Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 22 (Sa) 2017. Leaves of Grass

Crystal LC Huang updated her cover photo.
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A rare, beautiful snapshot - Leaves of Grass, celebrating 2017 Earth Day.


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Crystal LC Huang Facebook dug out one of my memory files, posted on April 22, 2012, titled: Egocentrism vs. Ecocentrism.

Crystal LC Huang Aren't all sentient beings (human and non-human forms) and non-sentient beings the mini-second residents renting from the only grandiose Landlady - the Mother Earth? How much do I owe Her? Why not cherish this precious moment by crossing co-residents' life path to honor Her ? Reflection of the day. - Xena LCH.


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黃麗月 Anthropocentrism(人体中心主義者)---Egocentrism(自我中心主義者)---- Ecocentrism(生態中心主義者); 人類目前終極目標好好愛地球!!!!!!!
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Crystal LC Huang Dear sister 麗月, yes, 好好愛地球 <3 br="">Like · Reply · 46 mins

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<3 br=""> Healing the Mother Earth via multiple-Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle, and raise the quality of human population to reduce the risk of blindly electing, recycling, or reusing those apocalyptic "leaders" in reducing we-the-people's (probably 95 to 98%?) and our Planet's well being.<3 br="">


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Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21 (F), 2017 Vernacular Sociology No-Border-No-Timeframe Series - Sermon on the T-Tower

...../\„,„/\.......//^ ^\\ Live simply
...( =';'= )....(/(_•_)\) Speak kindly
..../" * * "\...._/'' * ''\_ Care deeply
....(,,,).(,,,)....(,,,)^(,,,) and Love completely
- 願您 慈悲為薪, 智慧如火.
Happy birthday to you!
Have a nice weekend! 042117 (F)
~ Vernacular Sociology No-Border ~ Series #23 Attached below.



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Week 13. Topic: 6 major Social Institutions - the second one: Politics and Government. We discussed varieties of political ideologies, and political socialization processes.
This semester, a "peculiar" smoke-screen Populism is in the lime-light. Some students expressed their admiration for the current president. One was based on the religious preference, and the other, gender was a key concern. Here a a Tech College... just do the best one can if one can - including my potential biases.


Crystal LC Huang Family is the base of the rest of social institutions. Take a look at these first couples. Perhaps, the current first lady is much more"politically" independent than the rest? Thanks to Laurie Anne Hughes's photo.

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Crystal LC Huang I don't have the non-faking data about how many Americans are the "single-issue" voters who "control" the nation's destiny? Anyone can help?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20 (TH), 2017 Languages, Privileges, and Honor


Crystal LC Huang
April 18 at 10:42pm ·

Will this world be better and safer - when one learns to respect, or appreciate people (not just those political/international "dignitaries") who speak a second or third language to communicate with you - isn't it a privilege? Try to communicate with others via your second or third language when appropriate -isn't it an honor? - Xena LCH.


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Crystal LC Huang Each language, in particular, one's mother tongue, is a whole package of a person and culture's identity and wisdom, strongly tied to emotion and the outlook of the world- very dear to the heart and soul.
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Crystal LC Huang Doesn't history reveal this reality: for many benevolences of a dominant language, there are/were exploitations, tragedies, repressions, if not dignity-destruction onto the oppressed, hidden behind it?
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Al Poirier Being a language illiterate, I have always envied those, like my father, who were bi- or multi-lingual. Unfortunately, I was born without the language learning gene. Tried Latin, French, Spanish and German, all without success!
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Crystal LC Huang @Al, good morning! I saw multi-lingual genes, just see how the environment reinforces them?
There are a couple of theories depicting how several generations of Americans, in particular, the youth (surely, they later became adults ) were deprived the "formal" (or serious) linguistic/foreign learning opportunities.
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Al Poirier Crystal, I had the opportunities, just not the aptitude!
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Crystal LC Huang Al, might it be going beyond the individual level to look into the whole linguistic learning environment and the policy makers' ideologies in different timeframes, in particular, when a society is big and affluent (such as a superpower)? Does America's geo-political location also contribute to this linguistic-learning suppression?
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Crystal LC Huang Now, 5 minutes away from my class - begins at 8:00 am. Bye.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

April 16 (Sn), 2017 Song for tonight

Crystal LC Huang

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Happy Easter!

Song for today: A well-known Japanese song during 50s and 60s in Taiwan. Another colonial "legacy" happened to my native country via popular culture.

