College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences State of the College Address September 16, 2014 Kent Sandstrom Dean of AHSS
What Did We Accomplish? Teaching Activities Student Credit Hours= 95,291(+4,858) Production FTE = 148.2(+14.4) AHSS Majors = 2,004(+178) Graduate students = 321(+93) Degrees Conferred* = 501 (+95) *404baccalaureate degrees and 97 graduate degrees
What Did We Accomplish? Professional & Community Service Served as officers, board members, and editors or reviewers for numerous professional associations and disciplinary journals; Also hosted notable scholarly conferences (e.g., CMOTA) Provided leadership to regional human rights coalitions, housing authorities, arts groups, corrections agencies, and a variety of NGOs Coordinated a diverse array of community engagement projects, including community studies, literacy projects, arts and social engagement activities, outreach to New Americans (Kevin Brooks), and service learning projects (Patty Corwin)
What Did We Accomplish? Research and Creative Activities 146 Peer-Reviewed Publications (+34) 76National or International Presentations(-13) 169 Juried Presentations, Performances, or Exhibitions (+16) 59 Research Grants and Contracts for (-3) $2,031,243 in annual expenditures
What Did We Accomplish? Distinguished University & Scholarly Awards Waldron Award for Research Excellence (Robert L.) Tapestry of Diversity Award (Miriam Mara) Tapestry of Diversity Award (Clifford Canku) Tapestry of Diversity Award (Louise Hanson) NDSU Staff Excellence Award (Michele Sherman) NDSU Horizon Alumni Award (Amy Uthus) Faculty Fulbright Award (John Cox) Fulbright Student TA Awards (Kate T., Emily G., and Annie G. – Belgium, Turkey, and Slovak Republic) * Members of our college have received more than 20distinguished scholarly and university awards in the past 2 years
What Did We Accomplish? Distinguished Scholarly Awards Kevin Brooks – Awarded a Bush Fellowship to improve and expand English language learning opportunities for new Americans and immigrants in Fargo-Moorhead. Michael Strand – Granted a Bush Fellowship to increase his knowledge of the fields of rhetoric and communications, to leverage this knowledge to deepen his artistic practice, and to engage in “system hacking” for the public good. Amy O’Connor – Awarded an NSF Grant for a collaborative research project entitled “Mind Mapping Consumers’ and Activists’ Responses to NGO-Corporate Partnerships” Dan Pemstein – Received an NSF Grant for a collaborative research project entitled “Institutions and Development: A Disaggregated Historical Analysis”
What Did We Accomplish? Distinguished Scholarly Awards Gary Goreham – Awarded an NSF TCUP grant in partnership with Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribal College to develop and evaluate a Behavioral Sciences degree program. Bradley Bentonand colleagues – Awarded an NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant. Their project, entitled “Rise of the Chichimeca,” will produce a translation of Historia de la NaciónChichimecaby Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl (ca. 1578-1650). Chris Whitsel – Received a research grant from the US Dep’t of State to engage in fieldwork, submitted a successful collaborative grant application to NDSU FORWARD, and received a seed grant from Nazarbayev University. (Also published 3 articles and a book chapter.)
What Did We Accomplish? Key College Goals Attained in AY 13-14 Implemented the UNITE Initiative Increased the Size and Diversity of the Faculty Increased Faculty Involvement in Grant Seeking and Sponsored Research Formed and Revitalized Centers for Research and Community Engagement Welcomed and Integrated ALA into the College Supported Equity and Diversity Initiatives Expanded Development Efforts and Alumni Outreach
What Did We Accomplish? Department of Communication Served more than 350 majors and 42 grad students Received 5 grants ($124k), including 1 NSF grant Published 44scholarly works:4 books, 17 ISI-equivalent publications, 16 other peer-reviewed articles, and 8 book chapters Presented 34 scholarly papers at regional, national and international conferences Successfully tenured and/or promoted 4 faculty
What Did We Accomplish? Books Published by Communication Faculty: Dr. Ross Collins, Editing Across Media. Content and Process in a Converged World. McFarland and Co. Publishers. Dr. Elizabeth Crawford, Tobacco Goes to College: Cigarette Advertising in Student Media, 1920-1980. McFarland. M. Bartanen and Dr. Robert Littlefield. Forensics in America: A History. Rowman& Littlefield Publishers. Dr. Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik. Workplace Bullying—A Nasty Piece of Work. ORCM Academic Press.
What Did We Accomplish? Department of English Served 118 majors and 36 graduate students Received 15grants ($69k) Published 36peer-reviewed articles and chapters; Presented 35 papers at scholarly conferences; Successfully tenured and/or promoted 5 faculty; Supported 2UNITE spousal hires Dr. Amy Rupiper Taggart published the 2nd edition of A Guide to Composition Pedagogies; Dr. Gary Totten was selected as Editor-in-Chief of MELUS Dr. Kelly Sassi spearheaded efforts to establish the Red River Valley Writing Project as an National Writing Project site at NDSU
What Did We Accomplish? School of Music Served 122 majors and 42graduate students Delivered16 juried presentations and performances; Engaged in dozensof international and regional tour and invited performances; Received 2 grants ($22k) and published 3 peer-reviewed works Choral faculty, especially Mike Weber and Char Moe,edited the proceedings monograph published by the American Choral Directors Association documenting the CMOTA symposium; Also guest edited the March 2014 special issue of the Choral Journal, the academic journal for choral music with a circulation of over 80,000.
