If you would like to discuss an Independent Study Project in any of these areas, please contact Professor Mary Kay Schleiter (email: mks "at" uwp.edu)
Bethany Apartments is a support system which provides transitional housing, support, and training to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse. The residents are allowed to stay up to two years in the apartments while gaining job skills and independence. Interviews of current and former residents will be conducted over the fall semester. Data collection and analysis will continue in upcoming semesters.
The Diversity Circles program is a 1 credit SOCA class designed to help students develop diversity awareness and ethnic tolerance. The project assessment and program evaluation is in the planning stages and a Literature Review is currently being written. Further research will be conducted during the Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 semesters.
The Hunger Task Force is focused on reducing and preventing hunger in Southeastern Wisconsin. The Task Force has requested an assessment of the extent of hunger in Kenosha County. This project is in the planning stages; a Literature Review needs to be researched and written, and further research will be scheduled for the upcoming semesters.
Study the impact of various retention stragegies on UW-Parkside students' progress.
Participate in the ongoing assessment of the Sociology-Anthropology Department, the Evaluation Research Center, or another campus department or program.
P.O. Box 2000
900 Wood Road, Greenquist 318
Kenosha, WI 53141-2000