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Enhancing Indonesian Citizenry Through The Liberal Arts In Higher Education, Judith Puncochar Dec 2014

Enhancing Indonesian Citizenry Through The Liberal Arts In Higher Education, Judith Puncochar

Other Presentations

Indonesian democracy needs an informed, educated citizenry with skills of perspective taking, debate, and evidence-based reasoning. A rigorous study of the Liberal Arts holds promise for honing a strong Indonesian democracy and a well-educated citizenry. Students who study the Liberal Arts are more likely to develop skills of civic engagement, moral and ethical reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and lifelong learning. Educators who learn how to structure and encourage academic controversy as part of the expected university Liberal Arts classroom experience are more likely to deliver opportunities for students to practice perspective taking, deal with difficult ethical conflicts, and hone ...


A Framework For Evaluating Public-Private Partnerships In Educational Contexts, Jody Piro Nov 2014

A Framework For Evaluating Public-Private Partnerships In Educational Contexts, Jody Piro

Jody Piro

Educational contexts have witnessed the emergence of new public-private partnerships (PPP’s). The values and metrics associated with public interests may alter when private philanthropies and corporations enter the public-sphere of educational contexts. As private interests partner with public educational organizations, changing perspectives of the purposes and aims of education in the United States require that an evaluation of PPP’s be grounded in democratic principles. This article offers a framework for evaluating PPP’s in a civil society.


Teaching Better, Teaching Together: A Coordinated Student Exit Poll Across The States, Jennifer Kelkres Emery, Alison D. Howard, Jocelyn Evans Oct 2014

Teaching Better, Teaching Together: A Coordinated Student Exit Poll Across The States, Jennifer Kelkres Emery, Alison D. Howard, Jocelyn Evans

Alison Dana Howard

Student exit polling has demonstrated value in the classroom (Berry and Robinson 2012; Evans and Lagergren 2007; Lelieveldt and Rossen 2009), but faculty typically operate these polls in isolation. When faculty collaborate, however, students gain additional benefits from the experience. Collaboration provides a geographically diverse “student community” that allows students to engage in experiential learning beyond the confines of their immediate classrooms. The authors have created assignments and an instructor's manual on running student exit polls in undergraduate courses. Three institutions used these assignments during the Fall 2012 semester. By using structured assignments, these instructors created an opportunity to ...


Advocate, Vol. 26, Fall No. 3 (2014), Advocate Oct 2014

Advocate, Vol. 26, Fall No. 3 (2014), Advocate

The Advocate

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

From The Editor’s Desk: In Support of Violence (p. 3)

CUNY News in Brief: CUNY Goes Corporate; Trustees Say Silence Implies Guilt (p. 5)

Guest Editorial: Shaking The Heavens in Ferguson, Amy Goodman (p. 8)

In Memoriam: Remembering Leslie Feinberg: Letters from Two Activist-Scholar Queer-Femmes, Jennifer Polish and Leilani Dowell (p. 9)

In Conversation: Confronting Institutional Racism: Steven Salaita on Academic Freedom, BDS, and the Colonial Logic of the Neoliberal University, Rayya El Zein, Gordon Barnes, and Melissa Marturano (p. 11)

Edifying Debate: Palestine, Israel, and the Responsibility of Scholarship: Against Absolute Boycotts, Towards a Politics ...


Advocate, Vol. 26, Fall No. 1 (2014), Advocate Oct 2014

Advocate, Vol. 26, Fall No. 1 (2014), Advocate

The Advocate

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

From the Editor’s Desk: The Purpose of the Academic Boycott (p. 3)

CUNY News in Brief:

- BDS Debated, Adjuncts Go Unpaid (p. 5)

- A View from the Left Wing: Reflections on the 2014 World Cup, Arman Azimi (p. 7)

- Graduate Center Student Runs for Political Office: Q & A with Brian P. Jones, Francisco Fortuño Bernier (p. 10)

Dispatches from the Front:

- This Woman’s Work: The Misogynistic Realities I Face As a Female Professor, Melissa Marturano (p. 15)

- From Ferguson to New York, CUNY Internationalist Marxist Club (p. 17)

Edifying Debate:

- CUNY and the Boycott: On ...


