Friday, April 17, 2015

April 17 (F), 2015 Today's contribution to fb: - Mini Vernacular Sociology Series - Why, a reserach paper?

April 17 (Th), 2015 - Mini Vernacular Sociology Series - Why, a research paper?

- Vernacular Sociology Series -

"Why do we have to write a research paper?" - students (sociology transfer track) asked during week 4 of the semester.

" Well,  we, all,  shall overcome..." - Crystal answered.

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    昶昶:  They have become little rebels once in a while throughout the semester, for I used my dissertation (the whole kit and caboodle as grading rubrics. Ha, I have no clues why I have been so cruel to my dear students (all traditional) ! ) by using it  as a "prototype" for being one of their "major" research examples.
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    昶昶:  You know what - now, week 14, we are close to " We, overcome".

    I told them we were in the same boat (yes, I was going through the last stage of the culminated pains for the paper writing too) - not a smart way to convince them though! I told them that I needed to conform all the APA straitjacketed rules and regulations (Stay tuned! I will write more abouth this later regarding migrating among MLA, APA, Chicago... and the rest)!!! You guys - haha, share my suffering- no exception!

    Here is a reason ( a part of the research paper format - called "Dedication") why I wrote my research paper. But no one was convinced, except myself?? :) - I think.  Here it goes -  share!

    If “illiteracy” has any useful function at all, I would say that it served as a motivation for me to complete a terminal degree. The connection between illiteracy and the pursuit of knowledge in my life is my mother - Yu-bay Tsai-Huang. Like the women among her contemporaries and generations and generations before her, she never got a chance to go to school for even a day.

  •             My mother was a typical woman of her generation, part of a gender lifting half of the sky when Taiwan endured waves of geo-political imperialism and socio-economic impoverishments induced first by Japanese colonialism, and then by the chaos and tragedies prompted by the civil war between the Nationalists and Communists in China.  Due to socio-economic deprivation, my mother – a beautiful, noble, and wise woman, struggled to keep her 10 children alive and meet their basic survival needs.

  •             A couple of episodes illustrate how her life served as a motivation for me. I vividly remember that one day, when I was a teen, my mother asked me to write a letter to one of my brothers, who was far away, but I was busy with my own activities and did not pay attention to write the address carefully, and the letter was returned. She had been so anxious to know about my brother’s conditions, yet I had not gotten the job done properly.  Sobbing and in a wrathful tone, she told me, “If I knew how to read and write, why would I need to bother you? If I could read the sign at the bus station for directions, why would I have to walk miles and miles to deliver food for folk every day?”  Those words weighed heavily in my guilty and apologetic heart.

  •            Later, like my other brothers and sisters, I also showed interests in studying and grew into an adult with a career in the military, politics, and journalism. I had no clue what triggered my mother’s mood when one day, she jokingly said to me, “How wonderful if I could have a daughter who has a doctorate”.   I was shocked to hear that statement from an old lady who knew nothing about academic affairs, or the intellectual life, and lightheartedly answered her, “Oh, well, I might be able to get one for you!”  And then, through winning a national competition for a 2-year scholarship to study in the United States, I got an opportunity to make those words a reality.

  •            So during this long journey of academic pursuit and more than a decade of engaging in teaching at a couple of universities and a 2-year college, I have always reminded myself that my search for knowledge with a passion for being an educator was motivated by a lady who could not read nor write, who wanted me to be good enough to serve humanity.

  •             I therefore dedicate this research project to my mother, who passed away in 2005, and hope she does see me growing into a better person day by day.
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昶昶 昶昶 Yes, I am part of the Liberal Arts Cohort Teaching Team (collaborating with the other 2 faculty members, Tammy and Jennifer of Communications and American Government with an interdisciplinary theme - Civil Rights, including recent hot-button issues). Good to change different models of andragogy.
They will present research results to the Student Research Consortium (May 1, Friday).

April 17 (F), 2015 Politics and Productive vs. Reproductive system

...../\„,„/\..........//^ ^\\ Live simply
...( =';'= ).......(/(_•_)\) Speak kindly
..../" * * "\......_/'' * ''\_ Care deeply
....(,,,).(,,,)......(,,,)^(,,,) and Love completely

Happy Birthday to you!

