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Teaching The Unreliable Narrator In 'Ligeia', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Teaching The Unreliable Narrator In 'Ligeia', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Course Writing Objectives And London's 'Law Of Life', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

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

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Flaws In The Wooden Bowl: A Reaction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Flaws In The Wooden Bowl: A Reaction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


The Evidence Doesn't Lie: An Approach To Teaching Updike's 'Flight', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

The Evidence Doesn't Lie: An Approach To Teaching Updike's 'Flight', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


It Works For Me, Online!: Shared Tips For Online And Web-Enhanced Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Douglas Robertson Nov 2011

It Works For Me, Online!: Shared Tips For Online And Web-Enhanced Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Douglas Robertson

Hal Blythe

It Works For Me, Online is designed primarily to aid instructors in two major types of classes: fully online and web-enhanced/hybrid courses. Those who teach fully online classes will find tips on such things as tricks you can use with synchronous chats, how to use blogging in your classroom to replace traditional chat-rooms (talk about your superannuation), and even ways of adapting Blackboard to meet administrative needs. Those who prefer web enhancements to the traditional classroom will find advice to navigate between the virtual and real world. And, truthfully, we are hopeful that even dyed-in-the-wool, card-carrying Luddites will skim ...


Total Team Teaching — Sharing Teaching Duties Equally, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Total Team Teaching — Sharing Teaching Duties Equally, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

In his excellent book on team teaching (Interdisciplinary Courses and Team Teaching), James Davis posits two extremes on the continuum of team teaching. One pole consists of “courses planned by a group of faculty and then carried out in serial segments by the individual members of the group” (p. 7). At the opposite pole are “courses planned and delivered by a group … . They take primary responsibility for individual class sessions, but sometimes [italics ours] two or more faculty are involved in planning and delivering the instruction of a particular class.” (p. 7) The two of us take the latter extreme ...


Eliot's The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Eliot's The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Examines the parallel between the poems "Song," by John Donne, and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," by T. S. Eliot. Description of Donne's and Eliot's characters; similarity of the situation and theme in the two poems.


Pomp In Circumstance: Paradox, Oppositions, Metaphors And Philosophy In The Context Of Adult Basic Education, Matt Puma Dec 2004

Pomp In Circumstance: Paradox, Oppositions, Metaphors And Philosophy In The Context Of Adult Basic Education, Matt Puma

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

The ability to think fluidly with a variety of oppositional forms is essential to both critical and creative thinking. Loaded oppositions such as science vs. humanities, reason vs. emotion, male vs. female and good vs. evil become hindrances to thought when they are held too rigidly as dichotomies. Learning to work with the rich flow of oppositions involves patient exploration and an openness to the emergence of paradoxical truths rooted in the opposition. However, paradoxical thinking is not the only method for flexing fixed oppositions; there are many other types of "moves" that one can make when thinking creatively with ...


Volume 16, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor Oct 2004

Volume 16, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 16, Number 01 of Reaching Through Teaching.


Mathematics Placement Test: Helping Students Succeed, Norma Rueda, Carole Sokolowski Oct 2004

Mathematics Placement Test: Helping Students Succeed, Norma Rueda, Carole Sokolowski

Mathematics Faculty Publications

A study was conducted at Merrimack College in Massachusetts to compare the grades of students who took the recommended course as determined by their mathematics placement exam score and those who did not follow this recommendation. The goal was to decide whether the mathematics placement exam used at Merrimack College was effective in placing students in the appropriate mathematics class. During five years, first-year students who took a mathematics course in the fall semester were categorized into four groups: those who took the recommended course, those who took an easier course than recommended, those who took a course more difficult ...


