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Created: September 23, 2005
Latest Update: September 29, 2005
Topic of the Week:
Snow White and Her Magic Numbers
Welcome You to Storyland
Every now and then things just don't work out the way we planned. We thought the magic numbers were all worked out and that Snow White and her Seven Magic Numbers could retreat to Storyland until next semester. Well, the best laid plans of mice and men . . . . So we have new students sprinkled throughout our classes who have four weeks of earlier work facing them. Here's how we're going to work this out as a loving and caring community, in light of the theme of my classes: education exists because we love it.
I'm going to revise our syllabi, reflecting the adaptations we've agreed upon. (At least those of us already enrolled before last minute disaster agreed upon them.) We'll discuss the new syllabi on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, and I'll be online for discussion as much as I can this weekend. Revised Syllabi for jeanne's Fall 2005 Classes.
Monday, September 26, 2005:
There hasn't been nearly enough time. I haven't gotten to the readings yet. Organizing the exhibition took longer than I thought. And there's been no time to put up learning records, but I know how to do it all; I just need a couple of extra days in the week. It's really important that you guys see me either from 12 to 12:45, or from 4:00 to 5:15 on Tuesday or from 12 to 12:45 or from 3:30 to about 7 on Wednesday in my office, if you have not yet seen me in class or elsewhere. Please, I don't want any little field mice coming in in two weeks, saying "I didn't know where to find you!!!!!
love and peace, jeanne
NEWS, Announcements, and
Current Events Discussion Topics:
- Wednesday: Jeanne will be in her office, SBS B 326, except for the time she is in Moot Court at SAC 3162, from 1:00 to 3:00 or so.
The announcement that all students who haven't already need to see me, must see me, is based on the number of field mice who are registered but haven't made contact yet. This is serious! I'm going to turn in mid-term grades, based on one or two of your discussions that I've switched to your learning records. If you haven't made contact that's an F. But most of you are already in contact. That message didn't apply to you.
Please read the revised syllabus instructions, link in this section, and confirm that you're clear on how to communicate your learning record materials.
MY STATISTICS STUDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO COME IN ON WEDNESDAY. I'LL BE HERE EVERY THURSDAY FOR YOU EXCEPT FOR THIS THURSDAY, BUT THERE IS NO NEED FOR YOU TO COME IN SPECIALLY ON WEDNESDAY. SORRY ABOUT THAT MISUNDERSTANDING. jeanne
- New Yahoo Group: Transparent Learning Measurement
Discussion of concepts and issues from lectures on social justice, contextual perception of one's own world and the self that interacts with that world, logical and analytical interpretation of writings on these issues, and leadership and management in the helping professions. In this group students and faculty interact cooperatively to prepare each student's written response, submitted as a learning record for their shared studies.
Let's start by putting issues of transparency and learning on this site. That means ask for tutoring here, ask questions about specific classes here, etc. We'll try it, but not till later this week, as I catch up to all the new registrants and to all the old field mice. jeanne
For instructions see Tutoring:
- Revised syllabi for jeanne's Fall 2005 classes, given registration problems. The lectures will be rearranged by topic. The notes by date given. The texts by text. But I won't be able to do that until Friday.
- Learning Records for jeanne's classes, Fall 2005:
Rosters for Learning Records
Checked these last at 7:30 Wednesday, September 14, 2005. jeanne
Checked again on September 18. But I haven't added those yet. Soon. jeanne
- Learning Records for Statistics, Sociology 220-01, Fall 2005
- Learning Records for Moot Court, Sociology 370-01, Fall 2005
- Learning Records for Sociology of the Helping Professions, Sociology 386-01, Fall 2005
- Learning Records for Special Topics: Love 1A, Sociology 395-01, Fall 2005
- Learning Records for Graduate Special Topics: Love 1A, Sociology 595-02, Fall 2005
- Student Research Day at CSUDH Since we are preparing projects continually for presentation and sharing, you should consider taking part in this. Abstracts are due by September 30, so you should let me know as soon as possible that you'd like to take part.
Wisconsin you're welcome to take part, too, but I don't think the CSUDH people will understand Wisconsin's presence, and we're too far away for you to make the presentations. But you could submit for a local criminal justice presentation and still share in preparation with us. jeanne
- Instructions page for joining transform_dom and transspan
- Link for joining transform_dom: Fixed this link. jeanne
Famous People and Concepts We Should Have Heard Of, But Often Haven't.
- Robert K. Merton
Crimetheory.com Read the first 4 pages, by clicking on Next at the bottom of the top frame. Page 4 shows a graph on anomie and Merton's explanation of deviance.
- Alfie Kohn - still needs some revision, jeanne
- Names to Know when Reading about Postmodernism, Postmodern Therapies, or PMTH Good quick reference list.
- Up soon.
