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Annual Report on GLEC in CSM


GLOBAL LEARNING FOR
ENGAGED CITIZENSHIP


College of Science and Mathematics








































GLEC 201
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201
2

Annual Report

College of Science and
Mathematics

July 1, 20
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June 30, 201
2


1
.
Executive summary

a. A one
-
page summary statement highlighting the year’s most notable accomplishments

In the
College of Science and Mathematics
, the most notable global learning accomplishments
in 2011
-
2012 were the participation of faculty and students in study abroad
classes and the
involvement of faculty in international collaborations
and presentations at international
conferences.

The
follow
ing
three
study abroad class
es

w
ere

successfully
offered

in FY 2012
:



China Revealed through its Math Education and Cultures


Dr. Jun Ji



Culture and Chemistry: Pharmaceutical Sciences in Puerto Rico


Dr. Marina Koether and
Dr. Jennifer Powers



Marine Biol
ogy in Belize


Dr. Joseph Dirnberger and Dr. Scott Reese

The College successfully
funded
the f
oll
owing
three
proposals for the International Faculty
Development Proposal
P
rogram, which supports faculty travel to potential study abroad sites and
fosters
development of international collaborations
:



Dr. Premila Achar:
T
ravel to India to conduct the research project entitled “Development of
Transgenic
P
eanuts with
S
afer Levels of Aflatoxin through Genetic Engineering” in
collaboration with Dr. R. Gowda, Univ
ersity of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore,
India.



Dr. Yuliya Babenko
:

T
he research project entitled “Adaptive
M
esh
G
eneration for
A
pproximation and
I
nterpolation, and its
A
pplications” with Dr. Jean
-
Marie Mirebeau visiting
KSU.



Dr. Liancheng Wang:
T
ravel to Canada to conduct the research project entitled “New
Mathematical Models and Their Predictions for HIV Infection” in collaboration with Dr.
Michael Li, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada
.

In addition, Dr. David Joffe, Assistant Professor of

Physics, has continued his association with
the ATLAS project at
CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. In
S
pring 2012, he used $37,000 in start
-
up
funds to set up a distributed computing network as part of his work with CERN.

A
visiting research
scholar

from
Heidelberg University

of
Germany

visited the Biology and Physics Department
and
four mathematicians
abroad
visited the Mathematics and Stati
sti
cs Department.

In this fiscal year,
the
C
ollege has
spent $101,391 on global activities

which is
a 7% increase
over
FY 11
.
With the increased funding,
more faculty members
can travel abroad
for
research
collaborations and

presentations
at international conferences.

The CSM had thirty t
hree
such
activities

that enhanced global professional development
.

For a full list,
refer to Item
6 of this
report
.

Our faculty

members
are actively engaged in global activities

not only with
their
own peer
research collaborations from around the world but also with their dedicated professional services.
In particular,
Dr. Mary Garner, Dr. Jun Ji, Dr. Tad Watanabe, and Dr. Bo Yang

of Mathematics and
Statistics
served prominently on the editorial boar
ds for the international journals
.





This report will give
you
an account of the
g
lobal learning activities that took place in CSM in
FY
20
12. We are
excited about
our achievement
s this year

and we will continue to expand global
learning opportunities to faculty and students in FY

20
13 and beyond.


b. A candid assessment of your unit’s level of enthusiasm and support for the QEP


Enthusiasm and support for the QEP continue to be good in
the College of Science and
Mathematics
. There were
six
proposals from
CSM

for
Summer 2012
study abroad
classes,
although only
four

w
ere

approved.
Two study abroad programs have been offered continuously for
five years.
A new Global Learning course
from Che
mistry and Biochemistry
was added this year.
T
here has been an increase in international travel for research and participation in international
meetings.



It seems clear that the
college

is embracing the goals of developing global initiatives in
CSM
,
and

it seems certain that these initiatives will continue to develop and include ot
her members of
the college.

Funds for the development of international collaborations also seem to be bearing
fruit, and it seems certain that these interactions will grow, as
well.



2. Achievement of Strategic Goals and Objectives (QEP Goal 1& 5)


a. Briefly state your unit’s 20
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QEP goals and objectives




For FY1
2
, the strategic goals and plans for the
College of Science and Mathematics
with
regard to QEP and Global
learning are:




To continue to support study abroad classes

and Global Learning courses
;



To encourage faculty to participate in
global professional development

and international
collaborations;



To
encourage faculty to be active
on global stage
.

