Check out yesterday's Young America's Foundation New Guard Blog posting. An article regarding my research on the "Political Climate and Political Diversity among University Faculty" is their latest feature!
WPA (Western Psychological Association) 2013 Convention!
It's that time of year again. I had the honor of being able to present at WPA again this year, this time my "controversial" research on Political Diversity and Climate Among University Faculty.
The poster session went wonderful--it is amazing how fast the 1.5 hour presenting time flies by! There were a good number of interested individuals that stopped by intrigued by the topic and my research findings......
There have been a handful of classes I've taken at Cal Poly where I and my values / perspectives / beliefs were in the minority, but those classes have been some of my favorites. I have loved those classes and the discussions we had because they provided me the opportunity to learn about what others think, and why they believe what they believe, and the classes helped me reinforce and better understand what I think and believe and why.
I guess you can say this is what college is supposed to be all about! (though for many I don't think this really happens).
Being funneled into only hearing and learning about your own beliefs I've found is nice at times, and safe, but often doesn't help much with growth--no matter what your political persuasion may be. A couple weeks ago I wrote about how it seems that substantial conversations are a dying skill, and how there are few individuals I can have intelligent and thought provoking conversations about current controversial or non-controversial topics or issues with.
I recently came across an fantastic article that added an interesting perspective to this topic. (LINKS BELOW...CONTINUE READING)
I had the fantastic opportunity this weekend to accompany three wonderful people to our state capitol for a CSSA Conference (CHESS XVIII). It was quite a fun, exciting, and informative weekend. We were a great crew, if I may say :)
A few things that stood out for me:
Yesterday I had the honor of being able to talk about my research on "Political Climate and Political Diversity Among University Faculty" with Dave Congalton on his show on 920 KVEC.
It was quite a fun and exciting experience!
If you missed it, you can listen to or download the podcast by clicking the links below.
My talk was on 4/4/13 and starts at 36:45 and goes to 1:13:20.
Let me know what you think!
Tune in today (Thursday, April 4th) at 4:00 p.m. to the Dave Congalton show on 920 AM (or listen online at 920kvec.com). I'll be talking about my research on "Political Climate and Political Diversity Among University Faculty." Should be quite fun and exciting. Feel free to call in too!
Click on the image to read the article.
Part two of a two part series on the results of my study on the political climate and political diversity at Cal Poly and 3 other CSU Campuses. Let me know what you think!
Find a copy of the research report, along with information on my other research work HERE.
I guess I'm a little behind in current events as this speech was given at the National Prayer Breakfast almost a month ago now, but this phenomenal presentation and message from Dr. Benjamin Carson is timeless. This is a wake-up call and a perspective that our nation and our nation's leaders desperately need to hear. You should check out an article on his presentation here, and take some time to watch the embedded video below--you won't regret it.
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