願您 慈悲為薪, 智慧如火! Have a nice weekend

- 4/17/15 (F).

Sunday, April 5, 2015

April 4 (Sn) A re-post from fb: The Nation is celebrating her 150th Birthday ! 昶昶, "A true miracle ever happens in this land of the Free and home of the Brave!!!"

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The oldest Magazine in the US - The Nation is celebrating her 150th Birthday!
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‘The Nation’ Turns 150
2015 marks our sesquicentennial--and we've got big plans to celebrate!
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昶昶 A true miracle ever happens in this land of the Free and home of the Brave!!!

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"Founded in 1865, The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine, serving as a critical, independent voice in American journalism and a platform for investigative reporting and spirited debate on issues of import to the progressive community. Through changing times and fashions, The Nation and offer consistently informed and inspired reporting and analysis of breaking news, politics, social issues and the arts—never faltering in our editorial commitment to what Nation Publisher Emeritus Victor Navasky has called “a dissenting, independent, trouble-making, idea-launching journal of critical opinion.”- The Nation.

The Nation
The Chicago mayor’s office confirmed that Comcast advised Emanuel on how to support a proposed merger...
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Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 4 (Sa), 2015 Conclusion of the fun-project "What is marriage?"

As the cliche goes that happy marriages are similar, while dysfunctional families have their own specific dramas 'invisibly" tied to the society.

In my soc class, we are covering one of the major 6 social institutions - Marriage and Family. JD asked a question regarding the concept of Family of affinity - one of several alternative family patterns/structures. Song for tonight to all of the marriage lovers and believers as well as their endeavors in constructing families - for better and/or worse...

Friday, April 3, 2015

April 3, (Sa), 2015. What is marriage? :)!

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For the sake of gender equality, here is a check-n-balance:

A son asks his dad -
"Dad, what is marriage?"
Dad replies, " Marriage is just a sugar-coated legal contract co-signed by a never-grown up princess whose parents will track the boy down for jail-time...if a run-away-father is born." !

If both girl and boy are able to listen to their parents, and their parents are NOT sharing their experience told in the photo/questions ! As the cliche goes that happy marriages are similar, while dysfunctional families have their own specific dramas 'invisibly" tied to the society.
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We are covering one of the major 6 social institutions - Marriage and Family. JD asked a question regarding the concept of Family of affinity - one of several alternative family patterns/structures.

April 3 (F), 2015 Songs for today.

羊兒要回家 (The little lamb is going home).

Sung:  Xena LCH #132

紅紅的太陽下山啦 咿呀嘿呀嘿
成群的羊兒回家啦 咿呀嘿呀嘿
小小羊兒跟著媽 有白有黑也有花

星星也亮啦 小小羊兒跟著媽
不要怕你不要怕 我把燈火點著啦

紅紅的太陽下山啦 咿呀嘿呀嘿
成群的羊兒回家啦 咿呀嘿呀嘿
小小羊兒跟著媽 有白有黑也有花

星星也亮啦 小小羊兒跟著媽
不要怕你不要怕 我把燈火點著啦

何日君再來  (When will you come back?)

來段 "靡靡" (decadent) 之音, even though there was a political tragedy behind the song written by the music scholar and composer Mr. 劉雪庵.
Sung:  Xena LCH#134

好花不常開 好景不常在
愁堆解笑眉 淚灑相思帶
今宵離別後 何日君再來
喝完了這杯 盡情請開懷
人生難得幾回醉 不歡更何待
(來來來 喝完了這杯再說吧)
今宵離別後 何日君再來

停唱陽關疊 重擎白玉杯
慇勤頻致語 牢牢撫君懷
今宵離別後 何日君再來
喝完了這杯 盡情請開懷
人生難得幾回醉 不歡更何待
哎 再喝一杯 乾了吧
今宵離別後 何日君再來

Thursday, April 2, 2015

April 3 (F) 2015 A Northern Spring.