.

From the 2011
-
2012 QEP report:

“The college will continue to advertise, promote, and expand the study abroad activities
developed in 2011, will encourage new faculty to participate and will encourage international
collaborations. “


In addition, the Depar
tment of Biology and Physics and the college are supporting the
establishment of a distributed computer network for Dr. David Joffe, who is joining the Physics
faculty in Fall 2011. This computer network will allow Dr. Joffe to continue his work in high
-
en
ergy
particle physics with CERN and should lead to the development of a formal research agreement
between KSU and CERN. This summer Dr. Ana
-
Maria Croicu is meeting with officials at Babes
-
Bolyai University in Romania to discuss the possibility of exchanges

with our faculty and students.
Dr. Yuliya Babenko will continue with a seminar series that brings to campus Applied Mathematics
researchers from all over the world.



b. Provide a brief evaluation of your unit’s goals and objectives including challenges


as well as accomplishments underneath
each

objective




Support study abroad classes
and Global Learning courses

Si
x proposals from CSM for Study Abroad courses in Summer 2012

were submitted
.
F
our
of them
were approved

and t
wo proposals from B
iology/Physics
were not approved.
“Marine Biology in Belize” led by Joseph Dirnberger and Scott Reese and “China Revealed
through Math Education and its Cultures” led by Jun Ji attracted more students than originally
planned.
Two study abroad courses in Cu
lture in Chemistry were again offered, again to
Germany and to Puerto Rico. However, because of a lack of student enrolment, the study



abroad course in Germany was cancelled. The study abroad course to Puerto Rico went
ahead as planned and was successful
.

The college offered thirteen Global Learning course
s

in FY 12 among which twelve
were repeated courses

and the new course was from the Department of Chemistry and
Biochemistry.




Participate in g
lobal professional development and international collaborations

Faculty in CSM
was

fully engaged in global professional development and international
collaborations.
There was increased
funding for travel abroad for
international collaborations
and presen
tation at international conferences
. As a result,
t
hirty two activities that enhanced
glob
al

professional development
were
delivered
by
our
faculty in FY12
(refer to
Item 6

of
this
report
)
.




Be active
on global stage

The administrators of the college have committed to global learning initiatives. Faculty
members are encouraged to participate in activities on global stage. From providing study
abroad experiences to our students to presenting our research at internationa
l meetings, from
organizing seminars
and workshops
with international participations to servicing prominently
on international journal editorial boards, FY 12 has been a busy
and fruitful
year for the
college
.
One hundred and
thirty
s
ix

Global Learning
activities

were delivered by our faculty
(refer to
the attached worksheet
)
. It is an increase of
3
6
% over the past fiscal year
.




Some special projects

The special projects specified in the Strategic Goals and Plans for FY 12 were carried
out as planned.



Dr.
Joffe established his distributed computing network to continue his collaboration with
CERN.




Dr. Ana
-
Maria Croicu has begun working with some collaborators at Babes
-
Bolyai
University, Cluj
-
Napoca, Romania. Dr. Croicu visited Babes
-
Bolyai University in

June
2012 and
got

some ideas for engagement that will be carried out during FY 2013.




The Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
(
through
out
FY 12
)

and
Mini
-
Workshop
on Approximation Theory (May 3, 2012)
organized
by

Dr. Y
uliya Babenko

invited
local
mathematicians with international background
s

as well as
four

mathematicians
abroad

(1. Dr. Andras Kroo, Alfred Renyi Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences, Budapest, Hungary;

2.
Dr. Eli Levin, The Open University of Israel, Israel;

3.
Dr. Jean
-
Marie Mirebeau, Université de PARIS
,
DAUPHINE, France; 4. Dmitriy
Kuz'menko, Dnepropetrovsk National University, Ukraine)
.
The seminar and workshop
provided participants
with
an opportunity to network and to investigate research
questions of
current interest. They were well received by faculty and students
.


In
summary, the college achieved its goals for 2011
-
12 by

offering Global Learning
courses, study abroad programs, and
the co
ntinuing development of internatio
nal
collaborations.


3. Strengthening GLEC Opportunities at Home (QEP Goal 5)
Most on worksheet



a. Brief narrative
-

What has your unit been doing that is effective or innovative for involving


students in global learning

The study abroad programs, described
above, are the most effective efforts in involving
students in global learning
.

