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Patricia Brennan

Patricia Brennan has been an Assistant Professor at Rhode Island College since 1983 and Head of the Reference Department of the James P. Adams Library since 1990. As coordinator and active teaching member of the department's Library Instruction effort, she has an on-going interest in various pedagogical issues including student information seeking and use, copyright/intellectual property, and academic honesty. As part of her work with the Writing Board, she created presentations on ppropriate use of internet-resident resources, the relationship of process writing to process research, and information literacy for the annual Writing Workshop. Professor Brennan's email address is pbrennan@ric.edu.

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The Truth About Plagiarism

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Gary Burkholder, Ph.D.

Gary Burkholder Ph.D. is the Director, Data Management and Survey Center Teams at the Institute for Community Health Promotion at Brown University. Dr. Burkholder is also affiliated with the Institute for Community Research in Hartford, CT. Dr. Burkholder's areas of expertise are in quantitative methods in psychology (including survey design, structural equation modeling and mixed generalized linear models) and social psychology. His email address is Gary_Burkholder_jr@brown.edu.

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Development of the Student Success Scale to Predict Non-Intellectual Factors Related to Student Retention and Achievement

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Meg Carroll

Meg Carroll has been the director of the Rhode Island College Writing Center for twelve years. She also serves on the boards of the Northeast Writing Centers Association and is a regional delegate to the International Writing Centers Association. She and the tutors have presented over twenty panels and/or papers at regional and national conferences in both the writing center and composition communities. She can be reached at mcarroll@ric.edu.

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Noise from the Rhode Island College Writing Center: Narrative of a Research Project

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Lisa Church, J.D., C.P.A., M.S.T.

Lisa Church, J.D., C.P.A., M.S.T. is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the School of Management and Technology at Rhode Island College. She presented her WebCT course to faculty from RIC, URI, and CCRI at the January 2002 conference "Using Technology in Teaching: Ideas That Work" sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education. Professor Church's email address is lchurch@ric.edu.

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Student Responses to the Use of WebCT in a Financial Accounting Course

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Roger Clark, Ph.D.

Roger Clark, Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology. His co-authored (with Emily Stier Adler) research methods textbook, How It's Done: An Invitation to Social Research, just came out in a second edition. His research, in recent years largely focused on gender, has been increasingly co-authored with students at the College. Dr. Clark may be reached at rclark@ric.edu.

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Teaching and Learning Through Student/Faculty Research Collaboration

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Steven H. Corey, Ph.D.

Steven H. Corey, Ph.D. is an associate professor of urban studies and director of the Commonwealth College honors program at Worcester State College in Worcester, MA. Prior to Worcester State, Dr. Corey taught at the University of Rhode Island, Yeshiva University, and New York University (where he earned his Ph.D. in American history). Dr. Corey holds a Master's in American history from the University of Rhode Island, where he also majored in history and minored in political science as an undergraduate. He will be on sabbatical during the Fall 2002 semester to complete a book on the history of waste management in New York City. His email address is scorey@worcester.edu.

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Teaching Urban Planning and Public Policy: Developing a "City as Classroom" Model at Two New England Colleges

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Elizabeth M. Dalton

Elizabeth M. Dalton has earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of RI, certification in special education from William Paterson College (NJ), and an individualized M.Ed. in Special Education/Curriculum from Rhode Island College, and has worked in special education in RI since 1976. Her interest in assistive technology began in the early 1980s, as part of her work as a counselor for students with disabilities at the Community College of RI. She is a founding member of TechACCESS of RI, a non-profit assistive technology center in the state, and served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors there for 8 years. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Special Education at RI College, Assistive Technology Coordinator for the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at RI College, and a doctoral student in the Joint Doctoral Program in Education at the University of RI and RI College. Betsy may be reached via email at edalton@ric.edu.

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Assistive Technology In Education

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Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Ph.D.

Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Ph.D. is Professor of Anthropology and Director of General Education at Rhode Island College where she teaches courses in Anthropology and African and Afro-American Studies. At Rhode Island College she has received both the Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1990 and the Award for Distinguished Scholar in 1998. Her research subjects have covered such topics as Islamic law and Islamic society, women's social and legal status in Muslim societies, ethics and anthropological research, human rights and cultural relativism, and comparative studies in law and society. She is the author or editor of seven books, including, Islamic Society in Practice (1994; second edition forthcoming) and Islamic Law and Society in the Sudan (1987) and is currently writing an introductory text on race entitled Anthropology, Race, and Racism: Science, Sense, and Nonsense. Her email address is CFluehr@ric.edu.

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Curricular and Pedagogical Issues in General Education

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Tara Gurka

Tara Gurka is both a Justice Studies and Psychology major at Rhode Island College. She currently works in the Admissions Office on campus and plans on joining the FBI or CIA after graduation.

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Teaching and Learning Through Student/Faculty Research Collaboration

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Peter Merenda, Ph.D.

Peter Merenda, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Computer Science and Statistics at the University of Rhode Island. He is the author of Educational Measurement (Scott Foresman, 1978) and Introduction to Bivariate and Multivariate Analysis (Scott Foresman, 1980). Among his professional leadership positions, Dr. Merenda served as President of the International Council of Psychologists and President of the Division of Psychological Assessment of the International Association of Applied Psychology.

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Development of the Student Success Scale to Predict Non-Intellectual Factors Related to Student Retention and Achievement

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Lisa Middleton

Lisa Middleton is a Women's Studies and Psychology major at Rhode Island College. She works at the Admissions Office at the College. She plans to pursue a graduate degree after graduation and become a professor of Women's Psychology.

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Teaching and Learning Through Student/Faculty Research Collaboration

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Mark T. Motte, Ph.D.

Mark T. Motte, Ph.D. is an associate professor of geography in the department of political science at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. Dr. Motte earned his doctorate in city planning and urban policy development at Rutgers University, and has undertaken research and consultative projects for an array of NGO's and government agencies in the fields of human services, education, and community development. He has published two articles on the redevelopment of Providence, RI and, with his colleague Dr. Francis Leazes, Jr., is co-authoring a book on whether Providence truly is America's "21st Century Renaissance City. Dr. Motte can be reached via email at mmotte@ric.edu.

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Teaching Urban Planning and Public Policy: Developing a "City as Classroom" Model at Two New England Colleges

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Marjorie Roemer, Ph.D.

Marjorie Roemer, Ph.D. is a professor of English at Rhode Island College and Director of the Writing Program. In addition, she directs the Rhode Island Writing Project where she works with teachers in schools across the state. Professor Roemer's email address is mroemer@ric.edu .

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Is There An Academic In This Text? Or, How Do We Construct Student Writers?

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Joan Rollins, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Rhode Island College, Joan Rollins, Ph.D., is Editor of the book Hidden Minorities (University Press of America, 1981), and author of Women's Minds/Women's Bodies: The Psychology of Women in a Biosocial Context (Prentice Hall, 1996). She is a past President of the Rhode Island Psychological Association and President-elect of the New England Psychological Association. She currently serves on the State of Rhode Island Board of Examiners for Psychology. Her email address is jrollins@ric.edu.

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Development of the Student Success Scale to Predict Non-Intellectual Factors Related to Student Retention and Achievement

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Daniel Weisman, Ph.D.

Daniel Weisman, Ph.D. professor of Social Work at Rhode Island College, has been active in civil liberties issues for many years. He was a litigant in a federal case that resulted in the 1992 U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of prayers at public school graduations (Lee v. Weisman). He has published articles in social work journals and presented papers at national conferences on civil liberties violations affecting poor people and the aged. He produces a public access television program, "Rights of a Free People," sponsored by the RI ACLU, and can be reached via email at dweisman@ric.edu.

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Civil Liberties of Students in Higher Education

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Mary Zahm, Ph.D.

Mary Zahm, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Bristol Community College. Dr. Zahm is the author of Create Your Ideal Life: Applied Psychology of Personal Adjustment and Growth, which was published by WCB/McGraw-Hill Course Works. Dr. Zahm has received the Silver Shield and Scepter and Scroll Awards from students and faculty at Bristol Community College for excellence in teaching and community service. Dr. Zahm can be reached at mzahm@etal.uri.edu.

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Development of the Student Success Scale to Predict Non-Intellectual Factors Related to Student Retention and Achievement

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