Columbia College Chicago is an institution of higher education specializing in arts and media disciplines, with nearly 12,000 students pursuing degrees within 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. Founded in 1890, the school is located in the South Loop district of Chicago, Illinois.Columbia College Chicago is not affiliated with Columbia University, Columbia College Hollywood, or any other Columbia College in the United States. Wikipedia.
Ronsse L.M.,University of Nebraska at Omaha |
Ronsse L.M.,Columbia College at Chicago |
Wang L.M.,University of Nebraska at Omaha
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America | Year: 2013
Building standards recommend maximum background noise levels (BNL) and reverberation times (RT) for unoccupied classrooms. However, existing research does not show a consistent correlation between these parameters and student achievement. Through in situ testing, this research seeks to determine what acoustical conditions should be attained in elementary schools for students to meet educational goals. Acoustical measurements were conducted in a Nebraska public school system and correlated to achievement scores from students in the surveyed classrooms. Unoccupied BNLs and RTs were gathered in 34 third and 33 fifth-grade classrooms. Additionally, binaural room impulse response measurements were gathered in a subset of the classrooms. The results suggest that student reading and language subject areas may be negatively impacted by higher unoccupied BNLs; to meet the upper half of NE state targets, these levels should be less than 45 dBA. However, the percentage of students receiving free or reduced price lunches is more strongly correlated to achievement than BNLs, and the negative correlations between noise and achievement are not significant when controlling for this demographic variable. One statistically significant relationship that remained when controlling for demographics was that classrooms with lower distortion of frequency-smoothed magnitude values generally had students with higher language scores. © 2013 Acoustical Society of America.
Davis-Berg E.C.,Columbia College at Chicago
Invertebrate Biology | Year: 2012
Mucous trail following is a primary means by which many predatory snails locate prey. I compared the ability of individuals of Euglandina rosea to follow mucous trails of two groups of gastropods: those found within its native habitat (southeastern USA), and those found outside its native range (Kansas). Members of E. rosea followed trails for both species found inside and outside its native range equally well. In contrast to previous studies, I found that the predatory snails consistently followed trails in the direction in which they were laid. I quantified the kinematics of trail-following behavior using inter-tentacle angle as the primary metric. In both prey groups, there were significant differences in the predator's inter-tentacle angle when tracking a trail versus not, and when successfully following (in the direction the trail was laid) versus unsuccessfully following (opposite the direction that the trail was laid) trails. In addition, in both prey groups, there were significant differences in the predator's velocity when tracking a trail versus not, and when successfully versus unsuccessfully following trails. This study confirmed that members of E. rosea are robust generalist predators, capable of successfully tracking native and non-native snails, and should not be introduced as biologic control agents. These results may be useful to managers, as they provide insight into how trail following could be used to trap members of this invasive species. © 2011, The American Microscopical Society, Inc.
St. Peter H.A.S.,Columbia College at Chicago
International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development | Year: 2015
Research in the ICT4D field implicates lack of user-centered design in the high rate of ICTD project failure. The field of user experience (UX) offers potentially fruitful approaches for user-centered design. In the ICTD context, these principles and methods clash with the triple constraints of project management (time, scope and funding). This paper introduces the user persona from UX design as a powerful tool for considering the user's perspective within resource-constrained ICTD projects. Although personas appear simple, they introduce complex communicative affordances, pragmatic benefits, and risks to ICTD projects. A brief conclusion revisits the larger problem of ICTD project failure, and considers the potential role of personas in addressing this problem. Copyright © 2015, IGI Global.
Palmer A.E.,Columbia College at Chicago
American Journal of Dance Therapy | Year: 2015
This qualitative study highlighted the lived experiences of five dance/movement therapists who work with patients diagnosed with eating disorders. Using a phenomenological research approach, participants’ lived experiences were explored through semi-structured interviews and seven themes were developed using Kvale’s interview analysis. Findings also highlighted somatic countertransference as identified through differing body tensions as well as a need for constant self-care among participants. Implications highlighted how essential it is to bring the body of the client and the body of the clinician into the treatment process while maintaining healthy self-care practices. © 2015, American Dance Therapy Association.
Young J.L.,Columbia College at Chicago
American Journal of Dance Therapy | Year: 2012
As a dance/movement therapy educator, I teach students how to recognize their own movement patterns, how to clinically assess clients' movement, and how to create movement interventions that facilitate healing and wellness. How then, might I begin to bring my own understanding of my movement preferences into the classroom to enhance my teaching? Through personal, illustrative examples, this article examines how I applied Rudolf Laban's Effort theory and Humane Effort towards expanding my movement repertoire to better support my approach to teaching. In revitalizing my relationship to teaching, I accessed the potential to better engage students, improve student progress, and increase job satisfaction. © 2012 American Dance Therapy Association.
Lonier T.,Columbia College at Chicago
Enterprise and Society | Year: 2010
Through an investigation into the origins of American food marketing, this dissertation reveals how branding - specifically, the centennial brands Quaker Oats, Coca-Cola, and Crisco - came to underpin much of today's market-driven economy. In a manner akin to alchemy, the entrepreneurs behind these three firms recognized the inherent value of an agricultural Eden, then found ways to convert common, low-cost agricultural goods - oats, sugar, and cottonseed oil - into appealing, high-revenue branded food products. In the process, these ventures devised new demand-driven business models that exploited technology and communications advances, enabling them to tap a nascent consumer culture. Their pioneering efforts generated unprecedented profits, laid the foundation for iconic billion-dollar brands, and fundamentally changed how Americans make daily food choices. © 2010 The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Business History Conference. All rights reserved.
Callier T.,University of Chicago |
Saal H.P.,University of Chicago |
Davis-Berg E.C.,Columbia College at Chicago |
Bensmaia S.J.,University of Chicago
Journal of Neurophysiology | Year: 2015
A hallmark of tactile texture exploration is that it involves movement between skin and surface. When we scan a surface, small texture-specific vibrations are produced in the skin, and specialized cutaneous mechanoreceptors convert these vibrations into highly repeatable, precise, and informative temporal spiking patterns in tactile afferents. Both texture-elicited vibrations and afferent responses are highly dependent on exploratory kinematics, however; indeed, these dilate or contract systematically with decreases or increases in scanning speed, respectively. These profound changes in the peripheral response that accompany changes in scanning speed and other parameters of texture scanning raise the question as to whether exploratory behaviors change depending on what surface is explored or what information is sought about that surface. To address this question, we measure and analyze the kinematics as subjects explore textured surfaces to evaluate different types of texture information, namely the textures' roughness, hardness, and slipperiness. We find that the exploratory movements are dependent both on the perceptual task, as has been previously shown, but also on the texture that is scanned. We discuss the implications of our findings regarding the neural coding and perception of texture. © 2015 the American Physiological Society.
Minbiole J.,Columbia College at Chicago
American Biology Teacher | Year: 2016
Instructors in two- and four-year undergraduate institutions face a variety of challenges in designing and delivering high-quality courses for their students and in creating accurate assessments of student learning. Traditional course planning (a linear, start-to-finish process based on the knowledge and perspective of the instructor) can lead to lack of clarity of learning objectives for students, uncertainty about course priorities for both instructor and students, and poor alignment between course material and assessments. To address these issues, Understanding by Design (UbD), a course-planning protocol widely used in K-12 education, was implemented to redesign a one-semester, nonmajors "Sensation & Perception" course at a four-year liberal arts college. This implementation improved the instructor's understanding of desired student learning outcomes, allowed core concepts and science competencies to be prioritized as recommended by the "Vision and Change" reform initiative, and led to decreased lecture time in favor of greater lab and student-driven discussion time. In addition, this process allowed components of evidence-based reasoning and scientific process to be incorporated authentically into assessments. Despite the increasing rigor of assessments, there was a statistically significant increase in students earning an A or B on the final exam after UbD implementation. © 2016 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved.
Bruck R.A.,Columbia College at Chicago
Journal of Physics: Conference Series | Year: 2013
What follows is a description of an introductory holography course titled "Lasers and Holography," taught by the author at Columbia College Chicago since 1997. Because this is a science class at an arts college with an open admissions policy, these students have many different levels of education, dissimilar backgrounds, and varied fields of interest. There are few science majors. Therefore, specific learning objectives are developed. The author contends that for many of these students it is not enough to teach the physics of making holograms. To inspire and instill a lifelong appreciation for science and physics, one must go still deeper. Students need to be touched on more than just an intellectual level. Consequently, a broader approach is used. Ultimately, it may stir students to want to learn more, and to be confident they can. The paper addresses: 1) Becoming aware of one's individual state of seeing 2) Perceptual illusions: their impact on the advancement of science 3) Promoting artistic applications and exposing students to fine art holography 4) Teaching holography as an information processing, as well as an image-making technology 5) Introducing and exploring philosophical implications of holographic principles. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.
Woodall S.,Columbia College at Chicago
Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST | Year: 2014
This panel will present research and engagement, from two academic institutions and a literary foundation, in the current fundamental technological transformation and redefinition of publishing. Citing developments over the past 50 years that have first gradually, then more suddenly led to this radical change, with informed speculation on implications for the future, panelists will discuss issues of archival preservation, ownership, changing modes of authorship, and the cognitive role of touch in the creative process. © Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2014.