This collection features books and book contributions written by faculty in the Department of Modern Languages & Literature at Fairfield University.
Diana S. Sinton, Jennifer J. Lund, Kurt Schlichting, and Joel D. Goldfield
Kurt Schlichting and Joel Goldfield are contributing authors, "GIS and Sociology in Foreign Language Learning,”
Book description: Understanding Place is a reference for teachers who wish to deepen student involvement by using GIS technology to analyze, and visualize information. Using interactive maps, students in all disciplines have the opportunity to go beyond words to develop the skills and habits of seeing, thinking, and communicating with information-rich images. When students use GIS and mapping as tools to practice inquiry in their fields, they see more, understand more, and engage in a meaningful way with their subjects. Contributors candidly describe GIS-based teaching, learning, and research across the range of a liberal arts and sciences curriculum.
Diversity Issues in American Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Higher Education and Student Affairs Professionals
Lamont A. Flowers, Walter Rankin, Doris A. Bitler, and Donna Fox
Walter Rankin (with Doris Bitler and Donna Fox) is a contributing author, "Dawn Wu's Journey Out of Depression," pp. 77-80.
The primary objective of this book is to help higher education and student affairs graduate students as well as current higher education and student affairs professionals practice and refine thinking skills needed to resolve diversity-related issues and problems on college and university campuses. Within each chapter the author has included case studies that address all of the different aspects of diversity and the following functional areas within higher education and student affairs: academic advising, administration, admissions, career services, counseling and psychological services, financial aid, Greek affairs, international education, institutional research, judicial affairs, multicultural affairs, orientation services, residence life, student activities, student development in the two-year college, teaching, and wellness and student health. The case studies are designed to serve as a useful starting point to enable students and professionals to practice examining and thoughtfully articulating appropriate plans of action in response to the issues presented in each. Specifically, each case study is designed to help readers recognize and develop multicultural awareness and become competent users of multicultural knowledge and related skills. This book may be used as a supplementary textbook or a stand-alone text in undergraduate or graduate level courses, training modules, workshops, and seminars designed to provide opportunities to learn how to communicate with persons from different cultural backgrounds. In addition, the text contains a number of research projects that students and researchers will find interesting and challenging, including some that may be expanded to serve as dissertation projects and/or research publications.
Giuseppe Mazzotta, Gianvincenzo Gravina, and Mary Ann McDonald Carolan
Mary Ann McDonald Carolan is contributing author, translation of "Della ragion poetica, Book II" by Gravine Gianvincenzo.