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Using Professional Learning Communities For The Development Of Shared Governance, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips Apr 2011

Using Professional Learning Communities For The Development Of Shared Governance, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips

Charlie Sweet

Among the many challenges of professional (faculty, administration, and staff) development is the implementation of shared governance. We propose a model involving professional learning communities that we are experimenting with in our College of Education. This new model provides faculty with decision-making power, a sense of cooperation and communication with the administration, compensation for their effort, a budget, and a large dose of satisfaction. Furthermore, this model could be effectively transferred to other university units.


Approaching 'A Rose For Emily' Through Meddler-In-The-Middle Pedagogy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2010

Approaching 'A Rose For Emily' Through Meddler-In-The-Middle Pedagogy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Glass Eye, Hal Charles Dec 2009

Glass Eye, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Integrating Ctls Into Campus Strategic Planning Through An Effective Brainstorming Process, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2009

Integrating Ctls Into Campus Strategic Planning Through An Effective Brainstorming Process, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

One way Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) can position themselves at the epicenter of campus activity and insert themselves into strategic planning is by transforming group work through an effective brainstorming process that the authors have developed called Ideation Development for Excellence in Academic Learning (I.D.E.A.L.). The authors explain the evolution of the process in a learning community from best practices in brainstorming through a working model. The process has been effective with actual groups both on and off campus (vs. laboratory conditions). “Collaboration drives creativity because innovation always emerges from a series of sparks ...


Nullilfying The Barbay Effect: Connecting With Your Students, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2008

Nullilfying The Barbay Effect: Connecting With Your Students, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Of course reaching students has always involved more than logistics. They always live in a newer world than those of their teachers, and speaking their language in order to wed the valuable past with the hip present remains an ongoing challenge. Barbay Effect? It’s a reference to the movie “Back to School” (1986) starring Rodney Dangerfield.


'The Romance Of Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2008

'The Romance Of Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Financial Partnering And Other Strategies To Help Centers Of Teaching And Learning Thrive In Hard Times, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, B. Philips Dec 2008

Financial Partnering And Other Strategies To Help Centers Of Teaching And Learning Thrive In Hard Times, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, B. Philips

Charlie Sweet

With Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) entering a period of economic downturn, the authors demonstrate how their Center has survived hard times through financial partnering with on- and off-campus groups. They also explain how to develop successful strategies for partnering (both financial and otherwise), analyze the dynamics of such collaborations, and offer some useful guidelines.


Popes In The Pizza: Analyzing Activity Reports To Create And Sustain A Strategic Plan, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, E,J. Keeley, Ben Forsyth Aug 2008

Popes In The Pizza: Analyzing Activity Reports To Create And Sustain A Strategic Plan, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, E,J. Keeley, Ben Forsyth

Charlie Sweet

This article presents a practical methodology for creating and sustaining strategic planning, the task analysis. Utilizing our Teaching & Learning Center Strategic Plan as a model, we demonstrate how working with a weekly status report provides a comprehensive listing of detail necessary to analyze and revise the plan. The new methodology is accurate, thorough, on-going, and flexible.


On The Heir, Hal Charles Dec 2007

On The Heir, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Dragged Into The Past: A Major Motif In Munro's 'Walker Brothers Cowboy', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Apr 2007

Dragged Into The Past: A Major Motif In Munro's 'Walker Brothers Cowboy', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Alice Munro's "Walker Brothers Cowboy" (The Norton Anthology of World Literature. Ed. Sarah Lawall. NY: Norton, 2002) is bracketed by similar images that establish the futility of trying to stop time. At the beginning of story, in order to explain to the narrator how the glaciers formed the Great Lakes, the father "shows me his hand with his spread fingers pressing the rock-hard ground where we are sitting. His fingers hardly make any impression at all ... " (3012); at the conclusion as Ben Jordan, the father, and his children prepare to return home from their odyssey, Nora Cronin touches the ...


