Worcester State University
Education Department


Caroline Chiccarelli

Contact Information
Office: Sullivan 226C
Phone: (508) 929-8967
Email: cchiccarelli@worcester.edu

Ph.D. Educational Administration     University of Connecticut

Post-grad studies  Cranfield School of Management, London; Shakespeare   Theatre School/Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

M.A.  English   Wroxton College (England) of Fairleigh Dickinson University

B.A.  English   Newton College of the Sacred Heart

Teaching Background
Undergraduate classes in education; communications; writing; literature:
Worcester State College

Curriculum & Assessment; Introduction to Teaching Professions; Contemporary Issues in Middle/Secondary Schools; Foundations of Ed; Teaching Diversity; Newspapers in Ed; Integrating Technology & Visual Literacy in the Classroom;

co-teach: Science & Society and the Scopes Monkey Trial; Intro to Mass Communication; Understanding Movies; Film & Literature; Business Writing; Technical Writing; English Composition; College Success-First Year Experience; Mentoring; First Year Seminars in special topics

Assumption College; Clark University (COPACE); Quinsigamond C.C.

Speech; Business Communications; Intercultural Communications (developed course); Advanced Business Communication; Film Studies; Organizational Communications; Business Writing; Managerial Communication; English Composition; Literature

Graduate classes in education; management; communications; leadership: Worcester State College

Curriculum & Assessment; Technology in the Classroom; Visual Literacy and Media Analysis skills for the Classroom; Teaching Shakespeare; Learning Principles: Theory/Applications for School Psychology program; Health Communication for Community Health program; independent research projects

Assumption College-MBA Program/Clark University-School of Mgt

Managerial Communication; Organizational Communication (behavioral/situational communication applications); Managerial Communication (written, oral, presentational, and technological skills); Visual Literacy - including film and technology; Teaching Shakespeare (cross-disciplines); Humanities Seminar: Race, Class & Gender in literature and film; Managerial Communication; Organizational Communication; Professional Communications: public relations and marketing

Harvard University Extension, Cambridge

         Effective Managerial Writing (Teaching Associate)

Learning in Retirement:
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)

Film Studies - topics range from studio system, specific directors, genres, film history; star system; masculine/feminine images; films of 1939

Professional Development and In-Service Education programs

Worcester Public Schools; Barre Public Schools; No. Grafton Shakespeare Club

RESEARCH PROJECTS: Higher Ed practices: developing curriculum; enhancing faculty/student and community relations; designing recruitment, retention, advising programs; assessing marketing needs and advertising strategies; co-teaching methods and benefits.

MA Board of Higher Education (BHE) sponsored American Diploma Project - assessing gap analysis of standardized testing/English Comp. placement.

Harvard University Extension assessing computer-assisted writing instruction.

Strengthening Developing Institutions Program - long-range planning grant.

Doctoral Dissertation - Communication Mode Preference and the Relation to Psychological Type - comparing Myers-Briggs Personality Type and academic leadership communication practices.

Graduate Internship project - college/community liaison outreach activities.

WRITING: Joint article (1992) on readmitted student enrollment patterns with Prof. Richard Kimball for Association of Continuing Higher Ed; grantswriter: proposals and final reports; long-range planning (SDIP) and development for BHE.  Joint articles (1986-87) on managerial communication and teaching strategies with Ms. Leslie Hitch for Purchasing Trade Journal and business communication manual; position papers on business writing; computer-assisted instruction; adult education; higher education administrative practices.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:  Cambridge, England: co-teaching - science/education connection; adult education - practices and issues; freshman studies: recruitment/retention issues; freshman learning communities; learning styles and personality inventories

REVIEWS: texts in education, college success, business writing; thesis mentor and student teacher supervisor; market research plans and feasibility studies.

DISTINCTIONS: Phi Eta Sigma - WSC Chapter (honorary, 2002); member- The Shakespeare Club of Worcester (2001-present); Alpha Sigma Lambda - WSC Chapter (honorary, 1998) - Assumption College chapter (honorary, 1997); Who's Who in American Education (1990) and Among Young American Professionals (1988); Commonwealth of Massachusetts Citation for Outstanding Performance (1989, 1984); Worcester Jaycees Outstanding Young Leader (1989); Doctoral Fellowship in Adult & Community Education (1981-82); Phi Delta Kappa (1981)

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