Experiencing the United
Each Fall Quarter
at UNESCO, Paris, 2008
Creating Presentations in
PowerPoint, Word and Publisher, twice each year
Human Rights around the World and in Chicago, 2008
The Role of Corporations in Reducing Povery
SNL MA Program
Designed: Globlaization: Winners, Losers and Social Justice, 2008
Globalization and the Impact of
Nations and International Corporations
began teaching at the School for New Learning in the Winter Quarter of
1996. She designed the online course Globalization: Winners, Losers
and Social Justice, and teaches courses on Microsoft Office Suite, Human
Rights aroudn the World and in Chicago, and the United Nations, including
a study travel course where students attend the UN's annual three-day
conference for affiliated nonprofit organizations that is held each September
in New York City.
Pat teaches courses on PowerPoint, Word, Publisher and Excel where students
create their own PowerPoint presentation as the final course project.
She also taught Research Seminar in the SNL Master's Program in Bangkok,
Thailand in August 2006.
Pat initiated and chaired the Chicago Conference on Human Rights at the
Lincoln Park Campus on Saturday 4 Oct. 2008. She pulled together a coalition
of faculty from Harold Washington College, Roosevelt University, Columbia
College Chicago, and several colleges at DePaul including the College
of Law, School of Public Service and the School for New Learning in the
planning process. Students from these schools attended the conference.
In the spring
of 1999, Ambassador Ahmad Kamal, Pakistan, (from United Nations headquarters)
and Pat (in the classroom) co-taught a course on the new issues international
corporations are facing in today's era of globalization. This was the
first time an United Nations ambassador taught a course via videoconferencing
from the UN and the first time that SNL had a course via videoconferencing
from the UN. SNL offers this course each Spring Quarter on Thursday
nights at the Loop Campus. The 2008 course was the eighth year of this
productive collaboration between Pat and Amb. Kamal.
Pat attends numerous professional development conferences including The
State of the Planet at Columbia University in March 2006, Business, NGOs
and Development at the World Bank in Washington, DC in April 2006, and
Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive
Change, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Plus, she has
taken SNL students and faculty to the annual NGO conferences at the United
Nations in New York City each September since 1998; and to the NGO human
rights conference at UNESCO, Paris in 2008.
to SNL nine years of experience working with nonprofit organizations at
the United Nations in New York City. She assisted in SNL's affiliation
with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) as a nonprofit
organization in March 1997 and became DePaul's representative to the UN.
Pat is editor
of the Global Issues Section for The New York Times Almanac since 1999. She
writes on world health, world population, human rights, the United Nations,
international organizations and the Nobel Prizes. From 1989 to 1998
she held the same position with The Universal Almanac. In 1999 The
Universal Almanac was purchased by The
New York Times.
Since 1998, Pat has been conducting teacher trainings for the Chicago
Public School's and the Chicago Archdiocese in website design, PowerPoint,
Word and Engaged Learning. She wrote a 150-page training manual
on website design used at DePaul and in the public and Catholic schools,
and wrote the online training manual for Chicago public school teachers
on PowerPoint and Word. She also does PowerPoint, Word, Publisher and
website design trainings for local companies.
United Nations Video Conference
UN Videoconferencing Program
the UN, NGOs and the World -- 46 Countries Join UN Webcast
the United Nations
UN Permanent Missions Partner with DePaul
In Their Own Words
Pat helped facilitate
the process whereby DePaul became the first university in the world to
hold a videoconference discussion between United Nations staff and a class
of university students. Students in an environmental law course in the
College of Law held the first videoconference discussion with United Nations
experts on 2 February 1998.
From 1998 to 2004
Pat was manager of DePaul's videoconference program with the United
Nations. She arranged for students and faculty to hold a one-time
videoconference discussion with United Nations ambassadors and staff who
have high expertise in the subject of their course. She also co-managed
the program's website.
2003 Pat has written several articles
United Nations Chronicle, the official magazine of the United Nations.
The online and print magazines have 70,000+ readers around the world.
The print edition is published in the UN's six official languages: Arabic,
Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.
- Videoconferencing as a Tool for Bringing International Experts into
the Classroom: A Description of the DePaul University and United
Nations Videoconference Experience
co-authored with Ambassador Ahmad Kamal, Pakistan (ret.)
in book: Handbook of Blended Shore Education, Gabriele Strohschen (ed.),
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
United Nations Chronicle Articles:
- DePaul Univeristy: UN Videoconferencing Program,
Number 2, June-Aug. 2003, describes DePaul's videoconference program with the United Nations.
- Connecting the UN, NGOs and the World
- 46 countries Join UN Webcast, Number 4, Dec. 2003-Feb.
2004, is about CTI students monitoring email for the UN's
DPI/NGO conference, September 2003.
- Experiencing the United Nations -
DePaul University's School for New Learning, Number 1, Mar.-May
2004, is a description of the NGO conference including text
written by several students.
- UN Permanent Missions Parter wtih
DePaul, Number 4, 2004, describes how CTI faculty and students
design websites for UN missions.
- The Law of Cyber-Space, Number 1, March-May 2006.
Kosmos Journal Article:
- In Their Own Words - United Nations
Conference: Millennium Development Goals, Fall/Winter 2004,
includes text by several students describing their experiences
at the UN conference. Not online.