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Acuta Enews December 2002, Vol 31, No. 12 Dec 2002

Acuta Enews December 2002, Vol 31, No. 12

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In This Issue

lmpact of Mobitity on Higher Education................ Jeanne Jansenius, Univ. of the South

Awareness: the First Step to Safety....................... Diane Santerelli, www.wireville.com

Tech Talk: Honeypot: Sweet Revenge Against Hackers?................... Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

DC Update...................... Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Donate-A-Phone Program

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TEACH Act Signed lnto Law...................... Jeri Semer, CAE, Executive Director

Welcome New Members

Thanks to Our Sponsors


Homophobia And Academic Freedom, David Moshman Nov 2002

Homophobia And Academic Freedom, David Moshman

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

Addressing homophobia and heterosexism as a teacher raises issues of respect for the intellectual freedom of your students. The central thesis of this article is that these issues are best addressed on the basis of general principles of academic freedom-that is, intellectual freedom in educational and research contexts. Three cases are analyzed on the basis of principles developed by the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON). These principles permit advocacy, rather than requiring neutrality, but do not permit indoctrination. That is, instructors may express and justify their own ideas relevant to the curriculum and try to convince students to adopt ...


Sola Scarab Workers Symposium 2002, Andrew Smith Nov 2002

Sola Scarab Workers Symposium 2002, Andrew Smith

Programs Information: Nebraska State Museum

Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sunday, 17 November 2002

SPEAKERS:
Introduction. Andrew Smith, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Megadiversity upon megadiversity: mites and the Scarabaeoidea. Barry OConnor, University of Michigan
Revision, phylogeny, and biogeography of the dung beetle tribe Eucraniini, and evolution of its food relocation behavior: a total evidence analysis. Federico Ocampo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Launching the Scarabaeinae Research Network. Sacha Spector, American Museum of Natural History
Rockin' and rolling: evolutionary patterns in the sacred scarab and its kin. Keith Philips, Western Kentucky University
The New World Gymnetini (Cetoniinae): an overview of classification and biology. Brett ...


Acuta Enews November 2002, Vol 31, No. 11 Nov 2002

Acuta Enews November 2002, Vol 31, No. 11

ACUTA Newsletters

In This Issue

Quality of Service: Different Strokes for Different Folks.................... Jeanne Jansenius, Univ,. of the South

Internet Telecommunications Relay Services........................ Dave Ostrom, Washington State University

Sailing the Seven "C"s.............................. Mick McKellar, Michigan Technological University

Thanks to Exhibitors for 2007

Tech Talk: Let's Get Shaking on SALT Applications................. Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

DC Update....................... Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Board Report........................ John Bradley, Rensselaer Polytechnic lnstitute

New ACUTA Web Site Benefits....................... Jeri Semer, CAE' Executive Director

Welcome New Members


Acuta Enews October 2002, Vol 31, No. 10 Oct 2002

Acuta Enews October 2002, Vol 31, No. 10

ACUTA Newsletters

In This Issue

Convergence on Sewanee Campus.................... Jeanne Jansenius, Univ. of the South

Tech Talk Free Space Optics............................ Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

Cabling: Asset or Liability?................... Diane Santarelli, wireville.com

DC Update.............................. Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Higher Ed's Contribution to Cyberspace Security................. Jeri Semer, CAE, Executive Director

Board Report................... John Bradley, Rensselaer Polytechnic lnstitute

Welcome New Members


Penn State Schreyer Honors College, Cheryl Achterberg Oct 2002

Penn State Schreyer Honors College, Cheryl Achterberg

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Penn State’s Schreyer Honors College utilizes technology to enhance its key learning, assessment, communications, outreach, and operations efforts.

In terms of learning, honors students learn more than just course schedules, policies, and due dates for their annual academic plans from the SHC website. Our most important learning assist comes from our thesis website with annotated examples, faculty and student tips, and a calendar planning tool. Honors faculty are also encouraged to use ANGEL, a course management tool that allows for on-line syllabi, course chat rooms, posted readings, grading records, and various email options. Some honors courses also participate in ...


Red Rocks Community College, Amy Braziller, Chris Howell Oct 2002

Red Rocks Community College, Amy Braziller, Chris Howell

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

In the spring of 2001, an Introduction to Literature course was integrated with a Western Civilization II course, creating an honors learning community taught by two full-time Red Rocks Community College instructors. Of the eighteen students enrolled, approximately half were in the honors program. The hybrid course met twice a week for 2 1⁄2 classroom hours total (the typical hours for a traditional class); other course work was completed online.
The hybrid learning community presented a wonderful opportunity to utilize technology to enhance this unusual learning environment. The strength of the community turned out to be online discussions using ...