北國之春  A Spring Season of the North (Japanese oldie)

Composer: 遠籐實
Lyricist: いではく
Sung:  Xena LCH #133

白樺 青空 南風
こぶし咲くあの丘北国の ああ北国の春
季節が都会では わからないだろと
届いたおふくろの 小さな包み
あの故郷へ 帰ろかな 帰ろかな

雪どけ せせらぎ 丸木橋
からまつの芽がふく北国の ああ北国の春

好きだとおたがいに いいだせないまま
別れてもう五年 あの娘はどうしてる
あの故郷へ 帰ろかな 帰ろかな

やまぶき 朝霧 水車小屋
わらべ唄きこえる北国の ああ北国の春
あにきもおやじ似で 無口なふたりが
たまには酒でも 飲んでるだろか
あの故郷へ 帰ろかな 帰ろかな

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March 31 (T), 2015 Songs for today.

償い (つぐない, Japanese oldie)

Sung:  Xena LCH#130

窓に西陽    が あたる部屋は
いつもあなたの 匂  いがするわ
ひとり暮らせば 想い出すから
壁の傷も残したまま おいてゆくわ

愛をつぐなえば 別れになるけど
こんな女でも 忘れないでね

あすは他人同志に なるけれど

心のこりは あなたのこと
少し煙草も ひかえめにして
過去にしばられ 暮らすことより

わたしよりも可愛い人 探すことよ
愛をつぐなえば 重荷になるから
この町を離れ 暮らしてみるわ
あすは他人同志に なるけれど

愛をつぐなえば 別れになるけど
こんな女でも 忘れないでね
あすは他人同志に なるけれど



A poem by  the great Poet 李白 Li Bai (Tang Dynasty,  705-762  A.D.) 清平調
Genre: Beauty&Hero (in this  poem/song,  the Romeo was a Tang  Emperor   Li  long-ji ,  and Juliet was his favorite quasi-Queen, Yang Yu-hwan)

Sung: Xena LCH #131

雲想衣裳花想容,春風拂檻露華濃 。



Sunday, March 29, 2015

March 29 (Sn), 2015 Xena Crystal's learning activities on fb

Indiana's "Post-Modern" Religious Freedom - a brand new interpretation of the 1st and 14th Amendments in the 21st Century??? !!!! - a true ground breaking (not shocking at all !!) law you have ever known----------------…/indianas-religious-freedom-bill-sparks…

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昶昶 Reminds me of how the "controversial" Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey was "fired" from the Indiana University... Do these three states look alike: Indiana, Texas, and Wisconsin ? !
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My friend professor Curt Bonk and his research team are conducting a global survey - Instructional Technology in Global Initiative Classroom. Detailed info, see below.
Dr. Bonk: "I am looking for a few more K-12 teachers involved in global and multicultural education with technology to take part in some research. A 15 minute survey link is here: Those completing the survey will be given a link to download my latest book, “Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online” for free."

Web Survey and Questionnaire Tool -
Welcome to the Instructional Technology in Global Initiative Classrooms survey! Thank you for your interest and please click "Continue to survey" below to read our consent form and begin the survey.


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Support WI governor (so busy in Iowa...where is Wisconsin- a nice piece of stepping stone???) to be a president of America!…/pew-report-wisconsin-no-1-state…

Pew Report: Wisconsin No. 1 State In Household Income Decline
There's Republican economics for ya!
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昶昶 Soooo honorable to be the No #1 !
No pity on the 50% of Wisconsinites. Thanks, the following photo of Sarcasm. Because beating the hell out of people is illegal. :c(

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昶昶 Not all 100% people believe in PEW's survey... but not an irresponsible company, though - my bias.
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Mr. Tim Cook will give away all of his money to enhance environmental and civil right issues.

Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money -- Fortune
Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education. "You want to be the pebble in the...

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昶昶 Mr. Cook recently revealed he was gay, speaking out against discrimination of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual communities during his induction into the Alabama Academy of Honor last year.

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昶昶 From Humanity (perhaps, the 2nd and 3rd worlds) returning to Society (maybe, the 1st world). Still admirable.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March 17 (T), 2015 Songs for today.

