Monthly Archives: March 2012
Lunch & Learn for Faculty
Date and Time: Monday, April 2, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Student Activities Building, SAB 117
“Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Engagement with Interactive Instructional Technology”
During this session the presenters will discuss their research findings on increased engagement and learning of children with autism spectrum disorder using interactive white board technology. Using video, the presenters will showcase preschool and elementary students actively engaged with instruction through lessons designed to increase their language, communication, and social skills using the interactive technology.
Bring a drink, we will provide lunch.
The Lunch & Learn series is offered throughout the academic year as an opportunity for faculty to share ideas on teaching and learning. If you have a topic you would like to learn more about, or if you would like to present on a topic, please contact Claudia Ruiz.
The University Speaker Series concludes the 2011-12 year with a presentation at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, by Sherry Gaba, LCSW, on “Addiction and Sobriety.” She is a licensed, professional counselor in private practice in California, specializing in addictions of all types.
Her 15 years of experience in helping people create sober, healthier lifestyles has made her a sought-after television guest on programs such as VH1’s Celebrity Rehab, Dr. Drew Live, and Sober House. She writes and speaks frequently on an approach emphasizing ways that people suffering from addictions can attract positive energy to aid their recovery. She contributes frequently to anthologies, newsletters, and blogs, and is the author of The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery, released in 2010 by HCI Books. Gaba holds the Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California.
The presentation will be in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center at University Campus.
The American Federation of Teachers’ “Just Ask” campaign encourages would-be college students, their parents, and their high schools’ guidance counselors to consider the conditions of adjunct faculty members when judging higher-education institutions. The questions is urges students to ask while visiting campuses include:
- How likely is it that a first- or second-year students at your institution will be taught by full-time, permanent faculty members?
- What percentage of undergraduate classes and discussion sections are taught by part-time faculty and graduate assistants?
- How much do part-time faculty make per course at your institution?
- Are part-time faculty required to hold office hours? Do they get paid to do so, and are they provided suitable office space to meet with students?
For more information, visit the full article at The Cronicle.
1887 — George T. Ladd’s book Elements of Physiological Psychology was published.
1948 — Lithium was first used in a trial treatment of manic behavior. Australian John F. J. Cade gave lithium citrate to “a little wizened man of 51 who had been in a chronic state of excitement for five years. He was amiably restless, dirty, destructive, and interfering.” The treatment was surprisingly effective and the patient was discharged on July 9, 1948.
1977 — The first informal meeting of the President’s Commission on Mental Health was held. President Jimmy Carter created the commission, carrying out a campaign promise of his wife, Rosalynn. Psychologists John Conger and Beverly Long served on the commission.
Text adapted from: History
“At TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and “taking statistics” on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.
Patricia Kuhl studies how we learn language as babies, looking at the ways our brains form around language acquisition.”