Jeanne's Lectures for Fall 2005
- Lectures, Lecture Notes, Text Lectures
- Fall 2005 Application Lectures in Chronological Order
- Fall 2005 Lecture Notes in Class Order
- Fall 2005 Lectures in Text Order
- Spring 2005 Lectures in Chronological Order
- Winter Break 2005 Lectures in Chronological Order
- Fall 2004 Lectures in Chronological Order
- Letters to My Students
- Fall 2005 Letters to My Students: jeanne's World and Welcome to It
- Spring 2005 Letters to My Students: jeanne's World and Welcome to It
Lectures Posted for Week of September 25, 2005
- Lecture 14: Systemic Analysis of No Bid Contracts Dominant discourse accepts that repairs are being made, thus reifying the concept of reconstruction as a collective good. We need to explore more deeply how that reconstruction fits into our governance, our values, our ethics. Special emphasis on Bechtel, Bolivia, and Human Rights to Rainwater. Backup article.
- Lecture 13: Intelligent Design and Creationism Lecture and concepts. A Web of Faith, Law and Science in Evolution Suit Evolution, Intelligent Design, Creationism and the Separation of Church and State. Backup. :
- Lecture 12: About Those Who Simply Do Not Care for Others No discussion questions up yet.
- Lecture 11: Ipse Dixit: Just Because He Says So - Didn't We Get into Trouble with That One on Iraq?? No discussion questions up yet.
- Lecture 10: Under Din of Abortion Debate, an Experience Shared Quietly Different Perspectives on Victims, Forgiveness, and What Happens to the Child. No concepts or discussion up yet.
- Lecture 9: Have We Really Changed Our Philosophy Towards Poverty? Some concepts and discussion questions up.
- Lecture 8: The Language We Flaunt: The Social Significance of Academic Jargon Discussion questions included.
Discussions to learn from:
- "in response to lecture #8, "The language we flaunt"
- Transparency and Conceptual Linking to Practice Discussion of How Theory Relates to Your Own World
- The Transparency Essential to Judgment: The Importance of Replication On the Roberts' confirmation process.
- Lecture 7. Analyzing Leadership and Management in Hurricane Katrina Some excellent maps on New York Times site. No discussion qustions yet.
- Backup of Breakdowns Marked Path From Hurricane to Anarchy from the New York Times. Sunday, September 11, 2005.
- Lecture 6: Sticks and Stones: Labelling Matters Discussion questions included.
See also Ethnic Groups and Labelling No discussiion questions yet.
- Lecture 5: Structural Violence and Acts of Omission Just started.
- Structural Violence, Visual Presentation of Self, and Interpreting the New Orleans Disaster No discussion questions yet.
- Sticks and Stones: Labelling Matters No discussion questions yet.
- Ethnic Groups and Labelling No discussion questions yet.
- Lecture 14: No Bid Contracts as a Form of Structural Violence New article in NY Times up on this issue: Many Contracts for Storm Work Raise Questions
- Bush's Hurricane Response a Disaster by Michael Hiltzik, L.A. times, September 5, 2005, Business Section, p.1. "Nearly five years ago, the Bush administration rode into office bearing its cynicism about government high, like a banner." Backup
Here is an issue of governance. How do we manage reasonable governance discourse over this issue of the role of government in major disasters, of which I should have thought terrorism would be one?
- Lecture 4: Friendship in Today's World: And Who Shall Stand Beside Me?
Discussion questions added Saturday, September 10, 2005.
- Lecture 3: Loving Orientation or Bleeding Heart? No discussion questions yet.
- Lecture 2: The Guelph World of Doing Something No discussion questions yet.
- Lecture 1: Pain and the Mind First Week's lecture for all classes.
- My World on August 21: Illocutionary Obligations Topic of the Week for this issue.
- My World on August 14: The New American Century
- My World on August 10, 2005: So Easy to Remain Unaware
- Forgiveness and the Other as Stranger Lecture.and references.
- Frozen Words and Discourse Lecture and references.
jeanne's recollection from lectures on Wednesday, September 8, 2005 jeanne's recollection from lectures on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 jeanne's recollection from lectures on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 jeanne's recollection from lectures on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21, 2005 jeanne's recollection from lectures on Thursday, September 22, 2005 jeanne's recollection from lectures on Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Index for Text Lectures
- Better Get Used to It From the writings of Alfie KohnBackup
- Alfie Kohn Managed some revision, but not all of it. jeanne
- Sovereign and Disciplinary Power by Covaleski.
- No Child Left Behind Statistics
from the Los Angeles Times
Invitation and Map for Love 1A Naked Space Exhibit for Fall 2005.
You can link on Love 1A and get the page explaining the hypertext poem. And you can link on love, on helping, on governance, and on interpretation and get the page explaining each of those sections. I realize the size is too much, but I can't redo it tonight. Sorry. No more time. But please play with what is up and start thinking about our hypertext poem. jeanne
Here's the image in normal size:
Image for Poster.
Collage model from Stampin' Up's idea book & catalog, 2005 | 2006, at p. 189. I was at a gathering of arts and crafts people who do stamping to learn how I could introduce stamping techniques for our exhibition projects. It wasn't until I went to order materials that I saw this collage, and I spent the next hour or so, with Reiko Sakata helping me, finding all the tools we need to make this into a hand-made book cover, so that each of you who would like to can make hand made books in our workshops. Or boxes, or framed collages, or whatever.
As I worked at scanning the photo for our website today, I realized that it would be a wonderful poster and invitation and main page for our Naked Space Exhibit this semester.
Academic Support and Resource Links
- A Range of Sources on Global Info
Left/Right Perspectives - Cursor - New York Times - The National Review
Arts and Letters Daily - The Economist - The Sierra Club - The Guardian
Wall Street Journal - The Weekly Standard - The Nation - The Cato Institute (Libertarian)
BBC NEWS | Americas - truthout - Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times - Chicago Tribune - La Opinion - The Washington Post
Cursor's Al Jazeera Archive - Ha'aretz - Palestine Monitor - Palestine Report
- How to Navigate the Web Site
- Mentoring Help for New Students with Frequently Asked Questions
- Mentoring Help for Returning Students with More Frequently Asked Questions
- Shared Reading Suggestions
- Learning Styles
- Home Page for transform-dom You can read all the messages on Transforming Dominant Discourse from this page. Just click on messages in the left hand frame. You can read the messages, even if you're having difficulty signing up.
- Most recent list of Learning Records from Fall 2005
- Instructions page for joining transform_dom and transspan
- Link for joining transform_dom:
Preparing for Graduate Study:
- Test Prep Preview Joshua L. Stewart, recommended this site because it has free practice tests. If you're thinking of taking the GRE, the LAST, or any other graduate entry test, this might be a good place to gather some early information. Joshua suggested it for Praxis Practice, but a quick first look suggests they don't mean by praxis what we do. Check it out, anyway, if you have some spare time. jeanne
- Resource Literacy
- Urban Legends Reference Pages. They post rumors and scams and phony e-mails circulating, to offer you a quick check. It worked for me. I entered "Fat Boy" as a google seacrch, and when I saw the Snopes.com link, I knew it would help, and it did. To not check your sources is as grievous as to plagiarize someone else's information and writing. the-artists.org Good quick reference site with many of the artists, art schools, and visual approaches to present social issue that we discuss. Added April 8, 2005.
- Plagiarism Watch www.streetgangs.com site. The intelligent and effective use of resources means that you have to be careful not to plagiarize other people's material. We have several files on plagiarism, but I think the one that might make the most sense to you is this complaint on streetgangs.com. They give you samples of sites that have taken their material without citation, even at colleges, and they also give you examples of sites that have used their material with proper attribution. I find the irony poetic, and hope that their message will get through to you the importance of attribution. Dr. O'Connor on his Mega Criminal Justice site led me to streetgangs.com and noted that others frequently hack into the site. For that reason I have created a backup copy for your use in case you cannot access the actual site. Please be sure to attribute any citation to streetgangs.com. jeanne Backup.
Using Academic Language Effectively
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:
- Letters of Recommendation: How to get me to respond to your request. Many of you need letters. If you will follow this format, I can do them quickly and make them good.
- Dog Letters If you do not give me adequate information, but do manage to get my attention, you may end up with a dog letter. That is a letter that says that you work well with people, that you are enthusiastic, that you persist at getting things done, and that everyone likes you. Of course, my dog gets along well with people, brings his ball to them, is enthusiastic, and persists at getting them to take his ball. Everyone likes my dog. That's a dog letter. It's so general it could be about my dog. jeanne
- Career Options You Might Not Have Considered
- visual media and their interdependence with other means of knowing to understand that we are not totally rational creatures deciding things apart from our feelings and values. Wolfowitz (new President of the World Bank to aid developing countries AND principle advocate of the Iraq War) might feel very differently when he is exposed to visual and aural images of the poor developing countries that have not before been his primary concern. So we want to know how best to present those developing countries visually. And we might find that we can have a career doing that sort of thing, so it does reflect on us as individuals. Added April 2, 2005.
Sneaky Strokes and Flying Good Dogs
Flying Dog is also a painting by Zhang Kai. Best I've ever come across to illustrate our site with magic numbers and unicorns and whipped cream cats and now, flying dogs:
- I just can't get over the freedom I feel! By Denice Roberts.
- Thanks for Helping Each Other To Miko from Jeanne . By Minerva Castelan.
- Thanks for the Dinosaurs By Shirley Dunn.
- On the Shoulders of Giants By Rosa Ulloa. From Rosa to Our Graduates.
- We need a forum like this . . . By Robert Thomas ("beau") Hayes.
- but not my last [day] on habermas. By Miko Garcia.
- Thanks for the Theory By intheairsunshine.
- Flying Good Dogs:Whenever something happens in class that works out well, that inspires you, that helps in studying, whatever, take a few minutes to send us an e-mail. We'll post it where all of us can learn from it, including other teachers.
- Who to Take SiteYou can also send an email to the Who to Take Site: