California State University Faculty Activity Report for Charles F. Urbanowicz
For the period: July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004

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

13 September 2004(1)

[This page is printed from http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/FARFall2004.html]

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

Name:

Charles F. Urbanowicz

Date:

15 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:

22 (since 1982)

Time Base:

Academic Year

Eligible for SSI:

No


I. A. In fall 2003 and spring 2004, I taught the following courses (with days, enrollments, locations, and times as indicated):

ANTH 13-01

Human Cultural Diversity

MWF (179)

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

ANTH 199-C

Special Problems

By Appointment (1)

BUTTE 317

ANTH 296 / 296H

History of Theory/Method

M+W (10)

BUTTE 319 (3 -> 4:15pm)

ANTH 397-02

Supervised College Teaching

MWF (and by appointment)

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

SOSC 103

Cultural Concepts

MWF (47)

BUTTE 505 (11 -> 11:50AM)

ANTH 13-01

Human Cultural Diversity

Tu + Th (188)

AYRES 106 (11 -> 12:15pm)

ANTH 103-02

Cultural Anthropology

Tu + Th (49)

BUTTE 319 (2 -> 3:15pm)

ANTH 199-C

Special Problems

By Appointment (1)

BUTTE 317

ANTH 296 / 296H

History of Theory/Method

Tu + Th (14)

BUTTE 319 3:30 -> 4:45pm)


B. The computerized summary of data available in the College of Behavioral and Sciences for the spring 2004 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.

STATEMENT
ANTH 13-01
ANTH 103-01
ANTH 296

#1.... Syll / Course Req.

68% = SA + 23% = A
64% = SA + 36% = A
67% = SA + 33% = A

#2....Overall knowledge

59% = SA + 34% = A
57% = SA + 36% = A
78% = SA + 22% = A

#3....Instructor / material

52% = SA + 34% = A
57% = SA + 29% = A
56% = SA + 33% = A

#4....Inst. well-prepared

75% = SA + 22% = A
79% = SA + 21% = A
100% = SA + 0% = A

#5....Inst. folllows syll.

70% = SA + 24% = A
75% = SA + 25% = A
78% = SA + 22% = A

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

35% = SA + 25% = A
54% = SA + 21% = A
89% = SA + 11% = A

#7....Assignments / Learn.

51% = SA + 40% = A
43% = SA + 39% = A
89% = SA + 11% = A

#8....Inst. gives Feedback

45% = SA + 34% = A
50% = SA + 43% = A
100% = SA + 0% = A

#9....Comm. High Expectations

59% = SA + 32% = A
79% = SA + 21% = A
100% = SA + 0% = A

#10...Inst. Monitors St Learning

35% = SA + 39% = A
50% = SA + 46% = A
89% = SA + 11% = A

The "open-ended" comments for the 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: "He's actually taught me something" as well as "He encourages students to open their minds and think for themselves" and "When an instructor loves to teach--his/her students love to learn." Other comments include: "well prepared" and "He loves what he does." In addition, students wrote that "He has put new ideas in my head which I would have never thought of otherwise. I truly enjoyed his class" as well as "good style of teaching" and "This is the best and most informative/comprehensive class I have taken so far." Finally, "He always relates information that might otherwise be simply random facts to something familiar, whether it is a song, the size of an area, a number of people, or even just his tie." 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, 88% of the students circled "Superior" or "Very Good." For ANTH 103-02, 79% of the students circled "Superior" or "Very Good." For ANTH 296, 100% of the students circled "Superior" or "Very Good." All-of-the above statistics and student comments are consistent with http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/FARFall2003.html (for 7/1/2002 to 6/30/2003), http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/FARFall2002.html (7/1/2001 to 6/30/2002), http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/FARFall2001.html (for 7/1/2000 to 6/30/2001), as well as FAR/FMI [Faculty Merit Increase] information submitted on October 2, 2000 (for 7/1/1999 to 6/30/2000). (NOTE: For a single page which provides comparative information for only the standardized computer results, please see: http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/VariousEvaluationData.html for the years 2004 -> 2000.]

C. Changes in Teaching: The classroom environment included information from lectures and discussions, videos, slides, the WWW, and Power Point presentations. Mew Guidebook were created for all courses in both semesters and all were updated at various times in fall and spring. Web-based "self-tests" were also created for all students both semesters (and all web-based Guidebooks and Self-Tests are available below).

D. Responsibilities: Serve as Minor Advisor and serve on the Department of Anthropology Graduate Committee. Served on the Personnel Committee for the Department of Theatre Arts.

