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Created: September 23, 2005
Latest Update: September 29, 2005

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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:

  • 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

Famous People and Concepts We Should Have Heard Of, But Often Haven't.

Jeanne's Lectures for Fall 2005

Lecture Notes

  • 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

    Text Lectures

  • Index for Text Lectures

    Visual Sociology

    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:

    Collage Model for Love 1A Naked Space Exhibit

    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

    Using Academic Language Effectively

    Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:

    and Careers

    • Resumes:

    • Letters of Recommendation:

      • 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.

    That Was Fun! 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: