement and the 2012-2017 Project Open Door Strategic Plan. The plan represents consensus among Project Open Door faculty, staff, and Dean of Graduate Studies, Research and Engagement, and Advisory Committee members to strengthen and institutionalize the program. Dean Phillips asked that the review “...evaluate the current condition of the program, confirm its scope, scale, and feasible and fruitful staffing scenarios, explore ways to successfully institutionalize it both within and outside of RISD, and identify pathways for the future, including greater visibility for this replicable model, both regionally and nationally.”

Evaluation and plannig supported by a grant from The Rhode Island Foundation.

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strategic plan, mission, Project Open Door, POD, community, goals, learning, access, art, design, opportunity, education


Art and Design | Art Education | Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Learning | Social Justice

RISD POD 2011 Evaluation & 2012 - 2015 Strategic Plan



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