College of Liberal Arts (COLA)
Constructing Pillars for Student Success
Dr. Nuria M. Cuevas, Interim Dean
Dr. Charles H. F...
Mission of the College of Liberal Arts
Offer academic programs in the arts,
humanities, and social sciences that produce
c...
What are the Liberal Arts? Why study them?
*Definition – Liberating or opening the mind
*Develop: (1) Disciplined habits o...
What are the Liberal Arts? (Continued)
* Prepare students to manage complexity,
ambiguity, diversity, and change – that is...
• Departments – with no. of majors in Fall 2009
• English and Foreign Languages (72)
• Fine Arts (131)
• General Studies (...
Non-Traditional Students
Flexibility & Convenience =
Online Programs and Courses
• INT offers mini-term and evening classe...
What makes the College of Liberal Arts
at Norfolk State University so special?
(1) Rigorous curricula
(2) Personal attenti...
How often are topics from class discussed outside of the classroom?
• 62% (59%) of COLA FY students frequently discuss rea...
Personal Attention = Student Engagement
How many students work on research projects
with faculty?
• By their senior year, ...
Personal Attention = Supportive Campus Environment
How well do students get along with administrators and
staff?
• 37% (34...
Dedicated Teacher-Scholars
• Karen Y. Holmes has been an assistant professor of psychology at Norfolk State
University sin...
NSU is The Place for Local History
Cassandra Newby-Alexander, resident expert on the
Underground Railroad in Hampton Roads...
A Tale of Two History Majors
The Miraculous Rise of James Selby
From a multiple organ transplant recipient to
senior manag...
Faculty Engaged to Solve Societal Problems
Faculty
Dr. Michael Fischer, Associate Professor (B.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY,...
Successful Criminal Justice Graduate
Program Alumni & MajorsAlumni
• Bernie Pollard, Jr.
• Race and the Criminal Justice S...
Recent Alumni
Professional & Graduate Study = Leadership Positions
Mr. Keenan Ruff, a 2009 Bachelor of Arts in English gra...
Student Engagement
Real Internship Experience = Social Responsibility
Ms. Olivia Cheatham, who plans to graduate in 2011 w...
Student Stars Shining Bright
Recently, Garyn Clark, Miss NSU, competed in the Miss
Virginia pageant. She won the Coletta S...
Norfolk State University
Spartan “Legion” Marching Band
In the world of collegiate marching bands, the
award winning Norfo...
Norfolk State University Concert Choir
Dr. Carl Haywood and his many “Voices of Enlightenment” are
internationally-acclaim...
Mass Communications & Journalism: World Famous!
MCJR had 2 students intern at the
Cannes Film Festival (France), 2 student...
Army ROTC Cadets Recently Commissioned
2LT Desiree Andrus, May 2010 graduate,
Interdisciplinary Studies
Stationed at Fort ...
NSU Army ROTC Alumni
Lieutenant General (Ret) Michael Rochelle
Former Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, U.S. Army
1972 NSU Gradu...
Alumni Give Back!
Dr. Leroy Hamilton, a 1996 Bachelor of Arts in English graduate,
is currently an Assistant Professor in ...
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  1. 1. College of Liberal Arts (COLA) Constructing Pillars for Student Success Dr. Nuria M. Cuevas, Interim Dean Dr. Charles H. Ford, Interim Associate Dean
  2. 2. Mission of the College of Liberal Arts Offer academic programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences that produce critical, creative, and independent thinkers who are intellectually ambitious, adaptable to change, and adept in applying knowledge and technology in a variety of settings as socially and civically responsive members of a global society.
  3. 3. What are the Liberal Arts? Why study them? *Definition – Liberating or opening the mind *Develop: (1) Disciplined habits of the mind (2) Broad knowledge of the wider world and in-depth study in the major. (3) Marketable “people” skills (4) Sense of social & civic responsibility
  4. 4. What are the Liberal Arts? (Continued) * Prepare students to manage complexity, ambiguity, diversity, and change – that is, life in the twenty-first century. * Majors employed in any profession that requires writing, analyzing, speaking, and thinking.
  5. 5. • Departments – with no. of majors in Fall 2009 • English and Foreign Languages (72) • Fine Arts (131) • General Studies (248) • History (91) • Interdisciplinary Studies (392) • Mass Communications and Journalism (552) • Military Science (252) • Music (256) • Political Science (181) • Psychology (450) • Sociology (418)
  6. 6. Non-Traditional Students Flexibility & Convenience = Online Programs and Courses • INT offers mini-term and evening classes, and an online degree option, especially for those non- traditional students who cannot take conventional courses on campus. • All general education courses in COLA are offered in an online format. Many courses in selected majors are offered online as well.