Peer Review Of Teaching Project: Tiaa-Cref Hesburgh Award Application, Paul Savory, Amy M. Goodburn, Amy Nelson Burnett Oct 2004

Peer Review Of Teaching Project: Tiaa-Cref Hesburgh Award Application, Paul Savory, Amy M. Goodburn, Amy Nelson Burnett

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Reports

The TIAA-CREF Hesburgh Award recognizes exceptional faculty development programs designed to enhance undergraduate teaching and learning. This award is given each year to a program judged to have best met the three award criteria: significance of the program to higher education; appropriate program rationale; and successful results and impact on undergraduate teaching and student learning. in 2005, the Peer Review of Teaching Project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was awarded a TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Award Certificate of Excellence in recognition of it being an exceptional faculty development program designed to enhance undergraduate student achievement.


Teaching Statistics With Sports Examples, Paul Kvam, Joel Sokol Sep 2004

Teaching Statistics With Sports Examples, Paul Kvam, Joel Sokol

Math and Computer Science Faculty Publications

Class material for introductory and advanced statistics can be colorfully illustrated by using appropriate data and examples from sports. Specific methods, including statistical graphics (e.g., boxplots), ball-and-urn probabilities, and statistical regression are demonstrated. Examples are drawn from popular American sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer and American football. Classroom feedback indicates that most students enjoy sports examples as a way to learn abstract concepts using familiar, recreational settings.


Peer Review Of Teaching Project: Survey Of Project Participants, Paul Savory, Amy M. Goodburn, Amy Nelson Burnett Sep 2004

Peer Review Of Teaching Project: Survey Of Project Participants, Paul Savory, Amy M. Goodburn, Amy Nelson Burnett

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Reports

In planning for the future of the Peer Review of Teaching project, we performed a survey of to collect faculty participant feedback on their experience in the project (i.e., writing a course portfolio, possibly having it externally reviewed) and the impact that the experience has had on their teaching. While each of the partner campuses (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Michigan, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Indiana – Bloomington, and University of Kansas) have shaped the project experience differently for campus participants, we sought feedback from participants of all the project partners to get an overall assessment of the project.


The Death Of Doc Virgo, Hal Charles Aug 2004

The Death Of Doc Virgo, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Engaging In Excellence Through Academic Service-Learning: A Way To Teach And Learn Citizenship And Justice In Any College Course, Susan R. Madsen Aug 2004

Engaging In Excellence Through Academic Service-Learning: A Way To Teach And Learn Citizenship And Justice In Any College Course, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Academic service-learning is a relatively new pedagogy that is beginning to be used in colleges and universities courses across the country. It has been cited as a “means of responding to concerns about the loss of a sense of community and concurrent citizenship behaviors in the country” (Shafer, 1995). According to Dewey (1938), “The society is a number of people held together because they are working along common lines, in a common spirit, and with reference to common aims. The common needs and aims demand a growing interchange of thought and growing unity of sympathetic feeling. The radical reason that ...


Action Learning Unveiled: Understanding Depth Through Exploring Related Constructs, Susan R. Madsen Jul 2004

Action Learning Unveiled: Understanding Depth Through Exploring Related Constructs, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Quality in learning continues to be of utmost importance in higher educational institutions around the world. A lack of clarity, however, arises in discussions around the definition or components of a quality learning experience. Many researchers and academicians purport that quality learning does not occur unless students are actively involved in the learning experience. An emerging pedagogy that addresses this quality is that of action learning. One concern, however, is that action learning is so broad that it is often difficult to fully understand its definition and scope. This article takes an in-depth look at this term and its connection ...


The Academic Service-Learning Experiences Of Students In A Compensation And Benefits Course, Susan R. Madsen, Ovilla Turnbull Jul 2004

The Academic Service-Learning Experiences Of Students In A Compensation And Benefits Course, Susan R. Madsen, Ovilla Turnbull

Susan R. Madsen

Management educators today face the continuing challenge of designing courses so that optimal transfer of learning occurs between the classroom and workplace. Researchers (e.g., Knowles, Holton, & Swanson, 1998; Merriam & Caffarella, 1999) have agreed that many adult learners do not effectively remember and transfer learning when taught by traditional teaching and learning pedagogies (e.g., lecture). It appears, however, that these methods continue to be most prevalent in management education today. During the past few decades other methods of engaging students in learning have emerged. A promising pedagogy that appears to provide students with the opportunity to transfer their course content knowledge ...


