Faculty & Staff
- Jeanne Sigworth
Assistant Professor of CommunicationOffice Location: Rupp 209
Phone: (765) 998-4806
Specialties: interpersonal communication, team building, personality profile analysis, family communication, corporate training, corporate advising, gender communication, business relations
Vitae PDF: Jeanne Sigworth's Printable Vitae
Jeanne R. Sigworth, M.S.
Instructor of Communication Arts
Instructor — Communication Arts Department
Traditional Courses Taught
Taylor University: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Small
Group Communication-Team Building.
Public Speaking Classes: 2007-2008 utilized text materials chosen by department chair and past public speaking professors. Lecture and power point presentations were personally developed to incorporate text materials along with nationally recognized supplemental aids and information. 2009 course was redesigned to incorporate new text. This change allowed for implementation of aids, Web learning centers, updated video clips, online study guides, online testing and an increased implementation of technology. 2009-2010 courses implemented new evaluation processes and feedback methods.
OMP: One Minute Paper was developed and utilized in each class as a means of feedback, continual communication, accountability and attendance.
“1 on 1” Conferences: “l on 1” conferences were adopted to assist the student and professor to be in a continual review mode/ audit of past speeches. Each student was required to meet 1 on 1 with the professor to review rubrics and each deduction before next speech preparation transpired.
Reflective Papers: At the end of the semester, students are required to submit a reflective paper including review of their tape. They fill out actual rubrics grading grid and summarize rhetorical analysis including self critique.
They also submit research papers implementing current online postings of presentation guidelines and analysis and historical research of effective orators.
Online Courses Taught
Taylor University: Bb - Interpersonal Communication CAS 120 Summer 2008 provided the opportunity to instruct an online course. To date, the CAS department has not taught an online class nor designed one within the discipline. Thus, design of an online Interpersonal Communication class was completed in collaboration with the ETC department at TU. Successful completion of course -curriculum, format, design and layout including activation of discussion board and media aids.
Traditional Courses Taught
Taylor University: Interpersonal Communication Courses: 2007-2008 courses were taught in compliance with changes each semester in content and classroom pedagogical methods. 2009-2010 Group lab assignments, case study analysis, and global communication views were implemented with great success. Text book change and additional supplemental materials were also incorporated to expand potential learning and multicultural perceptions.
Small Group Communications-Team Building: 2009 was taught with implementation of recently published materials by Harvard School of Business - Leading Teams and Team Building along with previous text. This supplement gave opportunity for effective team building methodologies and analysis, multiple case study examples including projections and dysfunctional comparisons.
Online Courses Taught
Taylor University: Bb — Interpersonal Communications
Summer 2009 online class was redesigned from the previous year to incorporate lock down browser for assigned quiz and testing. This proved successful for both state side and international students enrolled in the class. Collaboration with the ETC center at Taylor University assisted in this process and also incorporated a redesigned format and webinar connections.
2010 Bb Interpersonal Communications course was once again, redesigned to incorporate new online aids, movie clips, extensive media links, learning lab access, blogs and wiki connections.
Hybrid Courses Taught
Taylor University: Interpersonal Communications
Fall 2010 Interpersonal Communications class benefited from a spring 2010 mini-grant project designed by the professor to migrate this class into hybrid mode. All course work was redesigned and reformatted. Learning lab units were designed, group networking implemented including blogs, and conferencing. Three full movies and over 40 media links were activated with great success.
Faculty Liaison - Innovative Network @ IWU
Indiana Wesleyan University: Business Communications, Corporate Communications — 10% of position.
Administrative Duties: 90 % of position was Internship/Practicum Advisor at the Innovative Network @ IWU. Implemented collaborative efforts with community, 120 businesses, faculty and institutions. 889 students placed in internships/practicum opportunities.
National Director for World Hope Network
Administrative Duties: National Director/Founder of state side operations of an at-risk people group program — Rebuilding the Walls of Hope — implemented nationwide in rural, urban and suburban communities. Grant supported. Administrator of 10 paid employees and 120 volunteers in multiple site locations. Managed collaborative efforts with local city officials, government agencies, political leaders, Salvation Anny local chapters, academic institutions, inner-city and suburban churches. Speaker at national conventions.
Human Resource and Operations Director
Administrative Duties: Managed employee relations for 14 private companies (health care facilities) corporately owned and operated by private investors. Trained employees within the company and contracted with other corporations in relational communication, conflict management, personality profiles, policies and procedures. Founder and administrator of schooling of Continued Education in collaboration with state officials and state regulations.
Ivy Tech State College State of Indiana: Business Communications, Psychology, Sociology, Family Relations, Corporate Communications.
PEDAGOGICAL ACTIVITIES AND PRESENTATIONS
Attended the International Journal of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. and completed additional studies May 2010 — June 2010.
Attended Colleagues College — Taylor University, fall 2010.
Awarded ETC Mini-Grant Award 2010: Accepted proposal: “Redesign of a Gen Ed Class into Hybrid Mode."
Presented “Redesign of a Gen Ed Class into Hybrid Mode” at the fall 2010 Technology for Teaching Conference at Taylor University.
