California State University Faculty Activity Report for Charles F. Urbanowicz
For the period: July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003

Dr. Charles F. Urbanowicz / Professor of Anthropology
California State University, Chico / Chico, California 95929-0400
530-898-6220 [Office]; 530-898-6192 [Dept.] FAX: 530-898-6143
e-mail: curbanowicz@csuchico.edu / home page: http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban

15 September 2003(1)

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I. Teaching & Contributions to Student Development/Other Primary Work Assignment

Name:

Charles F. Urbanowicz

Date:

30 September 2003

Dept:

Anthropology

Highest Degree:

Ph.D. 1972

Rank:

Professor

Tenured:

1977

T/Track App:

Aug 1975 (Initial appointment August 1973)

Years as Professor:

21 (since 1982)

Time Base:

Academic Year

Eligible for SSI:

No


I. A. In fall 2002, I taught the following courses (with days, enrollments, locations, and times as indicated):

ANTH 13-01

Human Cultural Diversity

MWF (129)

AYRES 106 (9:00 -> 9:50am)

ANTH 103-01

Cultural Anthropology

MWF (47)

BUTTE 319 (12 -> 12:50pm)

ANTH 296 / 296H

History of Theory/Method

M+W (23)

BUTTE 319 (3 -> 4:15pm)

ANTH 199-C

Independent Study

By Appointment (2)

BUTTE 317

In spring 2003, I taught the following courses (with days, enrollments, locations, and times as indicated):

ANTH 13-01

Human Cultural Diversity

MWF (67)

AYRES 106 (8:00 -> 8:50am)

ANTH 13-02

Human Cultural Diversity

MWF (46)

BUTTE 319 (12 -> 12:50pm)

ANTH 296 / 296H

History of Theory/Method

M+W (16)

BUTTE 319 (4:30 -> 5:45pm)


B. The computerized summary of data available in the College of Behavioral and Sciences for the spring 2003 SET [Student Evaluation of Teaching] indicates that students continue to regard me as a "Superior" or "Very Good" teacher. In SET-Part I, students were asked to respond to ten statements as follows: "Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree nor Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Does Not Apply." Clearly, the majority of students for all three courses responded with "Strongly Agree" [SA], or "Agree" [A] for statements 1->10. The statements were: #1: The syllabus explains course requirements; #2: My overall knowledge of the subject matter has increased due to the instruction of this course; #3: The instructor presents the material in an understandable way; #4: The instructor is well prepared for class; #5: The instructor follows the course syllabus; #6: The instructor is available during office hours; #7: The course assignments contribute to learning; #8: The instructor gives appropriate feedback; #9: The instructor communicates high expectations for student achievement; and #10: The instructor monitors student learning throughout the course. (Note for the chart below for spring 2003, SA = Strongly Agree and A = Agree.)

STATEMENT
ANTH 13-01
ANTH 13-02
ANTH 296

#1.... Syll / Course Req.

58% = SA + 33% = A
64% = SA + 36% = A
91% = SA + 9% = A

#2....Overall knowledge

45% = SA + 36% = A
48% = SA + 52% = A
55% = SA + 36% = A

#3....Instructor / material

33% = SA + 42% = A
48% = SA + 39% = A
36% = SA + 45% = A

#4....Inst. well-prepared

64% = SA + 27% = A
67% = SA + 33% = A
82% = SA + 18% = A

#5....Inst. folllows syll.

58% = SA + 33% = A
55% = SA + 39% = A
55% = SA + 36% = A

#6....Inst. avail. Off. Hours

18% = SA + 30% = A
42% = SA + 39% = A
64% = SA + 18% = A

#7....Assignments / Learn.