Advocate, Vol. 26, Fall No. 2 (2014), Advocate Oct 2014

Advocate, Vol. 26, Fall No. 2 (2014), Advocate

The Advocate

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

From the Editor’s Desk: Politics and the Academy (p. 3)

Letter to the Editor: The Dangers of BDS (p. 5)

CUNY News in Brief: PSC, Trustees Wrangle over Adjunct Pay (p. 6)

Guest Editorial: Ebola Czar, but No Surgeon General?, Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan (p. 8)

Photo Essay: International Solidarity with Mexican Students, CUNY Internationalist Clubs (p. 10)

Political Analysis: The No State Solution: Institutionalizing Libertarian Socialism in Kurdistan, Alexander Kolokotronis (p. 15)

Edifying Debate: Overcoming Fear: Negotiating a Position on the DSC’s BDS Resolution, Dadland Maye (p. 22)

Featured Articles:

- The Adjunct Wage ...


The Pedagogical Value Of Polling: A Coordinated 2012 Exit Poll Project Across Diverse Classrooms, Jennifer Kelkres Emery, Alison D. Howard, Jocelyn Evans Sep 2014

The Pedagogical Value Of Polling: A Coordinated 2012 Exit Poll Project Across Diverse Classrooms, Jennifer Kelkres Emery, Alison D. Howard, Jocelyn Evans

Alison Dana Howard

Several previous studies have demonstrated that student exit polling has educational value and promotes civic engagement (Berry and Robinson 2012, Evans and Lagergren 2007, Lelieveldt and Rossen 2009, and others). The authors of this paper have created assignments and an instructor's manual on running student exit polls in undergraduate courses. Three institutions used these assignments during the fall 2012 semester. Working together, these instructors created an opportunity for their students to participate collaboratively with others in survey design and data analysis. This effort further provided assessment data on the effectiveness of this pedagogical approach for student engagement outside of ...


Why State Leadership Matters For Improving Access To Higher Education, Laura W. Perna, Joni E. Finney Jul 2014

Why State Leadership Matters For Improving Access To Higher Education, Laura W. Perna, Joni E. Finney

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


Democracy By Design, Nancy L. Thomas Jul 2014

Democracy By Design, Nancy L. Thomas

Journal of Public Deliberation

Renewing US democracy will require an active and deliberative public, people who can work together to address pressing social and political problems. To engage effectively Americans need an understanding of how American democracy works, its foundations and the complex and sometimes changing dimensions to those foundations. Advocates for increasing active and deliberative citizen engagement need to work with reformers in different areas of democracy’s ecological system, integrating public engagement with reform efforts in justice and equal opportunity, knowledge and information development, and government integrity.


Examining The Connection Between Classroom Technology And Student Engagement, R.C. Morris, Loran Carleton Parker Jun 2014

Examining The Connection Between Classroom Technology And Student Engagement, R.C. Morris, Loran Carleton Parker

IMPACT Publications

Technological pedagogy is being relied upon more-and-more as a way to address the growing needs of higher education. This study investigated the use of a tool designed with the specific purpose of student engagement in a large classroom. The tool allows students to post to a community based discussion in a manner similar to a Twitter feed. Despite engaging in a community dialogue, findings suggest that as usage of the technology went up a student’s sense of community learning went down. This result prompted the authors to consider how this tool was utilized in the classroom. We close with ...


Advocate, Vol. 25, Spring No. 3 (2014), Advocate May 2014

Advocate, Vol. 25, Spring No. 3 (2014), Advocate

The Advocate

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

From the Editor’s Desk: Diversity at CUNY: Statistics vs. Reality (p. 3)

CUNY News in Brief: As Workers Grumble, a New Master (p. 5)

Letter to the Editor: Objections About Reparations (p. 6)

In Memoriam: Alas Enormes: Gabriel García Márquez, José Chevarry (p. 7)

Mentoring Future Faculty of Color: A Brief Conversation with Chris Eng and Melissa Phruksachart, Kristina Huang (p. 8)

Edifying Debate:

- Speech and Sanctions: Highlights from the CUNY Forum on the BDS Movement and Academic Freedom, Bill Mullen and Sherry Wolf (p. 10)

- Marching for Immigrants’ and Workers’ Rights, CUNY Internationalist Marxist Club ...


Tennessee: The Birth And Development Of Performance-Based Funding In Higher Education, Evan Williams May 2014

Tennessee: The Birth And Development Of Performance-Based Funding In Higher Education, Evan Williams

Honors Theses

Tennessee was the first state to introduce performance based funding metrics into their higher education system in 1979. Over the past 30+ years, the state reevaluated and amended their formula every five years. What was initially an additional allocation that could be earned on top of an institution’s standard budget has now become the sole method of allocating funds for higher education in Tennessee. In 2010 the Tennessee legislature passed the Complete College Tennessee Act, Which put the state on the path to be the first state in the nation that allocates 100% of higher education funds on the ...


