Faculty Vitality Projects

Women’s Space, in Mughal Indian Fortress/Palaces (1556-1756)
Naseem Banerji, Visual Arts
Travel to India to record and document the architectural and decorative programs at four palace fortresses; implement findings in three art classes.

Poverty, Income Distribution and Public Policy
Doris Geide-Stevenson, Economics
Design an economic course studying the topics of income inequality, poverty, and public policy issues in the U.S. and abroad with special focus on Utah.

North Atlantic Conflict Resolution: Northern Ireland Peace Accord
Thom Kearin, Sociology
Travel to Northern Ireland for research on Northern Ireland Disarmament; implement analysis in course content.

History Alliance: Toward the 21ST Century
LaRae Larking, Center for Social Science Education
Summer seminar series for 30-40 public history teachers in the Davis, Ogden, Weber, Morgan and Box Elder school districts, to work with WSU faculty and guests.

Anatolia Through the Ages
Peter Vernezze, Philosophy
Join American School of Classical Studies for spring excursion to the interior of Turkey.

Microsoft Training
Zhuolin Yu, Information Systems & Technology
Attend training to become a Microsoft Certified System Engineer.

Collaborative Vitality Projects

Teacher Leadership Inquiry
Shannon Butler, English 
Forrest Crawford, Teacher Education
Gary Dohrer, English
Kathleen Herndon, English 
Michael Smith, Teacher Education
Jim Young, English
An expansion of the site-based teacher education program into a pilot project at the graduate level for English teachers through a process of inquiry groups, in service efforts, and graduate courses in educational leadership.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology On-line Courses
Roger Crist, Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Kelly Harward, Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Implement Manufacturing Simulation and Total Quality Mangement courses on the Internet.

Workshop on International Financial Accounting at Peoples’ University of China in Beijing
David Durkee, Accounting
Sarah Tinkler, Economics
Travel to China for presentation at international Financial workshop; explore international partnership. 

Spring Quarter in Southern Asia, 1997 Program
Deon Greer, Geography
Julie Rich, Geography
Lead cultural and geographical study abroad in Thailand, Nepal and India.

Reflection: A Mirror for Professional and Pedagogical Growth
Kathleen Herndon, English
Pritiwanti Kumar, English
Linda Oda, Teacher Education
Present at international conference on reflection in Montreal, Canada.

Operation On-campus: Faculty-Student Contacts
Maria Parrilla Vasquez, Psychology
Tony Spanos, Foreign Languages
Transport migrant school students to WSU during the summer of academic, recreational and social activities.