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Reflections On The Case Study: James Tuttle Vs. Lakeland Community College, Harlan Stelmach Jun 2016

Reflections On The Case Study: James Tuttle Vs. Lakeland Community College, Harlan Stelmach

Harlan Stelmach

As a Chair of a large academic department that supervises over thirty adjunct faculty members, I have sympathy with all the parties in this case. I have sympathy for administrators trying to maintain academic oversight of many adjunct faculty members who are often just on campus to teach their courses. I have sympathy for adjunct faculty who are under paid and often do the bulk of teaching at the general education level with very little guidance on the mission and values of an institution. As long as their student evaluations do not cause alarm, benign neglect often defines their relationship ...


Community-Based Teaching In A Wicked World: Preparing Students For Messy Inquiry, Danielle Lake, Anna Sluka Mar 2015

Community-Based Teaching In A Wicked World: Preparing Students For Messy Inquiry, Danielle Lake, Anna Sluka

Danielle L Lake

In contrast to static, disciplinary problems, many of the issues we face in the world today can be characterized as “wicked,” dynamically complex, interdependent, high stakes issues with no simple or obvious definition (let alone any simple or obvious solution). These wicked problems confront us with high levels of uncertainty in situations where both action and inaction carry serious long-term consequences. Current top-down, siloed, and abstract pedagogical strategies do not provide students with the tools for collaboratively managing such problems.
How can we prepare students within our own fields to tackle large-scale wicked problems?
What pedagogical methods can be used ...


Books And Our Human Stories, Paul Benson Feb 2015

Books And Our Human Stories, Paul Benson

Paul H. Benson

An essay on the impact of the works in the Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress, an exhibition of rare books from the collection of Stuart Rose. Exhibition was held Sept. 29-Nov. 9, 2014, at the University of Dayton.


Pedagogy For A Wicked World: The Value And Hazards Of A Transdisciplinary, Dialogue-Driven, Community Engagged Classroom Model, Danielle Lake Dec 2014

Pedagogy For A Wicked World: The Value And Hazards Of A Transdisciplinary, Dialogue-Driven, Community Engagged Classroom Model, Danielle Lake

Danielle L Lake

This presentation provides a number of strategies for instructors interested in a more participatory, transdisciplinary, and experiential educational model in order to foster real-world change around our high-stakes, complex public problems. By utilizing soft system’s thinking in addition to a feminist pragmatist methodology students can successfully collaborate with community partners and integrate across their disciplinary expertise in order to co-develop and implement action-plans with community stakeholders. Given the value of this work, but also the challenges, this session also highlights the potential pitfalls of working to prepare students for a messy, iterative process of collaboratively learning-by-doing in a “wicked ...


Dewey Addams, And Beyond: A Context-Sensitive, Dialogue-Driven, Action-Based Pedagogy For Preparing Students To Confront Local Wicked Problems, Danielle Lake Dec 2014

Dewey Addams, And Beyond: A Context-Sensitive, Dialogue-Driven, Action-Based Pedagogy For Preparing Students To Confront Local Wicked Problems, Danielle Lake

Danielle L Lake

Traditional, theoretical pedagogical practices based in disciplinary expertise generally fail to prepare students for high-stakes, public problems. In contrast, “Wicked Problems of Sustainability” is an undergraduate course designed to provide students with the opportunity to redress complex, local problems through an experiential, community-engaged model. By implementing pedagogy developed through the integration of a feminist pragmatist framework with the literature on wicked problems, this course offers opportunities to impact real problems, develop skills, and foster virtues necessary for tackling public problems. Given the value of this work, but also the difficulties, this article highlights the potential pitfalls of community work on ...


“Escándalo Público”: La Destitución De Miguel Ángel Beltrán, Las Últimas Investigaciones De Michel Foucault Y La Autonomía Universitaria ("Public Scandal": The Dismissal Of Miguel Angel Beltrán, Michel Foucault's Final Lectures And The Principle Of Autonomous University), Andrés Henao Castro Oct 2014

“Escándalo Público”: La Destitución De Miguel Ángel Beltrán, Las Últimas Investigaciones De Michel Foucault Y La Autonomía Universitaria ("Public Scandal": The Dismissal Of Miguel Angel Beltrán, Michel Foucault's Final Lectures And The Principle Of Autonomous University), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

En este artículo he querido repensar la destitución del profesor Miguel Ángel Beltrán como constituyente de un evento en el que se reconfiguran las relaciones entre el poder y el saber en Colombia; un evento que manifiesta una doble transformación: de un lado, un cambio en el riesgo que supone el conflicto entre el discurso de la verdad y el ejercicio del poder y, de otro lado, una reconfiguración del actor social que produce la partición ya no solo ética sino también política de este mundo en dos.


Social Efficiency And Instrumentalism In Education: Critical Essays In Ontology, Phenomenology, And Philosophical Hermeneutics, James Magrini Dec 2013

Social Efficiency And Instrumentalism In Education: Critical Essays In Ontology, Phenomenology, And Philosophical Hermeneutics, James Magrini

James M Magrini

No abstract provided.


Teaching Research Ethics Across The Curriculum: An Institutional Change Model, Michael Pritchard Dec 2011

Teaching Research Ethics Across The Curriculum: An Institutional Change Model, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

No abstract available.


Recovering A Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Understanding Of The Human Being As "Learner": Exploring The Authentic Teacher-Pupil Relationship, James Magrini Jun 2011

Recovering A Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Understanding Of The Human Being As "Learner": Exploring The Authentic Teacher-Pupil Relationship, James Magrini

James M Magrini

No abstract provided.


How The Conception Of Knowledge Influences Our Educational Practices: Toward A Philosophical Understanding Of Epistemology In Education, James Magrini Oct 2010

How The Conception Of Knowledge Influences Our Educational Practices: Toward A Philosophical Understanding Of Epistemology In Education, James Magrini

James M Magrini

This paper explores how the conception and valuation of the knowledge within our educational practices determines the planning, writing, and implementation of the curriculum. There is a pressing need for educators to philosophically and systematically understand the relationship between the foundational epistemological beliefs that ground a curriculum and its relationship to forming the notions of competency, pedagogy, and the methods for evaluating and assessing student progress. These issues are not only relevant, but crucial when attempting to justify a particular conception of education, which relates directly to the student's potential for intellectual growth and social development. It may be ...


Teaching Western Philosophy: An Anti-Authoritarian Approach, James Magrini Feb 2010

Teaching Western Philosophy: An Anti-Authoritarian Approach, James Magrini

James M Magrini

No abstract provided.


Identifying Ranges Of Student Mental Health Using Latent Class Analysis, Katherine Dix Dec 2008

Identifying Ranges Of Student Mental Health Using Latent Class Analysis, Katherine Dix

Dr Katherine Dix

The author has investigated teacher and parent assessments of students' mental health based upon data from the evaluation of KidsMatter, the Australian mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative. She notes that the prevalence of child and adolescent mental health disorders has increased over the last 50 years, according to investigators, to the extent that it is now of major concern in Australia. In order to counter this trend, national initiatives, such as KidsMatter, have been trialled with the intention of improving the mental health outcomes for Australian primary school children. The author discusses the use of multiple instruments ...


Faculty Diversity, Kyle Scafide, Barbara Johnson Aug 2002

Faculty Diversity, Kyle Scafide, Barbara Johnson

Kyle Scafide

This article presents a broad view of issues related to faculty diversity. Headings include Demographics, The Growth of Faculty Diversity as an Ideal, and Barriers in the Academic Workplace. Race, ethnicity, and gender are the most common characteristics that institutions observe in order to measure faculty diversity. An even broader approach to faculty diversity involves age, socioeconomic background, national origin, sexual orientation, and diverse learning styles and opinions. Until the latter part of the twentieth century, the professoriate in the western world was composed almost exclusively of privileged, heterosexual males of Caucasian descent. Higher education institutions are generally concerned with ...


Philosophy For Children, Michael Pritchard Dec 2001

Philosophy For Children, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

No abstract available.


Families, Schools, And The Moral Education Of Children, Michael Pritchard Dec 1991

Families, Schools, And The Moral Education Of Children, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

No abstract available.


Fundraising And Ethics, Harlan Stelmach Jan 1991

Fundraising And Ethics, Harlan Stelmach

Harlan Stelmach

In this timely and basic resource, a diverse collection of essays defines the ethical issues in 17 central areas of concern and offers a starting point for means of resolution or policy development in regard to them. The topics include: the social responsibility of colleges and universities on issues such as South Africa, sexual harassment, cheating and plagiarism, faculty evaluation, development and fund raising, admission, problems encountered in scientific research, special concerns related t the presidency, athletics, affirmative action, multicultural and ethnic relations and academic planning. This volume also includes three issues that have emerged in the last several years ...


The Land Of Curiosity, Michael Pritchard Sep 1987

The Land Of Curiosity, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

Introduction: THE LAND OF CURIOSITY has evolved over the past several years as a result of discussions I have had with groups of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. It all began many years ago in my daughter's 4th grade class. I wanted the group with whom I met once a week to think about rules. So I wrote a little episode about The Basic Rule. The responses to this episode were used as a basis for another episode, this one dealing with The Golden Rule. Responses to that episode led to yet another one on rules.


Philosophical Encounters With Children, Michael Pritchard Dec 1978

Philosophical Encounters With Children, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

No abstract available.