The Political Affiliation Demographics Of The Student Body, Daniel Nelson, Glen M.E. Duerr, Chi-En Hwang Apr 2014

The Political Affiliation Demographics Of The Student Body, Daniel Nelson, Glen M.E. Duerr, Chi-En Hwang

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

There is little question that higher education within the United States is largely perceived as a liberal organ. Indeed, within both the professorate and the student body, the liberal demographic has maintained a steady and often dramatic majority. A modest liberalization effect has been found among students across the nation, and those within the social sciences have exhibited greater-than-average liberal-to-conservative ratios. Stemming from both stereotypes and general data, many politically conservative affiliates have trumpeted their political ideologues as the alienated, maligned, and even persecuted minority. From accusations of liberal indoctrination to the dismissal of opposing views, many conservatives have heatedly ...


Advocate, Vol. 25, Spring No. 2 (2014), Advocate Mar 2014

Advocate, Vol. 25, Spring No. 2 (2014), Advocate

The Advocate

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

From the Editor’s Desk: An Open Letter to the GC Community, The Advocate Editorial Staff (p. 3)

CUNY News in Brief:

- Albany Kills Dream, Shafts Libraries (p. 6)

- Gay Activists Protest St. Patrick’s Day Parade Ban, Camilo Gomez (p. 10)

Guest Columnist: U.S. Sailors and Marines Allege Fukushima Radiation Sickness, Amy Goodman (p. 12)

Women in the U.S. Workforce: Much to Celebrate, Much to Do, Cristina Pérez Díaz (p. 14)

CUNY Gives ROTC the Boot, Conor Tomás Reed (p. 16)

Copyright and Democracy: The Case for Protecting Intellectual Property in the Digital Age ...


Creating A Culture Of Shared Responsibility For Student Success, John P. Pelissero Feb 2014

Creating A Culture Of Shared Responsibility For Student Success, John P. Pelissero

John P. Pelissero

No abstract provided.


From Good To Great: A New Vision For Academic Affairs, John P. Pelissero Feb 2014

From Good To Great: A New Vision For Academic Affairs, John P. Pelissero

John P. Pelissero

No abstract provided.


Positioning Loyola For The Future, John P. Pelissero Feb 2014

Positioning Loyola For The Future, John P. Pelissero

John P. Pelissero

No abstract provided.


Advocate, Vol. 25, Spring No. 1 (2014), Advocate Feb 2014

Advocate, Vol. 25, Spring No. 1 (2014), Advocate

The Advocate

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

From the Editor's Desk: The New Chancellor and You (p. 3)

CUNY News in Brief (p. 5)

Guest Columnist: People of Color Are Losing the Vote, Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan (p. 9)

Guest Columnist: When a University Hospital Backs a Surgical Robot, Controversy Ensues, Charles Ornstein (p. 10)

Social Illness: Reactions to Patient’s Tweets Broach a Brave New World of Health Visibility, Collette Sosnowy (p. 13)

Academic Freedom and the Boycott, Kristofer Petersen-Overton (p. 15)

Not Backing Down: Protests at City College over Morales/Shakur Expose CUNY at Its Most Oppressive, Michael Stivers (p ...


Collective Begging At Its Best: Labor-Management Relations In South Dakota, Gary Aguiar Jan 2014

Collective Begging At Its Best: Labor-Management Relations In South Dakota, Gary Aguiar

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Public employee labor unions in South Dakota possess a feeble set of bargaining rights, so weak it should be considered “collective begging.” However, our recent contract contains significant victories despite decades of playing defense. What lessons can be learned from this experience that might help other similarly situated faculty unions? What does this case study teach us about the disparity of power, especially where labor has fewer legal and political tools than management? I apply DiGiovanni’s (2011) typology of “intangible influences” on collective bargaining to explain our success. As DiGiovanni predicts, history and timing played a large role in ...


Engaging Students In Disaster Relief Training Exercises Dec 2013

Engaging Students In Disaster Relief Training Exercises

Dr. John R. Fisher

Incorporating National Incident Management System training and exercise principles into homeland security and emergency management learning can help university students develop emergency response capabilities through practical application of knowledge in simulated incidents. In addition, they gain team-building and leadership skills, establish relationships with professionals that will carry forward into their careers, and obtain confidence in their abilities to respond under pressure to simulated critical incidents. This case study describes student experience in disaster relief and humanitarian service exercises in the United States, Kosovo, and the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia. The DEAL approach to critical thinking is used to provide ...