The college
has continued

the study abroad programs initiated
previously
,

and other faculty members
are

encouraged to consider developing new study abroad



proposals. International research collaborations
are

also encouraged.

The college has spent

a

major part of t
he QEP funding
for
CSM
on promoting
education abroad programs and international
research
collaborations

by providing our faculty with the financia
l support they need to
strengthen
these prioritized
global learning
opportunities.


Also, the college has been expanding the personnel with international background over
the
years.

As a result, many of our faculty in CSM can speak multi
ple
languages and
many of our
courses are
taught
by faculty with
multi
-
culture experience
.

Therefore, s
tudents in CSM can
be
engage
d in
global learning not only in the study abroad courses but also in many regular on
-
campus courses
.







4. Expansion of Facilities, Personnel, and Resources to Support GLEC (if
a
pplicable) (QEP

Goal 7)


a.

Expansion of facilities

No new facilities were specifically added for global learning in
CSM

in 201
1
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201
2
. However, a
construction on a new Laboratory Science building was begun in Marc
h 2011 and will be
completed in F
all 2012, which will support all of our programs, including research that will include
international collaborations.

b.

Expansion of
administrative and instructional personnel

There were no changes in
administrative

personnel

for global learning in
the college

in 2011
-
2012
. But CSM
has recruited
five
faculty members
with strong international backgrounds

into its
instructional personnel in this reporting period
.


A.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics hired Dr. Espinoza, original
ly

from Peru
;

B.

The
Department of Computer Science hired
the following
four faculty members
:




Dr.
Sarah North

in the area of computing security
is
originally
from
Turkey
;



Dr. Selena He in the area of wireless networking and game design is
originally
from
China;



Dr. Anjum Chida

in the area of
wireless and computer architecture

is
originally
from
China;



Dr. H
ossain
Shahriar

in
the
area of computing security is from
Pakistan
.


These
individuals will
certainly make their
contributions
towards the college’s strategic
goals of global learning
in the near future.

c.

Expansion of centers and institutes

There were no
expansions of centers or institutes in 201
1
-
201
2
.


d.

Expanded use of technology and learning resources


Dr. David Joffe joined the Physics faculty in August 2011. He is a high energy particle physicist
who collaborates with

CERN laboratory in Europe. Dr.
Joffe set up his d
istributed computing
network in
Spring 2012 to continue his international collaboration with CERN.


5. Expansion of Marketing and Promotion of GLEC (QEP Goal 8)



a. Brief description of your units marketing initiatives of the certif
ication program, study abroad


opportunities and global learning scholarship





The CSM markets the study abroad opportunities through advertising on the web site, through
listing on the Study Abroad web site,

through the use the LCD panel in the hallway of the CL
building in the science building,
and through

big

posters shown in the lobby of the Science
Building
.
The presentation of returning students from previous study abroad trips in classes about
their exp
erience abroad with their peers in classes is another effective way of promoting GLEC.
Additionally,

the
Chemi
stry and Biochemi
stry

faculty members leading the activities are provided
time during classes to present the opportunities to majors in the

depart
ment
.



6. New Incentives, Awards and Professional Development (QEP Goal 9)
Some of this info will


be on the worksheet. You may want to highlight some achievements in this section as well.


a.

List any new incentives for global engagement within

your unit



With the help of the financial support from GLCC, the Dean’s Office
was able to
offer

the
QEP
Global Learning Course Funding Award Program and
the
QEP International Faculty Development
Proposal
P
rogram to support QEP
-
related projects.
As a
result
,
a
new global

learning course was
developed
a
nd

many
research projects were carried out in collaboration with
international
colleagues.



b. List all members of your unit who received recognition for any QEP related activity this year




Dr.
Alan Shaw
received a QEP global learning course funding award to convert
ACT 3540,
SOCIAL MEDIA AND GLOBAL COMPUTINGS
,
to a global learning course
.



Dr.
Liancheng Wang received a QEP International Faculty Development Program Award to

assist him to

conduct t
he research project entitled “New Mathematical Models and Their
Predictions for HIV Infection”
in collaboration with Dr. Michael Y. Li, University of Alberta,
Canada.





Dr. Yuliya Babenko received a
QEP International Faculty Development Program Award to
assist her to
conduct the research project entitled “Adaptive mesh generation for
approximation and interpolation, and its applications”

with international collaborators
visiting
KSU.




