Celebrating Dr. Maxine Mimms (2007) 11:57

Celebrating Dr. Maxine Mimms (2007) 11:57

Maxine Mimms, founder of Evergreen’s Tacoma program, talks about her philosophy of education and life, weaving music, culinary arts, and teaching into her “Opera of Maxine Mimms.” Faculty member Gilda Shepherd recorded the 2007 interview on the occasion of Dr. Mimms’s 80th birthday celebration.
(2007) Length 11:57
Produced by Gilda L. Sheppard

Drawing from the Landscape  (1994 and 2008)  24:30

Drawing from the Landscape (1994 and 2008) 24:30

Drawing from the Landscape
Faculty and staff joined their colleagues and facilitators Marilyn Frasca, Larry Eickstaedt, and David Whitener on Squaxin Island for a 1994 summer institute sponsored by a grant from the PEW Charitable Trust. This visual documentation of the field study shows participants camped together for several days on the island, drawing, writing, [...]

Dreams and Goals – First Academic Deans (1974) 17:28

Dreams and Goals – First Academic Deans (1974) 17:28

Faculty members Dave Hitchens, Richard Brian, and Larry Stenberg sing a song written by faculty librarian Malcolm Stilson, about the first three deans at the mythical “Wintergreen.” Charlie Teske, Merv Cadwallader, and Don Humphries, the actual first three deans, then engage in a conversation about the founding of the college. They discuss the almost-accidental origins [...]

Dreams and Goals – Willy Unsoeld and Tom Rainey Discussion on Community (1974) 16:04

Dreams and Goals – Willy Unsoeld and Tom Rainey Discussion on Community (1974) 16:04

Faculty members Willy Unsoeld and Tom Rainey discuss community at Evergreen. They consider governance, ways to build strong community, and the ideas behind faculty forum. This video is part of the Dreams and Goals: Early Visions of Evergreen a series produced in a 1974 Public Information student contract.
Original Format: 1/2 inch open reel
(1974) Length 16:04
Produced [...]

First Draft (1989) 43:43

First Draft (1989) 43:43

Faculty and staff discuss components of Evergreen’s pedagogical philosophy: interdisciplinary study teaching and learning, a student-centered curriculum, the public nature of teaching and learning, students’ responsibility for learning, narrative evaluations, faculty seminar. This 1989 project led to a larger project for the Office of Institutional Research called Ways of Knowing (available in the [...]

For What It's Worth (1976) 21:11

For What It's Worth (1976) 21:11

Beginning with a look at the political and cultural context of the founding of the college, this 1976 film documents and evaluates Evergreen’s growth as an alternative institution of higher education at the time in interviews with faculty, students, and staff about community, evaluations of students and faculty, curriculum planning, and the future of the [...]

Geology and Chemistry of Pollution (1992) 19:50

Geology and Chemistry of Pollution (1992) 19:50

The 1992 upper-division science program, Geology and Chemistry of Pollution, documented student work over one academic year. Students produced a baseline analysis of pollution in Puget Sound by collecting water samples and testing for lead, calcium, copper and residual organics like pesticides. Faculty member Fred Tabbutt facilitated the project; students Steve Lucino [...]

Introduction to External Credit at Evergreen (c.1975) 11:56

Introduction to External Credit at Evergreen (c.1975) 11:56

This early video introduced prospective students to the innovative external credit program at Evergreen. Faculty and staff explain both the application process to earn college credit for work done outside of Evergreen and the rational for this mode of learning. The video was created for the Learning Service Center and featured Maxine Mimms, Niels [...]

Living Catalog – Advanced Science Group Contracts (1974) 9:01

Living Catalog – Advanced Science Group Contracts (1974) 9:01

Faculty member Willie Parson discusses his three Advanced Science Group Contracts. About the Living Catalog series: In the initial years of The Evergreen State College, academic programs were not repeated. The curriculum emerged yearly from creative conversations among colleagues about ideas and themes with which they would like to engage students for a year. [...]

Living Catalog – Conceptions Of Self (1974) 11:53

Living Catalog – Conceptions Of Self (1974) 11:53

Faculty members, Mark Levensky and Dave Powell discuss their coordinated studies program, Conceptions Of Self. About the series: ” In the initial years of The Evergreen State College, academic programs were not repeated. The curriculum emerged yearly from creative conversations between and among colleagues about ideas and themes with which they would like to engage [...]

Living Catalog – Encounter America: Ideologies & Realities (1974) 19:17

Living Catalog – Encounter America: Ideologies & Realities (1974) 19:17

Faculty members Eric Larson, Dumi Maraire, Margaret Gribskov and Russ Fox discuss their coordinated studies program, Encounter America: Ideologies & Realities. About the Living Catalog series: In the initial years of The Evergreen State College, academic programs were not repeated. The curriculum emerged yearly from creative conversations among colleagues about ideas and themes with [...]

