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Finding Hope In My Miscarriage, Ashley McConnell 2021 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Finding Hope In My Miscarriage, Ashley Mcconnell

KUCC -- Kutztown University Composition Conference

This narrative describes what it was like as a full-time working mother dealing with the hardships of stress relating to work, home, children, and marriage resulting in a miscarriage.


A Live Conference Program, 2021 Kutztown University

A Live Conference Program

KUCC -- Kutztown University Composition Conference

No abstract provided.


Standardized Testing: The Act Leaving Children Behind, Sadie Doss 2021 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Standardized Testing: The Act Leaving Children Behind, Sadie Doss

KUCC -- Kutztown University Composition Conference

Standardized Testing has been common throughout our educational system in the past few decades. Through the No Child Left Behind Act, our society has discovered the flaws of incentivizing these tests. This act has created lasting effects that has shaken up the integrity of our educational system. The common victim: the children being subjected by this act.


A Life Supply Of Roads, Navon Cooper 2021 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

A Life Supply Of Roads, Navon Cooper

KUCC -- Kutztown University Composition Conference

I compare the decisions that I've chosen in life to a poem by Robert Frost.


The Stillness In Time: A Reflective Narrative, Molly Heller 2021 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

The Stillness In Time: A Reflective Narrative, Molly Heller

KUCC -- Kutztown University Composition Conference

This piece is a narrative that spans just about four and a half pages (double spaced). It describes a trip to my former middle school and all of the memories that flood back with it by taking the reader on a mental tour of the building. Written in first person, it provides a sense of my individual middle school experience in a way that feels relatable and personal. Throughout the piece, I make reference to the parallels and differences between my life in quarantine and my life in middle school.


A Moment In These Times, Samantha Smith, Ky Gainer, Allyson Mosley, Zoey Knauf, Emma Meakim, Athena Garrison 2021 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

A Moment In These Times, Samantha Smith, Ky Gainer, Allyson Mosley, Zoey Knauf, Emma Meakim, Athena Garrison

KUCC -- Kutztown University Composition Conference

This poster presentation Collects short essays by fall 2020 Effective Composition students. The authors share small moments they have experienced during the pandemic. This collection serves as a time capsule so that, years from now, others can understand what everyday life was like during Covid-19.


Storytelling As Inclusive Teaching Strategy, Novia Pagone, Kerri Morris, Deborah James 2021 Governors State University

Storytelling As Inclusive Teaching Strategy, Novia Pagone, Kerri Morris, Deborah James

GSU Research Day

No abstract provided.


Professionalizing Part-Time Contingent Faculty: Examining Wpa Approaches To Preparing Online Fyc, Melvin E. Beavers 2021 University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Professionalizing Part-Time Contingent Faculty: Examining Wpa Approaches To Preparing Online Fyc, Melvin E. Beavers

Academic Labor: Research and Artistry

As part of the post-secondary educational landscape, online programs and courses help institutions reach and enroll more students. To meet the needs of increased enrollments in online education, part-time faculty are often hired to teach online courses. Part-time contingent faculty represent a growing majority across many fields of study in colleges and universities. As Rendahl & Breuch reported, first-year courses, specifically freshman composition, are increasingly taught online. This study uses a mixed-methods design to examine how, and in what ways, writing program administrators (WPAs) approach preparing part-time faculty to teach writing online. The findings reveal that WPAs often encounter workload and funding constraints that limit their ability to help professionalize part-time faculty for online writing instruction; however, participants were mindful of the issues related to contingent employment and the importance of faculty development.


We Could Convert The Lines, But Not The People: A Postmortem On Changing Working Conditions In A Writing Program, Jamie White-Farnham 2021 University of Wisconsin-Superior

We Could Convert The Lines, But Not The People: A Postmortem On Changing Working Conditions In A Writing Program, Jamie White-Farnham

Academic Labor: Research and Artistry

In the conversion of part-time adjunct instructor positions at a small college, institutional limits and personal perspectives on what it means to be an adjunct instructor clashed with both newer principles and decades-old arguments in rhetoric and composition to improve working conditions.


Emotions In Academic Writing/Care-Work In Academia: Notes Towards A Repositioning Of Academic Labor In India (& Beyond), Anuj Gupta 2021 University of Arizona

Emotions In Academic Writing/Care-Work In Academia: Notes Towards A Repositioning Of Academic Labor In India (& Beyond), Anuj Gupta

Academic Labor: Research and Artistry

In this article I seek to reflect on a rupture that happened in my college-level writing classroom in India when a student chose to write about her experience of rape and accompanying life-long trauma in a literacy narrative assignment. This rupture, and the ways in which I struggled to engage with it, were initially discomforting but eventually led to strong convictions about the need to reposition academic writing and labor in Indian universities in a manner that sees the epistemic value of emotions in academic writing and the ethical value of care-work in academia as essential ingredients required to create ...


Studenting And Teaching With Chronic Pain: Accessibility At The Intersection Of Contingency And Disability, Beth Greene 2021 North Carolina State University

Studenting And Teaching With Chronic Pain: Accessibility At The Intersection Of Contingency And Disability, Beth Greene

Academic Labor: Research and Artistry

While much attention is given to undergraduate students with disabilities, far less is devoted to graduate students, particularly those who also act as faculty: Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs). This article discusses issues of accessibility encountered by these contingent faculty members, specifically GTAs who have invisible disabilities, and how approaching discussions of contingency and disability with an ethos of transparent vulnerability—a level of transparency that necessarily leads to vulnerability—can help combat the stigma that continues to surround contingency and disability in higher education.


