An invitation to faculty and academic staff from the Honors Council
The University Honors Council invites faculty and academic staff to propose colloquia for the Honors Program for the 2006-07 academic year. The deadline for submission of a preliminary proposal is Nov. 14. Proposals should be submitted on the honors colloquium proposal form.
The council will then undertake an initial screening of the proposals. Colloquia can be one-, two-, three- or four-credit courses. They should be interdisciplinary offerings designed for students in the Honors Program which focus on significant issues while stressing analysis, critical reading, problem solving and discussion.
Colloquia may be at either the 100- or 300-levels, are limited to no more than 20 students, should seek to challenge a group of intelligent and highly motivated students, and should not significantly duplicate course work available in departments. Since colloquia are general education courses, they should be designed to enhance the students’ liberal education.
More information is available online or by contacting Paul Hoff, Honors Program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-3621.
Draft minutes from special meetings of faculty and academic staff available online.
The draft minutes of the Oct. 20 special meetings of the university faculty and university academic staff for the purpose of accepting nominations for the Search and Screen Committee for Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs are available on the University Senate Web site.
• Draft minutes from university faculty meeting.
• Draft minutes from university academic staff meeting.
As described in the Faculty and Academic Staff Constitution, these minutes will be approved at a November meeting of the University Senate. Please report any corrections or additions to Wanda Schulner in the University Senate office at email@example.com or 836-3419.
Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present Faculty/Academic Staff Forums this semester. The programs will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays in the Presidents Room of Davies Center, unless otherwise noted. Bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• Nov. 2: Scott Lowe, philosophy and religious studies, "Chinese Millennial Movements."
• Nov. 9: Lawrence Martin, American Indian Studies, "Frederic Baraga and 19th-Century Ojibwe Literacy."
A list of all Fall 2005 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Carmen Manning presented a session titled "Online Literature Circles: A Collaboration Between High School Students and Pre-Service Teachers" at the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Language Arts conference Oct. 14 in Madison. UW-Eau Claire alumnus Tom Pamperin, now a graduate student in the English department and a teacher at Chippewa Falls High School, co-presented the session.
Bob Nowlan and Joel Pace presented papers and conducted a workshop titled "Teaching Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in the Schools: Engaging Resistance" at the Northwest Wisconsin Education Association annual conference Oct. 13 at Memorial High School in Eau Claire. The workshop was sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Civil Liberties Union. They also presented papers and conducted a forum titled "Engaging Resistance in Teaching Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Topics: Reflections and Observations" Oct. 23 for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Eau Claire.
Karen Welch presented a session titled "'Everyone is Entitled to Their Own Opinion': Guiding Peer Tutors Through Politically Charged Tutorials" at the International Writing Centers Association conference Oct. 21 in Minneapolis.
Betsy Cook presented a poster titled “Community Connections Through Therapeutic Recreation” at the National Recreation and Park Association Annual Congress Oct. 17-21 in San Antonio, Texas.
Management Information Systems
Matt Germonprez had his paper titled "The Impacts of the Cascading Style Sheet Standard on Mobile Computing" accepted for publication in the International Journal of IT Standards & Standardisation Research. Michel Avital and Nikhil Srinivasan co-authored the paper. In the paper the authors explore mobile computing and propose its increased support through two existing standardized technologies: Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The paper shows that those technologies play an important role in the evolution, expansion and openness of mobile computing.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Charlene Burns had her chapter titled "Cognitive Science and Christian Theology" published in the book "Soul, Psyche, Brain: New Directions in the Study of Religion and Brain-Mind Science," edited by Kelly Bulkeley, Palgrave Macmillan Press, pages 174-196.
Condolences to Lori Maassen, Development and Alumni Relations, whose mother, Carol Daul, died Oct. 23 in Algoma.