Some Other Readings
I have written two articles recently for the Continuing Higher Education Review. The first, published in the Fall 1999 issue, was called “A Model of Shared Leadership for Graduate Certificate Programs” and the second was called “Ensuring the Quality of Certificate Programs.” I include the second article here.
I have published an electronic newsletter, called "Certificate News " for the past four
years now. By clicking on the link above, you can request copies of this newsletter by email, or you can join the list of about 3,000 subscribers. There is no cost to subscribe.
I wrote an article recently for the newsletter of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAPS). Here is a draft of the article.
The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and Society is the premier academic meeting of scholars interested in the cultural aspects of baseball. I have given three presentations in different years at the Cooperstown Symposium, the first two being "In His Father's Spikemarks: Fathers and Sons in Major League Baseball, " with Savanah Williams; “Trois Balles, Deux Prises: Baseball in Canada,” also with Savanah Williams; and "The Social Significance of Sport And its Implications for Race and Baseball, " with Doris Corbett. A draft of the latter article is enclosed.
South Afnca Reports
My colleague Don Coleman and I have for the past year conducted a faculty development program at the Université de Bamako in Bamako, Mali. The national university there has only recently gotten access to the Internet, and our program was based on developing with the faculty the use of the Internet in teaching and research. Here is an early report on this project.
In 1999, I gave the keynote address at the ATLAS Conference on Persons with Disabilities. The talk was on computer software and hardware applications for persons with disabilities, often called "assistive technology." Here is the talk.
From August -November 2001, I coordinated a series of workshops and an international symposium entitled, "Race, Development and Social Inequality. " Here is some information about this series of meetings.
With the University of the Western Cape, the University of Nairobi, and several other partners, we conducted two symposia on developing linkages at the graduate level involving almost 100 universities, roughly an equal number from the US and from Africa. Here is a presentation about the results of this project.
I am currently coordinating at Howard University a four-year student and faculty exchange project with the Universidade de São Paulo, the Universidade Federal da Bahia, and Vanderbilt University. Here is some information about this project.
In December 2002 in Beijing, I was asked to address the Northern Institute of Business Management on issues in higher education. Here is my presentation, "May you Live in Interesting Times."
Howard University conducted a symposium, "The Legacy of Griffith Stadium, " to commemorate the fact that Griffith Stadium, home of the Washington Senators, Homestead Grays, Washington Redskins, and Howard University football, was actually on the site of the current Howard University Hospital. Among the papers presented was one I gave on "Curt Flood and Moe Berg: Two Senators Who Made an Impact. " Here is the PowerPoint presentation.
I have been on the Board of Directors of Project SEED for over thirty years now. Project SEED is the greatest secret in education. We have taught many thousands of inner-city, 3rd- 6th grade students, in regular, unselected classes, higher mathematics, including college algebra, calculus, number theory and other topics.
We were featured recently on the CBS Early Show. The website for Project SEED is given above.
As part of the Sasakawa Forum mentioned above, Savanah Williams and I presented a paper entitled “District VI and Africville.” Here it is.