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INSIDE VOLUME 43, NUMBER 5 (May, 2013)
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Competencies and Their Discontents

By Steve Newman, Editor

Competencies are already a central matter in departments and schools that must gain accreditation from professional bodies.... Whatever shape they’re in, though, there is much work to be done in making those competencies real for our students and ourselves. It will require that we talk with each other in departments and across departments and ranks and tracks, none of which will be easy. Some of this already happens at Temple, but all too rarely in my experience."

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An Interview with Provost Hai-Lung Dai, Part One

By Steve Newman

"I would argue that today there are some fundamental skills every student should have. Some business skills, for example.... Then, let’s come to diversity. This part of Gen Ed has a very noble goal, it is essential to creating a harmonious society." - Provost Hai-Lung Dai

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Answering for Undergraduate Education

By Paul LaFollette

"I remain proud of what we do for our undergraduates here at Temple, but I fear that I may be the last generation of tenured faculty here who can say that.”

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What Faculty Should Know about International Students

By Alistair Howard, Associate Professor (Instructional), Political Science, and Urzula Pruchniewska, Master's Student, Journalism.

"As is the case for local students, including international students in class discussion is vital to keeping them engaged and confirming that they’re understanding material. They may simply need more time and different kinds of encouragement from professors and classmates to participate. There are many proven ways to elicit participation from international students without intimidating or embarrassing them."

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Perspectives on "Chairs into Managers"

By Arvind Parkhe, Professor and Chair, Strategic Management, Fox SBM and Rob Drennan, Associate Professor and Chair, Risk Management and Insurance, Fox SBM and Art Hochner, TAUP President & Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, Fox SBM

 

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Also inside vol. 43, no. 5

A Letter to the Editor from Lewis Gordon, 4/22

A Letter to the Editor from Parkhe and Drennan, 5/10
• Faculty Senate Year End Committee Reports
Attention All Faculty Interested in Education and Gaming
Honoring Our Retirees
Minutes
TUFH Staff

 

INSIDE VOLUME 43, NUMBER 4 (March, 2013)
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In Temple We Trust?

By Steve Newman, Editor

“There are, however, signs of hope that we can help create a culture of trust at Temple, and we should do what we can to nurture them by making it clear that faculty should be trusted and that we are open to trusting administrators if the right systems are established to boost our confidence."

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An Interview with President Theobald, Part Two

By Steve Newman

"...“that’s an issue we’re tracking weekly. What is the diversity of our applicant pool, our admit pool, our in-state/out-of-state, all of those things matter. We are a public university of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and that’s where we start the discussion." - President Neil Theobald

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Temple's Institutional Integrity

By Frank Friedman and Eleanor Myers

"We believe that progress in these 6 areas are of vital interest to all members of the Temple University community and that it is incumbent upon the University faculty to work with the new University administration to ensure that appropriate steps are taken to ensure the integrity of the University both with regard to internal operations and the image it projects.”

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The Price of Performing a Mitzvah at Temple University: The Cost of Caring for One’s Fellow Human Beings in the 21st Century

By Michael Sirover

"At Temple, in 2013, we may face two contradictory goals, i.e., the need to establish a firm economic foundation as we go forward in the 21st century and our commitment to our fellow human beings... How we deal with this challenge may reveal the nature of our character and the strength of our convictions."

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The Affordable Care Adjunct, Coming Soon?

By Kime Lawson

"As of July 2011, ...a "regular" Temple adjunct with a 50% subsidy might still expect to pay $221.54 a month for themselves, or $966.84 for a family, while only taking home roughly $1200 a month."

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Also inside vol. 43, no. 4

What Faculty Need to Know about Students, by Zack Scott, Temple News

• Three Things Students Need to Know about Faculty but Often Don't, by Steve Newman

What Faculty and Students Need to Know about Each Other
Minutes
TUFH Staff

 

 

INSIDE VOLUME 43, NUMBER 3 (Feb., 2013)
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Where Are the Faculty?

By Steve Newman, Editor

“This should be self-evident, but it clearly needs repeating: Whatever futures for the university are conjured in reports and business plans, real universities cannot exist, let alone thrive, without the active participation of the faculty."

