Instructor of Record
Advanced Introductory Composition
ENGL 108 | Purdue University | Spring 2021 (three sections)
First-year composition course focused on establishing rhetorical awareness and research skills. As the advanced section, this course does not contain the individual conference sessions present in the Introductory Composition courses. This course is taught in a hybrid mode, with synchronous class meetings and asynchronous online components.
More information on Introductory Composition at Purdue (ICaP) can be found here
ENGL 106 | Purdue University | Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016 (two sections), Summer 2020, Fall 2020 (three sections)
First-year composition course focused on establishing rhetorical awareness and research skills. I used the “Writing your Way into Purdue” syllabus approach in 2014-2016, which encouraged student connection to campus and writing for their disciplines.
In the Fall 2020 semester, I used the “Rhetorics of Data” syllabus approach to meet the needs of the Engineering in the World of Data learning community. This syllabus approach encourages students to analyze how data is used in texts to meet the needs of different rhetorical situations. At the end of the semester, students put this knowledge into practice by gathering their own data related to a problem in a digital community and using this data in a research report (for a scholarly audience) and an infographic (for a public audience).
Introductory Composition (Integrated Section)
ENGL 106E | Purdue University | Fall 2015, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
First-year composition course focused on establishing rhetorical awareness and research skills. This section is integrated with the “Design Thinking in Technology” course from the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and “Fundamentals of Speech Communication” from the Communication Department.
The instructor team collaborated with a larger research group to produce conference presentations and publications on the benefits of this integration. Links to their published conference proceedings can be found here and here.
Checklist Manifesto Assignment
This is the capstone assignment for ENGL 106E. In their Design Thinking in Technology course, students work in groups to design a solution to an Engineering Grand Challenge on a local level. The students are then to pitch these solutions to a potential group of investors. In their Fundamentals of Speech Communication course, students write their speech for this pitch. Students in the Introductory Composition course concurrently create a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for their solution. This campaign is then used in the speech to show initial interest in their solution to the Grand Challenge.