リンゴ追分 (懷念蘋果花/Nostalgic Apple Blossoms)
Composer:米山正夫 Lyricist:小沢不二夫
Singer: Xena LCH# 121

リンゴの花びらが 風にちったよな 月夜に 月夜に そっと えええ……
つがる娘は ないたとさ つらい別れを ないたとさ
リンゴの花びらが 風に散ったよな あああ……

お岩木山のてっぺんを 綿みてえな白い雲が
ポッカリポッカリながれてゆき
桃の花が咲き 桜が咲き
そいから早咲きのリンゴの花ッコが咲く頃は
おら達の一番たのしい季節だなやー
だどもじっぱり無情の雨っこさ降って
白い花びらを散らすころ
おらあのころ東京さで

死んだお母ちゃんのことを思い出して……
おら……おら……」(Skipped)

つがる娘は ないたとさ
つらい別れを ないたとさ
りんごの花びらが
風に散ったよな あああ……

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リンゴ追分 (懷念蘋果花/Nostalgic Apple Blossoms). By Xena LCH #121

リンゴ追分 (懷念蘋果花/Nostalgic Apple Blossoms) Composer:米山正夫 Lyricist:小沢不二夫 Singer: Xena LCH# 121 リンゴの花びらが 風にちったよな 月夜に 月夜に…

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Crystal LC Huang This is a poetic song in memory of a loving mother, especially, during the apple-flower blossoming season.
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Crystal LC Huang Today is my mother's memorial day (based on the Lunar Calendar). She passed away in 2005. I recorded the above elegant song to commemorate her love to us ten siblings. Usually, I observe my mother's memorial day on April 27 (the Gregorian calendar), while most of my folks honor and remember her according to the Lunar Calendar. Yes, even the calendar deserves the respect of Diversity.
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Crystal LC Huang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZixNDUQeqhA

十一面觀音根本咒 The 11 perspectives/faces of Avalokitesvara, in Sanskrit.
Original title: The Great Compassion Mantra Of Avalokitesvara

(The Mercy Buddha/Bodhisattva, the great compassionate philosopher and activist, 觀世音菩薩).


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黃麗月 老歌好聽!想念母親!See Translation
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

April 15 (Sa), 2017 Two songs for tonight: the love "legacies" of the Colonialism/Imperialism

Crystal LC Huang
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2 songs for tonight: the "legacies" of Colonialism/Imperialism.
It is about the Powerful vs. not-so-Powerful languages: the most important culture-identity of human beings. Now 2 more:

The first one is a Taiwan regional folk song with a Colonial theme. I called it "Taiwan's Madam Butterfly". Women, whether in a militant country or an invaded nation, the destiny seemed similar, happening not long ago.




安平追想曲 Melancholic Nostagia of a Colonial Love Story. By Xena LCH#84



Crystal LC Huang A brief background of the song in the colonial era happening in Taiwan:
" Anping recollected song 安平追想曲 " (Taiwan regional song : An-pîng Tui-sióng-khik) was composed by Hsu Sher and written by the famous Taiwanese lyricist Chen Da-ru in 1951.

The song describes a sorrowful love story of a comprador businessman's daughter in Taiwan, who had a tabooed love affair with a Dutch physician, and then, gave birth to a blonde in Anping, Tainan, a major city of the south part of Taiwan during the Dutch-colonial period of time in the 17th century.

The blonde grew up encountering with the similar fate of her mother, betrayed by her lover, another foreigner.

There are two time-frames regarding the origin of Anping recollected song: One is during the 17th century, the Dutch colonial period in Taiwan. The other one is based on a 19th century's legend.

The inter-racial, inter-ethnic love affairs and the offspring they brought to this world during the traditionally colonial society was unusual and caused controversies and pains to the protagonists of the weak.

Lyricist:陳達儒
Composer:許石
Singer: Dr. Xena LCH

身穿花紅長洋裝 風吹金髮思情郎
想郎船何往 音信全無通 伊是行船遇風浪
放我情難忘 我的心情無地講
相思寄著海邊風 海風無情笑我憨
...不知初戀心茫茫...
相思情郎想自己 不知爹親二十年
思念想欲見 只有金十字 乎我母親左遺記
放我私生兒 我聽母初講起 愈想不幸愈悲哀
到底現在生或死 啊...伊是荷蘭的船醫...
想起母子的命運 心肝想爹也怨爹
別人有爹疼 我是母親晟 今日青春孤單影
全望多情兄 望兄的船隻 早日回歸安平城
安平純情金小姐 啊...等你入港銅鑼聲


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Published on Dec 23, 2014
嘉義民謠 : 一隻鳥仔哮啾啾
Arranger 蔡振南, 江孝文, and others
Singer: Dr. Xena LCH



The above one is a well-known folk song in Jia-yi (嘉義), south part of Taiwan. The song expressed the Japanese's brutality and colonial hegemony on Taiwanese people. The politic-economic oppression and cultural suppression reached the intolerable condition, the local people, in particular, 諸羅 (嘉義) areas, organized to fight back and were brutally massacred by Japanese military establishment.
Birds in the lyrics symbolized the oppressed, whose nests were destroyed and offspring were killed by the brutal intruders and oppressors. People bravely fought against the colonial domination and they sacrificed for their love for freedom and justice.