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An Interview with President Theobald, Part One

By Steve Newman

"...so that’s part of what we need—that mission, especially with the medical school but also the university. What’s the story we want to tell, and how are going to tell that story, and how are we going to make sure that people know about Temple University?" - President Neil Theobald

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Confidence in Deans

By Mark Rahdert

"Deans have held their job at the pleasure of the president, but the president has had little more to assess the quality of a dean’s performance than the president’s subjective opinion, aided by equally subjective input from other senior officers, and occasionally supplemented by anecdote, rumor, innuendo and backdoor politicking.”

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Students Behaving Badly...

By Karen Turner

"These are serious workplace environment issues that impact instructors and students and should be treated as such. The Task Force plans to meet this spring with the Dean of Students and others to begin addressing these matters."

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MOOCs and Mirror Neurons

By Dan O'Hara

"My concern about MOOCs is that... the drive to democratize higher education, in this latest form, will not stop long enough to conduct, analyze, and reflect on studies of what this new pedagogy is achieving, and at what cost, perhaps, in terms other than those of the bottom-line mind-set."

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Also inside vol. 43, no. 3
Minutes
TUFH Staff

 

 

 

INSIDE VOLUME 43, NUMBER 2 (Dec., 2012)
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A New Editor for Faculty Herald

By David Waldstreicher, Editor

“The Faculty Senate Steering Committee voted unanimously for Steven Newman (CLA), Associate Professor of English, to be the next editor of The Temple University Faculty Herald as of Jan. 1, 2013."

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On Responsibility Centered Budgeting

By Terry Halbert, Forrest Huffman, Douglas Wager, and Jonathan A. Scott

"In light of Provost Dai’s presentation on the move to Responsibility Centered Budgeting at the last Faculty Senate Meeting, we decided to ask several faculty members who have expressed an interest in, or had some background thinking about, this model for their reflections on its possibilities for Temple."

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Report of the CLA Ad Hoc Interdisciplinary Studies Committee

By CLA AHISC

"This Report of the CLA Ad Hoc Interdisciplinary Studies Committee assesses the impact of changes made in the status of five separate programs after one full year: American Studies, Asian Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women’s Studies/LGBT Studies... The Report is reproduced here in full."

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Great Teachers Awards at Temple: Surveying Womens' Success

By Committee on Status of Women Faculty

"In celebration of the receipt of Great Teachers awards by three women faculty members, the Committee on Status of Women Faculty at Temple University developed a survey intended to bring out the nature and reasons for their successes. The Herald is delighted to publish their responses."

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Where Global Becomes Local: the Global Temple Conference

By Kime Lawson

“Nearly 125 Temple faculty and students displayed their cutting-edge international initiatives in teaching, learning and research to largely positive reviews from the attendees.”

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Also inside vol. 43, no. 2

From the Editor

• American Studies at Temple?

Minutes
TUFH Staff

 

 

 

 

INSIDE VOLUME 43, NUMBER 1 (Oct., 2012)
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Brandishing Temple

By David Waldstreicher, Editor


" In the long run, what will make Temple great is the quality of the teaching and intellectual life here, especially in the areas that everyone should care about – I mean, the basics as well as the cutting edge in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. "

 

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Shared Governance in a Time of Leadership Transition

By Joan Shapiro

“During this challenging period, when shared governance is being opposed by outside forces and we are in the process of a leadership transition, it seems to me that it is essential that we run counter to the current critical trend."

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Temple University Press: A Temple-Made Gem

By Robin Kolodny

"The main costs of running a reputable press are not in the mechanics of getting the books on the shelves, but in the intellectual labor required to transform a manuscript into something worthy of the label “book” in the first place."

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Diane Maleson Loves Her Job!

A Conversation with the Senior Vice President for Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs

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A Letter to the Editor

By Luke Kahlich

"This is not a condemnation of Temple, but of the movement of the institution to join others in an environment in which upper administration and boards are more worried about PR and bigger and bigger things, populations and buildings, rather than human beings in the enterprise of teaching and learning."

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Piloting an Online Course in the City of Neighborhoods

By R. Scott Hanson

“Religion in Philadelphia was designated as an online course, so this presented another challenge: how does one teach a course online that is so site specific?”

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Also inside vol. 43, no. 1

• Remembering Mark Haller

• Honoring Our Retirees

Minutes
TUFH Staff