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Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Vol. 28, No. 3, March 2001

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Table of Contents

  • Preparing Future Faculty: A Faculty-in-Training Pilot Program

    Jo Ann Buck MacGregor Frank

    Abstract: Describes the ongoing problem of graduate level preparation for community college teaching, and the need for such faculty. Describes a program in which two-year college and university faculty collaborate to train graduate students as community college faculty. Discusses getting the program started, implementing it, and taking stock.

    Keywords: Administration, Assessment, College, Professional Development

  • A TA Perspective of a Community College Faculty-in-Training Pilot Program

    Toni Cowan Joyce Traver Thomas H. Riddle

    Abstract: Offers reflections and descriptions of three teaching associates on their experiences in the pilot year of the Guilford Technical Community College Faculty-in-Training Program. Discusses beginning the program, the varied student populations, faculty involvement, and program components (including the observation process, writing center, distance learning, conferences, weekly seminars, and camaraderie).

    Keywords: Assessment, Pedagogy, College, Professional Development

  • Improving Two-Year College Teacher Preparation: Graduate Student Internships

    Sean Murphy

    Abstract: Describes an internship program at a two-year college in which graduate students from 13 participating area graduate programs teach in the two-year college and receive training addressing pedagogical issues unique to community colleges, thus being immersed in a world of higher within which the rest of their training occurs.

    Keywords: Administration, Assessment, College, Professional Development

  • The National Center for Community College Education: A Doctoral Program with Difference

    Victoria N. Salmon

    Abstract: Describes the National Center for Community College Education (NCCCE) at George Mason University, which links courses about the history, philosophy, and doctoral student's teaching discipline to prepare community mission of the American Community College with courses within the college professionals. Discusses the university environment, the faculty of NCCCE, the English department and NCCCE, and scholarship and NCCCE graduates.

    Keywords: Assessment, College, Professional Development

  • "You've Got to Roll with the Punches": Developing as a Two-Year College Instructor

    Nancy M. Fisher

    Abstract: Reflects on the author's long, demanding, and rewarding career as a teacher and administrator in community colleges. Describes how she found herself an advocate of change in the profession in the 1970s, the differences she sensed and thrived upon in the community college experience, and how flexibility was the key to successfully teaching the wide array of community college students.

    Keywords: Pedagogy, College, Professional Development

  • An Interview with Robert Wylie

    Michael Matthews

    Abstract: Offers an interview with Robert Wylie, a distinguished two-year college English teacher for almost 50 years. Discusses how important it is for an English teacher to write, important issues in the profession, his views on the best ways to help students improve as writers, his observations about writing assignments, liking students, teaching standards, and his observations as a writer.

    Keywords: Pedagogy, Writing, College, Professional Development

  • Coordinated Teaching

    John Lovas

    Abstract: Describes two different experiments at De Anza College which illustrate coordinated teaching, a concept in which a group of faculty volunteer to work together for better instruction within the context of an existing program maintaining their usual approaches to teaching a course, but allowing for collegial effort, some common work, and experiments in ways students might be more effective.

    Keywords: Pedagogy, College

  • Rethinking Self-Assessment as a Tool for Response

    Kathryn A. Evans

    Abstract: Suggests that when teachers use student self-assessment to learn more about the contexts of student writing, they can respond more effectively. Argues that teachers need to (1) develop and use a variety of context-gathering tools; (2) actively solicit information about the contexts informing the production of student texts; and (3) use this information to avoid missing underlying problems.

    Keywords: Assessment, Pedagogy, Writing, College

  • INSTRUCTIONAL NOTE · Electronic Notes

    Toni Cowan, Joyce Traver Thomas H. Riddleby Helene Krauthamer

    Abstract: Describes a workshop used with classes doing Web research for their English papers in a computer lab. Shows how this is a good opportunity for students to learn to find, evaluate, and save Web sources, how to read critically and annotate the sources, and how to weave them into working drafts and avoid plagiarism.

    Keywords: Pedagogy, Technology, Writing, College

  • Making Word Processing More Effective in the Composition Classroom

    Ruth Goldfine

    Abstract: Outlines detrimental effects of word processing in the composition classroom on planning, reading, organizing, revising, error detection, and spelling and vocabulary skill development. Discusses strategies instructors can use to teach students to use the computer at each stage of the writing process in ways that encourage and develop the higher-order thinking essential to good writing.

    Keywords: Pedagogy, Technology, Writing, College

  • INSTRUCTIONAL NOTE · A Writing Exercise with the OED

    Francis A. Burkle-Young

    Abstract: Describes a writing exercise with the "Oxford English Dictionary" that teaches students about research and attention to detail. Describes how the exercise, which involves the student in a set of serial tasks, makes students comfortable with the OED, teaches them how to extract full details of any word, and teaches students to take bibliographical notes and citations in many forms.

    Keywords: Language, Pedagogy, Writing, College

  • EDITORIAL: Future Faculty Training

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

  • PROFESSIONAL NEWS, NOTES, AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

  • Among School Children (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

    Susan Naomi Bernstein

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

  • Savage and Savant

    Eric Bateman

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

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