volume 44
Temple UniversityFaculty Herald

 

INSIDE VOLUME 44, NUMBER 4 (April, 2014)

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Temple as a Public Good?

By Steve Newman, Editor

 

"If “Philadelphia’s Public University” is to be more than a slogan, we must secure the support of the public we serve."

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Taking Steps Toward Budget Transparency

By Mark Rahdert, President of Faculty Senate

 

“In my judgment, a spirit of true collegiality and common purpose has been pervasive – a very promising start to what I hope and trust will prove ultimately to be a very successful enterprise.”

 

 

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An Interview with Provost Hai-Lung Dai at the End of His First Year

By Steve Newman, Editor

“If we want to be true to this mission, then we really have to support in engaging in the discovery of knowledge, but as a university that lacks the resources many of our competitors have, we have to focus the resources available to those in research.” - Provost Hai-Lung Dai

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Ditch Your Textbook: Moving to OER and Alt-Textbooks

By Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services

"Faculty across the country are demonstrating their ability to take control over learning materials. Perhaps this is the time to move to a post-textbook era in which digital learning materials replace the traditional commercial textbook."

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How Disability Figures into My Scholarship

By Jeremy Schipper, Associate Professor of Religion

"In university culture, we often think of disability as relevant only to matters of accommodations and services for our students, staff, and faculty with disabilities instead of an important aspect of identity and diversity on campus."

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Also inside vol. 44, no. 4

How Might RCM Change Graduate Education at Temple?

The Way-Back Machine x2: Declining State Support and the Dwindling of Tenure-Track Faculty
• Budget Committees Chart
The Way-Back Machine: A Bid for the Groundhog Day Bowl?
Seeking Other Faculty Heralds
Minutes
TUFH Staff

 

INSIDE VOLUME 44, NUMBER 3 (February, 2014)
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Parts and Wholes: Who Stands for Temple?

By Steve Newman, Editor

So what role will we on the faculty play in discussions around the identity and identities of Temple’s student body? To answer that question properly, we will have to stand for Temple in a different way, to defend our vision of what Temple students are and should be. That way, we will be more confident in the integrity of part and whole when we imagine this or that group of students standing for Temple."

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Athletics: To Infinity and Beyond...?

By Michael L. Sachs, Professor of Kinesiology

“Even the NSA must be impressed by how stealthily the Administration pursued this course of action. One particularly sad part of this process was that apparently there was no (or almost no) faculty involvement—I believe faculty could have contributed significantly to the decision making process.”

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Accessibility and Technology at Temple

An Interview with Timothy O’Rourke, Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Computer and Financial Services, and Paul E. Paire, Executive Director, Systems, Computer Services

“I would be very concerned if a faculty member made a statement to a student, “You can’t take this course because you’re blind.” Then we have a problem. I don’t think that should ever be said to a student.” CIO Timothy O'Rourke

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Universal Design for Learning: Ensuring Access for All Students

By Ann Keefer, Ph.D., Instructor, English

"Giving students choices from among a variety of expressions of course material and concept mastery allows them to not only express their knowledge in a method they prefer, it may also challenge them to think critically about their strengths as a student and how they can present their ideas in a polished, professional and engaging way."

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Response to Faculty Herald's "Dialogue on Good and Bad Teaching"

By Pamela Barnett, Associate Vice Provost & Director, Teaching and Learning Center

 

“Everything we do at The Teaching & Learning Center aims to promote this basic conceptual orientation toward learning-centered beliefs and approaches. A brilliant, well-organized and well performed lecture that represents the cutting edge in the field is good teaching if students learn from it, but ineffective if it goes over their heads.”

