California State University Faculty Activity Report
for
Charles F. Urbanowicz
2 October 2000

Dr. Charles F. Urbanowicz/Professor of Anthropology
California State University, Chico
Chico, California 95929-0400
(530-898-6220 [Office]; 530-898-6192 [Dept.] FAX: 530-898-6824)
e-mail: curbanowicz@csuchico.edu / home page: http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban

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For the period: From July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000

Name:

Charles F. Urbanowicz

Date:

October 2, 2000

Dept:

Anthropology

Highest Degree:

Ph.D. 1972

Rank:

Professor

Tenured:

1977

T/Track App:

Aug 1975

Years as Professor:

18 (since 1982)

Time Base:

Academic Year

Current Salary Range:

Prof 5/Step 15->16

Eligible for SSI: No

This was submitted on 2 October 2000 to the Department of Anthropology Chair (Dr. Frank Bayham) to begin the on-campus process of FMI [Faculty Merit Increase] consideration for the period of July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000. Numerous items are accessible from either http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/ or the complete résumé (http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/resume.html) or below, as indicated.

I. A. In Fall 1999, taught the following courses (with enrollments & times indicated):

ANTH 13-01

Human Cultural Diversity

MWF (118)

AYRS 106 ((10->10:50a)

ANTH 13-02

Human Cultural Diversity

MWF (44)

BUTTE 319 (12->12:50p)

ANTH 296 / 296H

History of Theory/Method

M + W (13)

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

In spring 2000, taught the following courses (with enrollments & times indicated):

ANTH 13-01

Human Cultural Diversity

Tu + Th (139)

AYRS 106 (9:30->10:45a)

ANTH 13-02

Human Cultural Diversity.

Tu + Th (45)

BUTTE 319 (2->3:15p)

ANTH 296 / 296H

History of Theory/Method

Tu + Th (19)

BUTTE 319 (3:30->4:45p)

B. Summarizing SIR [Student Instructional Report] Data (Spring 2000) indicates that students view me as effective to very effective and the following provides my Mean Spring 2000 SIR II Sub-Scale Student Evaluations, with a Range from 1 (Ineffective) to 5 (Very Effective), relative to Anthropology and BSS.

ANTH 13-01
ANTH 13-02
ANTH 296
ANTH DEPT
BSS
Comp 4-Year Insti.

Means
Means
Means
Means
Means
Means

A.

Course Organization & Planning

4.52
4.59
4.20
4.07
4.21
4.21

B.

Communication

4.62
4.60
4.43
4.19
4.29
4.26

C.

Faculty Student Interaction

4.32
4.19
4.82
4.16
4.26
4.25

D.

Assignments, Exams, & Grades

4.17
4.04
4.10
3.78
3.97
3.99

E.

Supplemental Instructional Mtrls.

"Means
are not
reported
for
suppl.
materials..."

F.

Course Outcomes

3.88
3.93
3.62
3.50
3.64
3.65

G.

Student Effort & Involvement

3.56
3.68
3.31
3.44
3.55
3.62

H.

Course Difficulty

"Means
are not
reported
for
course
difficulty."

I.

OVERALL EVALUATION

4.10
4.25
4.00
3.79
3.95
3.96

Setting the CSU, Chio Anthropology Department at 1.00, the following appears: 

ANTH 13-01
ANTH 13-02
ANTH 296
ANTH DEPT
BSS
Comp 4-Year Insti

Means
Means
Means
Means
Means
Means

A.

Course Organizaiont & Planning

1.11
1.12
1.03
1.00
1.03
1.03

B.

Communication

1.10
1.09
1.05
1.00
1.02
1.02

C.

Faculty Student Interaction

1.03
1.01
1.15
1.00
1.02
1.02

D.

Assignments, Exams, & Grades

1.10
1.06
1.08
1.00
1.05
1.05

E.

Supplemental Instructional Mtrls.

"Means
are not
reported
for
suppl.
materials..."

F.

Course Outcomes

1.10
1.12
1.03
1.00
1.04
1.04

G.

Student Effort & Involvement

1.03
1.06
.96
1.00
1.03
1.04

H.

Course Difficulty

"Means
are not
reported
for
course
difficulty."

I.

