The article “The Application of Multidimensional Poverty Maps to High-Income Countries: A Project Proposal for Allen County, Indiana, USA,” by Augusto De Venanzi, professor of sociology, and Donna Holland, director of social research and associate professor of sociology, was recently published in Venezuelan Journal of Social Indicators.
From the abstract:
In high-income countries poverty maps are typically applied to represent concentrations of poor populations according to a single demographic variable, such as race. Notwithstanding, in low to mid-income countries these maps are used to maximum effect gradations of adverse living conditions understood as unmet basic needs. Our aim in this paper is to offer a model for the study of multidimensional poverty in high-income countries -Allen County, Indiana – that is able to capture the ways in which problems of need in housing, education, health, employment, nutrition, and environmental safety combine to produce households with joint disadvantages. We believe that multidimensional poverty maps constitute a superior way to grasp the needs of populations than single variable maps or poverty line methods. Data gathering will proceed by mailing a questionnaire to a sample of 3500 households in Allen County. Data will be processed through the application of cluster analysis and GIS mapping techniques. The presentation of these detailed estimates in the form of maps is a powerful communication tool that is readily understandable by a wide audience; further, mapping creates an important opportunity for different actors to join in the public debate on poverty.
Dina Mansour-Cole, associate professor of organizational leadership and supervision, and Linda Wright-Bower, assistant professor of music therapy, presented at the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) Conference, The Creative Age: Global Perspectives on Creativity and Aging. The even took place in Washington, D. C., on September 24-28.
From the session description:
Wright-Bower and Mansour-Cole will guide participants through a multi-arts experiential session where participants will assess their own leadership gifts based on the premise that leadership skills of the future are the necessary foundation to launch and sustain creative aging programs. Overall, the conference and leadership exchange will immerse participants via a global perspective that informs and empowers international, national, regional and local expression of creative aging.
Four members of the Student Success and Transitions team presented at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) conference in Atlanta, October 5-8.
Corrie Fox, associate director, and Karen Case, academic advisor and coordinator of peer leadership, presented a concurrent session titled 50 Shades of Gray: Ethics in Advising.
Kim Myers, academic advisor, and Cassie Antos, academic advisor, presented a pre-conference workshop titled Advising for Learning: Proactive Advising of Academically At-Risk Students.
Dissertation research by Tao Yang, assistant professor of organizational leadership and supervision, received the S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award Honorable Mention from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
The award is given for the best doctoral dissertation research germane to the field of industrial and organizational psychology.
He will be presented with the award at the 2017 SIOP Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.
This information was emailed to all IPFW students on October 18, 2016. The original attached document is available here (PDF).
As you will recall, two years ago we initiated the University Strategic Alignment Process as a forward-thinking study focused on our future, enhancing our ability to make strategic decisions to allocate resources according to the priorities identified in Plan 2020. Over the past several months, a series of recommendations have been released to the campus community.
An updated Review of Academic Programs and Departments Recommendation was released to the Deans of each college this morning. The updated recommendation is attached to this message.
The academic deans will work with department chairs and faculty to establish a procedure for the successful completion of currently enrolled students in academic programs that are closing. For each program a credit hour and time threshold must be established that defines which students will be allowed to complete their current program of study. Likewise, the deans, department chairs, and faculty must work out a detailed schedule of course offerings that will allow those students to complete their courses within the minimum possible period of time. We will strongly encourage the use of summer to accelerate student progress.
The time threshold, or how far along a student must be in completing their degree to be guaranteed we will offer the classes, will be determined shortly. Please look for specific communication from your academic unit and work closely with your academic advisor throughout this process.
We understand that this information may cause you to have additional questions and concerns. Please feel free to contact your academic department or the Indiana-Purdue Student Government Association at StuGovt@ipfw.edu for more information.
Rama Cousik, assistant professor of special education, co-authored the chapter “Global Perspectives: Autism Education and Treatment in other Nations” in the book Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education & Treatment published by Routledge.
From the publisher:
The fourth edition of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education, and Treatment continues the mission of its predecessors: to present a comprehensive, readable, and up-to-date overview of the field of autism; one that links research, theory, and practice in ways that are accessible to students, practitioners, and parents. The structure, content, and format of Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4th Edition have been revised to accommodate changes in the field and to illuminate the current state of the art in the study of autism. New information on early identification, transition education from adolescence through to adulthood, neurobiological research, and technology-based solutions is included.