Conference Roundtable Presentation: Lisa Langstraat, Sue Doe, Emily Morgan, Nancy Henke, and Vani Kannan

Lisa Langstraat, Sue Doe, Emily Morgan, Nancy Henke, and Vani Kannan presented a roundtable at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, 4C’s, on March 21. The presentation focused on the CO150 course reader, The Ethics of Higher Education, and a research study conducted in the fall on the potential effects of curriculum and curricular intervention on student, faculty, and public attitudes toward academic labor issues. Maria Maisto, President and Executive Director of the New Faculty Majority, was respondent.

Conference Attendance Funding

Ed Lessor, Katie Hoffman, and Sarah Hart were awarded support from the STF/STA Professional Development Funds (which are supported by proceeds from sales of ISM and RRAW textbooks) to travel to College Composition and Communication in 2013.  Nancy Henke was awarded funds to travel to the 2013 Writing Program Administrators Conference.  Look for information about workshops and other events that these colleagues will facilitate to share new research with all composition instructors.

Best Teacher Awards Nominees

Each year, students, faculty and alumni have an opportunity to express the magnitude of the impact their teachers have had on them during their college years. Hundreds of nominations for the Best Teacher Awards flood the Alumni Center, but only six dedicated, enthusiastic, passionate and devoted teachers are selected per year. The nominees from the Department of English are Pam Coke, Thomas Conway, Nancy Henke, Rebecca Kennedy, Emily Morgan, Molly Reid, Dan Robinson, Barbara Sebek and Christina Sutton. They will be recognized at the 2011 Best Teacher Awards Program on Thursday, April 7th, at 6:30pm in the Lory Student Center North Ballroom.