Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jan 24 (Sn), 2016 How to find your own momentary truth in human societies?

Just finishing watching NFL-NFC champion game (Cardinals vs. Panthers), as usual, not being serious, thought of these well-known sport phenomena:  how football fans immersed their whole heart and soul in their beloved team patriotically and religiously. Players dare-devilishly gladiatored at the Postmodern-Rome Coliseum enthused with money, fame, and the undesired-injuries, offered by the mega-commercials, sport-news media, owners, and orchestrated by NFL for the money-can-buy-ephemeral-joy package. 

I always agree, indeed that the fans' enthralled spirit and enthusiasm find the ABSOLUTELY momentary TRUTH in this transient world supported by NFL (in this case, yes football, just to name "a few") - in letting go, temporarily, of the unnameable depression-n-anxiety, irritating tax-filing, irksome job, relational/workplace problems, marriage/family feuds, funny Hollywood style of politicians tangoing in the D.C., greedy bankers dancing in the Wall Street Casino, the hide-n-seek terrorists, and the peek-a-boo of  "the end of the world' and so on so forth...? :)! 

I shared that fleeting joy and happiness, and temporarily set aside all my sociological analysis of "Sports and Social Class".  Even though, not my favorite sport and team, I momentarily owned that slice of glee in my paradoxical world.

Precious and respectful - is my new Eureka and Ideology, and concluded with Occam's razor, though long enough to be cut short ! See below.

Jan 24 (Sn) 2016 What are the Capitalistic and Socialistic Approaches to Render the Hierarchy of Wants?

What are the capitalistic and socialistic approaches to render the Hierarchy of Wants when there are 7.4 billion population on this Planet, not to mention the problems of Hierarchy of "Needs" having been troubling this world long enough?

Jan 24 (Sn), 2016 Ignore the Hybridized Ideologies within the Wide Spectrum

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jan 23 (Sa), 2016 Pledge Allegiance - Revised

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Good news, no students were against to Pledge Allegiance patriotically and religiously (of my 4 face-to-face Diversity Studies classes, not including 2 online and Sociology hybrid) during last two weeks. They also accepted me to revise the previous version. The revised, see below.


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Xena Crystal Huang A couple of students jokingly said "Yes, my turtle and hamsters deserve the real liberty and true justice, too grin emoticon!"

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Xena Crystal Huang We are practicing an "idealism" ritually via the sociological imagination!

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Jan 22 (F), 2016 Eulogy - Birth Order and Life Chances

In all walks of life, privileges and advantages are omnipresent!

Even in an impoverished household, since the mundane type of privileges might not favor such an environment,  there, still existing different types of luck or unluckiness, such as the most significant one - the birth order, taking on the alternative form of potential privilege or disadvantage.

The following Eulogy is about how my birth order being the 7th, if switched with my eldest sister's (who passed away a week ago), my life destiny could have been similar to the story in this poster. While her life was nothing but sacrifice, I am able to enjoy my tiny adventures and struggles in the US.

Max Weber's term "Life Chances" is an intriguing and provocative  notion!!

Obviously, compared to my eldest sister's, my life is merely a sheet luck and privilege...

Connected to the previous post: 

Chen Mei R.I.P Akiko
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Xena Crystal Huang Thanks Chen Mei. Both my eldest brother and sister had Japanese name due to Japanese occupation on Taiwan (1895 to 1945). After Japan had been defeated, us younger siblings were out of Japan's naming (surely, and the rest of cultural hegemonic) influence.

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Jan 22 (F), 2016 What and why is a road less travelled?

Jan 22 (F), 2015 Free Will vs. Social Forces

Jan 22 (F), 2016 How to idolize “Heroes/Heroines” ?

Jan 22 (F), 2016 Rendered by the Revolutionists.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Jan 17 (Sn), 2016 From Low-Profile to No-Profile within a couple of years: the Power of naming and re-naming since 2011.

Xena Crystal Huang
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Time to inform students to apply more than 100 types of scholarships at CVTC.
I helped out a tiny job via sending emails.
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To: AllStaff:
Educators! (in this case, a simple def: anyone serving our students properly at CVTC is an Educator)!
Wield our power with Weapons of Mass Construction
=> Contribute to our CVTCEA (previous Teachers’ Union) Scholarship Fund!


Hope Week 1 is going well for every one of us.
In addition to Student Emergent Fund, Excellent Fund, and others,
CVTCEA scholarship (Teachers' Union) is one of the most significant ways to express the true care to our students.

CVTCEA thanks to our instructors/staff’s care, kindness, and generosity, so we were able to offer 15 scholarships to our students last year. We would like to invite you to join this great cause and continue our collective efforts to enhance students’ positive learning experience at CVTC. ( 2 dollars per payroll won't be too much, and 3 or 4 won't be too little smile emoticon! ) So far, we have 50 members and the fund will grow healthily with your joint to this endeavor.