42% = SA + 36% = A
39% = SA + 45% = A
64% = SA + 27% = A

#8....Inst. gives Feedback

33% = SA + 39% = A
48% = SA + 36% = A
64% = SA + 27% = A

#9....Comm. High Expectations

42% = SA + 39% = A
52% = SA + 42% = A
82% = SA + 9% = A

#10...Inst. Monitors St Learning

21% = SA + 39% = A
30% = SA + 42% = A
36% = SA + 45% = A

The "open-ended" comments for all three courses for SET-Part II were in response to three questions: #1} "What did your instructor do to make this class a good learning experience for you?" #2} "What could your instructor do in the future to make this a better class?" and #3} "How do you rate the overall quality of teaching in this class?" Various written comments include the following: "great visuals" as well as "kept the class on schedule" and "positive attitude." Other comments include: "Mr. Urbanowicz treats each student like the individual they are and tries to help each student" and "I think Dr. Urbanowicz is a very good lecturer." In addition, students wrote that "every little piece of knowledge he told us he tried to relate to something we would understand" as well as "I think this class is just fine how it is" and "do not retire." The SET-Part II Question ("How do you rate the overall quality of teaching in this class? Circle one") allowed options for the student of: "Superior, Very Good, Adequate, Minimally Acceptable, and Unacceptable. For ANTH 13-01, 76% of the students circled "Superior" or "Very Good." For ANTH 13-02, 82% of the students circled "Superior" or "Very Good." For ANTH 296, 91% of the students circled "Superior" or "Very Good." All-of-the above statistics and student comments are consistent with the FAR/FMI [Faculty Merit Increase] information submitted on October 2, 2000 (for 7/1/1999 to 6/30/2000), the http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/FARFall2001.html (for 7/1/2000 to 6/30/2001), as well as http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/FARFall2002.html (7/1/2001 to 6/30/2002).

C. Changes in Teaching: The classroom environment included information from lectures and discussions, videos, slides, the WWW, and Power Point presentations. The Guidebooks were updated at various times for all classes for both semesters (ANTH 13-01, ANTH 103-01, ANTH 296, ANTH 13-01, ANTH 13-02, and ANTH 296) and Web-based "self-tests" were created for all students (available below).

D. Responsibilities: Serve as Minor Advisor and serve on the Department of Anthropology Graduate Committee.

II. Scholarly/Creative Activities and Professional Development/Practice (Only July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003)

2003a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH13SP2003TESThree.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Self-Test #3 for Exam III, May 21/23, 2003 ).

2003b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/30YearsOfAnthroForums.html [The Anthropology Forum: 1973->2003. For ANTH 297, the CSU, Chico Anthropology Forum, May 15, 2003.)

2003c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/WorldExplorationSpring2003.htm [Some "Sacred" Cities of America (Part II): Honolulu (Hawai'i), Las Vegas (Nevada), and Washington, D.C. For the monthly lecture series entitled "World Explorations" sponsored by The Museum of Anthropology, CSU, Chico, May 4, 2003.]

2003d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH296SP2003TESTTwo.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 296, Self-Test #2 for Exam II, April 28).

2003e http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH13SP2003TESTTwo.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Self-Test #2 for Exam II, April 18 ).

2003f http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Sp2003ANTH16.html [CSU, Chico ANTH 16 lecture for Power And Scarcity, April 16, 2003].

2003g http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Sp2003ANTH161.html [CSU, Chico ANTH 161 lecture for North American Indians, April 8, 2003].

2003h http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/WSJCancerOctober2000.html [California, Cancer, and 1999 Data From The Wall Street Journal, October 18, 2000, page CA4.] (For classroom use at CSU, Chico, April 2].

2003i http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/BrechtSp2003.html [Dramaturge information for the CSU, Chico Spring 2003 production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Directed by Professor Sue Pate, CSU, Chico, March 4-9, 2003.] [Also performed as several characters; please see the web page for further information.]

2003j http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH296SP2003TESTOne.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 296, Self-Test #1 for Exam I, March 12].

2003k http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH13SP2003TESTOne.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Self-Test #1 for Exam I, February 28 ].

2003l http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PowerPoint/ANTH13SP2003/ [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Cultural Anthropology Spring 2003 PowerPoint Overview].

2003m http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PowerPoint/ANTH296SP2003/ [CSU, Chico ANTH 296, Proseminar Spring 2003 PowerPoint Overview].

2003n http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/syllabi/SYL_296-SP2003.html [CSU, Chico ANTH 296/296H, Proseminar. Spring 2003].

2003o http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/syllabi/SYL_13-SP2003.html [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Human Cultural Diversity. Spring 2003].

2003p http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Jan2003Hawai'iDarwin.html [Teaching As Theatre Once Again: Darwin in the Classroom (And Beyond). (For the Hawai'i International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawai'i, January 12-15, 2003.) [Also published in The Conference Proceedings, CD-ROM: ISSN#1541-5899.]  

2003q http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/BookReviewKonnerWeb.html [Book review of The Tangled Web: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit (Second Edition, 2002) by Melvin Konner]. Reports Of the National Center For Science Education (Berkeley, CA), Vol. 23, Number 1, Jan-Feb 2003, pages 43-44.

2002a There Is A Grandeur In This View Of Life. In Darwin Day Collection One: The Single Best Idea Ever (2002) Edited by Amanda Chesworth et al. (Albuquerque, New Mexico: Tangled Bank Press), pages 67-70.

2002b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH103FA2002TESTThree.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 103, Self-Test #3 for Exam III, December 18].

2002c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH13FA2002TESTThree.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Self-Test #3 for Exam III, December 16 ].

2002d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/DarwinFA2002Phil108.htm [CSU, Chico (Lecture for Philosophy 108, Ethics And Human Happiness), December 2, 2002].

2002e http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/TheBirdsFall2002.html [Visuals From The Birds (of Fall 2002) @ CSU, Chico, directed by Professor Cynthia Lammel, November 12-17, 2002].