II. Scholarly/Creative Activities and Professional Development/Practice (Only July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004)

2004a http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/ManOfLaManchaSpring2004.html [Visuals from Man of La Mancha (of Spring 2004) @ CSU, Chico, directed by Professor Randy Wonzong, May 5-9, 2004].

2004b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH103SP2004TESTThree.htm (CSU, Chico ANTH 103, Self-Test #3 for Exam III, May 20 ).

2004c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH13SP2004TESThree.htm (CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Self-Test #3 for Exam III, May 20 ).

2004d http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/DarwinSP2004PHIL108.html (Charles R. Darwin and Moral Evolution. CSU, Chico PHIL [Philosophy] 108, Ethics And Human Happiness, at CSU, Chico, May 5.)

2004e http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH296SP2004TESTTwo.htm (CSU, Chico ANTH 296, Self-Test #2 for Exam II, April 27).

2004f http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH103SP2004TESTTwo.htm (CSU, Chico ANTH 103, Self-Test #2 for Exam II, April 13 ).

2004g http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH13SP2004TESTwo.htm (CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Self-Test #2 for Exam II, April 8 ).

2004h http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PacificWAMLApril2004.html [Mapping The Islands of the Pacific: Islanders and Others (Including Cook and Darwin). For a presentation at the WAML (Western Association of Map Libraries) Conference, April 29-31, 2004, at CSU, Chico.]

2004i http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/April2004WindChimeDarwin.html (Charles R. Darwin And His Research. For a presentation at Wind Chime of Chico (An Assisted Living & Special Care Community in affiliation with Enloe Health System), Chico, CA, April 14.)

2004j http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Spring2004RECR50.html (Hospitality and Gambling = Big Business! (CSU, Chico RECR [Recreation] 50, Hospitality industry, at CSU, Chico, March 26).

2004k http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH296SP2004TESTOne.htm (CSU, Chico ANTH 296, Self-Test #1 for Exam I, March 9).

2004l http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH103SP2004TESTOne.htm (CSU, Chico ANTH 103, Self-Test #1 for Exam I, February 26 ).

2004m http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH13SP2004TESTOne.htm (CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Self-Test #1 for Exam I, February 26 ).

2004n http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH296SP2004XWORDOne.htm (CSU, Chico ANTH 296, CrossWord #1 for Exam I, February 26 ).

2004o http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH103SP2004TESTOne.htm (CSU, Chico ANTH 103, Self-Test #1 for Exam I, February 26 ).

2004p http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH13SP2004TESTOne.htm (CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Self-Test #1 for Exam I, February 26 ).

2004q http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/Spring2004RECR198.html (Gaming or Gambling: Recreation or... Really Big Business! CSU, Chico RECR [Recreation] 198C, Leisure and Popular Culture, at CSU, Chico, February 24).

2004r http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/FourDarwinVideosFeb2004.html] (Four Darwin Videos from CSU, Chico. For the CSU, Chico Anthropology Forums, February 12 and 19, 2004).

2004s http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PowerPoint/ANTH296SP2004/ [CSU, Chico ANTH 296, Proseminar Spring 2004 PowerPoint Overview].

2004t http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/syllabi/SYL_296-SP2004.html [CSU, Chico ANTH 296/296H, Proseminar. Spring 2004].

2004u http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PowerPoint/ANTH103SP2004/ [CSU, Chico ANTH 103, Cultural Anthropology Spring 2004 PowerPoint Overview].

2004v http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/syllabi/SYL_103-SP2004.html (CSU, Chico ANTH 103, Cultural Anthropology. Spring 2004).

2004w http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PowerPoint/ANTH13SP2004/ [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Cultural Anthropology Spring 2004 PowerPoint Overview].

2004x http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/syllabi/SYL_13-SP2004.html [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Human Cultural Diversity. Spring 2004].

2004y http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/TeachingAboutDarwinJan2004.html] (Teaching About Darwin. For a workshop sponsored by the Outreach Programs of the California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco) and held at the Museum of Anthropology at California State University, Chico, January 10, 2004).

2003a Charles Darwin: - Part Three: A Man of Science. [ ~Twenty-four Minute Video. Darwin from South America, through the Galápagos Islands, and back to England.] [http://rce.csuchico.edu/Darwin/RV/darwin4.ram] Produced and Edited by Ms. Donna Crowe: Instructional Media Center, CSU, Chico. Available via the Internet with REAL PLAYER [http://www.real.com/player/index.html]

2003b http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/SOSC103FA2003TESTThree.htm [CSU, Chico SOSC 103, Self-Test #3 for Exam III, December 15 ).