Now, a small fun and optional assignment for you and me before tackling this cause:

As wise people say, quite a lot, about education and educators. Let’s examine a tip of the iceberg:

Step One:

Which one(s) do you agree or disagree?

“Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.” ― G.K. Chesterton
“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” ― Robert Frost
“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” ― Victor Hugo
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” ― Malcolm X
“Instruction does much, but encouragement everything."― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“I don't want to believe. I want to know.” ― Carl Sagan
“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” ― Confucius
Among these, this one caught my eyes: “Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.” ― Mark Twain

If you got some agrees or disagrees, then continue Step two:

Step Two:

Open the CVTC Foundation payroll deduction form and check/write the item to CVTCEA – CVTC Education Association/Teachers' Union Scholarship if you support :)!

Or ask for the form. Thanks for your time.

Have a great semester. Crystal

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Xena Crystal Huang 周慧霖, thanks, You too.
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Xena Crystal Huang An interesting phenomenon: From Low-Profile to No-Profile within a couple of years: the Power of naming and re-naming since 2011.
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 Xena Crystal Huang  Glad we still have 50+ members (used to be 160+, due to Lots of retirements, early retirements, some layoffs, and others, during the "Economic Hard Time" exactly after 2011), and now, if ever increasing the memberships, perhaps, the integrity may run the risk of something in the time of..... ya - Democracy, for better and/or worse, observed from different perspectives.
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Jan 17 (Sn), 2016 ~ Life is incapable of being boring Series ~

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~ Life is incapable-of-being-boring Series ~
Having been grading and sending feedback to my 2 online Diversity 108 written assignments, reading more than 200 posts (including some f2f and hybrid of Diversity Studies and Sociology) straight 5 hours in a row. Now am taking a break, doing something else - see posters, below.
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David Frazer New president!
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Julie Furst-Bowe First woman president?
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Xena Crystal Huang @ David, Yup!
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Xena Crystal Huang "Gender or sex" biases!!!?? When you ask your boyfriend or hubby to babysit for a couple of seconds...... Always evaluate the risk before doing so :)!

See the following episode:

Mama: "Honey, would you watch over my baby for a minute? I need to pee-pee?"

The handsome guy, "Sure, sweet heart. Piece of cake!"

The Baby: " mmmm...I wanna playplay..."

The handsome: "What the heck, would you shut up ? You are so annoying... Let me teach you a lesson..."

Mama rushing back: "HEY, you idiot! Do you wanna die? Get out of my sight!....Ohhh,I am so poor baby! I promise you. Next time I will ask your grandmas or aunties, not daddy, uncles, and absolutely, not any of my boyfriends......" :3!

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Crystal 2015 Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Experience:

Fall 2003 to present, Faculty, teaching Sociology, Psychology, American Government, Social Problems, and Diversity Studies via multiple delivery formats (course designer and facilitator for the face to face, online, hybrid, ITV -High School Youth Option, Web-conference, and Accelerated/Evening alternative methods) at the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC)

Spring 2000 to spring 2003, Lecturer, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Stout

95-97, TA at the Wayne State College, NE

1. Taught “Introduction to Visual Arts” sections
2. Assisted Design, and Painting studio courses
3. Conducted workshop for Information Literacy and Library Automated System

Professional Experience:

2000 to 2003, adviser of Undecided Student Advisement Program, UW-Stout

1999 to 2000, program assistant at the Undecided Student Advisement Office,

College of Arts and Sciences, UW-Stout

Nov.1997 to Jan.1999, Computer Layout Specialist in the Composing Department and

lifestyle columnist in the Editorial Department of the Dunn County News, Menomonie, WI

1992-93, library assistant, UW-Madison

Civil Servant:

1. Congressional aide at the Legislative Yuan (首屆立法院 國會助理 Congress of Taiwan), Taipei

Job including: coordinating election campaigns, Congressional speech writer and serving constituencies.

2. Taiwan-China policy researcher at the Executive Yuan (大陸工作會報 - 陸委會前身 Central Government), Taipei.

1. Journalist at the Ta Hwa Evening News, Taipei.

2. Cultural/English tour guide at the Ministry of
Transportation, Taipei, Taiwan.

3. Military educator, and English/Japanese instructor.


Ph.D. Learning Technologies (previous Instructional Systems and Technology) , Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Dissertation: Preferences, Pedagogical Strategies,
and Challenges of Instructors Teaching in Multiple Delivery Formats within A 2-Year College Context

M.S. Ed., Art Education, Wayne State College, Nebraska with a minor in Computer Science.
Research Project: Integrating Multimedia Technology into Art Curriculum with Classroom Implementation, 1997.