Introducing The Video Web-Board As A Technologic Enhancement To Your Honors Course, A. Midori Albert, Katherine Bruce Oct 2002

Introducing The Video Web-Board As A Technologic Enhancement To Your Honors Course, A. Midori Albert, Katherine Bruce

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Most instructors of honors courses strive to engage students in interactive, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Small class sizes are almost universal, and discussion format is common. While no one learning style is common to all honors students, academically talented students tend to be intuitive learners; that is, they are abstract and insightful thinkers (Clark, 2000). They look for patterns and new relationships. Technology, such as multimedia and Internet resources, has been recommended as a pedagogical tool to enhance honors and non-honors teaching (Cooley & Johnston, 2001; Hagner & Barone, 2002; Lea, Clatyon, Draude, & Barlow, 2001; King, 1997), and here we describe ways to incorporate technology into the intuitive ...


Glenville State College Presidential Scholars Program, Alison Witte, Philip Taylor Oct 2002

Glenville State College Presidential Scholars Program, Alison Witte, Philip Taylor

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Glenville State College established a new honors program in the fall of 2000. The Presidential Scholars Program (PSP) was developed to reflect the Renaissance of Shared Values, a conceptual framework of values identified to guide Glenville State College in its mission to serve the State of West Virginia. Each of these values, Civility, Freedom, Tolerance, Responsibility, Excellence, Fairness, and Integrity, is taken as a focus for one semester in a variety of class activities: readings, discussions, field trips, and finally, a relevant service project. The continual goal is that the PSP student be able to articulate a personal definition of ...


North Carolina State University, John Wall Oct 2002

North Carolina State University, John Wall

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

For the past two years, the University Honors Program at NC State has co-sponsored with the College of Engineering a wireless laptop program. Incoming students in the Honors Program are offered the opportunity to purchase specially-configured and specially-priced laptop computers with wireless cards. Students then enroll in Honors seminars and other classes that meet in rooms with wireless access to the Internet. In the first year of this program, about 40 students participated. This year the number of participants has almost doubled.
The program is viewed as a pilot, with potential for expansion across the campus. NC State does not ...


The Pickup Truck Being A Scholarly Paper On The Efficiencies Effected By Modern Technology, Don Tucker Oct 2002

The Pickup Truck Being A Scholarly Paper On The Efficiencies Effected By Modern Technology, Don Tucker

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Sometime last spring, Dr. Bill bought a two-year-old pickup truck from one of his patients who is a used car dealer. Dr. Bill2 and I are hunting and fishing buddies, and the pickup seemed a good idea for towing a boat and such things. The pickup has an extended cab where my chocolate lab girl-dog can ride on our outings. I asked if the truck could be repaired with bailing wire and spit. He said one might also need a roll of duct tape since friction tape was hard to find these days. I said that I thought he’d ...


Collaborative Teaching Of English And Information Literacy In The Community College Honors Program, Nancy Tenhet, Juanita Flanders, Jeanne Wells Cook, Margaret Jane Stauble Oct 2002

Collaborative Teaching Of English And Information Literacy In The Community College Honors Program, Nancy Tenhet, Juanita Flanders, Jeanne Wells Cook, Margaret Jane Stauble

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

“The honors program, in distinguishing itself from the rest of the institution, serves as a kind of laboratory within which faculty can try things they have always wanted to try but for which they could find no suitable outlet. When such efforts are demonstrated to be successful, they may well become institutionalized, thereby raising the general level of education within the college or university for all students. In this connection, the honors curriculum should serve as a prototype for educational practices that can work campus-wide in the future.” (NCHC. “Basic Characteristics of a Fully-Developed Honors Program.” National Honors Report 22 ...


Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council -- Volume 3, No. 2 -- Complete Issue Oct 2002

Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council -- Volume 3, No. 2 -- Complete Issue

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

CONTENTS

Call for Papers
Submission Guidelines
Dedication (Ada Long)
Editor’s Introduction (Dail Mullins)

TECHNOLOGY IN HONORS
Technology and the NCHC, Bob Spurrier
Technology, Distance Education, and Honors, Jon A. Schlenker
The Pickup Truck, Being a Scholarly Paper on the Efficiencies Effected by Modern Technology, Don Tucker
Collaborative Teaching of English and Information Literacy in the Community College Honors Program, Nancy Tenhet, Juanita Flanders, Jeanne Wells Cook, and Margaret Jane Stauble
Introducing the Video Web-board as a Technologic Enhancement to Your Honors Course, A. Midori Albert and Katherine M. Bruce

SHORT PIECES
The Computer Based Honors Program at the University ...


