Undergraduate TLO Awards Round 1

Fall 2005 - Summer 2007
Faculty/Staff Leader Nature of the Experience
Lukens-Bull, Ron Interdepartmental/Intercollegiate Southeast Asia

The Departments of Sociology and Anthropology, Public Health, Athletic Training and Physical Therapy and the School of Nursing offer a two-year interdisciplinary study-abroad program to southern Thailand and Malaysian Borneo. The program presents significant opportunities to enrich and transform students' understanding of culture and human nature and provides a foundation upon which to build subsequent knowledge.

Categories:

International

Croft, Lucy Student Leadership Program: Dekar, Senegal

The participants will discover Leadership Beyond Borders through this three week transformational encounter. They will experience firsthand the culture, language, leadership and customs of the respective countries through scheduled classes, experiences, and excursions.

Categories:

Leadership
International

Paulson, Steve Maritime Port Management Course for UNF and Euromed-Marsaille Students

The International Port Management course will combine 15 UNF undergraduate logistics students with 15 logistics students enrolled in a French University to intensively study maritime operations of JAXPORT, the port of Marseille, France and the port of Algiers, Algeria, giving emphasis to organizational management, logistics, cultural context and ethics (spring semester, 2007, four weeks travel).

Categories:

International

Schwam-Baird, Shira Strasbourg French Language and Culture Course

Four weeks of intensive language and culture study. Students learn French in a language school where native speakers teach the class entirely in French. They also live with French families so their immersion experience continues outside the classroom and real cultural contact fills the greater part of most days.

Categories:

International

Kemppainen, John Cultural Diversity Requirements for Education and Nutrition Students: San Ignacio, Belize

Education students will study the different dimensions of diversity, including culture, ethnicity, race, language, social class, gender, age and sexual orientation and their implications for curriculum, methodology and educational policy. Health students will study how wellness and nutrition affect educational achievement.

Categories:

International

Hargis, Jace Internationalizing "Learning on the Rails" Experience: Paris, Zurich, Munich, Venice, Rome, Milan and Madrid

Students travel via the EuroRail to six countries in Europe to learn about various cultures. Each student has been assigned a leg of the trip and given the responsibility for researching the area, planning lessons and developing an itinerary for a 24-hour period.

Categories:

Field Experience
International

Paulson, Chuck Service Learning in West Africa

Honors Program students participate in The Ghana Project, which is based on an interdisciplinary team-taught course where students learn about West Africa and the developing world on campus for a semester and then participate a 25-day study trip to Ghana. The heart of the trip is a week-long service project where teams of students led by faculty mentors work with local people on community projects.

Categories:

International
Service Learning
Undergraduate Research

Rothschild, N. Harry Study in Xi'an, China

Students learn the Chinese language through an intensive study of Mandarin Chinese. They also experience firsthand the culture of traditional China by visiting historical sites. As they see these sites, students will be able to understand their historical context and significance through a Chinese history course focused on the cultural and political role of Xi'an.

Categories:

International

Richard, Dan Beyond War: Culture and Cognition

During trips to China and Japan, students interested in psychology, political science, history will receive an enriching and transformational learning experience. Students will complete research projects related to the causes and explanations of war, specifically World War II, with students from China and Japan.

Categories:

Undergraduate Research

Serwatka, Tom and Gonzalez, Mauricio Disabled Student Travel Scholarships

These are funds used to help defray the additional expenses associated with disabled students who may participate in one of the international-travel Transformational Learning Opportunities. Some of these funds covered interpreter costs for a hearing-impaired student on a trip to China. Students must be in a degree-earning to qualify for the one-time funds.

Categories:

International

Horvath-Neimeyer, Paula Videoconferencing Course Pairing UNF and Middle-eastern Students

This is a cross-cultural program to give UNF students a chance to work collaboratively with university students from various Middle Eastern universities to improve intercultural understanding and awareness. UNF students enrolled in the program will talk with their Middle Eastern partners for two hours weekly throughout the 16-week semester via customized, video-conference applications.