M.S. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Social Psychology focusing on Social Movements
Minors: Journalism and Women's Studies. Thesis Title: Multilevel Analysis of A Social Movement-1947, 228 Social Uprising in Taiwan, 1993.

M.S. Socio-political Science (the Graduate Institute of National Development), National Taiwan University. Thesis: Social Ideology and Gender Roles- Women's Issues in Contemporary society, 1986.

Special Training. Major: Military Education. Political Warfare Academy, Army of Taiwan (due to a national crisis, I joined the Army Academy).

B.A. Sociology, National Taiwan University.

Taipei Municipal First Girls' High School.

Areas of Interests

Innovation in Online Education Programs

TPACK Integration of Emerging Technologies

Equity and Quality of Diverse Learning in the Digital Age

Learning Technologies in the post-secondary educational setting

Interdisciplinary collaborative (Education, Social Science, and Technologies) Learning


Interpersonal, enthusiastic, and helpful with strong work ethics

Multiple language ability: Taiwanese, Mandarin, English, and Japanese

Have taken computer science as a minor.
Knowledgeable of C++, JAVA, Assembly language and Web Design
General Software application: Multi-aid, QuarkXpress, Pagemaker, Microsoft Office
2010,Hyperstudio, Inspiration and variety of social media applications
CMS/LMS: BlackBoard, WebCT, E360, Moodle, Joomla.
Authorize tools: Macromedia (DreamWeaver, and Flash)
Web 3.0, Blog 2.0., Cloud Computing, Photoshop/Photodeluxe, Premiere, Illustrator

PC and Mac proficiency

Visual-art making (2-D: Calligraphy; drawing, traditional ink/painting and mixed media;
3-D: mainly, ceramics and other mixed media

Trained quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods

Statistic software: Spssx, MaxQDA2, and Minitab


WebCT/BlackBoard/E360 (LMS) Teaching Certificates from UW-Stout and CVTC

Hybrid and Web-conference training Certificates from CVTC

Quality Matters Certified Peer-Reviewer

Web Design and ITV Certificates from UW-Stout

General and Special Higher Civil Service Certificates from Taiwan

Academic Activities and Professional Development

Research, Papers, Posters, Projects, publications, and Professional Development


1993, Title :The February 28, 1947 Uprising in Taiwan:
A Multi-leveled Analysis of Collective Actions Author Li-Chin (Crystal) Huang
Publisher: University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1993
Digitized Feb 19, 2008. Length 172 pages

2004, Title: The Wonder of Tao: A Meditation on Spirituality and Ecological Balance.
Author: James Eggert.
Illustrations and Calligraphy by Li-chin (Crystal) Huang
Green Dragon Publishing. Printed in the United States of America and
the United Kingdom.

Research Papers/Publications, Posters, and Projects

2012, title: Integrate Learning Technologies into A Social Science Course-Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Studies
Presented at the 28th Distance Teaching and Learning Conference
at UW-Madison, Aug, 2012.
Paper published in the Conference proceedings. =about&utm_campaign=et-about#recent

2012, Project Presentation- STEMSS
Project presentation to the future- STEM scientists for the local district.

2009, Title: “What is the Lived Experience of Designing and Teaching Multiple Delivery Methods
-Live Meeting, Hybrid, Online, and Face To Face (f2f) within a Semesterat a Technical College Setting”?
Paper presented at the 2009 AECT International Convention, Louisville, KY
Published in the Convention Proceedings, and in the ERIC

2009, Title: Learning Information Technologies as Empowering Tools to Narrow the
Gender Gap in the Rural-Urban Spectrum - a Review from Global to Domestic Perspective (Project Leader: Dr. Susan Walker)
Paper presented at the 2009 AECT International Convention, Louisville, KY
Published in the Convention Proceedings, and in the ERIC

2008, Title: Beauty and Artistic Beauty
Presented at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2008

2008, Title: Green and Dao
“The Wonder of the Tao-Six Meditation on Science, Spirit,
and the Future of Economics”
Presented at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, 2008

2008, Title: Freedom Writers
Presented at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, 2008

The next 5 accepted research projects, due to my job descriptions (mainly, as hired in a Non-Research Institution of the 2-year college setting, the school budget supports attendees, but not the researcher-presenters at that time), I was unable to attend/present to the conferences.

2015, Research proposal: Title:
“How Could It Be, Two Identical Online Deliveries in
One Composite, and One Did So Well,
While the Other… ,
accepted by Association of Educational Communication and
Technologies (AECT) for presentation
at the 2015 International Conference.