玫瑰玫瑰我愛你 (I love roses)

Published on Mar 15, 2015
玫瑰玫瑰我愛你 (I love roses)

Sung : Xena LCH #127

玫瑰玫瑰最嬌美 玫瑰玫瑰最艷麗
春夏開在枝頭上 玫瑰玫瑰我愛你
玫瑰玫瑰情意重 玫瑰玫瑰情意濃
春夏開在荊棘裏 玫瑰玫瑰我愛你

心的誓約 心的情意 聖潔的光輝照大地
心的誓約 心的情意 聖潔的光輝照大地

玫瑰玫瑰枝兒細 玫瑰玫瑰刺兇銳
傷了嫩枝和嬌蕊 玫瑰玫瑰我愛你
玫瑰玫瑰心兒堅 玫瑰玫瑰刺兒尖
毀不少並蒂枝連理 玫瑰玫瑰我愛你

Sung : Xena LCH #128

時光一逝永不回 往事只能回味
憶童年時竹馬青梅 兩小無猜日夜相隨
春風又吹紅了花蕊 你已經也添了新歲

十八姑娘一朵花 (Folk Song:The 18-year old lass looks like the Disney Princess)

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十八姑娘一朵花 (Folk Song:The 18-year old lass looks like the Disney Princess)
Sung: Xena LCH #129

十八的姑娘一朵花 一朵花
眉毛彎彎眼睛大 眼睛大
紅紅的嘴唇雪白牙 雪白牙
粉粉的笑臉 粉粉笑臉賽晚霞

啊姑娘十八一朵花 一朵花
十八的姑娘一朵花 一朵花
每個男人都想她 都想她
沒錢的小伙兒她不愛 她不愛
有錢的老頭兒 有錢老頭兒她不想

啊姑娘十八一朵花 一朵花
十八的姑娘一朵花 一朵花

美麗青春好年華 好年華
姑娘長大不可留 不可留
留來留去 留來留去成冤家

啊姑娘十八一朵花 一朵花純

Friday, March 13, 2015

March 13 (F), 2014 A Quest of Misogynism. The Ar-may-a and the Buddha series#3

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A Sequel: The cat, the girl, and the Buddha - A quest of misogynism.

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Sun Lasting note - a bhikkuh is an ordained monk completing with 227 precepts or self-disciplines; for a female one, is bhikkuhni with 331. To prove a key point mentioned in the conversation, see the following 3 episodes:

Biggest Mother's fights against lions,wolves,cats,dogs. the ultimate...
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WATCH: Cat Fights Dog To Protect Her Kitten | Mama Cat Quickly Becomes Mama...
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Mommy Opossum Carries 15 Babies
Someone captured this video of a mother opossum transporting 15 baby opossums on her back....
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 12 (R), 2015. Sending away the coldest and longest winter with a blue song...

March 12 (R), 2015. Sing loudly and sending away the coldest and longest winter with a blue song...
在那銀色月光下 (Under the Silvery Moonlight - a Regional Folk Song)

Regional Folk Song 許樂
Sung by Xena LCH #125




Published on Mar 12, 2015
秋柳 Autumn Willows
Lyricist: Master 李叔同 (Monk, Poet) about the transitory life of willows

Sung: Xena LCH #121




March 12 (R) 2015. Repost- a hit on fb "Diversity & Inclusion: Love has no labels."

Repost- a hit on fb "Diversity & Inclusion: Love has no labels."

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March 11 (W), 2015 Songs for tonight! Love-beans from the Asian Version of Romeo and Juliet (a well-read poem from the classic novel - Dream of The Red Chamber (紅樓夢)" and Yesterday-one-more in Waiting

Love-beans from the Asian version of Romeo and Juliet - a well-read poem from the classic novel - Dream of the Red Chamber (紅樓夢)

Exactly expressing what I feel about this winter - Don't you have had enough??
The poem/lyrics of song is a snapshot of the classic novel - "Dream of the Red Chamber" published in 1791, depicting the vicissitude of the wealthy, aristocratic, and decadent life style of the family-Dynasties.

Published on Mar 11, 2015
Sung by : Xena LCH #122


展不開的眉頭 捱不明的更漏

Yesterday-one-more in Waiting

Published on Mar 11, 2015
Sung by: Xena LCH #123

黑淒淒 陰沉沉

夢悠悠 昏沉沉


恨也深 愛也深

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 8 (Sn), 2015, Another Kind of Universal Language?

Sun Lasting Just to name a familiar few: whether from the Right or Left Wing - ... the African and African-American "holocaust", the Aztec "holocaust", the Bosnian "holocaust", the Cambodian "holocaust", the Mao's "holocaust", the Nanjing "holocaust", (南京大屠殺), the Native American "holocaust", the Rwandan "holocaust", the Srebrenican "holocaust", the Stalin's "holocaust", the Taiwan "holocaust" (臺灣大屠殺)...and the rest.

