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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.


Creative Thinking-Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, And 8, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2010

Creative Thinking-Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, And 8, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Explore, Evaluate, Expand, Express: Academic Success and the EKU Experience is the product of an 18 month long project to develop and design a textbook to be used in the orientation classes. The book was an entirely in-house project, from content development to copyright and printing. It is available in the EKU Bookstore for $19.60 (fall 2011).


Making Your Powerpoint Iconic, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2010

Making Your Powerpoint Iconic, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Ever receive an email with one of those High Importance icons brightening your Inbox? The point is that the icon, being more visual than the printed word, indicates something powerful to the brain. Maybe that’s why those stars we all craved on our elementary school papers meant so much to us.


It Works For Me, Creatively, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2010

It Works For Me, Creatively, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

The authors’ purpose in this seventh book in the “It Works for Me” series is to demonstrate that “everyone possesses creative talent, though it may be latent in some and difficult to bring out in others. It’s not just a talent possessed by artists and engineers, mind you, but everyone.” Furthermore, “Creative people have figured out consciously or un- that a small seed of creativity can be made to grow by having the proper environment and a minimal set of skills. And people can be taught or self-taught this process.” The authors/editors also believe that “all creative ideas ...


It Works For Me: Becoing A Publishing Scholar/Researcher, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2009

It Works For Me: Becoing A Publishing Scholar/Researcher, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

The authors’ purpose in this book is to provide “a collection of practical tips drawn from real-life experiences.” We believe this particular book is so important to share with today’s audience, we almost called it Take My Book, Please! On the other hand, does the scholarly world need another book on the importance of scholarship? Further, if the book standard for tenure is slowly disappearing because so many academic presses are closing, why would we bother to write one? And recent studies show that new faculty members consider university employment a 9:00-5:00 job, so doesn’t that ...


From Bereavement To Assessment" The Transformation Of A Regional Comprehensive University, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Rose Perrine, Paula Kopacz, Dorie Combs, Onda Bennett, Stacey Street, E.J. Keeley Dec 2009

From Bereavement To Assessment" The Transformation Of A Regional Comprehensive University, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Rose Perrine, Paula Kopacz, Dorie Combs, Onda Bennett, Stacey Street, E.J. Keeley

Charlie Sweet

This is no conventional book about assessment. It presents the unvarnished first-person accounts of fourteen faculty and administrators about how they grappled, and engaged, with assessment and how – despite misgivings and an often-contentious process – they were able to gain the collaboration of their peers as the benefits for student learning became evident. This is a book for skeptical faculty, for those who have been tasked to spearhead their institution’s call to create a culture of assessment; and, on campuses where assessment has been widely accepted and implemented, for those who now need to ensure this commitment will endure. For ...


Glass Eye, Hal Charles Dec 2009

Glass Eye, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Triple Play, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips Dec 2009

Triple Play, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips

Charlie Sweet

“Triple Play” presents three procedural techniques nicely reduced to related mnemonics for making the most of class time by embedding three different approaches to assessing students’ learning right there in the class that day. The fruits of such exercises doubtless will give faculty who try them important information on what’s working with their students and what is not, but a point the authors don’t emphasize is that the exercises will also compel students to become conscious of where they stand in their own learning as learning rather than as a response to how they felt about the class ...


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 ...


Collaborating On Writing, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips Aug 2009

Collaborating On Writing, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips

Charlie Sweet

Here’s a guide to how “collabo-writing” can boost your productivity while sharpening your skills (and subjugating your ego).


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.


Keeping Your Classroom C.R.I.S.P.: Unity Of Purpose As An Organizing Principle, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2008

Keeping Your Classroom C.R.I.S.P.: Unity Of Purpose As An Organizing Principle, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Are you and your millennial students losing your focus in the classroom? Here's a solution that works.


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.


It Works For Me As A Scholar-Teacher: Shared Tips For The Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2007

It Works For Me As A Scholar-Teacher: Shared Tips For The Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

The authors’ purpose in this book is to provide “a collection of practical tips drawn from real-life experiences.” We believe this particular book is so important to share with today’s audience, we almost called it Take My Book, Please! On the other hand, does the scholarly world need another book on the importance of scholarship? Further, if the book standard for tenure is slowly disappearing because so many academic presses are closing, why would we bother to write one? And recent studies show that new faculty members consider university employment a 9:00-5:00 job, so doesn’t that ...


Keeping Mason's 'Shiloh' C.R.I.S.P., Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2007

Keeping Mason's 'Shiloh' C.R.I.S.P., Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

As Kansas foreshadowed for us in "Dust in the Wind" (1978), "nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky." This past year the two of us have transitioned from teachers into our new roles as co-directors of the university's Teaching & Learning Center, but we have still spent a lot of time in the classroom-as observers. One of our unit's services is assessing the classroom presentation of instructors, especially that of new faculty, and we have been overwhelmed by one major pedagogical problem shared by over 90% of the teachers. In short, no matter the discipline, a common problem ...


The Writing Community: A New Model For The Creative Writing Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2007

The Writing Community: A New Model For The Creative Writing Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

After creating a taxonomy of classroom approaches to the teaching of creative writing, the authors discuss a current practice they have employed, the writing community. The authors detail its success, place it within current pedagogical research into small-group and team-based learning, and suggest possible applications to allied fields.


On The Heir, Hal Charles Dec 2007

On The Heir, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Using Knowledge Surveys And Tests To Teach Literature: Do We Assess And Make Asses Of Ourselves, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2007

Using Knowledge Surveys And Tests To Teach Literature: Do We Assess And Make Asses Of Ourselves, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Even before the end of the twentieth century, literature teachers were under a great deal of pressure to join the assessment movement, but recently the screws have been tightened, this time by the federal government through the six regional accrediting agencies.


Whatever Happened To Jane's Baby? Still Another Examination Of 'The Yellow Wall-Paper', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Barbara Szubinska Dec 2007

Whatever Happened To Jane's Baby? Still Another Examination Of 'The Yellow Wall-Paper', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Barbara Szubinska

Charlie Sweet

Despite all the critical ink spilled over Charlotte Perkins Gilman's classic story, one complex question still persists in college classroom and critical journals: what is the precise condition of the story's narrator and why is the baby presented in such a cursory manner?


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 ...


New Growth: Recent Kentucky Writings, Jackie Rogers, Melissa Pitts, Wanda Fries, Aimee Zaring, Michael Croley, Lauren Titus, Matt Jaeger, Mike Hampton, Jess Stanfill, Bev Olert, Todd Hunt Dec 2006

New Growth: Recent Kentucky Writings, Jackie Rogers, Melissa Pitts, Wanda Fries, Aimee Zaring, Michael Croley, Lauren Titus, Matt Jaeger, Mike Hampton, Jess Stanfill, Bev Olert, Todd Hunt

Charlie Sweet

In the 19th century Kentucky was at the crossroads of western migration and expansion. We believe this collection will demonstrate, along with earlier anthologies, that the Commonwealth is once again becoming the epicenter of literary output. Too often the media paint a picture of America as a bi-coastal country with little in between. One message from New Growth is that there are other, important voices that will be heard. Check out this collection and see if you don't agree


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.