Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Digital Archives Reveal Social Networks

Researchers are finding new ways to connect archival documents in a project organized by the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia. Archived documents are being digitized and then connected to similar documents (from the same person, from the same groups of people, or on the same topics). In a recent Chronicle article, Jennifer Howard provides some interesting details of how this project likely will change how researchers are able to search digitally archived documents.
Read more by visiting the article online.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference Conference

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) sponsors a number of national conferences on topics of interest to those in higher education. See the details below of an upcoming conference on diversity issues.

Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference:
New Frameworks for Diversity and Learning

October 18-20, 2012
Baltimore, MD
Register by September 17 for best conference rates

AAC&U invites you to attend Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference:  New Frameworks for Diversity and Learning to learn how campuses are effectively linking diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives in order to redefine notions of academic excellence and prepare students to engage differences, embrace multicultural complexity, and help revitalize democracy’s future.

Learn more about this conference and register online.
For more information, please call 202.387.3760, or write to

Upcoming FLOWHE Events

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Florida Office of Women in Higher Education (FLOWHE) events:

Conflict Resolution in Higher Education
with Dr. Candice Carter, Associate Professor, College of Education & Human Services, UNF
 Beyond Bone—Health Issues & Vitamin D
with Dr. Delores Truesdell, Assistant Professor, Brooks College of Health, UNF
 (NOTE:  UNF Convocation ends approximately 11:30, so late arrivals are anticipated)

Fourth Annual State Conference in Deland, FL
Click for Online Registration

Faculty Salaries Table Published

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published a table of Faculty Salaries from across the US. The interactive tool allows users to select salaries and sort by state, type of institution, and student-faculty ratio.
What interesting trends to you observe in the data?

FLOWHE Brown Bag for Sharing and Networking

The Florida Office of Women in Higher Education (FLOWHE) at UNF will be hosting a Brown Bag Lunch for Sharing and Networking Event.

Conflict Resolution in Higher Education
with Dr. Candice Carter, Associate Professor, College of Education & Human Services, UNF

Thursday, August 30, 2012
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
University of North Florida; Student Union West – Building 58W, Room 3804
Bring your Lunch!

Interactions in higher education constitute informal instruction as well as formal lessons in courses. Administrators and other leaders across the campus community provide models for conflict management that has two goals: resolution and transformation.  This session will clarify the two goals and present some methods that have been useful for accomplishing them. Participants will share their knowledge of pro-social methods that have been useful for conflict resolution and transformation. Pro-social approaches to conflict are attentive to the needs of everyone in a conflict.

About the Presenter:
Candice C. Carter Ph.D. is an associate professor at the University of North Florida, USA. Her research and scholarship topics include: conflict transformation, peace education, history/social studies instruction, citizenship education, and peace through arts. She serves in many international and national peace, education and policy organizations. Professor Carter designs and facilitates peace education programs in all levels of education, including the interdisciplinary Conflict Transformation Program at the University of North Florida.

For more information on FLOWHE, please contact our FLOWHE Institutional representatives:
Florida State College at Jacksonville:   Karen Arlington, or 633-8317 or
University of North Florida:   Dr. Lynn Jones, or 620-1394

Friday, August 24, 2012

Returning to the Classroom: Teaching Students with Military Experience

UNF and the Jacksonville Community have welcomed those with military experience. More and more, instructors are noticing differences in the responses and perspectives of students in their classrooms who are military veterans. 

Upcoming OFE Event

Returning to the Classroom:  Teaching Students with Military Experience
September 6, 2012, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom C/D,  Building 58(W), Room 3703
Register Now

In this session, Dr. Tracy Hejmanowski, Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Deployment Health Center at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, will discuss how the experiences and resulting perspectives of student veterans impact their psychological and ideological viewpoints, as well as their capabilities and motivation in the college classroom.  The cognitive and emotional challenges of student veterans struggling with PTSD and persistent post-concussive syndrome will also be discussed, as it may impact classroom and instructional dynamics. An awareness of the scenarios that require sensitivity to student veterans' needs will help faculty minimize class disruption and maximize educational gains.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Enhancement and the Military and Veterans Resource Center and is supported by a grant from the Prudential Foundation