Dr.
Premila Achar

received
a QEP International Faculty Development Prog
ram Award to
assist her to conduct the research project entitled “Development of Transgenic peanuts
with safer Levels of Aflatoxin through Genetic Engineering” in collaboration with Dr. R.
Gowda, University
of Agricultural Sciences (UAS),
Bangalore
, India.


c.

List any activities that enhanced global professional development


The attached worksheet listed
5

activities related to teaching,
1
1
2

activities related to
research,
and 1
8

activities related to service.
The following faculty participated in
international
research collaborations and/or presentations at international conferences.

1.

Achar, Premila

-

Travel to Northampton, Eng
land for research collaboration,

Dec 2011.

2.

Achar, Premila
-

Travel to Bangalore, India for research collaboration
, May 2012.


3.

Babenko, Yuliya

-

Organized a mini
-
symposium in the 2011 International Congress on
Industrial and Applied Math., Vancouver, Canada, July 2011
.

4.

Barney Bradley
-

Presented a poster entitled "Added Prognostic Benefit of Various Patient
-
reported Outcomes for Predicting Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Stage Non
-
small Cell Lung Cancer" (with T.R. Mendoza, C.S. Cleeland, V.E. Johnson, G.M. Mo
bley,



C. Lu, X.S. Wang) at the 18th Annual conference of International Society for Quality of Life
Research (Denver, CO; October 26
-
29, 2011).

5.

Barney Bradley
-

International collaboration with Federica Amici (in Europe), Filippo Aureli
(in Europe), Josep

Call (in Europe), and Valen Johnson (in Texas) on primate intelligence
manuscript
,
July 1, 2011

-

June 30, 2012
.

6.

Burney, Nancy

-

Presented at the 7th International Conference on Supplemental
Instruction, in San Diego, California, USA, May 30th
-

June
1, 2012.

7.

Croicu, Ana
-
Maria

-

Presented a talk "Probability and Related Aspects" at an international
conference in Alba Iulia, Romania, May 22
-

26, 2012.

8.

Croicu, Ana
-
Maria
-

Visited Babes
-
Bolyai University, Cluj
-
Napoca, Romania, to meet with
research colla
borators in June 2012.










9.

Du, Joshua
-

Presented a talk at the 4th International Conference on Scientific Computing
and PDEs,
Hong Kong,
December 4
-
7, 2011
.

10.

Du, Joshua
-

Visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Dalian
University of Technology in China, October 2011.








11.

Edwards, Belinda
-

Invited for IMPULS Lesson Study Immersion Program 2012

in Tokyo,
JAPAN
, June 25
-

July 4, 2012.

12.

Ellermeyer, Sean

-

Presented a talk at the ICIAM 2011 confe
rence, Vancouver, B.C.,
C
anada,
July

18, 2011
.

13.

Ferguson, Nicole
-

Presented a talk at "The 8th International R User Conference" in
Nashville, TN, June 11
-
15, 2012.

14.

Garner,

Mary
-

Attend annual

IOMW & AERA meetings, C
anada,
April 10
-
15, 2012.

15.

Greipsson, Sigurdur

-

Research in Iceland on restoration ecology,
Iceland
.




16.

Haddad, Hisham
-

Presented a talk at IEEE International Conference on Information
Technology
.


17.

Hauge, Xueya
-

International Congress of Hum
an Genetics, Montreal, Canada,
Oct
ober

2011.


18.

Herman
, Ray
-

Presented

an invited talk at the International Conference on
Biometrics and
Biostatistics
,
Omaha, NE, May 5
-
7, 2012
.

19.

Joffe, David
-

Participant in the ATLAS project at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.

20.

Kallahan, Kadian

-

Presented research study and paper at AERA Conference, Canada
,
April 13
-
17, 2012
.

21.

Kidonakis, Nikolaos
-

Two particle physics conferences, 4th generation & single top, and
DIS2012, Bonn, Germany,

April 2012.

22.

Kidonakis, Nikolaos
-

Low
-
x 2012 conference,
Cyprus, June 2012.

23.

Moomaw, Ellen

-

Attend and present a poster at Trends in Enzymology,
an international
conference in Germany
, May 28


June 8, 2012.

24.

Mzoughi, Taha
-

World Congress on Physics Education, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2012.