Western Washington University, George Mariz Oct 2002

Western Washington University, George Mariz

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Some classes in the Honors Program at Western Washington are beginning to use instructional technology, chiefly as a result of initiatives from individual instructors. Some employ internet resources in their non-Honors university course offerings, and when they teach cognate classes for the Honors Program, they bring these innovations with them. These classes have been universally in the general education program. The geology department, which teaches a general education course for the program most years, has been the most aggressive in this regard and uses everything from readily available internet sites that have good collections of material on mineralogy and continental ...


Clemson University, Pam Mack Oct 2002

Clemson University, Pam Mack

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

While the honors program at Clemson University has not developed its own technology plan, the university’s efforts have opened interesting opportunities. Most of our interdisciplinary honors seminars are taught in a smart classroom, with a computer that projects onto a screen, so Internet resources can easily be accessed. I’ve taught honors seminars there, such as one on “2001: The History of the Future,” and use the computer projection to show web pages to the class. I am particularly fond of the Oxford English Dictionary on line, to which Clemson subscribes; looking up the definition of a word that ...


Editorial Matter For Volume 3, Number 2, Ada Long, Dail Mullins, Rusty Rushton Oct 2002

Editorial Matter For Volume 3, Number 2, Ada Long, Dail Mullins, Rusty Rushton

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Editorial Policy
Contents
Call for Papers
Submission Guidelines
Dedication to Ada Long
Editor's Introduction, Ada Long
About the Authors


Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus, Joan Digby Oct 2002

Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus, Joan Digby

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

At this point I think it is quite fair to say that technology is simply the machinery of our daily lives, in honors programs as in every other sphere of activity. For that reason the impact of technology on honors in particular is extremely difficult to assess. Of course, we keep our records on computers, contact students through e-mail and listservs, and utilize media of all kinds.


Wright State University, Susan Carafiello Oct 2002

Wright State University, Susan Carafiello

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Technology is indispensable to the University Honors Program (UHP) of Wright State University. Fundamentally, the UHP uses Microsoft Access to maintain a comprehensive student database that allows us to keep track of our students’ academic progress and their fulfillment of UHP requirements. We also regularly use an Honors student e-mail list (updated quarterly) to notify students of upcoming Honors events, courses, and scholarship opportunities. And we of course use our web page (http://www.wright.edu/academics/honors) to explain the program, make announcements, and provide links to scholarship information. Additionally, all of our forms and our student handbook are ...


Technology And The Nchc, Bob Spurrier Oct 2002

Technology And The Nchc, Bob Spurrier

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

As an acknowledged “techno-peasant” (as my wife calls both of us), it is more than a little surprising to be thought of as a “techno-guru” (Ada Long’s terminology) within NCHC. Still, I have been around long enough to participate in a number of the technological advances that have been made by our organization.


University Of Connecticut, Trevor Tebbs Oct 2002

University Of Connecticut, Trevor Tebbs

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

“In search of Arthur” is the title of an interdisciplinary field trip dedicated to the exploration of traditional – and not so traditional – sites of the legendary King Arthur in England and Wales. It took place during spring break of 2002 but was tied to a semester-long special Honors course entitled “Interpreting Arthur.” The courses were altogether rich and fascinating, affording opportunities to visit several centuries of texts from Wales, Ireland, ancient Britain, France, and modern England, while also wending our way from hill fort to cathedral to Stonehenge to castles perched upon cliff tops to Roman temples to ancient amphitheaters ...


Technology, Distance Education, And Honors, Jon A. Schlenker Oct 2002

Technology, Distance Education, And Honors, Jon A. Schlenker

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Few people would deny the advancements that have occurred in educational technology in recent decades. Scarcely a generation has passed since educators have gone from 16-mm projectors, slide projectors, overhead projectors, and opaque projectors to video players, DVD players, computers, and power-point presentations in the classroom. Indeed, for many teachers these “modern” technologies have become “traditional” and indispensable classroom features.


Florida International University, Meri-Jane Rochelson Oct 2002

Florida International University, Meri-Jane Rochelson

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Having participated in a university-wide initiative to learn and use WebCT, I began using it in my Honors classes last spring. This is my second year with the platform, and I’m finding it an excellent adjunct to classroom work. I use WebCT primarily to communicate with students and to post assignments and relevant websites. Students have sent me drafts of papers via the system, and I have sent back my comments in the same way. Of course, all of these exchanges may be done through regular e-mail and communications programs and more ordinary course websites; although I’ve been ...


The Computer Based Honors Program At The University Of Alabama, Cathy Randall Oct 2002

The Computer Based Honors Program At The University Of Alabama, Cathy Randall

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

The first university-wide undergraduate research program in America was founded at the University of Alabama in 1968 with a grant from the National Science Foundation. The Computer Based Honors Program chooses 20 outstanding incoming freshmen each year and gives them an opportunity to learn how computing technology is used in their major fields of study. The Computer Based Honors program serves as a minor for students who major in any discipline. They receive an accelerated introduction to computer technology in their freshmen year. In their sophomore, junior, and senior years, they choose computer-oriented research projects being conducted by members of ...