Being The Change I Want To See In The World: Learning And Teaching From The Heart, Gloria Gordon Phd Jun 2004

Being The Change I Want To See In The World: Learning And Teaching From The Heart, Gloria Gordon Phd

Gloria Gordon PhD

The author draws on her professional practice as an educator/academic in a UK higher education institution to share her journey, as an African British woman, of becoming the change she wants to see in the world. She shares the process of the radical appropriation of her own unique and creative spiritual ‘I’ and the challenges she is presented with of identifying her particular path of meaning and purpose; of transcending the social construction of black and white identities; of definitive movement towards self realisation and spiritual freedom. The central thrust of the paper is the emphasis on how every ...


Course Revitalization As A Change Driver Throughout Undergraduate Business Curriculum, Elke M. Leeds, Radwan Ali Jun 2004

Course Revitalization As A Change Driver Throughout Undergraduate Business Curriculum, Elke M. Leeds, Radwan Ali

Faculty Publications

This paper describes the revitalization of Business Information Systems and Communication, a high enrollment, prerequisite course for all undergraduate business students in the Coles College of Business. An overview of the course components is presented and original structure described. The rationale for change, technologies leveraged and measures of success are presented. The change drivers are identified and their impact on undergraduate curriculum delineated. Lessons learned and future implications are discussed.


Where Does Ap(E)L Fit In Higher Education?, Anne Murphy Jun 2004

Where Does Ap(E)L Fit In Higher Education?, Anne Murphy

Articles

On an EU policy level the paper acknowledges the impact on thinking about AP(E)L as a result of the agreement of common European principles for validation of non-formal and in-formal learning in 2004 at the Dublin Conference during Ireland’s presidency of the EU (note 1).This conference also addressed the possible areas of agreement across vocational education and training (VET) and higher education (HE) on contiguous issues such as a common European Qualification Framework, common arrangements for credit transfer and common arrangements for quality assurance. Additionally, the paper is written contemporaneously with the introduction of such mechanisms ...


Rethinking The Undergraduate Curriculum: It Takes A Village, Christina Maslach, Patricia A. Iannuzzi May 2004

Rethinking The Undergraduate Curriculum: It Takes A Village, Christina Maslach, Patricia A. Iannuzzi

Library Faculty Presentations

The Berkeley Campus Culture:

- Research and graduate program pre-eminence
- Strong faculty governance
- Highly entrepreneurial culture
- Autonomous academic departments, schools, and colleges
- Decentralized “silos”

Berkeley Library Culture:

- Library pre-eminence
- Collections-centered
- Value of subject specialization
- Library silo

Shifting Library Culture:

- Traditional Model
- New Model


Obesity, Educational Attainment, And State Economic Welfare, Martin W. Sivula Ph.D. May 2004

Obesity, Educational Attainment, And State Economic Welfare, Martin W. Sivula Ph.D.

Higher Education

For the first time in history, estimates of the overweight people in the world rival estimates of those malnourished. The World Health Organization (WHO, 2002) ranked obesity among the top 10 risks to human health worldwide. In the early 1960s, nearly half of the Americans were overweight and 13% were obese. Today some 64% of U.S. adults are overweight and 30.5% are obese. Even more alarming, twice as many U.S. children are overweight than were twenty years ago, a 66% increase. Non-communicable diseases impose a heavy economic burden on already strained health systems. Health is a key ...


The Libraries Role In The Reinvention Of Undergraduate Education, Patricia A. Iannuzzi Apr 2004

The Libraries Role In The Reinvention Of Undergraduate Education, Patricia A. Iannuzzi

Library Faculty Presentations

Shifting Library Culture:

- Traditional Model
- New Model

Some In-house Strategies:

- focus on instruction as related to collections
- redefine role of liaison
- clarify expectations — link to performance review
- provide professional development
- build prestige (rewards) around instruction
- emphasize faculty voices


The Academic Workplace (Spring 2004): Class In The Academy, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Susan E. Borrego, Sharon Singleton, James A. Stakenas Apr 2004

The Academic Workplace (Spring 2004): Class In The Academy, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Susan E. Borrego, Sharon Singleton, James A. Stakenas

The Academic Workplace

No abstract provided.


Going From Zero To Ninty In Faculty Research Productivity, Scott C. Hammond, Susan R. Madsen, James W. Fenton Mar 2004

Going From Zero To Ninty In Faculty Research Productivity, Scott C. Hammond, Susan R. Madsen, James W. Fenton

Susan R. Madsen

I (Susan) am the chair of the Faculty Scholarship Committee in the School of Business and an assistant professor of management at Utah Valley State College. Scott is an active member of this committee (also an assistant professor of management) and Dr. Fenton is the Dean of the school. The three of us arrived at UVSC during the summer of 2002 and have (along with other committee members) worked hard to (1) analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate a variety of change interventions related to increasing faculty research and publication in our school and (2) facilitate change in the faculty ...


Tracking Faculty Research Productivity: Analysis Of A Survey Instrument, Jeffrey E. Hoyt, Susan R. Madsen, Scott C. Hammond, James W. Fenton Mar 2004

Tracking Faculty Research Productivity: Analysis Of A Survey Instrument, Jeffrey E. Hoyt, Susan R. Madsen, Scott C. Hammond, James W. Fenton

Susan R. Madsen

Research and publication is an inherent value at all institutions of higher education. Regardless of the motivation, faculty research fulfils a vital need for new knowledge generation. The purpose of the current study is to pilot test a survey instrument to evaluate factors that have an affect on faculty research at one public comprehensive four-year institution. The Business School in cooperation with the Office of Institutional Research created an instrument to track changes in faculty motivation and research involvement over time, with an emphasis on submissions and publications as effective outcomes. The survey instrument consists of scales measuring research integration ...


Important Knowledge And Competence For Successful Human Resource Leadership, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto Mar 2004

Important Knowledge And Competence For Successful Human Resource Leadership, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto

Susan R. Madsen

This research study was designed to investigate what areas of knowledge and skill are most important for successful human resource leaders to possess. This study also examined the relationships between various demographic variables (e.g., job title or position, company size, gender, and years of experience) to see if they were related to perceptions of importance with the various HR areas. Respondents included HR leaders as well as business managers and executives who had close and continuous working relationships with HR leaders. Results include the mean, standard deviation, frequencies, and percentages of the 27 items on the HR leadership knowledge ...


Making Learning Visible: Peer Review And The Scholarship Of Teaching, Paul Savory Mar 2004

Making Learning Visible: Peer Review And The Scholarship Of Teaching, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Presentations

This is the conference program from the March 2004 national conference, Making Learning Visible: Peer Review and the Scholarship of Teaching. This conference was hosted by the UNL Peer Review of Teaching project and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Making Learning Visible: Peer Review And The Scholarship Of Teaching, Paul Savory Mar 2004

Making Learning Visible: Peer Review And The Scholarship Of Teaching, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Presentations

This is the promotional brochure from the March 2004 national conference, Making Learning Visible: Peer Review and the Scholarship of Teaching. This conference was hosted by the UNL Peer Review of Teaching project and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Total Team Teaching — Sharing Teaching Duties Equally, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Feb 2004

Total Team Teaching — Sharing Teaching Duties Equally, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

In his excellent book on team teaching (Interdisciplinary Courses and Team Teaching), James Davis posits two extremes on the continuum of team teaching. One pole consists of “courses planned by a group of faculty and then carried out in serial segments by the individual members of the group” (p. 7). At the opposite pole are “courses planned and delivered by a group … . They take primary responsibility for individual class sessions, but sometimes [italics ours] two or more faculty are involved in planning and delivering the instruction of a particular class.” (p. 7) The two of us take the latter extreme ...