2010, Research proposal. Title:
“Struggles and Triumphs– A Female Minority Social Science
Instructor’s Reflection on Sociology Web-conference Course in
Facilitating Disadvantaged Learners”,
accepted by Association of Educational Communication and
Technologies (AECT) for a presentation
at the 2015 International Convention.

2010, Research proposal: Title:
“From Quantity to Quality - Quality Matters! But, What and How Does It Matter?
– Pursuing Online Courses Quality Assurance One Step at
A Time!” accepted by the Association of Educational
Communication and Technologies (AECT)
for a presentation at the 2015 International Convention.

2010, Research proposal. Title:
“Live Meeting: Web-conference Triumph in Sociology Course
facilitation”, accepted by the League of Innovation for a
presentation at the 2010 Maryland Conference.

2010, Research proposal. Title:
“Constructing a Bio-ecological System of Teaching and Learning Environment for 2-year College”, accepted by the League of Innovation 2010 Maryland Conference

2008, Quantitative Research Project. Title:“Do The Knowledge Of Using The Internet And The Annual Income Level Affect The Total Life Skill Assessments Of Rural Low Income Mothers”? University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (as part of my collaborative research projects)

2008, Co-presenter: The 16th Midwest Quality Research Conference
Topic: “The Lived Experience of Relocated Teachers in Korea”,
at St. Thomas University.

2008, Co-presenter: “A Brief Introduction to the Multimedia
Enhancer” at UW-Stout.

2008, Co-presenter: “A Mini-presentation: A brief of CMS”
at UW-Stout

2007-8, Collaborative Research Project: Joined the “Rural
Families Speak”
– A Multistate, Longitudinal and Multidisciplinary research
project, focusing on low-income women’s using information
technology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

2007, research project presentation. Title:
“Reflection on the Pedagogies of the Oppressor and the
Oppressed”, at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

2007 The Four Asian Dragons.
Presented at Professor Husby's International Business program
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2006, Research paper: Exploration of PCTMK Model of Hybrid Teaching.
Published as an Op-Ed in the Dunn County News.

2004, Collaborative project.
Assisting professor emeritus Jim Eggert as a translator and
illustrator of the Book-
“The Wonder of the Tao- A Meditation on Spirituality &
Ecological Balance”. FL: Brumby Holding, Inc.

2004, Panelist, UW-System Women's Study Consortium
Topic: “A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of Childless
Issues in Contemporary American Society”, at UW-Stout.

2003, Keynote speaker:
Annual Spring Awards and Recognition of Multicultural Student
Services at UW-Stout.

2003, Presenter, “A Cultural Sojourner's ‘Courage to teach’ in
Intro-Sociology”, at UW-Stout.

2002, Poster presentation, Student and Faculty Research Day:
”An Action Research Report on a Spontaneous Thematic
Pedagogy in Intro-Sociology”, at UW-Stout.

2002, Panelist- International Forum
AAUW Midwest Regional Conference Presentation:

1.“The Trajectory of Women's Transformation via Education
- 3 Women's Stories”, at Rapid City, South Dakota calligraphy/

2. Story-telling

2001, Teaching Day Display,
“Sociological Pedagogy-Blending Teaching Strategy to Empower Student Active Learning”, at UW-Stout.

2001, Presenter, Professional Development Day:
“Enhancing Active Teaching/Learning Via Electronic application” at UW-Stout.

2001, Research paper:
“A Thematic Approach of Teaching Sociology during September
11th Crisis”, accepted to the Midwest Sociologist Conference


2014 Diversity Pedagogical Project
-The Gettysburg Address recorded in English, Mandarin,
and Taiwanese hN3un6lZg_ADXauCGe7JCCy

Affiliations /Associations

American Education and Research Association (AERA)

Association for Educational Communications and Technologies (AECT)

International Society for Technology Education (ISTE)

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE)

National Educational Computing Conference (NECC)


American Sociological Association.

Member of American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Involvements and Awards

Co-chair of Professional Development Committee of Chippewa Valley Technical College Career and Technical Education Association

Co-chair of the Chippewa Valley Technical College Education Association Scholarship Foundation

CVACTE Event/Year Book Coordinator

CVTCEA Event Coordinator

Representative of ALC (Academic Leadership Council –WTCS)

Representative to the Advisory Committees of Renal Dialysis, Surgical Technician and Landscape programs.

Course representative of Social Problems.

2001, nominated and the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to UW-System and Women of Color representing UW-Stout in 2001

2006, nominated and the recipient of the Regional Outstanding Teacher of Chippewa Valley Technical College

2010, nominated to the Teaching Excellent Award at the Chippewa Valley Technical College

Learning and Teaching of Crystal Li-chin Huang