OVERALL EVALUATION

1.08
1.12
1.05
1.00
1.05
1.04

C. Changes in Teaching: Lectures and discussions incorporate various technologies into the classroom environment (including videos, the Internet, Power Point Presentations, Slides, and various World Wide Web resources). I have completed a 40-hour TLP [Technology and Learning Program] sponsored workshop on WebCT for the classroom and after consultation with TLP, we concluded that WebCT was not appropriate for my courses. For years, however, I have updated the ANTH 13 Guidebook for our students on a regular basis (similar to WebCT) and in Spring 2000, with the assistance of TLP, discovered and incorporated a web-based self-testing program (http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/halfbaked/) for my sections of ANTH 13.

D. Responsibilities: Serve as the Minor Advisor in Anthropology (n=12) and also serve on the Department Graduate Committee; was a member of one Anthropology M.A. Committee over the period of July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.

E. Other: Have been invited by Byron Jackson (Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Dean) to participate meetings on the "Scholarship of Teaching" on this campus; have been invited to join the campus advisory board of SIFE [Students In Free Enterprise]; took part in numerous on-campus presentations and presentations within the community of Chico (as indicated below). Involved (Fall 1999 and Fall 2000) in working with other faculty on "linking" ANTH 13 with other courses (ENGL 1, MCGS 55, and UNIV 001).

II. Scholarly/Creative Activities and Professional Development/Practice are as follows:

A. List/Describe Work Completed from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000:

2000a Reprised the role of Reverend Dr. Harper (Arsenic and Old Lace) for the CSU, Chico Fifth Annual Benefit Performance, Summer 2000 Court Theatre Potpourri, June 11, 2000, Chico, CA.

2000b ANTH 13/Spring 2000, Self-Test #3 for Exam III.

2000c Computers And Technology Into The Twenty-First Century: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (Again). (For the City of Chico Fire Dept. Workshop, Chico, California, May 5, 2000).

2000d Review of Unto Others: The Evolution And Psychology of Unselfish Behavior by Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson (1999 Harvard University Press Paperback edition) for Metapyschology--Mental Health Net.

2000e Charles R. Darwin (1809-1882): Spring 2000 Miscellaneous Information.(For PHIL 108, Ethics And Human Happiness), at CSU, Chico, April 26, 2000).

2000f Charlie On Darwin: Urbanowicz Presents Ideas Concerning Charles R. Darwin (1809-1882) (Submitted April 10, 2000, for consideration for the Sixth Annual CELT [Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching] Conference at CSU, Chico, Sept 21 & 22, 2000).

2000g ANTH 13/Spring 2000, Self-Test #2 for Exam II.

2000h CELT Proposal For Project Darwin: 2000-2001 (Submitted March 29, 2000).

2000i Twenty-First Century Education Materials: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet! (For the "Leadership Chico -- Education Day" in Chico, California, March 15, 2000).

2000j Dramaturg and performed as "Dr. Gaspard Jadin" & "Sewer Man" in the Spring 2000 production of Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman of Chaillot (March 7-12, 2000).

2000k Chaillot Words Miscellaneous for the March 7->12 CSU, Chico Production of The Madwoman of Chaillot.

2000l ANTH 13/Spring 2000, Self-Test #1 for Exam I.

2000m Darwin 2000-2001 [Self]Test One.

2000n ANTH 13 Guidebook, Human Cultural Diversity, Spring 2000.

2000o ANTH 296/296H, History of Theory/Method, Spring 2000.

1999a performed as "Reverend Dr. Harper" in the Fall 1999 Encore! (Community Production) of Arsenic and Old Lace (November 5-14, 1999).

1999b Charles R. Darwin: Fall 1999 Miscellaneous Information For Various Activities (including ANTH 198 [September 23], ANTH 300 [Core Seminar, September 30], and PHIL 108 [November 17]).

1999c Various URLs, and some Words, of Possible Interest to Individuals.

1999d ANTH 13 Guidebook, Human Cultural Diversity, Fall 1999.

1999e ANTH 296/296H, History of Theory/Method, Fall 1999.

Publications/Videotapes:

2000 "Mnemonics, Quotations, Cartoons, And A Notebook: 'Tricks' For Appreciating Cultural Diversity." Strategies in Teaching Anthropology, Patricia Rice & David W. McCurdy, Editors (NJ: Prentice Hall), pages 132-140.