Living Catalog – Human Responses To Human Documents (1974) 22:07

Living Catalog – Human Responses To Human Documents (1974) 22:07

Faculty members Chuck Pailthorp, Dave Hitchens, Tom Maddox, and Leo Daugherty discuss their coordinated studies program, Human Responses To Human Documents. About the Living Catalog series: In the initial years of The Evergreen State College, academic programs were not repeated. The curriculum emerged yearly from creative conversations among colleagues about ideas and themes with [...]

Living Catalog – Xequiquel (1974) 11:01

Living Catalog – Xequiquel (1974) 11:01

Faculty members Nancy Allen and Ron Woodbury discuss their coordinated studies program Lawmakers/Lawbreakers. About the Living Catalog series: In the initial years of The Evergreen State College, academic programs were not repeated. The curriculum emerged yearly from creative conversations among colleagues about ideas and themes with which they would like to engage students for [...]

Mary Hillaire, A Lasting Vision (1999) 34:00

Mary Hillaire, A Lasting Vision (1999) 34:00

This portrait of the late Mary Hillaire, Evergreen faculty and a member of the Lummi nation until her death in 1982, was produced by Marge Brown and Barbara Leigh Smith. The documentary uses interviews, archival footage and many sound recordings to document Mary’s influence on Evergreen. That influence was extensive: she contributed one [...]

Political Ecology: A Survey Of Its Purpose, People, Projects, Problems (1971) 26:27

Political Ecology: A Survey Of Its Purpose, People, Projects, Problems (1971) 26:27

This film documents an early science program at Evergreen focusing on Political Ecology. Narrated by Faculty Ed Kormondy, Richard Anderson, David Milne, Oscar Soule and Fred Tabbutt, the film explains the course curriculum and student work. It provides an interesting look inside an interdisciplinary applied science program and showcases Evergreen’s innovative and unique academic qualities.  [...]

SELF EVALUATION: or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace the five foci (2010) 56:35

SELF EVALUATION: or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace the five foci (2010) 56:35

This is a live, studio production of Sally Cloninger’s final 5th year review.  She combined a monologue about her work as a teacher and co-learner at Evergreen with clips from her own films and videos as well as program documentation of some of her “performative” lectures.  Included: an excerpt from a documentary that was commissioned [...]

Teaching Art And Science (2008) 15:19

Teaching Art And Science (2008) 15:19

A visual essay with voice over about faculty member, Susan Aurand’s experience teaching art and science in a wide variety of interdisciplinary programs at Evergreen. Originally produced as part of the EVHA Founding Institute in summer 2008, Susan performed this autobiographical and pedagogical piece at the Fall Symposium in 2008. She specifically explores [...]

The Living Catalog – Lawmakers/Lawbreakers (1974) 20:03

The Living Catalog – Lawmakers/Lawbreakers (1974) 20:03

Faculty members Mark Levensky and Dave Powell discuss their coordinated studies program Conceptions Of Self. About the Living Catalog series: In the initial years of The Evergreen State College, academic programs were not repeated. The curriculum emerged yearly from creative conversations among colleagues about ideas and themes with which they would like to engage [...]

Viewpoint – Filmmakers (28:20) 1974

Viewpoint – Filmmakers (28:20) 1974

Seattle’s KOMO 4 Television 1974 public affairs program Viewpoint presents the films made by Evergreen students early in the college’s history. Art McDonald, the show’s host, discusses the Evergreen film studies program with Evergreen faculty Bob Bernard, and students, Patrick Barber and Gary Peterson. The episode also features examples of student work such as videos [...]

What’s New In The Schoolhouse (c.1974) (29:30)

What’s New In The Schoolhouse (c.1974) (29:30)

KOMO 4 Education Director Marty Wilson hosts this weekly program about local education. She introduces three members of Evergreen, faculty Ed Kormondy and students, Terese Coggins and Steve Simel in a wide-ranging discussion about Evergreen’s unique educational approach. This show also airs a student film presenting Evergreen to students with a look at the library, [...]

Why Evergreen? (1971) 18:30

Why Evergreen? (1971) 18:30

This is Evergreen’s first promotional film (c. 1971), intended to serve as a student recruitment tool. It features many of Evergreen’s founding Faculty and Administrators discussing what one could expect coming to Evergreen as a student. It also provides information on academic programs and Evergreen’s unique approach to learning. Faculty including Merv Cadwallader, Beryl [...]

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Maxine Mimms, founder of Evergreen’s Tacoma program, talks about her philosophy of education and life, weaving music, culinary arts, and teaching into her “Opera of Maxine Mimms.” Faculty member Gilda Shepherd recorded the 2007 interview on the occasion of Dr. Mimms’s 80th birthday celebration.

(2007) Length 11:57

Produced by Gilda L. Sheppard