Academic Affairs 2010
An Academic Affairs weekly newsletter, co-sponsored by
MU-ADVANCE, featuring updates on program events,
projects, and faculty achievements.
W E E K L Y U P D A T E
News: Spring Campus Conversation Friday, January 22, 2010
The fourth Campus Conversation, Financial Considerations and Contexts, will be held Tuesday,
February 16 and Wednesday, February 17, 2010. This conversation will focus on developing the
financial resources necessary to support students, faculty, and academic programs. More...
Meet the Faculty: Dr. Harlan Smith
Dr. Harlan Smith, a Kermit E. McGinnis Distinguished Profes-
sor of Business, has two research foci: developing countries,
particularly African; and instructional research and pedagogy.
He serves as the Assurance of Learning Director for the Lewis
College of Business. In this role, he was instrumental in the
College’s successful accreditation by the Association to Ad-
vance Collegiate Schools of Business. He is currently teaching
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis. More...
Faculty Publications and Presentations: Borderlines and Borderlands
Dr. Josh Hagen, Associate Professor of
Geography, co-edited the book “Borderlines and
Borderlands: Political Oddities at the Edge of the
Nation-State.” This book examines the human-
created borders of nations in an attempt to
showcase how, through human interference and
force, nations’ boundaries were formed out of
politics, rather than by natural phenomenon.
Resource: Research Boot Camp
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will sponsor a spring Research Boot Camp
(RBC). Offered to first- and second- year junior faculty, the RBC is an intensive, focused,
distraction-free, supervised writing time. The registration deadline has been extended to
Monday, January 25 at noon. Contact Dr. Sherri Smith for more information.
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