Wednesday, June 18, 2008

beta testing assignment sequences

Please take a look at the program website
where you'll find assignment sequences for English 1010, and 2010/2020. The sequences were revised over the summer for the new edition of the Allyn and Bacon Guide, and for the Norton Field Guide. While each sequence includes a number of options and encourages you to continue teaching courses in ways that work for you, you should nonetheless plan to use the sequences to guide the essential shape of your courses.

As many of you know, we've been drafting and class-testing these sequences and soliciting your feedback over a number of semesters. All our preparation notwithstanding, I'm calling this the beta test of the program's writing assignment sequences. As such, they're available as MS word documents, not only for easy saving/printing, but also so that you can continue to comment on the sequences and help us revise them and make them work as well as possible for you and your students. Feel free to email me with comments and suggestions on the sequences as they arise. Thanks for your work, and we'll talk soon.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

midsummer program update

It's been a month since our last post, so here's the status on getting ready for fall 2008:
  • I expect to have a draft of the schedule ready by June 20th;
  • You'll be notified of your tentative schedule and asked to either accept it (ideal) or request changes (not so ideal);
  • You'll get updated sequences of assignments and textbook(s) for the course(s) you're assigned;
  • Please plan to join us for the annual orientation on August 22--more details to come.
In the meantime, drop me an email if you have any questions or would like to become an author on the blog.

Talk to you guys soon.