1999a Charles Darwin: - Part One: The Voyage. (Twenty-two Minute Instructional Videotape, Produced by Ms. Donna Crowe, Instructional Media Center, CSU, Chico).

B. Work in Progress:

On-going http://www.csuchico.edu/~curban/UrbanowiczCitations.html (Listing of various web pages around the globe that reference my web-work in the areas of Darwin, Gambling/Tourism, Science Fiction/Science Fact/SETI [Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence], Pacific, Courses/Cyberspace/Technology, and Miscellaneous!).

In press (2000a) Gambling Into The 21st Century. The Anthropology Of Tourism: Hosts And Guests in the 20th Century, 3rd edition. V. Smith, Editor (NY: Cognizant Communication Corp.)

In press (2000b) Review of The War Of Dreams: Studies in Ethno Fiction (1999) by Marc Augé (translated by Liz Herron). Anthropology And Humanism (The Society for Humanistic Anthropology), December 2000.

2000c Teaching As Theatre: Some Classroom Ideas, Specifically Those Concerning Charles R. Darwin (1809-1882). (For the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA [Nov 15-19], November 15, 2000.)

2000d Charlie on Darwin (For the 26 October 2000 CELT [Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching] / Anthropology Forum Presentation at CSU, Chico.)

2000e South American Research: Words [with S. Urbanowicz]. (For the 6 October 2000 AAUW [American Association of University Women] Meeting in Chico, CA).

2000f Comments on "Tourism" for ANTH 138 (September 20, 2000).

2000g ANTH 13/Fall 2000, Self-Test #1 for Exam I.

2000h ANTH 13 Guidebook, Human Cultural Diversity, Fall 2000.

2000i ANTH 296/296H, History of Theory/Method, Fall 2000.

2000j July 2000 South American Research: Visuals

C. Other: Have been asked to assume the position of Graduate Coordinator for the Dept. of Anthropology, effective Fall 2001 and accepted; have been requested by the Chair of the Dept. of Anthropology at San Jose State University (Dr. June A. English-Leuck) to submit my résumé to be considered as "outside reviewer" for their current five-year review.

III. University & Community Service: 1999-2000: Member of Department Committees (Graduate, Personnel, Search, and Student Outcome Assessment) and member of the College-wide "Butte Hall Renovation" Committee. Member of University-wide Committees: WWW Guidelines Committee, FRAS [Faculty Recognition And Support], and for 1998-2000, was CELT [Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching] Committee member. In Fall 1999, performed as "Reverend Dr. Harper" in the Encore! (Community Production) of Arsenic and Old Lace; performed as "Dr. Gaspard Jadin" & "Sewer Man" in the Spring 2000 production of Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman of Chaillot and reprised role of "Reverend Dr. Harper" for the Summer 2000 CSU, Chico Court Theatre Potpourri. Made public presentations for the University as indicated: "Leadership Chico--Education Day" (March 15, 2000) and the "City of Chico Fire Dept. Workshop" (June 11, 2000).

IV. Special Accomplishments & Other Activities Not Included Above: I make myself available for "guest lectures" in various classes (ANTH, ART, MATH, PHIL, and RECR), and am an active scholar/teacher and an individual who takes part in campus and community activities (such as public lectures, AAUW [American Association of University Women] activities, and both theatrical and opera support). I continuously updated the ANTH 13 web-Guidebook for our students in Spring 2000 (and for Fall 2000). Have received .20 "release time" from CELT/TLP for Fall 2000 to work on a Multimedia "Project Darwin." In Summer 1999, at my own expense, conducted modest research in Costa Rica, as well as England and northern Europe; in Summer 2000 (again at my own expense) preliminary research was conducted in Perú (Machu Picchu) and Ecuador (The Galápagos Islands) as a prelude to seek off-campus funding for research for self & students; I believe that I have made an excellent contact (and friend) at the Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador; have joined the Charles Darwin Foundation, Inc., Falls Church, Virginia.

I do wish to be considered for a Faculty Merit Increase (FMI) this year.

I attest that the information provided in this report is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

/s/ Charles F. Urbanowicz _____________________________ DATE: October 2, 2000

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