Categories:

International

Levine, Nancy The History of the Hastings Library

This project will help Hastings preserve its library, which may be transformed or torn down five years from now when Hastings could become a bedroom community for St. Augustine and Jacksonville. For the initial part of a two-part preservation project, 15 students will collect oral histories to help Hastings preserve part of its heritage. This phase will result in the publication of an article on the history of the Hastings Library or conference presentation at the Oral History Society's annual fall conference.

Categories:

Service Learning
Undergraduate Research

Rakita, Gordon Service Learning/Research Fellowship

Students will spend a portion of their time engaged in service-learning activities. These activities will involve the students applying knowledge and skills developed in regular classes to the needs of the greater University and Jacksonville community. This could involve something like cataloging and organizing artifacts excavated from local archaeological sites. Fellowship students will also complete a student-designed research project with mentorship of a faculty member.

Categories:

Service Learning
Undergraduate Research

Lamb, Reinhold Travel for the Osprey Financial Group

The Osprey Financial Group is a two-semester sequence of courses that enables undergraduate finance and MBA students to manage a real portfolio of assets that is part of the UNF Endowment. This Transformational Learning Opportunity is a visit to Wall Street in New York City to meet with portfolio managers, security analysts at large investment banks, visit the New York Stock Exchange and witness real time trading activity, visit Bloomberg and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Categories:

Field Experience

Adewale, Ajay Material Science Students Working with Local Industries

Students are being asked to interact with local industry, familiarizing themselves with the technicalities of the processes employed by the local industry, identifying a technical problem and offering a solution, without compensation. This is an effort at integrating community service as well as a learning experience with the course.

Categories:

Field Experience

Jaffee, David Common Boundary Courses

Common Boundary is a College of Arts and Sciences program that links two upper-division courses, often from different academic disciplines, and potentially from different colleges, on the basis of a topical theme which is common to both. Common Boundary should enhance student learning through the explicit recognition of the interconnections between courses and disciplines while developing greater appreciation for the importance of combining and incorporating insights from a variety of disciplinary sources.

Categories:

Learning Communities

Hallett, Michael Senior Capstone Events

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice will organize a Senior Capstone Seminar Event to which key policy makers and agency heads (i.e. the state attorney general, local sheriffs, prosecutors and elected officials, sitting judges) will be invited to participate with graduating seniors in devising an on-campus public colloquium on a policy issue of their design.

Categories:

Service Learning
Undergraduate Research

Lentz, Michael Joint Student Research Program

Participating students will have the unique opportunity to link a field research component within a unified research project. They will develop a student-driven research program to isolate and characterize algal viruses resident in the coastal waters of Northeast Florida. Students will collect samples in the field, isolate virus from samples and use morphological and molecular tools to identify and characterize these viruses.

Categories:

Undergraduate Research

   
Leadership
Faculty/Staff Leader Nature of the Experience
Croft, Lucy Student Leadership Program: Dekar, Senegal

The participants will discover Leadership Beyond Borders through this three week transformational encounter. They will experience firsthand the culture, language, leadership and customs of the respective countries through scheduled classes, experiences, and excursions.

   
Learning Communities
Faculty/Staff Leader Nature of the Experience
Jaffee, David Common Boundary Courses

Common Boundary is a College of Arts and Sciences program that links two upper-division courses, often from different academic disciplines, and potentially from different colleges, on the basis of a topical theme which is common to both. Common Boundary should enhance student learning through the explicit recognition of the interconnections between courses and disciplines while developing greater appreciation for the importance of combining and incorporating insights from a variety of disciplinary sources.

   
Field Experience
Faculty/Staff Leader Nature of the Experience
Hargis, Jace Internationalizing "Learning on the Rails" Experience: Paris, Zurich, Munich, Venice, Rome, Milan and Madrid

Students travel via the EuroRail to six countries in Europe to learn about various cultures. Each student has been assigned a leg of the trip and given the responsibility for researching the area, planning lessons and developing an itinerary for a 24-hour period.