Lyrics:
!!嘿都一隻鳥仔
哮啾啾 荷哩
哭到三更一又半暝找無巢 嘿!!
嘿都什麼人啊甲我撞破一個巢 荷哩
乎阮抓著不放伊甘休 荷嘿荷

April 15 (Sa), 2017 How to convert your foreign languages into delightful talismans?

Crystal LC Huang

Topic of the day: How to convert foreign languages into delightful talismans, such as a rabbit's foot? (Hi, Happy Easter!)


An fb friend asked me the purposes and functions of the following big words:
1. What is Linguistic Imperialism/Cultural Chauvinism/
     Ethnocentrism, or Linguistic Social Darwinism?
2. What is Linguistic Hegemony?
    (I used them in one of my casual writing on a blog).

Would you like to share your thoughts?


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Jennifer Dehorty Wouldn't the Linguistic Hegemony be the 'language of business'?
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Crystal LC Huang Hi, Jennifer Dehorty, very interesting. Quite hits the core! Several this strand of studies predict the currently domineering and surviving 6,000 languages, half of which will be "slaughtered" by the powerful ones less than a century. Historically, there were many conquerors/imperialists using language as a powerful mechanism to meet the colonial, then neo-colonial, and up to the current multinational-corporate goals.

For example, during UK's colonial control on India for more than 200 years, Gandhi alerted his people. See below. There are some socio-liguistic researches on these effects. It happened to Taiwan too, with similar stories.

So, I have a question: are some languages "worthier" or "less worthy/unworthy" than others? Why? What determines the worthiness?


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Jennifer Dehorty Language can be simple and complex. A very hard balancing act.
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Crystal LC Huang  
To destroy a nation/culture, in addition to the physical conquering/domination, the most invisible bloody part is the killing softly or violently of her linguistic capacity, identity, and pride, I think. I have experienced it in a very deep level both in Taiwan and abroad with some soft of cognitive dissonance or ambivalence. I believe many of you who grew up from a non-dominant culture might have the similar experiences like mine.




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Crystal LC Huang So, what are your pros and cons regarding the monocultural-monolingual policy and practice vs. the multi-cultural-multilingual one? Does it enhance the wider spectrum of human understanding to promote peace, or reinforce the entrenched global politics-economic dominance of the top echelon-elite's gains via specific "globalizing agenda"?



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Jennifer Dehorty That is really a difficult question. We can 'see' a 'monoculture' while still within a multi-cultural environment. The 'chinatowns' and 'germantowns' all across America. But these add to the culture and language IMO.

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Crystal LC Huang Jennifer Dehorty, either-or question is too harsh. Indeed, the mashup, mashable, remix or hybridization is a good eclectic approach.
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Jennifer Dehorty Well stated.

Crystal LC Huang
The most obvious example, let me share with you: When I was in Taipei I encountered foreigners from the dominant cultures, who could make a big or small fortune in business, academics and the rest of sociocultural pursuits without knowing, learning, understanding, speaking the local languages, or with certain amount of endeavors in this aspect. WHY? Surely, it is "global" Language!!

But how and why was a "global" language born? Naturally?

This phenomenon is very common in the non-core counties all over the world !!!! It is interesting to observe how many people "respect, admire and WORSHIP" the dominant languages religiously. But don't get me wrong that I don't appreciate the convenience of a common communicative language or "global" language. The issue is "convenient" to whom, why and how? Indeed, the power-hierarchy permeates everywhere. 

What about the potentially unintended consequences of convenience?


Crystal LC Huang

Now I have a great privilege to be adventurous in America.
Facing my students, talking to local folks, watching out every bit of grammar (I started my A.B.C when I was in Junior high school, in Taipei taught by my Taiwanese teachers. So, in particular, article, prepositions, tense, gender...etc. which don't exist - necessarily, in my native language), plus enunciation, intonation, tempo, sentence structures, spelling, and a manageable, cute (not acute) accent...etc. in 7/24 fashion (yes, even in my dreams !) might keep me away from the potential Alzheimer's marauding !

The above mentioned "nice to have" linguistic endeavors probably consume more than 60% of my daily teaching energy. As to the "have to have" content delivery of my course works, is much more enjoyable.