What Did We Accomplish? Department of Visual Arts Served 70 majors and established an Art Ed major Published 9peer-reviewed works; Delivered21 invited national or international presentations, and engaged in 31 juried presentations Prof. Kimble Bromley celebrated a solo exhibition in the Plains Art Museum entitled “The Moby Dick Series.” Dr. Kristi Groberg was a panel presenter at the ASEEES conference in Boston, and Prof. Su Leggatreceived a legacy grant through the Lake Region Arts Council to work with MN students to create an exhibit focusing on community and social media.
What Did We Accomplish? Department of Modern Languages Served 46majors and delivered 4 scholarly papers at regional, national, and international conferences Dr. Gwen Stickney edited two volumes of Bulletin of the Comediantes The department won a Development Foundation Grant to contribute a Caribbean collection (primarily Afro-Hispanic and Francophone) to the NDSU library. Four ML faculty members (J. Hageman, C. Hawley, P. Homan and C. Saar) served as executives or chairs on regional and national professional organizations
What Did We Accomplish? Criminal Justice & Political Science Served 435 majors and 15graduate students Published 15peer-reviewed works and received 3grants ($32k) Delivered 13 scholarly papers at regional, national, and international conferences Dr. Carol Archbold’sresearch on changes for policing in ND oil boom areas received considerable media attention. It resulted in a coauthored article, “Policing the Patch,” which was published in Police Quarterly, the flagship journal for police studies.
What Did We Accomplish? Architecture & Landscape Architecture Served 312 majors and 82 grad students Received 5 grants ($12.5k) and published 8 peer-reviewed articles Prof. Steve Martens and Prof. Ronald Ramsay completed a book, Buildings of North Dakota, that will be published early next year by the U. of Virginia Press. Profs. Heather&DominicFischer recently had a grant proposal recommended for full funding by the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development. Their project on preservation planning will address issues of boom and bust in fracking communities in western ND.
What Did We Accomplish? History, Philosophy & Religious Studies Served 127 majors and 26graduate students Published 15peer-reviewed works, including 7books; Delivered 17 scholarly papers at regional, national, and international conferences; Received 4grants ($46k) Dr. Angela Smith and her digital history students produced a historical documentary about Melvina Massey, an African American madam who operated a brothel in Fargo between 1886 and 1911. Several notable faculty pubs, including 3 recent books
What Did We Accomplish? Recent Books Published by HPRS Faculty: Dr. Sean Burt, The Courtier and the Governor: Transformations of Genre in the Nehemiah Memoir. Journal of Ancient Judaism Supplements 17. (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014). Dr. Anthony Flood, The Root of Friendship: Self-Love and Self-Governance in Aquinas (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2014). Dr. Mark Harvey, ed., The Wilderness Writings of Howard Zahniser (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014).
What Did We Accomplish? Dep’t of Sociology & Anthropology Served 112majors and 24graduate students Published 18peer-reviewed works; Delivered20 scholarly papers at regional, national, and international conferences Received 17 grants ($876k in awards;158k annual exp.) Dr. Chris Whitsel coauthored 3 articles and a book chapter; also presented a paper at an int’l conference Dr. Gary Goreham and his students conducted a community development analysis for Wadena, MN
What Did We Accomplish? Department of Theatre Arts Served 55 majors; Engaged in 26juried performances/ presentations and 11local and university performances; Delivered 2national presentations; Recently received a Bush Foundation grant ($50k) Celebrated the 100th anniversary of LTC and organized a distinctive symposium entitled “Playing on Common Ground: Theatre and the Complex Communities of the 21st Century.” Katie Guzzi, advisee of Prof. Mark Engler, won the region V award (in 7-state region) for her sound design of Handing Down the Namesand brought her design to the National Festival at the Kennedy Center.
What Did We Accomplish? Dep’t of Emergency Management D Served 76 majors and 18graduate students Published 6peer-reviewed works Delivered 16 scholarly papers at regional, national, and international conferences Granted the International Association of Emergency Managers' 2014 Academic Recognition Award, to be received at IAEM’s Annual Conference (November 2014). The award is in recognition of the department's contributions to EM as an academic discipline and professionalizing field.
Where Are We Headed? Key Goals and Priorities: Continue increasing the number of faculty Increase the quality and distinction of our academic programs Increase faculty scholarship (e.g., refereed publications and juried exhibits, performances, or presentations) by 5-10% Continue to enhance faculty involvement in sponsored research
Where Are We Headed? Key Goals and Priorities: Create and revitalize centers for research, innovation, and community engagement Sustain initiatives to enhance and support gender equity, especially in leadership roles Increase the diversity of the students, faculty, and staff in the college Expand the number of grad students and grad programs, particularly in areas such as design, entrepreneurship, and social engagement
Reasons for Optimism We’ve made steady and important progress We’re getting recognition and support We have good leaders in the college We have an excellent work ethic We define and enact higher education as a special calling
More Reasons for Optimism We have a solid plan for the future We’ve made 20 great faculty and staff hires this year! We have crucial insights to share about the pressing issues of the day and how to think critically, act thoughtfully, and live well
Best Reason for Optimism YOU! We have a very talented, dedicated, and engaged group of people in the college!