19 November 2020 Blogs

Editors’ Picks for Faculty…Content for Next Semester's Syllabus

Dolores Huerta documentary, Dr. Jill Biden’s dissertation, artificial intelligence, global health and more

By Kelly Latham, Editor

Considering your syllabus for spring semester? Spark engagement and discussion with a variety of content from across the ProQuest portfolio. (For some items, you may need to log into your ProQuest or library account.)

See the latest highlights from ProQuest One Academic, the world’s largest curated collection of journals, ebooks, dissertations, news, video and primary sources.

Video: Dolores
Source: Academic Video Online
Disciplines: Social Change, U.S. History, Women’s History

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least-known activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. She tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.
Watch the trailer | Learn more about Academic Video Online

Dissertation: Student Retention at the Community College: Meeting Students’ Needs (Dr. Jill Biden)
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Discipline: Education

Future first lady Jill Biden’s Executive Position Paper from 2007 studies student retention in community colleges. It focuses on four areas of students’ needs: academic, psychological, social and physical. The paper discusses the nature of the pre-tech (developmental) population, shares current research by experts in the field and analyzes faculty and advisor surveys and interviews. 
Read the preview | Learn more about ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

Conference Paper: Artificially Intelligent Systems and Human Rights: A Global Perspective
Source: ProQuest Central
Disciplines: Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Recently, there has been increased research on AI programs having the capability to develop advanced systems – the types used by governments and organizations to analyze highly complex structures across sectors – in ways not possible with conventional information technology. While some AI is subject to rigid testing and ethical reviews, other applications raise questions as to what governance structures are in place to control the risks to humanity and long-term harmful economic and social consequences.
Read the preview | Learn more about ProQuest Central

Ebook: Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction
Source: Academic Complete
Disciplines: Public Health, Medicine

Bringing together the experience, perspective and expertise of Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim and Arthur Kleinman, Reimagining Global Health provides an original, compelling introduction to the field of global health. Drawn from a Harvard course developed by their student Matthew Basilico, it provides an accessible and engaging framework. With an approach that is historically deep and geographically broad, the authors underline the importance of a transdisciplinary approach, and offer a highly readable distillation of several historical and ethnographic perspectives of contemporary global health problems.
See book details | Learn more about Academic Complete

Video: Jay Myself
Source: Academic Video Online
Disciplines: Art, Design

Jay Maisel is an American photographer whose images invariably seem to say, “stop, look at this.” For almost 50 years Maisel lived with his family in the historic Germania Bank Building on the Bowery in lower Manhattan. In the award-winning documentary ‘Jay Myself,’ filmmaker Stephen Wilkes captures his mentor’s move out of the six-story building and offers a fascinating glimpse at his eccentric collection of beautiful random objects.
Watch the preview | Learn more about Academic Video Online

Ebook: Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession
Source: Academic Complete
Discipline: Education

This bestselling text, updated for today’s evolving campus student services, is the classic comprehensive guide for graduate students in student affairs. Accessible and theoretically grounded, this book reflects the realities of contemporary practice in student affairs. Twenty new authors join the roster of expert contributors, bringing new perspectives on critical issues such as ethical standards, campus culture, psychosocial development, student retention, assessment and evaluation and more.
See book details | Learn more about Academic Complete

Journal Article: Few Women on Boards: What’s Identity Got to Do With It?
Source: ProQuest Central
Disciplines: Business, Gender Studies

Drawing on the similarity-attraction perspective and social identity theory, the authors argue that male versus female interlocking directors are likely to have different experiences when they work alongside female board directors of other firms. The theorized source of such experiences for male interlocking directors is in-group favoritism and/or a social identity threat-related discomfort. Interlocking female directors are theorized to be ambivalent between desiring social support versus experiencing identity threat-based career concerns.
See preview | Learn more about ProQuest Central

Dissertation: Historiographical Perspectives in the Signed Poems of Cynewulf
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Disciplines: Literature, Philosophy

Before founding the rock group Velvet Underground, Sterling Morrison (1942-1995) studied English and in 1986 presented his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. His dissertation discusses how the modern appreciation of Cynewulf's four signed hagiographical poems – Fates of the Apostles, Juliana, Elene, and Christ II – benefits from an awareness of medieval historiographical ideas (classical and Christian) in addition to a familiarity with the unique characteristics of hagiography.
Read the preview | Learn more about ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global


About ProQuest One Academic
ProQuest One Academic is the world’s largest curated collection of journals, ebooks, dissertations, news, video and primary sources. It brings together four of ProQuest’s core multi-disciplinary products – ProQuest Central, Academic Complete, Academic Video Online and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global – all cross-searchable on the same user-friendly, responsive, mobile-enabled ProQuest platform.
Learn more.