Who would be skeptical that I am not endowed with tremendous privilege to be a risk-taker or a dare-devil adventurer ??

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Robert Fenton Gary I speak English and French. English is the most powerful language in terms of precise conveyance of meaning.
French is the most honest language about social, emotional, and inter-personal issues.
Were live twice as long, I would gladly learn German, and Mandarin.

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Crystal LC Huang How much help was derived from the the 3 centuries of British and French colonization on 2/3 of the world to make them "powerful with precision" to convey what meaning needed by the local people?
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Robert Fenton Gary We say how things will be. It's enough that the rest obey. They don't have to understand all the details. Hahahahaha, just kidding Crystal ......
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Crystal LC Huang Robert Fenton Gary . good to know your multi-lingual endeavors.
Crystal LC Huang In conclusion, learning other languages - I mean, seriously, may bless us/US and the world, as well as keep you healthy, in particular, SAFE !
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O.K. privacy exposure: Here is a mundane report card: my mother tongue is Taiwanese, a per-programmed "innate capacity"-an effortless acquisition, according to Chomsky's hypothesis, plus the rest of effortful learning experiences in Mandarin from my Elementary school on; English, from junior high, at NTU (National Taiwan University) Japanese; later French 3 semesters, and 1 year Hmong language. Only 3.5 of them are working (mean, can make money), the rest, malfunctioning, or being decorative. You may notice - I learn both the "powerful" languages and the "not so powerful" ones.

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Crystal LC Huang One more sentimental exposure: each time I visit the linguistic cemetery, or watching dying, suffocated, or potentially murdered languages, that tends to make me sob...
Does the death of the less powerful languages pull us closer,  make the world more inclusive, habitable, and peaceful, or what else?
Crystal LC Huang
Crystal LC Huang  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVxFbpMhn64
Entertaining time. 2 songs. One of them, I sang it. Will be posted later. (This a long break from my grading activity. At this moment, feeling more alive on fb than on my online classes - don't know why....Now, go back to read and grade student assignments. Will be back.)

Crystal 2015 Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Experience:

Fall 2003 to present, Faculty, teaching Art Appreciation, American Government, Diversity Studies, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Problems 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 coordinator 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 of the 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.

Education:

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

Skills

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

Certificates:

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


Book

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.

Theses/Dissertation

2015, Dissertation: Preferences, Pedagogical Strategies,and Challenges of Instructors Teaching in Multiple Delivery Formats within A 2-Year College Context. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction, Learning Technologies (previous Instructional System and Technology), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

1997, Thesis Research Project: Integrating Multimedia Technology into Art Curriculum with Classroom Implementation. Wayne State College.

1986, Thesis: Thesis: Social Ideology and Gender Roles- Women's Issues in Contemporary society. Socio-political Science (the Graduate Institute of National Development), National Taiwan University.
Research Papers/Publications, Posters, and Projects

2012, title: Integrate Learning Technologies into A Social Science Course-Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Studies
https://drive.google.com/?utmmedium=et&utm_source=about&utm_campaign=et-about%23my-drive
Presented at the 28th Distance Teaching and Learning Conference
at UW-Madison, Aug, 2012.
Paper published in the Conference proceedings. https://drive.google.com/?utm_medium=et&utm_source%20=about&utm_campaign=et-about%23recent

2012, Project Presentation- STEMSS
Project presentation to the future- STEM scientists for the local district.
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=nav_responsive_sub_nav_edit_profile

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
http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED511355.pdf

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
http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED511355.pdf

2008, Title: Beauty and Artistic Beauty
Presented at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2008
http://tinyurl.com/XenaCrystalLCHuang-A

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
http://tinyurl.com/XenaCrystalLCHuang-B

2008, Title: Freedom Writers
Presented at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, 2008
http://tinyurl.com/XenaCrystalLCHuang-C

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 http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/lchuang-229189-4-dragons-new-entertainment-%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20ppt-powerpoint/

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 Dakotahttp://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/lchuang-1577072-mini-cultural-presentation-%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20calligraphy/mini-cultural-presentation- calligraphy/

2. Story-tellinghttp://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/lchuang-224205-3-women-stories-%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20gender-presentation1-education-ppt-powerpoint/

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

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2014 Diversity Pedagogical Project
-The Gettysburg Address recorded in English, Mandarin,
and Taiwanese http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR4PZFwrj-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)

CVACTE, EDUTOPIA

American Sociological Association.

Member of American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Governance Involvements

Executive Secretary of Li-ling Huang Gender Equity Memorial Endowment at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). (2016 to present).

Sponsor of the Tsai-Huang Memorial Endowment Scholarship at CVTC. (2007 to present).

