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Faculty attends Results Based Accountability Summit

Mass Comm faculty attended a Results Based Accountability (RBA) Summit in Orlando recently. Rfba-group-pictureBA is a disciplined way of thinking and taking action that can be used to improve the quality of education. This summit will assisted faculty to adopt RBA in specific courses in the curriculum.

Dr. Kimberly Davis, Ms. Alvenia Derban, Mr. Dan Henrich and Mr. Rahman Johnson  attended the two-day summit that is funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation along with the Expand the Bench in Performance Management Partners, FL HBCUS and Sisters of the Academy (SOTA). Representatives from other HBCUs were also involved.

The next step is to integrate the RBA into syllabai for next semester.

Faculty Member to Speak at Florida Communications Meeting

LogosMass Communications Professor Dan Henrich will be presenting two papers at the Florida Communication Association meeting Oct 21st and 22nd in Orlando. He will also facilitate two other sessions.

The first presentation is Judging the Collegiate Echo Competition – What we can learn to make our student projects more competitive and is based on his experience in judging 28 of the entries in the nationwide Collegiate ECHO competition. Over 237 student teams submitted entries this year. Most of the teams work on these yearly challenges over the course of a year. This year’s challenge was to create an integrated marketing campaign that increases awareness and consideration of Custom Adiiences among Facebook’s target audience, B2C (Business to Consumer) marketing decision makers.

His second presentation is Mass Media Curriculum Change – The Cutting Edge or the Bleeding Edge? and discusses the needs and strategies to upgrade curriculum – providing tool skills that will be relevant in the workplace. Henrich has participated in the updating of curriculum at Liberty Unversity and is part of the curriculum re-design team at EWC along with Dr. Kimberly Davis, Chair, Ms. Alvenia Derban and Mr. Rahman Johnson.

 

Major Changes in Department

The Department of Mass Communications welcomes Dr. Kimberly Davis as the new Chair. She comes to us as the former Chair of General Studies and brings a wealth of experience.

Rahman Johnson joins us full-time teaching television and journalism classes.

Alvenia Derban returns to us this semester teaching Intro to Mass Communications and History of the Black Press and it was just announced that SPC 200 Fundamentals of Speech will return to the Mass Comm umbrella.

For more information on the Faculty Team, please click http://ewcmasscomm.info/faculty/

Faculty Attends Health Summit

Connect2Health2Henrich was invited after a search for informed participants. “In short, we researched around Jacksonville for people who can represent the varying dimensions and issues surrounding elderly care and health. He came to our attention as we researched academicians who may be able to bring an informed perspective to an innovative design session. In this instance, we were considering someone to augment the session and participants with their understanding of eliciting stories, and empathizing and designing for a population, which are roles intrinsic to journalism and mass communications,” said Shaikh Yahya, FCC Connect2Health member.

Henrich participated in an innovative Interactive Telehealth Session called “Broadband Bridging Gaps for Seniors and People with Disabilities.” A group of five participants were presented with a real life scenario of a senior and her health challenges. The team developed a simple skit and answers to the patient’s problems using TeleHealth methodology.

During the proceedings, Henrich had the opportunity to ask several questions as the proceedings were streamed over the internet. This engendered several face-to-face discussions with participants during lunch which included, Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner, Dr. Floyd Willis and others. He also discussed communication strategies with representatives from the WellFlorida Council, HCNeNetwork, The Health Copuncil of North Florida, the director of FSCJ’s HIM & MCB Program and several IT consultants. Henrich also joined with the FCC social media consultants to post on Twitter and Linkedin. In addition, the office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters saw the live streaming and contacted Henrich. Waters is the incumbent of California’s 43rd district.