 

 

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Also inside vol. 44, no. 3

Meet Temple University Honors

Helping Student Athletes Affected by the Cuts
• In Memoriam: Dick Beards (1934-2013)
The Way-Back Machine: A Bid for the Groundhog Day Bowl?
Letter to the Editor 02/24/14
Letter to the Editor 01/14/14
Letter to the Editor 01/02/14
• Letter to the Editor 12/16/13
• Budget Committees Chart
• Making the New Merit Summer Stipends for Undergraduates Work: A Call to Action
• Help Make the Freshman-Scholar Summer-Stipend a Success
Seeking Other Faculty Heralds
Minutes
TUFH Staff

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INSIDE VOLUME 44, NUMBER 2 (December, 2013)
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And Gladly Would We Learn and Gladly Teach

By Steve Newman, Editor

When I reflect on my job, my time in the classroom and during my office hours is surely as vivid to me as my time grappling with the complexities of Adam Smith’s or Robert Burns’ or Joanna Baillie’s theories and practices of value along with current conversations and conflicts about the value of the humanities."

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An Interview with Dean Anderson

By Steve Newman

“I think we should collaborate with the school district and not just with public schools but also charter schools when they are fulfilling a mission that is aligned with ours.” Dean Gregory Anderson

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Best in Show: The Limits of Gentrifying Urban Schools

By Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara, Assistant Professor, Urban Education/Teaching and Learning

“The funding shortfalls that plague Philadelphia’s schools will not be resolved without concerted political action on the part of Philadelphia’s citizens and powerful local institutions.”

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Protecting the Faculty: the Aftermath of the October 29th Assault in Anderson Hall

By Steve Newman

"So what steps does Temple plan to take to enhance security? President Theobald has announced that security is being integrated into the campus Master Plan, which will be released in early 2014. But what changes have already been made, and what is being planned in the near term?"

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Dialogue on Good and Bad Teaching

Rebecca Alpert, Professor, Department of Religion and Chair of the Editorial Board of The Faculty Herald
Jerry Iannelli, Opinions Editor,
The Temple News
Steve Newman, Associate Professor, Department of English and Editor of
The Faculty Herald

Grace Holleran, Opinion Columnist, The Temple News
Deb Stull, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

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Also inside vol. 44, no. 2

On the Inauguration of President Neil Theobald

Student Access to Student Feedback Forms vs. Faculty Privacy
• A Status Report on Two Crucial Tests of Faculty Governance: Deans’ Reviews and Budget Committees
The College of Education's Link with Philadelphia Public Schools and a Look to the Future
Two CLA Programs Reach Historic Milestones
The Way-Back Machine: April 1996
Distinguished Professor of History Visits Temple to Talk Lincoln
Minutes
TUFH Staff

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INSIDE VOLUME 44, NUMBER 1 (October, 2013)

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How Temple Spent Our Summer 'Vacation'

By Steve Newman, Editor

it pains me to observe that including faculty seems to have been more the exception than the rule this summer. "

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Two Conversations with Provost Hai-Lung Dai

By Steve Newman

"“I don’t think online learning will ever replace classroom instruction and the interaction between faculty and students.”" - Provost Hai-Lung Dai

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A Conversation About General Education at Temple: Past, Present, and Future

By Peter Jones (Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Professor, Criminal Justice); Istvan Varkonyi (Director of Gen Ed and Associate Professor, German); Julie Phillips (Associate Director of General Education); Deborah Stull (member of the GEEC and Assistant Professor of Biology); Vallorie Peridier (member of the GEEC and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering); and Steve Newman.

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Setting Standards for Online Learning at Temple

Distance Learning Standards/Guidelines (DLS/G) Committee Report by Vicki McGarvey, Vice Provost for University College and Catherine Schifter, Associate Professor, Psychological, Organizational, and Leadership Studies

 

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To the Editor

By Rebecca Alpert

“But there is great danger to the triumphalist monolingualism that pervades this country’s ethos and that we perpetuate at our peril.”

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Also inside vol. 44, no. 1

Mourning a Colleague: Ben Kohl (1954-2013)

Introducing the Way-Back Machine
• Attention All Faculty Interested in Education and Gaming
The Eighth Annual Global Temple Conference
Minutes
TUFH Staff