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HUMAN ARCHITECTURE
Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge


Volume VIII • Issue 1 • Spring 2010

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Teaching Transformations 2010

Journal Editor:
Mohammad H. Tamdgidi
UMass Boston

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Issue Co-Editors:
Vivian Zamel, UMass Boston
Anna D. Beckwith, UMass Boston

The Spring 2010 (VIII, 1) issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge includes faculty and student papers and contributions from the 2010 Annual Conference of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching at UMass Boston on topics: "Constructing the Innocence of the First Textual Encounter," "Examining a First Amendment Court Case to Teach Argument Analysis to Freshman Writers at an Art College," "The Absent Professor: Rethinking Collaboration in Tutorial Sessions," "Visual Literacy for the Enhancement of Inclusive Teaching," "When Literature Is Evangelical: Pedagogies of Passion," "Creating Networking Communities Beyond the Classroom," "Framing Cultural Diversity Courses Post U.S. 2008 Presidential Elections," "The Difference Between You and Me: Faculty Identities at Play in the Classroom," "Toward a Non-Eurocentric Social Psychology: The Contribution of the Yogacara," "Service-Learning and Authenticity Achievement," "Academic Achievement of Turkish and American Students," "The Miseducation of Ms. M," "Culturelessness and Culture Shock: An American-Asian Experience," "From Construction to Social Work: Finding Value in Helping Others," "My Work Utopia: Pursuing A Satisfactory Work Life Amid an Alienating World," and "The Loss of a Culture with an Accent: A Sociological Reflection on My Assimilation into the American Culture." Contributors: Alex Mueller, Cheryl Nixon, Rajini Srikanth, Angelika Festa, Arianne Baker, Kristi Girdharry, Meghan Hancock, Rebecca Katz, Meesh McCarthy, Jesse Priest, Megan Turilli, Mary Ball Howkins, J. Ken Stuckey, Apostolos Koutropoulos, Marjorie Jones, Suzanne M. Buglione, James William Coleman, John W. Murphy, Dana Rasch, Eyyup Esen, Melanie Robinson, Tara Cianfrocca, Albert Marks, Irene Hartford, Dora Joseph, Anna Beckwith (also as journal issue guest editor), Vivian Zamel (also as journal issue guest editor), and Mohammad H. Tamdgidi (also as journal editor-in-chief). Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge is a publication of OKCIR: The Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics). For more information about OKCIR and other issues in its journal's Edited Collection as well as Monograph and Translation series visit OKCIR's homepage.


Contents
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Teaching Transformations 2010

 

vii—Editors’ Note: Teaching Transformations 2010
Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, Vivian Zamel, and Anna Beckwith
University of Massachusetts Boston

1—Constructing the Innocence of the First Textual Encounter
Alex Mueller, Cheryl Nixon and Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts Boston

17—Examining a First Amendment Court Case to Teach Argument Analysis to Freshman Writers at an Art College
Angelika Festa, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

43—The Absent Professor: Rethinking Collaboration in Tutorial Sessions
Arianne Baker, Kristi Girdharry, Meghan Hancock, Rebecca Katz, Meesh McCarthy, Jesse Priest, and Megan Turilli
University of Massachusetts Boston

57—Visual Literacy for the Enhancement of Inclusive Teaching
Mary Ball Howkins, Rhode Island College

63—When Literature Is Evangelical: Pedagogies of Passion
J. Ken Stuckey, Bentley University

71—Creating Networking Communities Beyond the Classroom
Apostolos Koutropoulos, University of Massachusetts Boston

79—Framing Cultural Diversity Courses Post U.S. 2008 Presidential Elections
Marjorie Jones, Lesley University

85—The Difference Between You and Me: Faculty Identities at Play in the Classroom
Suzanne M. Buglione, Worcester College, and Jennifer Safford-Farquharson, CommunityBuild

93—Toward a Non-Eurocentric Social Psychology: The Contribution of the Yogacara
James William Coleman, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

115—Service-Learning and Authenticity Achievement
John W. Murphy and Dana Rasch, University of Miami • U.S. Peace Corps

125—Academic Achievement of Turkish and American Students
Eyyup Esen, University of Kansas

141—The Miseducation of Ms. M
Melanie Robinson, University of Massachusetts Boston

151—Culturelessness and Culture Shock: An American-Asian Experience
Tara Cianfrocca, University of Massachusetts Boston

159—From Construction to Social Work: Finding Value in Helping Others
Albert Marks, University of Massachusetts Boston

167—My Work Utopia: Pursuing A Satisfactory Work Life Amid an Alienating World
Irene Hartford, University of Massachusetts Boston

177—The Loss of a Culture with an Accent: A Sociological Reflection on My Assimilation into the American Culture
Dora Joseph, University of Massachusetts Boston