Monthly Archives: March 2014

Faith as a Foundation of Professoring

Matthew Miranda  As a second-year professor, I’ve found some of my first-year anxieties were year-one specific. I’ve come to realize no matter how eager and willing I am to make myself available for each and every one of the living … Continue reading

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Understanding Veteran Students – Part I

Roger Thompson As writing instructors, we see a much wider swath of the student population than other faculty.  And, as writing instructors, we are likely confronted with personal histories in ways that faculty in other disciplines encounter.  Those ideas were … Continue reading

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Twitch Plays ePortfolio?

Writing ePortfolio Corner Cynthia Davidson Today’s Writing ePortfolio Corner isn’t so much about eportfolios as about the possible future of interactive spaces for reflection (which eportfolios are). I’m talking about the “Twitch Plays Pokemon” phenomenon that is taking the web … Continue reading

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Teaching Global Issues: Bringing the World into the Writing Class

Rita Nezami As Mohamed Bouazizi’s charred body lay in a hospital bed in Tunisia, I walked into the writing classroom in January 2011 and asked my students what they thought about the young Tunisian’s self-immolation. They looked at me with … Continue reading

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Student Post – 2

Celebrating Student Writing Terri Squires There is an old saying to write what you know, and that is what my stories will do. While my books are primarily fiction with a bit of fantasy, they are going to cover some … Continue reading

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