Location, Location, Location, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

Location, Location, Location, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Method Of Narration In The 'The Open Book', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

Understanding The Method Of Narration In The 'The Open Book', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Get Off To An Auspicious Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

Get Off To An Auspicious Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Munro's Walker Brothers Cowboy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

Munro's Walker Brothers Cowboy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

The article presents an exploration of the theme of individual fate as seen in Alice Munro's short story "Walker Brothers Cowboy." The author presents an analysis of the theme throughout the book, particularly highlighting the personification of the Greek mythical figures of the three Fates and Tykhe in characters surrounding the protagonist Ben Jordan.


A Rosey Response To Fick And Gold, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

A Rosey Response To Fick And Gold, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Using The Pop Culture Bridge To Get To 'Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

Using The Pop Culture Bridge To Get To 'Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Using Active Learning To Teach Hawthorne's 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2005

Using Active Learning To Teach Hawthorne's 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


The Sacred And The Secular In Clay's Quilt, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2005

The Sacred And The Secular In Clay's Quilt, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

n a telling scene toward the opening of Clay's Quilt (NY: Ballantine, 2001), Silas House has the novel's protagonist, Clay Sizemore, heading up Town Mountain toward the Hilltop Club, the local honkytonk. As he approaches the club, Clay notices that "across the bowl that held the town, another mountain rose up" (52). The most noticeable feature on this opposite mountain is a "marble statue of Jesus with his arms stretched out in front ... so lit up that it could be seen for miles" (52). Importantly, this scene acts as House's foreshadowing of the struggle Clay will endure ...


A Very Special Christmas, Hal Charles Nov 2005

A Very Special Christmas, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

For more than an hour Alyssa had been sitting in front of our picture window without moving. In the darkened pane I couldn't help but notice the contrasting reflections-the bright lights of the Christmas tree and the hollow , unblinking eyes of my nine-year-old daughter. I could have told myself that she was mesmerized by the snowflakes drifting down like angel wings, but that would have been lying


10 Ways To Begin: Sure-Fire Techniques To Help You Engage Your Reader From The Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Sep 2005

10 Ways To Begin: Sure-Fire Techniques To Help You Engage Your Reader From The Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

This article offers tips for authors on improving the first part of a story to entice readers. Technique that can be used to make a reader care about a character. Creation of a conflict and use of dialogue.


How To Find And Fix 'Plotholes': Watch For Common Problems That Can Sidetrack Your Novel, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Aug 2005

How To Find And Fix 'Plotholes': Watch For Common Problems That Can Sidetrack Your Novel, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

This article offers advice for writer on preventing major plotholes in fiction. Selection of information to be revealed earlier in story; Establishment of credibility of facts; Link of plot events with the motivation of the main character.


Horn Of Plenty, Hal Charles Jan 2005

Horn Of Plenty, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

Julia Archer had just sat down in the Lexington Opera House lounge when a stranger slipped onto the sear beside her at the bar. He had on black pants and a black shirt like the orchestra's horn section wore, and he was carrying a battered instrument case.


Paris Sunrise, Hal Charles Dec 2004

Paris Sunrise, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Water Imagery In 'Clay's Quilt', Charlie Sweet, Kevin Rahimzadeh Dec 2004

Water Imagery In 'Clay's Quilt', Charlie Sweet, Kevin Rahimzadeh

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Why Fiction And 'The Odour Of Chrysanthemums, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2004

Why Fiction And 'The Odour Of Chrysanthemums, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Creative Writing And An Overlooked Population, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2004

Creative Writing And An Overlooked Population, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

As a regional institution, our university's historic mission is to train area teachers who must operate under the auspices of the Kentucky Educational Reform Act, which mandates extensive writing portfolios i Grades 4,7, and 12. While these portfolios may include as much as 50% creative writing or work employing creative writing techniques, a recent survey of teachers responsible for guiding students revealed that not a single teacher had ever taken a course in creative writing pedagogy and only a handful had even had any formal training in creative writing. We suggested that this lack of teacher training was ...


Should Willa Cather Be Taught? Going Beyond The Canon Wars, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2004

Should Willa Cather Be Taught? Going Beyond The Canon Wars, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


The Death Of Doc Virgo, Hal Charles Aug 2004

The Death Of Doc Virgo, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Holden, The Bomb, And Dr. Strangelove, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2003

Holden, The Bomb, And Dr. Strangelove, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Course Writing Objectives And London's 'Law Of Life', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2003

Course Writing Objectives And London's 'Law Of Life', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.