Crime Scene Investigation: An Interview with the Experts!
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 12:00 pm CST
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Crime Scene Investigator?
What if you could eavesdrop on experts with decades of experience?
Join Susan Clutter, Dr. Leggie Boone, and David McGill, three professional Crime Scene Investigators with a variety of expertise and stories, as they share the answers that your criminal justice students (and maybe you) are itching to find out! From practical aspects of the job to morbidly-fascinating details, tune in to this interview-style webinar to discover a realistic perspective on the world of Crime Scene Investigation.
Susan Clutter received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Clark University and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science from the George Washington University. She worked as a CSI for the Montgomery County and Baltimore City Police Departments in MD before becoming a college professor in 2003. She has taught at various colleges in the Maryland and Virginia area, and has taught forensic courses for the Virginia Fire Marshal Academy and the State Department. Her specialty areas include Crime Scene Investigation, Blood Pattern Interpretation, and Fire Science.
Dr. Leggie [Leh ‘jee] Boone is a Forensic Analyst for a sheriff’s office in Florida. She has been involved in forensic sciences since 1993, including overlapping years as a crime scene investigator and educator in Baltimore, Maryland. When her daughter was born, she left the hectic schedule of being a Forensic Services Supervisor, pharmacy assistant, and adjunct professor to teach full-time. Teaching high school and college sciences inspired the pursuit of her Master’s degree in Forensic Science. In 2008, she moved to Florida where she returned to crime scenes and was recruited to become a Forensic Analyst with her current agency.
David McGill received his BA at the University of Maryland at College Park, and his MFS in forensic Science at The George Washington University. He has over two decades of forensic examination experience, with a specialization in Footwear and Tire Track Examination. Currently, he works as a Program Manager and System Administrator for the Traq Evidence System at his local Department of Police. He is also a Police Training Commission Certified Instructor, and in addition to his publication with Kendall Hunt, he also has published several research articles on Crime Scene Investigation.
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 12:00 pm CST
Who Am I? What Do I Believe? And Why Do I Believe It? Exploring Identity and Social Responsibility through Applied Ethics
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 12:00 pm CST
We live in a world and nation polarized by ethical controversies and awash in fake news and propaganda. If only there were a time and place where we could discuss these topics constructively and learn ways to objectively evaluate the arguments and evidence that support our moral opinions? Fortunately, philosophy has always refined and disseminated the critical thinking skills and ethical theories we desperately need to ameliorate these disputes.
During this FREE 30-Minute Webinar, Dr. Albert Spencer (Portland State University) explains how he uses the subjects of Sports, War, and Sexuality to empower his students to deepen their sense of social responsibility by exploring their own identity through the study of a diverse range of contemporary and historical authors. Students then learn across their differences through online discussion of current controversies and articulate their own informed opinions through independent research, peer review, and authentic writing assignments.
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The Challenging First Year Seminar: A Road to College Success for All Students
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 12:00 pm CST
Too often, the First Year Seminar course is viewed as easy credit - or worse, a "throw-away" class. Today's freshmen are chronically underestimated, and as a result, the college seminars with which they are presented lack the academic rigor to adequately prepare them for future coursework.
Join Dr. Angela Vaughan as she presents an alternative: allowing first-time college students to engage in research-based intellectual discussion that integrates them into the scholarly community. In this webinar, you'll learn how to create an appropriately-challenging First Year Seminar, set high standards for student achievement, get stakeholders on board, and more!
Angela Vaughan holds a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the Faculty Director of the University 101 program at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley. Currently, Dr. Vaughan consults with other first-year programs across the country who want to transform their current programs into an academically rigorous research-based first-year seminar. This includes designing and delivering comprehensive instructor and faculty professional development and training, creating curriculum to serve a wide-range of student populations, and constructing assessments and providing analysis to support short- and long-term program improvement. Her specific expertise is to design resources and programs that serve underrepresented student populations (i.e., first-generation students, conditionally admitted students, and students of color).