  7. 7. What makes the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University so special? (1) Rigorous curricula (2) Personal attention (3) Teacher-scholars http://nsse.iub.edu/html/pocket_guide_intro.html
  8. 8. How often are topics from class discussed outside of the classroom? • 62% (59%) of COLA FY students frequently discuss readings or ideas from coursework outside of class. Do students work together on projects – inside and outside of class? • 57% (45%) of COLA FY students frequently work with other students on projects in class, 49% (45%) work with peers on assignments outside of class. How often do students make class presentations? • 39% (34%) of COLA FY students report that they make frequent presentations in class. Rigorous Curricula = Active Learning
  9. 9. Personal Attention = Student Engagement How many students work on research projects with faculty? • By their senior year, 21% (19%) of COLA students have done research with a faculty member. Do students and faculty members work together on committees and projects outside of course work? • 53% (43%) of COLA FY students at least occasionally spend time with faculty members on activities other than coursework.
  10. 10. Personal Attention = Supportive Campus Environment How well do students get along with administrators and staff? • 37% (34%) of COLA FY students find the administrative personnel and offices helpful, considerate, and flexible. To what extent does the school help students deal with their academic and social needs? • 76% (77%) of COLA FY students feel that this institution has a substantial commitment to their academic success.62% (49%) feel well-supported by the institution regarding their social needs.
  11. 11. Dedicated Teacher-Scholars • Karen Y. Holmes has been an assistant professor of psychology at Norfolk State University since 2006. Her professional interests are varied and include, examining the mental health consequences of the “Strong Black Woman,” the role of gender and ethnicity on justice attitudes, and racism, coping and health outcomes in African Americans. However, Dr. Holmes is most passionate about her work in psychology pedagogy, specifically best practices in teaching statistics. • Since beginning service to NSU, Dr. Holmes has written several manuscripts and has presented at numerous local, regional and national conferences with NSU students as coauthors/co presenters. Dr. Holmes’ Honors include a 2009 Instructional Research Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2) and she serves as a Norfolk State University Faculty Senior Fellow to the Honors College. Dr. Holmes is fascinated by the research process and is always eager to mentor students. Karen Y. Holmes, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
  12. 12. NSU is The Place for Local History Cassandra Newby-Alexander, resident expert on the Underground Railroad in Hampton Roads Charles H. Ford, resident expert on Norfolk’s desegregation and resegregation of its public schools Tommy Bogger, University Archivist, resident expert on free blacks in antebellum Norfolk Civil War Conference, here, September 24 (website)
  13. 13. A Tale of Two History Majors The Miraculous Rise of James Selby From a multiple organ transplant recipient to senior manager at the National Institutes of Health The Apotheosis of Colvin Gibson From Army intelligence to Human Resources at Exxon-Mobil to University-minded philanthropist
  14. 14. Faculty Engaged to Solve Societal Problems Faculty Dr. Michael Fischer, Associate Professor (B.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY, M.S., M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D., State University of New York Albany) • Teacher and Scholar • Publications included “Policy in Criminal Justice: Current Perspectives from InfoTrac;” “Terrorism and Homeland Security: Current Perspectives from InfoTrac” and “Unwanted Sexual Activities among High-School Students: Are Males also Victims?” Atty. Doris Edmonds, Assistant Professor (B.A., Old Dominion University; J.D.,Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William & Mary) • Teacher and Advisor • Disproportionate Minority Contact Advisory Board (Member) • National Association Black Criminal Justice (Advisor)
  15. 15. Successful Criminal Justice Graduate Program Alumni & MajorsAlumni • Bernie Pollard, Jr. • Race and the Criminal Justice System (Comprehensive Research) • Spring 2009 Graduate • O.A.R. (Opportunities, Alternative & Resources) Fairfax County (Employer) • Employer Development (Job Title) • Jose Torres • An Analysis of Drinking Behaviors of HBCU Athletes (Comprehensive Research) • Fall 2009 Graduate • Norfolk Police Department (Employer) • Police Officer (Job Title) Student Success Story • Tifanie W. Pulley • Women Attorneys: An Exploration of the Determinants of Career Satisfaction (Thesis Research) • Spring 2008 Graduate • Adjunct for the Sociology Department for two years; LSU Ph.D. student in Sociology and Gender Studies beginning Fall 2010.
  16. 16. Recent Alumni Professional & Graduate Study = Leadership Positions Mr. Keenan Ruff, a 2009 Bachelor of Arts in English graduate, is currently attending law school at Louisiana State University. During Mr. Ruff’s tenure at NSU, he was a member of the NSU tennis team, an Honors College Presidential Scholar, and an ENFL Writing Center tutor. Ms. Kimberly Jones, a 2009 Bachelor of Arts in English graduate, is currently Chair of the Department of English at Churchland Middle School in Portsmouth, Virginia. During Ms. Jones’s tenure at NSU, she served as President of the English Majors’ Association, a member of the NSU Players, a member of the Spanish Club, and the ENFL Student Representative on the College of Liberal Arts Student Cabinet.
