2015-16 Scholarly Activities
Dr. Peter Nwosu, Associate Vice President for Academic Programs
Dr. Elizabeth Boretz, Assistant Vice President for Student Success/Director, Academic Advisement Center
Dr. Su Swarat, Director, Office of Assessment and Educational Effectiveness
Presentations: “General Education Pathways to Success: The Impact of GE Pathways on Student Writing.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC; “What happens to all the reports: A meta‐analysis approach to enhance transparency of quality assurance processes.” WASC Academic Resource Conference, Anaheim, CA.; “A model of distributed leadership: How to engage a large campus in assessment.” WASC Academic Resource Conference, Anaheim, CA. ; “Tracking Student Real‐Time Experiences in HIPs through a Mobile Application.” WASC Academic Resource Conference, Anaheim, CA.; “Scaling up high-impact Practices: Challenges and solutions at a Large regional university.” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; “Elevating program review beyond the program.” Annual California Association for Institutional Research Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.; “Building a better buy-in: Toward a university-wide community of online course quality assurance.: Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, Orlando, FL.; Defining and measuring High Impact Practices: A CSU Fullerton case study. WASC Academic Resource Conference, Oakland, CA.; “The ownership of assessment: Promoting a faculty-driven approach to assess student learning.” WASC Academic Resource Conference, Oakland, CA.; “Enhancing the efficiency of assessment documentation through Compliance Assist.” WASC Academic Resource Conference, Oakland, CA.; “Building a quality assurance network for online courses: Early successes and lessons learned.” Mihaylo Annual Assessment Conference XIX, Fullerton, CA.; “Assessment documentation: Designing and implementing an online system.” Mihaylo Annual Assessment Conference XIX, Fullerton, CA.
Funded Projects: Action Research Projects ($200,000), CSU Office of the Chancellor
Project: Men of Color: A Ground-up Approach to Understand Contributing Factors to Academic Persistence; Enhancing Academic Quality in Online Courses Program ($20,000), CSU Office of the Chancellor.
Dr. Brent Foster, Interim Director, First Year Experience
Creative: Executive Producer, Television documentary, "This is
Guatemala." Presented at the meeting of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu; Photographer, "Poor Hands." Best of Show: Art 4 Health Juried Exhibit conducted by the CSUF Health and Counseling Center; "General Education Pathways to Success: The Impact of GE Pathways on Student Writing." Poster session made at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC; "Lessons from the Redwoods: A New
Approach to FYE at a Large Public University." Presentation made at the meeting of the 35th Annual FYE Conference, Orlando, FL.
Service: Judge, Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Faculty and Student Documentary Category entries; Communications Department Search Committee.
Teaching: Co-led the International Journalism course (COMM 438T) on a trip to Costa Rica to tell the stories (Broadcast, photo, written, multimedia) of the region and people.
Dr. Katherine Powers, Director, Office of Graduate Studies
Webmaster for the South-Central Renaissance Society (oldest academic society for study of Renaissance culture in U.S.) and for its annual Explorations in Renaissance Culture National Conference; Board Member, South-Central Renaissance Society to 2018; Board Member and Founder, Fayetteville Chamber Music Festival.
Research & Presentations: "Successful Strategies for Institutionalizing a Title V, pt. B, PPOHA Grant: The Case of CSU," AHSIE Annual Conference, Channel Islands, 2016; Mentoring Hispanic Graduate Students at a Comprehensive Public University: The Case of California State University, Fullerton," University of New Mexico Mentoring Conference, 2015.
Grants: “Latina/o Graduate Students: SOAR (Strengthening Opportunities, Access and Resources) at CSUF, U.S. Department of Education Title V, pt. B, Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans program. Funded 2015 ($2.8 million over five years).
Dr. Michele Mouttapa, Interim Director, Health Professions Advising Office
Editor for the Californian Journal of Health Promotion (CJHP), an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal; and as a representative on the CSUF Academic Senate for both the College of Health and Human Development and the CSUF Library Committee.
Publications: Co-author, “CBPR-informed Recruitment and Retention Adaptations in a Randomized Study of Pap Testing among Pacific Islanders in Southern California,” an article will be published in Progress in Community Health Partnerships; author, “Associations between women’s perceptions of the husbands’/partners’ social support and Pap screening, in Pacific Islander communities,” and article will be published in Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. Both studies were funded by a National Institute of Health RO1 grant, for which Dr. Mouttapa was co-Investigator.
Funded Projects: Evaluator for the St. Jude Medical Center Healthy Initiatives grant, which is funded by St. Jude Hospital. This obesity prevention project aims to increase physical activity levels and healthier eating and drinking habits among low-income, primarily Latino/Hispanic residents in La Habra, Buena Park, Placentia, and Fullerton.
Dr. Alison Wrynn, Director, Undergraduate Studies and General Education
Service: Distinguished Lectures and Awards Committee, North American Society for Sport History, 2015-2017; Program Committee, National Academy of Kinesiology, 2016 Conference; Member Services Committee [Necrologies], National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2015-2016; Conference Manager, Western Society for Physical Education of College Women, 2015 Conference.
Presentations: Breaking the Glass Ceiling,” Panel Presentation w/ Drs. Gayle Hutchinson, Lynda Ransdell, Gail Evans and Camille O’Bryant. Western Society for Physical Education of College Women, 2015; “The Paper Trail Stops Here: Paperless Curriculum and Catalog Success,” w/ Gail Matsunaga and John Schoenborn. Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Anaheim, CA, 2015; “General Education Pathways to Success: The Impact of GE Pathways on Student Writing,” w/ Su Swarat, Peter Nwosu, Brent Foster, Irena Praitis, Steven Westbrook, Laura Lohman and Peter Nwosu. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2016; “Model Institutions: How Did You Do That?” w/ Gail Matsunaga and Ben Perez. DigArcU Annual Users Conference, Amelia Island, 2016.
Funded Projects: Course Redesign with Technology, Sustaining Success Grant, w/ Institutional Research & Advancement, California State University, 2015 [$10,000]; Course Redesign with Technology, Hosting a Campus Event Grant, California State University, 2015 [$2,000]
Publications: “The 21st century Re/Emergence of Therapeutic Exercise in Physical Education,” in David Kirk and Patricia Vertinsky, Revisiting “Women First: The Female Tradition in English Physical Education, 1880-1980,” London: Routledge Press. (forthcoming)
Dr. Sandra Pérez, Director, University Honors Program