Lamb, Reinhold Travel for the Osprey Financial Group

The Osprey Financial Group is a two-semester sequence of courses that enables undergraduate finance and MBA students to manage a real portfolio of assets that is part of the UNF Endowment. This Transformational Learning Opportunity is a visit to Wall Street in New York City to meet with portfolio managers, security analysts at large investment banks, visit the New York Stock Exchange and witness real time trading activity, visit Bloomberg and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Adewale, Ajay Material Science Students Working with Local Industries

Students are being asked to interact with local industry, familiarizing themselves with the technicalities of the processes employed by the local industry, identifying a technical problem and offering a solution, without compensation. This is an effort at integrating community service as well as a learning experience with the course.

   
International
Faculty/Staff Leader Nature of the Experience
Lukens-Bull, Ron Interdepartmental/Intercollegiate Southeast Asia

The Departments of Sociology and Anthropology, Public Health, Athletic Training and Physical Therapy and the School of Nursing offer a two-year interdisciplinary study-abroad program to southern Thailand and Malaysian Borneo. The program presents significant opportunities to enrich and transform students' understanding of culture and human nature and provides a foundation upon which to build subsequent knowledge.

Croft, Lucy Student Leadership Program: Dekar, Senegal

The participants will discover Leadership Beyond Borders through this three week transformational encounter. They will experience firsthand the culture, language, leadership and customs of the respective countries through scheduled classes, experiences, and excursions.

Paulson, Steve Maritime Port Management Course for UNF and Euromed-Marsaille Students

The International Port Management course will combine 15 UNF undergraduate logistics students with 15 logistics students enrolled in a French University to intensively study maritime operations of JAXPORT, the port of Marseille, France and the port of Algiers, Algeria, giving emphasis to organizational management, logistics, cultural context and ethics (spring semester, 2007, four weeks travel).

Schwam-Baird, Shira Strasbourg French Language and Culture Course

Four weeks of intensive language and culture study. Students learn French in a language school where native speakers teach the class entirely in French. They also live with French families so their immersion experience continues outside the classroom and real cultural contact fills the greater part of most days.

Kemppainen, John Cultural Diversity Requirements for Education and Nutrition Students: San Ignacio, Belize

Education students will study the different dimensions of diversity, including culture, ethnicity, race, language, social class, gender, age and sexual orientation and their implications for curriculum, methodology and educational policy. Health students will study how wellness and nutrition affect educational achievement.

Hargis, Jace Internationalizing "Learning on the Rails" Experience: Paris, Zurich, Munich, Venice, Rome, Milan and Madrid

Students travel via the EuroRail to six countries in Europe to learn about various cultures. Each student has been assigned a leg of the trip and given the responsibility for researching the area, planning lessons and developing an itinerary for a 24-hour period.

Paulson, Chuck Service Learning in West Africa

Honors Program students participate in The Ghana Project, which is based on an interdisciplinary team-taught course where students learn about West Africa and the developing world on campus for a semester and then participate a 25-day study trip to Ghana. The heart of the trip is a week-long service project where teams of students led by faculty mentors work with local people on community projects.

Rothschild, N. Harry Study in Xi'an, China

Students learn the Chinese language through an intensive study of Mandarin Chinese. They also experience firsthand the culture of traditional China by visiting historical sites. As they see these sites, students will be able to understand their historical context and significance through a Chinese history course focused on the cultural and political role of Xi'an.

Serwatka, Tom and Gonzalez, Mauricio Disabled Student Travel Scholarships

These are funds used to help defray the additional expenses associated with disabled students who may participate in one of the international-travel Transformational Learning Opportunities. Some of these funds covered interpreter costs for a hearing-impaired student on a trip to China. Students must be in a degree-earning to qualify for the one-time funds.