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March 8 (Sn), 2015 “Holocausts” in Many shades of grey...

Saturday, March 7, 2015

March 7 (Sa), 2015 Something about Lobo

Happy Global Female Sentient Beings' Every Day!

A sidebar episode:
I enjoyed listening to Lobo's songs when I was a student in Taipei, but I was not aware that he wrote this song for Taiwan.... Nice to know that. Thanks to Hen-Kuan Chen's sharing

So, the top song for today !

Love To You Taiwan - Kent "Lobo" Lavoie [CC]

Love To You Taiwan written by Lobo, from his album "Am I Going Crazy" Thank you Lobo for the precious gift to Taiwan! Special thanks to my Lobo buddy, Eng Se...

Sun Lasting The following posts are some of my recollections:

LOBO - Me And You And A Dog Named Boo - 1973 Official Video
Lobo's big 70's hit, which I used to play with my band -...

Thanks for Julie Yollin Berk sharing this wonderful quote with the following well-posted lovely picture : “It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”

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How Can I Tell Her - Lobo Live.flv

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Lobo - I'd Love You To Want Me
Copyright Disclaimer--"Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair...

March 6 (Sa), 2015 "Educator" ?! - The US Version. Crystal's one-page-snippet #339

Have you heard that tech colleges would be chartered yet? Anyway, I have not fully figured out what the manifest, latent and dysfunctions might be... Just some less biased thoughts.

Friday, March 6, 2015

March 6 (F), 2015. Keep Sane in the illusory world.

Vision test - how stable and reliable of human beings' vision/perception?

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Sun Lasting Thanks, 蕭峰瀧.See Translation

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Sun Lasting A vision teaser of Escher.

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Sun Lasting Isn't it a great capacity for many people to navigate through a world constructed by many sorts of illusions  !? (biological, politic-economic/ideological, religious, and the rest).
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Learning and Teaching of Crystal Li-chin Huang


Crystal 2011 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.


Learning Technologies (previous Instructional System and Technology) Ph.D. program, Department of
Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Research topic: The Perceptions of Students and Instructors Who Experienced Multiple Delivery Formats- Face to Face, Online, and Hybrid. Graduate in 2013, expected
(ABD status).

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.A. 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

1993. Book. 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

2012, Research proposal: “Why, Afraid of Integrating E-Book Project into A Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Study Course”? accepted by the 28th Distance Learning Conference for presentation at Madison, WI

2010, Research proposal: “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 presentation. (The next four research projects, due to my job descriptions in a 2-year college and budget issues, I was unable to attend and present)

2010, Research proposal: “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 presentation

2010, Panelist, Hybrid Teaching- Panel Discussion, In-Service, 2010, CVTC

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

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

2009, Presenter: AECT Louisville International Convention
Topic: “What is the Lived Experience of Designing and Teaching Multiple Delivery Methods -Live Meeting, Hybrid, Online, and Face To Face (f2f) within a Semester at a Technical College Setting”? Also presented in a poster session
Paper published in the 2009 AECT Theories and Development Division Convention proceedings

2009, Presenter: AECT Louisville International Convention
Topic: “Learning Information Technologies as Empowering Tools to Narrow the Class and Gender Gap in Rural-Urban Spectrum- A review from Global to U.S. Perspective”.
Paper published in the 2009 AECT Theories and Development Division Convention proceedings

2008, Quantitative Research Project- “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 RA projects)

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

2008, Presenter, The 1st C & I Research Day
Topic: (Green and Dao) “The Wonder of the Tao-Six Meditation on Science, Spirit, and the Future of Economics”, at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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

2008, Poster presentation: Beauty vs. Artistic Beauty at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

2008, Poster presentation: “Freedom Writers- A Critical Analysis from A Contextual Perspective”, at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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 (as a RA)

2007, Course presentation, “Reflection on the Pedagogies of the Oppressor and the Oppressed”, at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

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, illustrator with calligraphy 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: “The Trajectory of Women's Transformation via Education - 3 Women's Stories”, at Rapid City, South Dakota

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

1993, Book. The February 28, 1947 Uprising in Taiwan:
A Multi-level Analysis of Collective Actions.
Publisher: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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