25.

Russell,

Jaime
-

Travel

to Uganda for primate research, January, Uganda, 2012.


26.

Shi, Yong
-

Presented a talk at International Conference on Data Mining, China, May 29
-

June 1, 2012.

27.

Taglialatela, Jared
-

T
ravel
ed

to Uganda for primate research
,
Uganda
, November 2011
.

28.

Taglialatela, Jared
-

Traveled to Uganda for primate research, Uganda, January 2012.




29.

Taglialatela, Jared
-

Traveled to Uganda for primate research, Uganda, May 2012.

30.

Wang, Liancheng

-

Visited research collaborator at University of Alberta, Canada, April 8
-
15, 2012.


31.

Xie
,
Ying



P
resented a talk in 2011 International Conference on Frontiers in Education
,
July 18
-
21, 2011 (jointly with a
graduate
student)
.

32.

Xie, Ying
-

Presented a talk
in IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and
Biomedicine, November 12
-
15, 2011.
















7. The Future (brief narrative)


a. A statement addressing your unit’s strategic goals and plans for 201
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-
1
3



For FY13, the strategic goals and plans for the
College of Science and Mathematics w
ith
regard to QEP and Global
L
earning are:


o

To continue to support study abroad classes and Global Learning courses,

o

To
continue to
encourage international collaborations
and participation in international
conferences,

o

To
continue to
encourage publi
cations
in international journals,

o

To continue to support professional services at global stage.


The CSM has awarded
two
QEP
International Faculty Development Proposal
P
rogram
s:





Dr. Sigurdur Griepsson of Biology and Physics will travel to Iceland in August 2012 to
conduct the research project entitled “Restoration strategies to control the spread of
exotic invasive plants; allelopathic effects of fine leafed fescue (Festuca rub
ra) on blue
lupine (Lupinus nootkatensis) in Iceland.”



Dr. Joshua Du
of Mathematics and Statistics
will host Dr. Chuijie

Wu, who is Dean of
the College of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Dalian University of Technology, China
at Kennesaw State University during the late summer and fall of 2012.

Dr. Wu has been
collaborating w
ith
Dr. Joshua Du on research involving jet engin
e waves. This
collaboration began during Dr. Du’s sabbatical at Dr. Wu’s university in China. Dr. Wu’s
visit to KSU will be greatly beneficial to the continuation of this joint research. In
particular, since the mathematical models on which the research is

focused do not
admit closed form solutions, Dr. Wu’s expertise in the development of numerical
methods for studying the solutions of the models is needed for further progress. During
Dr. Wu’s visit to KSU, he will give at least two seminar presentations


one in the
departmental Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar and one in the ScienceTalk
Seminar that is hosted by the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.



In addition,
Dr. Ying Xie of Computer Science is co
-
organizing the International Sy
mposium
on Foundations and Frontiers of Data Mining that will be held at Hangzhou, China
,

August 11
-
13
, 2012
. Dr. Xie is the program com
mittee chair of this symposium.
Dr. Wendy Sanchez
of
M
athematics and Statistics
will be co
-
leading a Working Group at t
he Psychology of
Mathematics Education
--
North American Chapter's Annual Meeting in Kalamazoo, Michigan,
November 1
-
4
,

2012. The working group will meet three times throughout the conference. This
conference is an international conference with members from
Mexico, Canada and the US.

Dr.
Flor Espinoza is organizing the "1st. International Conference in Analysis and Modeling of
Complex Biological Processes" to be held June 10
-
13, 2013, at Universidad Nacional de Piura,



Piura, Peru. Dr. Espinoza, who is a new
f
aculty member

of Mathematics and St
a
tistics
, is the
chi
ef organizer of this conference.


From the short survey conducted recently, many of our
faculty
members
have already
planned
their presentations at international
meetings
. T
he College
will have
a lot o
f
activities
for
FY 2013 that s
upport

KSU’s QEP strategic goals

if there are enough financial resources
available for
the continued development of these activities.


b.

What do you want to continue and do differently?

W
e
will continue to
capitalize on
the number of international faculty that we have to
broaden our stud
y

abroad options and to seek opportunities for international collaborations.

As
stated above, t
he
CSM

plans to continue to support study abroad classes and to encourage
international colla
borations and participation in international conferences.
We will also provide
financial
resources
(if
any)
to support international collaborations and participation in
international conferences
.