Attended Technology for Teaching Conference at Taylor University - fall 2010.
Presented “It’s just a Gen Ed Class?” in collaboration with five faculty from Taylor University at the Midwest Scholars Conference — Indianapolis, IN. March 2010.
Participated in LC Assignment Team - Mini-Grant study "The Big Idea: Reflection Papers on the Big Questions of a Course” Participated as a faculty committee member to evaluate course objectives in the classroom. Served with eight other appointed faculty in studying strategies to develop a tool/model of evaluation over cross disciplines that could be utilized in a general yet specific manner evaluating course effectiveness. Final report/study presented at the national Lilly Conference. 2009-2010
Attended ICI Instructional Technology Summit - Taylor University, 2009. Seminars/areas of study: Bb Respondus test creation, Bb testing/lockdown browser, TEPS, Bb wikis, hybrid course design.
Attended Colleagues College — Taylor University fall 2009.
Participated — Teaching Squares at Taylor University, 2008 — 2009.
Attended Colleagues College — Taylor University fall 2008. Seminars/areas of study: hybrid design, managing laptops in the classroom, Bb assessment tools, grade book Bb, Bb learning labs, Bb portfolios, Bb test manager, Scholar Bb, windows movie maker.
Attended Technology for Teaching Conference — Taylor University fall 2008. Seminars/areas of study: polycom and distance learning, hybrid course design, Bb assessment tools, Bb management, learning labs, StudyMate, online testing, Bb course design.
Attended Colleagues College — Taylor University fall 2007.
Attended Technology for Teaching Conference — Taylor University fall 2007. Seminars/areas of study: Wiki, turning point, creating tutorials, Web content implementation, Bb maintenance.
Participated in audit of Bb online classes for Taylor University at Fort Wayne. Classes audited: Family Communications and Interpersonal Communications.
Attended faculty enrichment workshops at Taylor University 2007-2008: Survival Skills for Teaching Large Classes and 8 new faculty seminars. 2008-2009: What does an “A” mean? 2009-2010: Midwest Scholars Conference, Improving Student Writing/Improving Assignments, Faculty Enrichment Lunch.
Rebuilding the Walls of Hope Mentor Manual — Wesleyan Publishing House
Rebuilding the Walls of Hope Mentee Manual — Wesleyan Publishing House
Rebuilding the Walls of Hope Site Leader’s Manual - Wesleyan Publishing House
World Hope Network News - bi-monthly newsletter — editor 1999-2004
MISCELLANEOUS TAYLOR UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES AND ACTIVITIES
Faculty Committee — Community Life Committee (CLC)
Assigned to serve on the Community Life Committee at Taylor University. This assignment is for a three year term starting in 2009. The committee meets twice a month to promote opportunities for personal and spiritual growth in the lives of community members, formulate/implement policies affecting student life best served by committee members, oversee and review student awards, review regulation policies and procedures and other issues involving the greater campus community and other designated duties.
Selected faculty judge for Air Band student production, Taylor University fall 2008, 2009, 2001 and 2011.
Judge for poster competition, Taylor University Center for Research and Innovation, 2010.
Judge for poster competition, Taylor University Department of Communication Studies, Theatre
Judge for Envision Film Festival, Taylor University Media Department, 2009.
Speaker for dorm devotionals, Taylor University 2008-2009.
Judge for poster competition, Taylor University Center for Research and Innovation, fa11 2009.
Host for international speaker, Taylor University - Dr. JoAnne Lyon, 2009.
Acting host for event sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and the Spencer Centre for Global Engagement. Dr. Lyon, a personal friend and former boss, is an international recognized authority on global initiatives, poverty, sex trafficking, and 501 — n.f.p. organizations, shared her expertise in chapel and seminars in Mitchell Theater. Seminar topics included 501 n.f.p. development, communicating cross culturally, faith and society, gender communication, women in leadership, sustaining collaborations and international relations.
Senior Luncheon and Banquet. For 2007, 2008, 2009 have assisted in hosting an honors banquet for graduating seniors of the communications department.
Community Arts Chapel — 2007 Managed with several other faculty from the communications department the Christmas chape1 service at Taylor University.
Visitation Day — Parent Weekend
Collaborated with admissions office to host many families/ guests in the classroom while in session. Also host numerous parents in our home who have become great friends over the past four year when they visit Taylor campus for events.
Sunday School Class Host
Serve as host for college age Sunday school class at our church. Serve Weekly a continental breakfast and greet students from Anderson, Ivy Tech, IWU and Taylor University.
Host for Sunday Dinners
Coordinate and manage meals served at our church for Taylor and other university student groups. Annual all church fall “welcome back” dinner for college students, dinner for scheduled concerts by the Taylor Gospel Choir, Trojan football team, IWU Chorale, IWU orchestra, IWU Gospel Choir.
Host for Student groups
Host/open our home for various groups from Taylor University for fun and fellowship. Groups have included the Taylor Gospel Choir, Trojan football team members, and various students who have been in my classes or are friends of our son who is a senior at Taylor. During the school year, twice a month average for “hanging out at mama Sig’s house” transpires.