2008 Conference Program & Highlights

34th Annual Conference
March 27-29, 2008

“The Changing Role of the Social Sciences in a Global Community”

Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing Campus
5100 Black Horse Pike- Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330-2699

Thursday, March 27, 2008

6:00-7:00 PM  Registration
7:00 PM  Welcome and Introduction of the Documentary Film, THIRST
8:30-9:00 PM  Discussion of Film

Friday, March 28, 2008  

8:00-8:30 AM   Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM  Opening Remarks & Introductions
 ECCSSA,  Chair, Board of Trustees
Welcome Address: Dr. Peter Mora, President, Atlantic Cape CC,  

9:00-10:15 AM  Keynote Speaker
 Dr. Kenneth R. Stunkel, Professor of History,
 Monmouth University, New Jersey


 How social sciences might be of use in near term of this century requires a context and exploration of two questions. The context is a serious disjunction between “business as usual” rooted in antiquated priorities and ways of thinking, and an unpleasant “reckoning” unfolding as a result of unsustainable levels of human activity. The first question is, what can be meant by “social science” as a unified understanding of individual and group behavior that can be applied to public policy? The second question is, what can be meant by “global community” in an era of radical and self-conscious diversity? A number of troubling assumptions are outlined that guide responses to these issues. Comment follows on fragmentation and compartmentalization of social science disciplines, the need for a unified approach to the analysis of human affairs, and the logjam of antiquated models of analysis, especially in economics. The idea that a “global community” exists is questioned in light of Karl Mannheim's criteria for building and sustaining community. Finally, several ways social sciences might make a difference to policy making are outlined, the most important being a systems approach of dynamic interconnectedness applied to understanding human behavior in a volatile, pluralistic world.  

10:15-10:30 AM  Break

10:30-11:45 AM  Presentation I - ISSUES OF GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY
Moderator:  David Lipton, ECCSSA Board

     “Global Sustainability:  Humanity's Collision Course with Nature” presented by Charlotte Frederick,
Ocean County College, New Jersey
“Think Globally, Act  Locally: The Green Collar Solution to Social Inequality
and Environmental Degradation” presented by Heather Boone & Fred Hauber,
Atlantic Cape Community College, New Jersey


11:45-1:00 PM  Lunch (ECCSSA Business Meeting for ECCSSA Board Members)

Vice President, John Hutchinson and Board Chair, Rosalyn King, Presiding


Moderator: Maureen Dadekian, ECCSSA Board

     “Engaging `the other': Shifting the Focus of Examination to the Academy”
Presented by Aaron Tobler, American University, Washington, DC

     “The Role of Anthropologists in the Military” presented by Dr. Louise Kaplan and Carolyn Coulter,
Atlantic Cape Community College, New Jersey


2:00-2:45 PM  Presentation III - METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
Moderator: John Hutchinson, ECCSSA Board

     “The American Community Survey and the Internet”
Presented by Joseph Quartullo,
Camden County College, New Jersey

     “The History of the Ethnohistoric Movement:  A Globalized Cliometric Study” presented by David Lipton,
Berkeley College, New Jersey

2:00-2:45 PM  “Increasing Interconnections in Building a World Community:  On Becoming a World Citizen”
Moderator:  Dr. Michael Parsons, ECCSSA Board

Faculty-Student Panel, Northern VA Community College, Loudoun Campus, Sterling,VA
Students: Parisa Kahromi, Matthew Skowronski, and Baffour Agyemanduah
Faculty: Dr. Rosalyn M. King, Professor, Dr. Ramezan Dowlati, Associate Professor & Dr. Joy Stratton, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department
2:45-3:00 PM  Break

3:00-4:45 PM  Presentation IV - CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Moderator: Aaron Tobler, ECCSSA Board

    “Global Dynamics of Power”
Faculty-Student Panel, Hagerstown Community College, Maryland
 PTK students: Richard Stevenson, PTK member; and Drew Suder, PTK, Vice President; and
Dr. Michael Parsons, Faculty Advisor, PTK.
 David Lipton, ECCSA Board Member, Facilitator and Reactor


     “Engaging the College Student in International Projects”,
Panel presentation by Rotaract Club students,
 Atlantic Cape Community College
     “Creating Global Partners in Education through Internships”
Presented by Francine White,
 LaGuardia Community College, New York

Saturday, March 29, 2008  

8:00-8:30 AM  Registration and Continental Breakfast

Moderators: Dr. Nancy Lee and Dr. Ramezan Dowlati, ECCSSA Board

8:30-9:15 AM   “How to Enable Better Understanding, Creativity, and Spontaneity in the 21st Century Classroom”
Presented by Avon Chapman, Atlantic Cape Community College, New Jersey

9:15-9:45 AM  “Criminal Justice at a Distance:  Identifying the Strengths and Weaknesses of Teaching Introductory
 Level Criminal Justice Online”
Presented by Dr. Joseph Boyle, Brookdale Community College, New Jersey

9:45-10:00 AM  Break

10:00-10:45 AM “Is it really Academic Cheating or Something Else?”
Presented by Alfred Atanda, Ocean County College, New Jersey

10:45-11:15 AM  “Hate:  How Is It Developed, Learned, and Unlearned?”
Presented by Dr. Ramezan Dowlati, Northern Virginia Community College, Virginia
11:15-11:45 AM “Reaching Every Student:  Authentic Activities to Embrace Diversity, Globalize Instruction, and
Increase Learning in the Community College Classroom”
Presented by Dr. Rosalyn King, Northern Virginia Community College

11:45 AM  Boxed Lunch & Closing


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