2003c http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH13FA2003TESTThree.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Self-Test #3 for Exam III, December 15).

2003d Motivating and Engaging Students in 'Jumbo' Classes (and smaller classes, too), Inside Chico State (December 4, 2003 Volume 34, Number 6), page 2 [http://www.csuchico.edu/pub/inside/04_jumbo.html] [archived at: http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/InsideChicoStateDec2003.html]; and see http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/BSSLargeClasses.html].

2003e http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH296FA2003TESTTwo.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 296, Self-Test #2 for Exam I, November 17).

2003f http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/SOSC103FA2003TESTTwo.htm [CSU, Chico SOSC 103, Self-Test #2 for Exam I, November 7).

2003g http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH13FA2003TESTTwo.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Self-Test #2 for Exam II, November 7 ).

2003h http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/DestinationPolynesia.html [Destination Polynesia: Tahiti And The Neighbor Islands. For the CSU, Chico Anthropology Forum, November 6)

2003i http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/DarwinTestThree.htm (Darwin 2003 Self-Test Three, October 31).

2003j http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/BSSLargeClasses.html [Motivating and Engaging Students in Large Classes: A Personal View Since 1973. For a presentation for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences "Conversation on Teaching Large Classes" sponsored by the "Best Teaching Practices Committee" of the College at CSU, Chico, October 30.]

2003k http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH296FA2003TESTONE.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 296, Self-Test #1 for Exam I, October 6).

2003l http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/DarwinFA2003PHIL137.html [Darwin, Sex, and Love. CSU, Chico PHIL [Philosophy] 137, Philosophical Perspectives on Sex and Love, at CSU, Chico, September 29).

2003m http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/SOSC103FA2003TESTOne.htm [CSU, Chico SOSC 103, Self-Test #1 for Exam I,September 26].

2003n http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/SelfTesting/ANTH13FA2003TESTOne.htm [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Self-Test #1 for Exam I,September 26 ).

2003o http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/FARFall2003.html [CSU, Chico Faculty Activity Report for the period of July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002; completed 15 September 2003.)

2003p http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/30YearsPartTwoAnthroForums.html [The Anthropology Forum: 1973->2003, Part II. For the CSU, Chico Anthropology Forum, September 4, 2003.)

2003q http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PowerPoint/ANTH13FA2003/ [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Cultural Anthropology Fall 2003 PowerPoint Overview].

2003r http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PowerPoint/SOSC103FA2003/ [CSU, Chico SOSC 103, Cultural Concepts: Human Social Evolution. Fall 2003 PowerPoint Overview].

2003s http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/PowerPoint/ANTH296FA2003/ [CSU, Chico ANTH 296, Proseminar Fall 2003 PowerPoint Overview].

2003t http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/syllabi/SYL_296-FA2003.html [CSU, Chico ANTH 296/296H, Proseminar. Fall 2003].

2003u http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/syllabi/SYL_SOSC103-FA2003.html [CSU, Chico SOSC 103, Cultural Concepts: Human Social Evolution. Fall 2003].

2003v http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/syllabi/SYL_13-FA2003.html [CSU, Chico ANTH 13, Human Cultural Diversity. Fall 2003].

B. Work in Progress:

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

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

in progress http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/ChicoAnthroWebPages.html [CSU, Chico Anthropology Web Pages]

in progress http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/AnthropologyWebPages.html [Anthropology Web Pages

C. Other:

III. University & Community Service

Over 2003->2004, was a member of the following Department Committees: Graduate, Personnel, Search, and Student Outcome Assessment; also Minor Advisor in the Department of Anthropology. As indicated above, gave guest lectures for PHIL 108 and PHIL 137 as well as RECR 50 and RECR 198; also provided guest lectures for the Anthropology Forum (ANTH 297). I view myself as an active researcher-scholar-teacher who takes part in campus and community activities. In 2003-2004 I was, once again, a member of the Personnel Committee for the Department of Theatre Arts (College of Humanities and Fine Arts).

IV. Special Accomplishments & Other Activities Not Included Above

I 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."

The Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences concurred with the Fifth Year Anthropology Department Review and wrote (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 of the 55 original web pages above (for the period of July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004) are available for review (including the previous four FAR/FMI web pages) as indicated.

Charles F. Urbanowicz
September 13, 2004

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