Friday, August 17, 2012

Back to School

The Preparation for Fall 2012 in Full Effect

My department had their general meeting to start the semester this past Wednesday, and I had a chance to speak about my role as Collaborative Coordinator for the Developmental Writing course. It's exciting because my fellow coordinator was a participant in my collaborative group last fall, and the course coordinator was also a participant in my group--onwards and upwards for my fellow collaborators!

The first class meeting of the semester is Thursday, and I'm looking forward to getting to know this crop of my first year writers. After a great summer with New Start, and winning the Instructor of the Summer having taught an amazing group of students, I'm planning to carry the positive energy forward starting next week; perhaps, if I'm lucky, I'll also channel that positivity into last minute tweaks to my syllabus as well.

(My New Start Class)

This semester, I'm also looking forward to participating in this program the Writing Program is piloting for graduate teaching associates with Superior Teaching ratings. I'm pairing up with one of my mentees in the Rhet/Comp department to set and plan goals for our teaching this semester. It might comes as no surprise, but I'll be focusing mine on applications of technology in the writing classroom.

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