Horvath-Neimeyer, Paula Videoconferencing Course Pairing UNF and Middle-eastern Students

This is a cross-cultural program to give UNF students a chance to work collaboratively with university students from various Middle Eastern universities to improve intercultural understanding and awareness. UNF students enrolled in the program will talk with their Middle Eastern partners for two hours weekly throughout the 16-week semester via customized, video-conference applications.

   
Service Learning
Faculty/Staff Leader Nature of the Experience
Paulson, Chuck Service Learning in West Africa

Honors Program students participate in The Ghana Project, which is based on an interdisciplinary team-taught course where students learn about West Africa and the developing world on campus for a semester and then participate a 25-day study trip to Ghana. The heart of the trip is a week-long service project where teams of students led by faculty mentors work with local people on community projects.

Levine, Nancy The History of the Hastings Library

This project will help Hastings preserve its library, which may be transformed or torn down five years from now when Hastings could become a bedroom community for St. Augustine and Jacksonville. For the initial part of a two-part preservation project, 15 students will collect oral histories to help Hastings preserve part of its heritage. This phase will result in the publication of an article on the history of the Hastings Library or conference presentation at the Oral History Society's annual fall conference.

Rakita, Gordon Service Learning/Research Fellowship

Students will spend a portion of their time engaged in service-learning activities. These activities will involve the students applying knowledge and skills developed in regular classes to the needs of the greater University and Jacksonville community. This could involve something like cataloging and organizing artifacts excavated from local archaeological sites. Fellowship students will also complete a student-designed research project with mentorship of a faculty member.

Hallett, Michael Senior Capstone Events

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice will organize a Senior Capstone Seminar Event to which key policy makers and agency heads (i.e. the state attorney general, local sheriffs, prosecutors and elected officials, sitting judges) will be invited to participate with graduating seniors in devising an on-campus public colloquium on a policy issue of their design.

   
Undergraduate Research
Faculty/Staff Leader Nature of the Experience
Paulson, Chuck Service Learning in West Africa

Honors Program students participate in The Ghana Project, which is based on an interdisciplinary team-taught course where students learn about West Africa and the developing world on campus for a semester and then participate a 25-day study trip to Ghana. The heart of the trip is a week-long service project where teams of students led by faculty mentors work with local people on community projects.

Richard, Dan Beyond War: Culture and Cognition

During trips to China and Japan, students interested in psychology, political science, history will receive an enriching and transformational learning experience. Students will complete research projects related to the causes and explanations of war, specifically World War II, with students from China and Japan.

Levine, Nancy The History of the Hastings Library

This project will help Hastings preserve its library, which may be transformed or torn down five years from now when Hastings could become a bedroom community for St. Augustine and Jacksonville. For the initial part of a two-part preservation project, 15 students will collect oral histories to help Hastings preserve part of its heritage. This phase will result in the publication of an article on the history of the Hastings Library or conference presentation at the Oral History Society's annual fall conference.

Rakita, Gordon Service Learning/Research Fellowship

Students will spend a portion of their time engaged in service-learning activities. These activities will involve the students applying knowledge and skills developed in regular classes to the needs of the greater University and Jacksonville community. This could involve something like cataloging and organizing artifacts excavated from local archaeological sites. Fellowship students will also complete a student-designed research project with mentorship of a faculty member.

Hallett, Michael Senior Capstone Events

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice will organize a Senior Capstone Seminar Event to which key policy makers and agency heads (i.e. the state attorney general, local sheriffs, prosecutors and elected officials, sitting judges) will be invited to participate with graduating seniors in devising an on-campus public colloquium on a policy issue of their design.

Lentz, Michael Joint Student Research Program

Participating students will have the unique opportunity to link a field research component within a unified research project. They will develop a student-driven research program to isolate and characterize algal viruses resident in the coastal waters of Northeast Florida. Students will collect samples in the field, isolate virus from samples and use morphological and molecular tools to identify and characterize these viruses.