Courses - Summer Institute

EDU 506 - Wellness & the Educator

Van Demark, Craig, M.A.Ed

Hybrid - Sunday to Tuesday (July 12-14)

This course focuses on the latest trends in health, nutrition, physical activity and wellness. From stress management and emotional health, to overall well-being,it explores personal health, beliefs and individual health behaviors to aid in personal and professional excellence.  This course will offer key strategies for the educator to create a healthy work/life balance in order to create a path to teacher wellness, enabling them to be a positive, uplifting presence in the classroom. 

EDU 536 - Kinesthetics Across the Curriculum

Van Demark, Craig, M.A.Ed

Wednesday to Sunday (July 15-19)

Moving away from the traditional "sit and listen" classroom to the modern, "move and learn" classroom, this course builds on the foundations of EDU 505 Teaching through Movement*.  Through the course, participants will learn how to incorporate kinesthetic activities into daily classroom routines in order to increase the retention of information, the regulation of student behavior, student attention span, and overall academic performance. 

EDU 570/MGT 570 - Conflict Management

King, Tori, M.Ed

Hybrid - Sunday to Tuesday (July 12-14)

Understanding that conflict is often a by-product of professional and personal interaction, this course offers strategies for constructively resolving issues at both the individual and group levels.  Using self-reflection, personality inventories, and the study of temperaments, including the works of Myers-Briggs, Gregorc and Sternberg, it will enable participants to look beyond themselves, seeking to understand the greater motivations behind the actions and reactions of others.

EDU 597 - Poverty in the American Classroom

Trevaskis, David Keller, Esq.

Wednesday to Sunday (July 15-19)

Poverty in the United States is often seen as a matter of choice and personal responsibility - we work hard, and they don't. In reality, the difference between "us" and "them" can often be as random as a layoff, divorce, death in the family, medical emergency, or natural disaster. Nevertheless, the belief that "I'll never be in that position" runs deep and this mindset, along with issues associated with class culture, and diversity, can pose a range of challenges for even the most well-meaning and sensitive educator and school. This course will explore the ways poverty impacts students, educators, schools and the larger community.

EDD 705 - Methods of Inquiry

Galardi, Karen M, Ed.D.

Hybrid - Sunday to Tuesday (July 12-14)

Designed to provide guidance in the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of research reports and methods commonly used in education and the social sciences. Students will apply this knowledge in their concept paper  as they identify an applied action research area of interest, prepare a literature review, develop researchable questions and identify appropriate data collection and analysis procedures to answer the questions posed.

EDD 724 - Planning, Budgeting and Finance


Hybrid - Sunday to Tuesday (July 12-14)

This course will provide the necessary foundation for higher education administrators to effectively function in different types of higher education institutions. Attention will be given to budgeting, long range financial planning, and fundraising.

GRT 600 - Anti-Semitism & Racism in America Today

Sussman, Rabbi Lance, Ph.D.

Hybrid - Wednesday to Friday (July 15-17)


HGS 567/767 - Teaching the Holocaust through Museums and Memorials

Ruth Almy, Ph.D.

Sunday to Friday (July 12-17)

This course will introduce students to the concepts of public memory, public forgetting, and the role of museums and memorialization in preserving memory of the Holocaust. This class will cover early challenges to Holocaust memorialization in Europe, the advocacy that brought museum work to the forefront of preserving public memory, and the particularly American response to Holocaust museums in a transnational comparison of museum studies. Students will learn the foundational theory of the importance of museums for preservation and remembrance, gain an understanding of the role and function of public memory of genocide in a society, and learn how museum studies of the Holocaust have changed over different times and places. The course will also include interaction with the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center, as well as engagement with that museum's history, mission, and educational supplements.

HGS 523 - The Holocaust and Genocide in Film

Lawrence Baron, Ph.D.

Sunday to Friday (July 12-17)

In this course we will analyze how feature films from European countries and the United States have depicted the Holocaust and other genocides.  The course begins with the establishment of the iconography of the Holocaust in the documentaries about Nazi concentration and death camps. The core of the course examines the evolution of the most common genres employed and issues addressed in such motion pictures over time and place.  It concludes by examining the influence and resistance to Holocaust movie tropes in portrayals of other genocides. The class format will vary from some background lectures, in-class viewings, and student discussions and film reviews.

HGS 704 - Doctoral Writing Seminar/ HGS 705 - Doctoral Research Methods Seminar

Nathaniel Knight, Ph.D.

Sunday to Friday (July 12-17)

This course is designed to introduce doctoral students to theories and methods needed in preparation for research, data collection and data presentation in the dissertation report. It will include helpful literature and substantive, epistemological, and paradigmatic issues students will need to consider as she or he progresses through each stage of the work for the concept paper, proposal, and finally the dissertation.

HGS 795 - Seminar A: Current Topics

Paul Finkelman, Ph.D.

Hybrid - Sunday to Tuesday (July 12-14)

This course will focus on slavery as an aspect of genocide.  Much of the course will be centered on the African slave trade and New World slavery.  However, we will also consider other aspects of slavery and genocide. It is worth remembering that in the 1940s there were more people enslaved in Germany and German occupied Europe than had been enslaved in the United States in 1860, and also that some Nazi leaders were convicted and executed at Nuremberg for enslaving people.

JST 524 - Jewish Folklore

Joseph Davis, Ph.D.

Hybrid - Wednesday to Friday (July 15-17)

Jewish folklore reflects the cultural traditions and heritage of Judaism. It is full of vivid stories that both teach and entertain. This survey course will look at samples of Jewish folklore embedded in ancient Jewish texts such as midrash and the Bible and also examine present-day Jewish folklore such as Jewish jokes and Israeli urban legends. We will study dybbuks and demons, the legend of the golem, folktales and folksongs.

MGT 542 - Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations

Miller, Joyce E, CPA, MBA

Hybrid - Sunday to Tuesday (July 12-14)

This course will examine the critical financial considerations of the nonprofit organization, including sources of funds, reserve development and management, and financial accountability.  In an environment that privileges accountability to funding sources in lieu of maximizing shareholder value, the students will consider the key financial measures and strategies required to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of the organization.  The course will also consider nonprofit financial statements as indicators of financial health and sound management.


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