2002f http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH296FA2002TESTTwo.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 296, Self-Test #2 for Exam II, November 13].

2002g http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH103FA2002TESTTwo.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 103, Self-Test #2 for Exam II, November 8].

2002h http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH13FA2002TESTTwo.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Self-Test #2 for Exam II, November 8 ].  

2002i http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/FALL2002ANTH162.html [CSU, Chico ANTH 162 lecture for California Indians, November 4, 2002].

2002j http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/NewMoonFall2002.html [The New Moon (of Fall 2002) @ CSU, Chico, directed by Professor Joel Rogers, October 23-27, 2002, the Fall 2002 operetta; also performed as M. Beaunoir.]

2002k http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/AnthroForum2002.htm] [Comments on Pre-Contact Native American Metropolitan Sites.] (For ANTH 297, for the CSU, Chico Anthropology Forum, October 10].

2002l http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/WorldExplorationFall2002.htm [Some Sacred "Cities" of the Americas (Part I): Cahokia (North America(, Chichén Itzá (The Yucatán), and Machu Pichu (Perú.] (For the monthly lecture series entitled "World Explorations" sponsored by The Museum of Anthropology, CSU, Chico), October 6].

2002m http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/aStoryof2027.html [A "Story" (Vision or nightmare?) of the Region in 2027.) (For classroom use at CSU, Chico, September 30].

2002n http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/FARFall2002.html [CSU, Chico Faculty Activity Report for the period of July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002; submitted 30 September 2002].

2002o http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH296FA2002TESTOne.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 296, Self-Test #1 for Exam I, September 30].

2002p http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH296FA2002PuzzleOne.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 296, Puzzle #1 for Exam 1, September 30].

2002q http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH103FA2002TESTOne.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 103, Self-Test #1 for Exam I, September 20].

2002r http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH13FA2002TESTOne.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Self-Test #1 for Exam I, September 20].

2002s http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/ANTH300Fall2002.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 300 lecture for Core Seminar in Anthropology, September 18].

2002t http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PowerPoint/ANTH13FA2002/ [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Human Cultural Diversity Fall 2002 PowerPoint Overview].

2002u http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PowerPoint/ANTH103FA2002/ [CSU, Chico ANTH 103, Cultural Anthropology Fall 2002 PowerPoint Overview].

2002v http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PowerPoint/ANTH296FA2002/ [CSU, Chico ANTH 296, Proseminar Fall 2002 PowerPoint Overview].

2002w http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/syllabi/SYL_13-FA2002.html [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Human Cultural Diversity. Fall 2002].

2002x http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/syllabi/SYL_103-FA2002.html [CSU, Chico ANTH 103, Cultural Anthropology. Fall 2002].

2002y http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/syllabi/SYL_296-FA2002.html [CSU, Chico ANTH 296/296H, Proseminar. Fall 2002].   

B. Work in Progress:

in progress http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/DarwinPagesOnly.html [UrbanowiczDarwinPagesOnly].

in progress http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/UrbanowiczCitations.html [UrbanowiczCitationsOnTheWeb].

C. Other:

III. University & Community Service

Over 2002->2003, was a member of the following Department Committees: Graduate, Personnel (Chair), Search, and Student Outcome Assessment; also Minor Advisor in the Department of Anthropology. As indicated above, gave guest lectures for ANTH 16, ANTH 161, ANTH 300, as well as PHIL 108 and also provided guest lectures for the Anthropology Forum (ANTH 297) as well as the Museum of Anthropology Lecture Series. I view myself as an active researcher-scholar-teacher who takes part in campus and community activities. In fall 2002 I performed in The New Moon (October 23-27, 2002), directed by Professor Joel Rogers, and in spring 2003, perfomed (and served as dramaturge) in Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle (March 2-9, 2003), directed by Dr. Sue Pate.

IV. Special Accomplishments & Other Activities Not Included Above

I wish to quote from my Fifth Year Review by the Department of Anthropology (December 9, 2002):

"The fifth year review finds that Professor Urbanowicz is an instructor who is highly motivated to have his students learn as much about anthropology as possible and who truly enjoys teaching at the undergraduate level. He constantly revises his Guidebooks for the courses he regularly teaches and indeed, was recognized by the institution for his teaching capabilities when he was designated a 'Master Teacher' for the 1997-1999 academic years."

Dean Jeanne Thomas, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, concurred with the Fifth Year Anthropology Department Review and wrote to me (January 22, 2003) as follows: "Clearly, the last five years have marked a productive period in your career."

I attest that the information provided in this report is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge. All 42 original web pages (completed over the period of July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003) are available for review (as well as the two "Works In Progress" listed above).

Charles F. Urbanowicz
September 30, 2003

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