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New Mexico Trip 2013
The 2013 CSE trip was to New Mexico, where we investigated several themes, water management in a water-poor area, administration of public park land, effects of climate change on civilizations, and, intertwined throughout, the way the history of the many cultures in the region shape the present state of affairs.
Rio Grande and Water
Early in the trip. We spent a morning with Albion Geology Field camp alumna Page Pegram, now with the Office of the State Engineer’s Interstate Water commission. Page met us in the bosque along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque and explained some of the complexities of complying with interstate water agreements, protecting endangered species and conserving as much water as possible for New Mexico residents.
Native American History and Cultures
Our look at the long and important history of Native Americans began with a visit to the Chaco Culture National Historic Park, arguably the most fabulous archeological site in North America and also one of the most enigmatic. Real questions persist, with discussion of both how the civilization flourished in such a demanding environment and why the area was ultimately abandoned. The relationships among people, culture and climate are central to this discussion. We also visited Bandelier National Monument where more recent Pueblo cliff dwellings are well preserved, and Sky City at Acoma Pueblo, where modern descendants of the Chacoans still live in the longest continuously inhabited community in the country. Finally, we visited the Four Corners Power Plant, one of the most polluting plants in the nation, and considered the complex relationship between the plant and the Navajo Nation, in which it is located.
Institute for Healthcare Professions
Criteria for Graduating as a Member in Good Standing
In order to graduate as a member in good standing of the Institute for Healthcare Professions, you must complete the following requirements:
To satisfy this requirement in the Institute for Healthcare Professions, your 40-hour DELP must take place in a healthcare setting. This project can involve any one of the following: (1) job shadowing, (2) practicum/internship, (3) volunteering, or (4) research on healthcare topic. Please note there will be additional requirements for students who are doing a practicum/internship for academic credit.
Directions for DELP
If you are completing your DELP this summer, you must submit field notes documenting your experiences. Below is a description of field notes.
Special instructions for your first field note
Describe the setting in which you are doing the project.
Identify the person who will supervise and confirm your hours.
Include supervisor's email address and phone number.
Include your phone number.
Send first field note ASAP after starting project.
Write a field note for each day and save in an electronic file as a Word document.
Include the date and number of hours worked at the top of each field note.
Submit the electronic file to
at the end of your project.
General Guidelines for DELP
As soon as possible after leaving your experiential learning site for the day, you should find time to reflect upon and discuss your work experiences. Remember timely documentation is essential for any healthcare professional, and you need to develop the ability to describe your experiences promptly, carefully, and concisely.
Do not simply list the events of the day but, instead, discuss the highlights of the day: successes, failures, challenges, questions, ethical dilemmas, etc. If you want to discuss your interactions with or observations of a client/patient, staff, or volunteer/intern, use a pseudonym when referring to that person. Do not provide any protected healthcare information about the individual. Be sure to observe any additional rules and regulations mandated by the setting in which you are working.
Finally, at the end of your project, please ask you supervisor to email
or send a note verifying the hours you spent working on this project. If your supervisor wants to send a note, provide him or her with a stamped envelope addressed to:
Institute for Healthcare Professions Albion College 611 E. Porter St., KC 4678 Albion, MI 49224