  17. 17. Student Engagement Real Internship Experience = Social Responsibility Ms. Olivia Cheatham, who plans to graduate in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Spanish Literature concentration degree, served with distinction as the first student to enroll in an ENFL Internship class. Approved in fall 2009, the ENFL Internship classes were first offered during the spring 2010 semester. Ms. Cheatham accepted an internship with the New Hope Christian Day Care and Pre-School program at New Hope Church of God in Christ Church in Norfolk, Virginia. Ms. Cheatham founded and organized New Hope’s Spanish Program and taught elementary Spanish to New Hope’s pre-school students. New Hope’s pastor, Dr. Calvin A. Durham, and New Hope’s Christian Day Care Operations Manager, Elder Ronald Lee Teague, were so impressed with Ms. Cheatham’s work and work ethic, that they designated a specific classroom just for Ms. Cheatham’s Spanish classes and she was given complete reign to design the curriculum and teaching instruments. Ms. Cheatham also organized an end-of-the-school-year program so that the children could proudly show their parents the Spanish skills learned in the classes.
  18. 18. Student Stars Shining Bright Recently, Garyn Clark, Miss NSU, competed in the Miss Virginia pageant. She won the Coletta Schrier/Betty Jo Pastel Non-Finalist Talent Award along with the 2010 Miss America Organization State Academic Scholarship of $1,000. Clark has received rave reviews from viewers of the Miss Virginia Organization State Academic Scholarship of $1,000. Clark has received rave reviews from viewers of the Miss Virginia pageant. Clark, a 2010 NSU graduate, studied music education and she plans to become an elementary school music educator and ultimately a public school administrator. During her reign as Miss NSU, she partnered with SGA to organize a Haiti Relief Effort Week on campus. She was also a member of the NSU Concert Choir, the SGA, and was involved with the New Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Youth Ministry. Congratulations, Garyn! You represented your Alma Mater well. Spartans everywhere are so proud of you.
  19. 19. Norfolk State University Spartan “Legion” Marching Band In the world of collegiate marching bands, the award winning Norfolk State University, located in Norfolk, VA, Spartan “Legion” Marching band has made a name for itself as one of the premier Marching Bands in the country. The “Legion” consists of over 250 student musicians, dancers, and flaggers from states nationwide, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. The “Legion” also has a “Dream Team” staff that aids in the growth and development of the band. The “Legion” exhibits a presence evocative of the storied “Spartans.”
  20. 20. Norfolk State University Concert Choir Dr. Carl Haywood and his many “Voices of Enlightenment” are internationally-acclaimed: their range of jazz, gospel, classical, and popular music has impressed many audiences worldwide!
  21. 21. Mass Communications & Journalism: World Famous! MCJR had 2 students intern at the Cannes Film Festival (France), 2 students travel to Egypt with the Center for Excellence, and 1 student who created a video and won an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to attend the World Cup games--all in summer 2010. NSU faculty mentors: Dr. Wanda Brockington, Dr. Stanley Tickton, and Dr. Paula Briggs.
  22. 22. Army ROTC Cadets Recently Commissioned 2LT Desiree Andrus, May 2010 graduate, Interdisciplinary Studies Stationed at Fort Hood, Texas 2LT Karneisha Rosson, May 2010 graduate, History Stationed at Fort Hood, Texas
  23. 23. NSU Army ROTC Alumni Lieutenant General (Ret) Michael Rochelle Former Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, U.S. Army 1972 NSU Graduate Bachelor of Arts Degree in Foreign Language Education Brigadier General LaWarren V. Patterson Deputy Commanding General, U. S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army), at Fort Huachuca Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications 1982 NSU Graduate
  24. 24. Alumni Give Back! Dr. Leroy Hamilton, a 1996 Bachelor of Arts in English graduate, is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages and the Executive Director of NSU’s Office of First Year Experience/ACCESS. Under his tutelage, the Office of First Year Experience/ACCESS was recognized in The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the most outstanding programs in the nation that aid freshmen students in their transition from high school to college, thereby, aiding in the increase of the retention of those students. Prof. Borbie L. Davis, a 1982 Bachelor of Arts in English Education graduate, has been an Adjunct Professor in ENFL since 1998. A former Chair of the Departments of English at Azalea Gardens Middle School and Booker T. Washington High School, Mr. Davis is currently an Advanced Placement English Teacher at Indian River High School and is nationally recognized as an outstanding grader of Advanced Placement Examinations for the National Educational Testing Service.

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