Leilani Kupo, Ph.D., director of the BU Women’s Resource Center and assistant director for Social Equity, was recently chosen by the ACPA-College Student Educators International’s Standing Committee for Women to serve as the inaugural Emerging Scholar-in-Residence.
Kupo, a scholar-practitioner, focuses her research on understanding how undergraduate students of color, specifically women, experience college. Her dissertation focused on Native Hawaiian college women and how their collegiate experience impacted their understanding of their identify and culture, particularly as it related to loss of cultural identity, colonization of self, and identity performance. Her most current research centers on the out-of-classroom experiences of students of color.
The Standing Committee for Women has initiated a Scholar Recognition program in order to strengthen the visibility of women scholars and scholarship on women and higher education. Two women, a Senior Scholar and an Emerging Scholar, have been selected to serve a one-year term. Both scholars will provide Standing Committee for Women and ACPA members with opportunities to have open discussions about current women’s issues.
Judy Coleman Brinich
Judy Brinich, director of BU’s Child Care Center, recently contributed to Robert S. Feldman’s book, “Child Development,” 5th Edition, describing the interactive program of the child care center and the important roles parents play in infant care. Feldman is a professor of psychology and associate dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University Massachusetts.
Julie Wolfe, instructional support specialist, and Regina Bobak, Ed.D., instructional technology specialist, recently co-presented at the Desire2Learn Fusion conference. They presented “Pot Holes on the Road to Collaboration,” where they shared their perspectives on the pros and cons of being part of a consortium using Desire2Learn Learning Suite (BOLT) and the communication needed to be successful.
Regina Bobak, Ed.D., instructional technology specialist, and Julie Wolfe, instructional support specialist, recently co-presented at the Desire2Learn Fusion conference. They presented “Pot Holes on the Road to Collaboration,” where they shared their perspectives on the pros and cons of being part of a consortium using Desire2Learn Learning Suite (BOLT) and the communication needed to be successful. Bobak also presented “In a Quandary Over Quiz Settings” at the Desire2Learn Fusion conference. Her session explored the selection of the various quiz options in BOLT to accomplish a desired outcome. She shared strategies that increase quiz effectiveness and efficiency, lessen academic dishonesty, and simplify grading.
Katherine Kollar-Valovage, assistant director of housing for Conference Services and University Testing, recently earned the Collegiate Conference and Events Professional Certification by the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Director-International. Kollar-Valovage becomes one of three CCEP certified in Pennsylvania. Candidates for CCEP, which was established in 1991, are required to present evidence of substantial professional experience, volunteer service for the profession and complete a lengthy research-based examination.