In 2002, a group of librarians and faculty members from the departments of English and Communication at Eastern Kentucky University sat together in hot, stuffy meeting room and discussed a dream of having a big, beautiful place on our campus where students could discover, develop, and integrate their critical thinking, research, writing, and speaking skills in outrageously creative and connected ways. Seven years and two million dollars later, that dream is becoming a reality on the EKU campus. The story of The Noel Studio for Academic Creativity is one of more than just a dream come true, but one of strategy, vision, collaboration, and hard work. This brief presentation describes the key processes that led to the formation and implementation of The Studio, now scheduled to open at EKU in August of 2010.
Theory and Practice of Consulting: An Integrated ApproachExplores theories and methods to consulting with students on a variety of communication products, including written, oral, multimodal texts and research that supports the development of persuasive appealsTexts IncludeCombs, Liesl Baum, Katherine S. Cennamo, and Phyllis Leary Newbill. “Developing Critical and Creative Thinkers: Toward a Conceptual Model of Creative and Critical Thinking Processes.” Educational Technology (2009): 3-14. Print.Paul, Richard, and Linda Elder. The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking. Dillon Beach: The Foundation for Critical Thinking Press, 2005. Print.Paul, Richard, and Linda Elder. The Nature and Functions of Critical and Creative Thinking. Dillon Beach: The Foundation for Critical Thinking Press, 2008. Print.Pink, Daniel H. A Whole New Mind. New York: Riverhead, 2005. Print.Selber, Stuart. Multiliteracies for a Digital Age. Carbondale: SIU P, 2004. Print.Methods IncludeDeconstruction (text/image) - McGann/DerridaVisualization (map) - TufteInvention (a theory from your signature) – Derrida/UlmerModel for Noel Studio – visual way of thinking about the space/integrationWritingSpeaking (Oral Comm)Research Technology (presence of technology but inclusive and underlying – DeLillo, White Noise)
From a Dream to Reality: Building The Noel Studio for Academic Creativity
Dr. Jayne Violette<br />Dr. Russell Carpenter<br />Eastern Kentucky University<br />“From a Dream to Reality: Building The Noel Studio for Academic Creativity”<br />A Presentation for the National Communication Association Conference <br />November 12, 2009<br />