Spring 2011University Updates

School of Psychological Sciences, Social Sciences, Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows Program

School of Psychological Sciences: Disproportionate representation

Jacqueline Remondet Wall served as a coauthor on a book chapter, “Addressing the Disproportionate Representation of Children of Color: A Collaborative Community Approach,” for The Practice of Social Work: Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparity of Outcomes. She was author or coauthor on two film reviews accepted for publication in the journal PsycCRITIQUES. One review addressed issues of human resiliency as portrayed in the film 127 Hours. Her coauthor on this critique was David G. Wall. The second review was a critique of the film Toy Story 3. David Wall was the lead author on this review, which examined the Aristotelian underpinnings of virtue portrayed in the movie. Wall, with Steven M. Koch, coauthored a technical report for IARCCA, An Association of Family and Children’s Services. She also sponsored four student poster submissions to the fall conference of the Indiana Psychological Association and three student poster submissions to the 119th convention of the American Psychological Association. Koch also served as a coauthor on these submissions.

In November Wall provided an invited presentation,  “Learning to Look Back So One Can See Forward,” at the IARCCA Collaborative Outcomes Conference. Wall received a Creative Fellows award from UIndy for the 2010 academic year. She is pursuing a research project as part of this award.

Social Sciences: Service-learning book available

Phylis Lan Lin edited Service-Learning in Higher Education: National and International Connection, published by the University of Indianapolis Press in 2011. The book includes contributions from writers on three continents. Visit http://uindy.edu/universitypress/index.php for information.

Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows Program: Designing lessons for learning

Angelia Ridgway, Deb Sachs ’78, and Donna Stephenson presented the session “Designing Lessons for Student Engagement” at the Indiana Conference on Student Learning, sponsored by the Indiana Student Achievement Institute. They also presented the session at the annual Hoosier Association of Science Teachers conference. At the HASTI conference, Sachs and Sue Blackwell copresented the session “Biology and Literacy: Making the Connection” with UIndy Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows Sarah Braun, Marie Damron, Amanda Hendricks, Doreen Jones, and Brian Stidham, as well as the session “Chemistry and Literacy: Making the Connection” with UIndy Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows Cynthia Henry, Brian Libby, Melanie McCool, and Marci Welti.

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