The Center for Educational Transformation will host a brown-bag Ed. Research Afternoon focused on using surveys in research. The event will highlight examples of different survey types, how these surveys are constructed through the software package Qualtrics and give insight into how surveys can be constructed in different ways to gather data.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Kim Baker, sociology, anthropology and criminology, and her students in the Drugs, Crime and Society course explore how issues like search and seizure, conspiracy laws, militarization and mandatory mini-mum sentencing have affected people’s lives along lines of race, class, gender and citizenship.
Emily Harsch, LGBT* Center, Xavia Publius, Women's and Gender Studies, and Allyson Rafanello, dean of studens office, will discuss pronouns, trans etiquette, campus resources for learning about gender identity, current UNI initiatives focusing on gender identity and how you can incorporate best practices with regard to gender identity in your classroom and workplace.
Melissa Dobosh, communication studies, will present “#OrgCommUNI: Using Twitter to Promote Reading and Engagement.”
Heather Jerónimo, languages and literatures, will present “The 5 C’s in 140 Characters: Twitter in the Spanish Literature Classroom."
Suzanne Freedman, educational psychology and foundations, will present her research on forgiveness, and how principles of forgiveness can help us respond more empathetically and effectively to offensive comments we may hear in our classrooms and workplaces.
Millie Njezic, communication studies, will provide information about Bosnia and how to pronounce Bosnian names.
Carrissa Froyum, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will present "Managing Emotions in the Classroom in an Era of Inequality." Froyum's presentation draws on the sociological research on emotions, inequality and power to understand how faculty can manage emotions in the classroom in ways that both encourage learning and challenge students. Topics include how emotion management is related to power, how faculty create expectations for emotions in the classroom (whether they know it or not),and some practical ways for managing emotions in the classroom.
The Multicultural Teaching Alliance will host its fifth Educating Educators gathering. The theme for the year is "Multicultural Teaching in Iowa: Becoming Prepared for the Changing Demographics" and is open to all teacher education students, staff and faculty. The keynote speaker will be Mark Grey, sociology, anthropology and criminology. He will discuss the changing demographics in Iowa schools. There will be breakout sessions facilitated by faculty, area teachers and students. Admission is free but registration is requited.
This month's featured reader is Taylor Brorby, co-editor of "Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America." Open mic sign up begins st 7 p.m. Taylor Brorby will take the state at 8 p.m. followed by a short Q&A session.
Wendy Hoofnagle, languages and literatures, will read from her book "The Continuity and the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism." Hoofnagle explores the Carolingian aspects of Norman influence in England after the Norman Conquest, arguing that the Normans’ literature of kingship envisioned government as a form of imperial rule modeled in many ways on the glories of Charlemagne and his reign.