Longwood University, Claire Black Mccoy Oct 2002

Longwood University, Claire Black Mccoy

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors students studying art history often find it challenging to think and work creatively– discovering formal relationships between works of art or recognizing the transmission of a style or tradition through visual analysis rather than research. Often they are most comfortable with very concrete and somewhat limited paper topics such as an analysis of a particular painting, iconic image, or the work of an artist during a discrete period.


Pod Network News, Fall 2002 Oct 2002

Pod Network News, Fall 2002

POD Network News

President's Column: What Should POD Do in the Future?

POD Grant Program Call for Proposals

POD Conference Corner

POD Materials

Join the Research Subcommittee

MIPOD (Michigan POD)

Position Announcement

POD Members on the Move

New Books by POD Members

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Green Guides

Upcoming Conferences

Call for Proposals POD Grant Program, 2002-2003

POD Web Site

Comments from the POD Office

Contacting the POD Office


Bringing Female Scientists Into The Elementary Classroom: Confronting The Strength Of Elementary Students' Stereotypical Images Of Scientists, Gayle A. Buck, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Susan K. Kirby Sep 2002

Bringing Female Scientists Into The Elementary Classroom: Confronting The Strength Of Elementary Students' Stereotypical Images Of Scientists, Gayle A. Buck, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Susan K. Kirby

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

This study explored the effectiveness of bringing female scientists into the elementary classrooms on promoting changes in the stereotypical images of scientists. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected and analyzed to illuminate changes in stereotypical images of scientists. Results indicate that despite the efforts of the scientists to encourage the students to question their image of a scientist, the students held on to stereotypical images. Instead, the students questioned the true identity of the scientists, categorizing them as teachers. The results led to questions of the strength of the image and the extent of efforts needed for students to question ...


Acuta Enews September 2002, Vol 31, No. 9 Sep 2002

Acuta Enews September 2002, Vol 31, No. 9

ACUTA Newsletters

In This Issue

One Year Later at BMCC

Meeting Demands of Tech-Savvy Students......................... Jeanne Jansenius, Univ. of the South

Tech Talk: An Emerging Acronym.................... Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

10 Things that Could Influence Your IP-PBX Purchasing Decision Allan Sulking, TEQ Consult Group

Web Site of the Quater

DC Update..................... Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Press Takes Note of Higher Ed Telecom Issues.................Jeri Semer, CAE, Executive Director

Board Report...................... John Bradley, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Welcome New Members


Four Criteria For Engaging Girls In The Middle Level Classroom, Gayle A. Buck, Nancy Ehlers Sep 2002

Four Criteria For Engaging Girls In The Middle Level Classroom, Gayle A. Buck, Nancy Ehlers

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Authenticity, choice, conceptual understanding, and motivation all play a role in engaging middle level learners. This article shows how these criteria apply to designing lessons for girls.

Listening to young adolescent girls has greatly altered my ideas of what it means to teach at the middle level. Using the ideas and attitudes that these girls bring with them to the science classroom, I now select what happens in that classroom. Others are encouraged to use this rubric to select activities as they attempt to engage the adolescent girls in the middle level curriculum. No longer looking upon girls to see ...


Expecting, Accepting, And Respecting Difference In Middle School, Lori Olafson, Margaret A. Macintyre Latta Sep 2002

Expecting, Accepting, And Respecting Difference In Middle School, Lori Olafson, Margaret A. Macintyre Latta

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

The curriculum need not fight young adolescents’ need to engage in identity formation. It can assist that process when students are given the opportunity to address issues that matter to them through their school work.

Adolescence is a time when key questions of identity assume central importance in the lives of children (Brumberg, 1997). It is often a particularly traumatic time for girls as they negotiate through the quagmire of adolescent experience (Harper, 1997). During the time we spent researching and teaching in middle schools, we found that the voices of adolescent girls echoed this fragile and vulnerable sense of ...


Acuta Enews August 2002, Vol 31, No. 8 Aug 2002

Acuta Enews August 2002, Vol 31, No. 8

ACUTA Newsletters

This This Issue

ACUTA Adopts New Logo........................... Megan Statom, ACUTA Communications Asst.

ACUTAs Strengths.............. Jeanne Jansenius, Univ. of the South

Culprits in the Performance Equation.............................. Gary Audin, Delphi, lnc.

Audio Seminar: "Economic Conditions in the Telecommunications industry"

DC Update Randal Hayes, Univ. of Northern lowa

Board Report..................................... John Bradley, Rensselaer Polytechnic institute

Winners, Winners, Winners!

Member Anniversaries..................... Jeri Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executive Director

Welcome New Members