Adviser of Art Club at CVTC (2016 to present).

Adviser of Diversity Student Organization at CVTC (2011-2013).

Co-chair of Professional Development Committee of
Chippewa Valley Technical College Career and Technical Education Association (2009-2011).

Chair of the Chippewa Valley Technical College Education Association Scholarship Foundation (2010 to present).

CVACTE Event/Year Book Coordinator (2010-11).

Representative of ALC (Academic Leadership Council –WTCS).

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

Course representative of Art Appreciation and Diversity Studies.

Nominations and Awards


2013, nominated to the Teaching Excellent Award at Chippewa Valley Technical College.

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

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

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

Activities in Taiwan

- 1988: Elected as the Supervisor
of the National Congressional Assistant Association, Taipei.
(首屆國會助理協會監委)

- 1987-88: Delegate of Taiwan, invited

by both Congresses of Taiwan and the U.S. to observe the

Primaries and Causes in New Hampshire and Iowa as well as

followed the Presidential campaign trails.

- 1984-85: Summer and Winter Camp Speaker. (奉派執行冬令夏令營巡迴演講)

- Twice Campaign Coordinator and Speaker, and later,
the Speech Writer in the Congress. (問質詢總主筆, 競選文宣策劃, 選民服務)

- Executive Secretary and member of Taipei Women Rescue Foundation. (台北婦女救援會執行秘書長)

College and Graduate School at National Taiwan University

- Vice Chairperson

of the Graduate Association of National Taiwan University.

- Due to a National Crisis, I joined the Army Academic.
A retired Captain since 1985.

- Four semesters top 3% students of Sociology Department,

National Taiwan University.

- Selected, members of softball and volleyball varsity teams,
National Taiwan University.

Non-Academic Publications/Writing:

· Calligrapher and illustrator

of The Wonder of the Tao-Six Meditation on Science, Spirit,

and the Future of Economics by Jim Eggert.

A Human Trade Group Publisher, FL., 2004.

· Karma Ode, Burning Snow-Poetry, 2002, (in process).

· "Introductory Miao (Hmong) History and Culture by Tinqgui Li":

Translation,(collaborated with Steve Vang.) Wisconsin, UW-Stout. 2001.

· A Comprehensive History of the Chinese Miao (Hmong) by Xingfue Vue.

Translation. (collaborated with Steve Vang.), Wisconsin, UW-Stout, 2001.

· 10 articles related to cultural phenomena
for the Dunn County News, 1998-1999:

1. A thought to the Humane Society.

2. Homeopathy- a look from a tradition medical perspective.

3. The sociocultural perspective to Mulan.

4. Gua Sha-the traditional home remedy.

5. Halloween in the U.S. vs. Ghost Festival in Asia.

6. Organic products and its co-op practice.

7. Bosnia first hand report-Military sisters.

8. A cultural-sojourner's multicultural perspective.

9. Mini international house-visit the "Sharon the ambassador".

10.The legends behind Chinese New Year in Taiwan.

Selected writing/proposals as A Congressional Aide:

· “Women and Social Order,”

The Research and Assessment Monthly, Taipei, Taiwan, 1990.

· “The Interpellation to the Central Government”

- a compilation of 3 volumes (300 articles) relating to social welfare

and political system reformation drafted by me when working at

Congress,1986-88.

Some articles related to Women's issues are:

1. A proposal for "Equal Right, Equal Pay and Equal Opportunity of Employment

for both genders." September 29th,1987, the 80th session Legislative Yuan.

2. A proposal to Establish the "'Ministry of Women's Affairs'

to implement the Social Welfare for Women."

January 6th, 1988, the 80th, session, Legislative Yuan.

3. An interpellation on the issue of the Dilemma of

Single Parent and Divorced Women. January 19th,

1988.the 80th session, Legislative Yuan.

4. An interpellation on the issue of "the Myth of Marriage and

Increasingly Dysfunctional Families in contemporary society."

January 18th, 1987, the 80th session, Legislative Yuan.

· Personal Quantitative Research Project:

"Gender and Political Tolerance-The Study of Dane County,

Wisconsin." UW-Madison, 1992.

Hobbies

Enjoy reading, writing, poetry, music, cooking, visual art-making, nature and pet-caring.

Like to play basketball, ping pong, volleyball, tennis, softball, swimming, and hiking.

Li-chin (Crystal) Huang

Chippewa Valley Technical College

620 W. Clairemont Ave.Eau Claire, WI 54701

Email: Lhuang@cvtc.edu

WebSite: http://ci8395.blogspot.com/

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Learning and Teaching of Crystal Li-chin Huang