Archive for September, 2009

Banned Books Week – Sept 26th to Oct 3rd

September 30, 2009
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I blogged about this early in the summer, but since this is Banned Books Week, I thought I would repeat some of that post today. As communication scholars, we take the right to free speech pretty seriously, and that includes the issue of censorship.  While we often confuse acts involving private companies (e.g. an...
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Communicating with Students and Parents – An Exercise in Perspective Taking

September 23, 2009
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In an article recently published in the Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept 21, 2009), author Steve Cohen reports on a study of 1,100 college bound high school seniors, conducted for zinch.com.   Cohen’s study examined the decision making process regarding collegiate education and the factors that impact that process.  Some of the results weren’t...
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Participatory Media in Communication Courses – It's a Brand New Day

September 15, 2009
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You know, back when I was in college (go ahead, roll your eyes, it’s ok, my kids do it all the time), I had to go to every class, find articles by going to the library and waking through the stacks and then photocopying what I needed; print all of my assignments on paper,...
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Remaining Course Openings – It's not too late!

September 6, 2009
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It’s not too late to add a communication course to your schedule. Drop/add is going on right now online! Some courses that still have openings include: CRN Subj Crse Sect Title 40366 ADV 04330 2 INTRO ADVERTISING 40367 ADV 04330 3 INTRO ADVERTISING 40368 ADV 04330 4 INTRO ADVERTISING 40372 ADV 04430 1 ELEC...
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A Quick Guide to Withdrawal Policies at Rowan

September 3, 2009
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As a professor, and as dean, I’ve found that students are frequently confused about how dropping courses works, and this sometimes results in unexpected Fs that lower the GPA and can be extremely problematic for scholarships, etc.  In this post, I provide a brief discussion of Rowan policies regarding dropping/withdrawing from a class. Drop/Add...
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Course Openings in the College of Communication

September 1, 2009
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While many courses in the college are full, we do still have openings remaining for students who need to add classes during the drop/add period.  The list of open classes (as of 9:30 a.m. on Sept 1) is presented below.   You can always get the most updated openings at: http://banner.rowan.edu/reports/reports.pl?task=Section_Tally CRN Subj Crse Sect...
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