Three Southeast Faculty Members Published in Journal

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 10, 2004 ᾰ Three Phi Kappa Phi members from Southeast Missouri State University have been published in the Fall 2004 issue of Forum, a national quarterly publication of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.

The individuals are Dr. Tamara Kay Baldwin, professor of communication, Dr. Karie Hollerbach, assistant professor of communication, and Dr. Julie Ray, assistant professor of elementary, early and special education. 

The title of the issue is “Professors Professing: Higher Education Speaks Out.” The entire issue is devoted to the topic of teaching in higher education. It features more than 50 articles from Phi Kappa Phi members who are employed in higher education.  

Baldwin’s article, titled “Student Evaluations of Instruction,” addresses her concern that universities across the country are beginning to rely too heavily on student evaluations when considering faculty members for promotions and tenure. “It’s a Brave New Online World,” submitted by Hollerbach, stresses the importance of online instruction in its implications for teaching as a profession. Ray’s article, “Effective Teaching Strategies in Higher Education,” presents strategies for faculty members to actively involve students in the learning process.

Forum is published quarterly. Phi Kappa Phi is an international honor society for academic distinction that brings together individuals from a variety of disciplines. The charter is only extended to colleges and universities meeting the society’s rigorous standards.

Southeast first chartered its Phi Kappa Phi chapter in 1992. The society is open to men and women, faculty and students, in all academic fields who have demonstrated excellence of scholarship and integrity of character.

Graduating seniors who rank in the upper 10 percent of their class; juniors who rank in the upper 7.5 percent of their class; and graduate and professional students who have a graduate grade point average of 4.0 and have an outstanding undergraduate record are eligible for consideration.