Bad Grades, Making Bank, And Hating Piano: The Divergent Trajectories Of Two Creative Writers’ Semiotic Becomings, Jon Udelson 2021 Shenandoah University

Bad Grades, Making Bank, And Hating Piano: The Divergent Trajectories Of Two Creative Writers’ Semiotic Becomings, Jon Udelson

Journal of Creative Writing Studies

This article challenges lore-based conceptions of creative writers’ becomings by showing how creative writers establish their literate and disciplinary identities not only through modes of learning characterized by curricular-based advancement in their field, but also through complex social and material negotiations with communities, institutions, and engagements outside of the disciplinary domain of creative writing. Drawing primarily from case study interview data, this article argues for a theoretical and empirical approach to studying creative writers’ “semiotic becomings” in order to further inform creative writing studies research, creative writing pedagogy, and the disciplinary benefits of validating creative writers’ extra-literate and extra-disciplinary experiences.


Writing To Transgress: Autobiographies And Family Trees As Multimodal And Culturally Sustaining Writing Pedagogy, John Wesley White, Cynthia Lynn Sumner 2021 University of North Florida

Writing To Transgress: Autobiographies And Family Trees As Multimodal And Culturally Sustaining Writing Pedagogy, John Wesley White, Cynthia Lynn Sumner

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education

Engaging today's students in writing often requires more than formulas and prompts; it requires the use of culturally sustaining genres and modalities that speak to students' lived experiences and what they know best. This paper chronicles an urban teacher's attempt to create and use a writing prompt and a genre that would speak to and engage students who had previously experienced discouragement surrounding their academic writing. More specifically, we examine how the teacher used family trees, student-led interviews with family members, and family artifacts to engage his students in telling their own stories and, subsequently, how changes in ...


“Can I Write About What Happened To Me?”: A Narrative Inquiry Into The Audience And Purpose Of Students’ And Their Teachers’ Writing In An Age Of Accountability And Unrest, Kate Sjostrom 2021 University of Illinois at Chicago

“Can I Write About What Happened To Me?”: A Narrative Inquiry Into The Audience And Purpose Of Students’ And Their Teachers’ Writing In An Age Of Accountability And Unrest, Kate Sjostrom

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education

Many teachers and administrators, feeling the pressure to produce high standardized test scores and meet state standards, have narrowed the variety of genres taught and resorted to prescriptive writing formulas, effectively stunting the writing and thinking development of students and future teachers, and foreclosing the opportunity for writing to do important personal and interpersonal work in a time of racial reckoning, alienation, and violence. In this context, the study’s author and a pre-service teacher participating in the author’s research study on writing teacher identity development grapple with just what the audience and purpose of students’—and teachers’—writing ...


10. Mccrum Slavonic Training School, Melville Homer Cummings, Robert H. Ellison 2021 Marshall University

10. Mccrum Slavonic Training School, Melville Homer Cummings, Robert H. Ellison

Cummings, Melville Homer, 1890-1978

The Cummings collection includes 2 publications by the McCrum Slavonic Training School in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. They date to 1912, the year Mary Kacmar graduated from the school, and 1918, the year she and Cummings married. They are posted here as a single PDF; additional information is provided in the User Guide.


03. Sermons, Melville Homer Cummings, Robert H. Ellison 2021 Marshall University

03. Sermons, Melville Homer Cummings, Robert H. Ellison

Cummings, Melville Homer, 1890-1978

The Cummings collection includes approximately 100 typed and handwritten sermons, sermons printed or summarized in the newspaper, and some "sermons in rhyme." The sermons and radio addresses have been combined in a single tab in the User Guide.

The master PDF of the sermons is nearly 150MB in size; to make things somewhat more manageable, the contents of each folder in the physical collection have been upload as supplemental files.


08. Correspondence, Melville Homer Cummings, Robert H. Ellison 2021 Marshall University

08. Correspondence, Melville Homer Cummings, Robert H. Ellison

Cummings, Melville Homer, 1890-1978

The Cummings collection includes 39 complete or partial letters to or from Cummings; many of his drafts are typed on the back of his sermon manuscripts. All of the letters are posted here as a single PDF; information about each one is provided in the User Guide.


11. Miscellaneous Items, Melville Homer Cummings, Robert H. Ellison 2021 Marshall University

11. Miscellaneous Items, Melville Homer Cummings, Robert H. Ellison

Cummings, Melville Homer, 1890-1978

The Cummings collection includes 34 miscellaneous items, ranging from his drivers licenses to a document entitled "End Alien Control of the United States." All items are posted here as a single PDF; additional information is provided in the User Guide.


12. Newspaper Articles By And About Cummings And His Family, Melville Homer Cummings, Robert H. Ellison 2021 Marshall University

12. Newspaper Articles By And About Cummings And His Family, Melville Homer Cummings, Robert H. Ellison

Cummings, Melville Homer, 1890-1978

The Cummings collection includes some 120 newspaper clippings by and about Cummings and his family; many of Cummings' pieces are short poems published as Corner Couplets or maxims from "Josh Hayseed." All of the clippings are posted here as a single PDF; additional information is provided in the User Guide.


09. Literary And Bible Training School, Melville Homer Cummings, Robert H. Ellison 2021 Marshall University

09. Literary And Bible Training School, Melville Homer Cummings, Robert H. Ellison

Cummings, Melville Homer, 1890-1978

The Cummings collection includes items pertaining to his time at the Literary and Bible Training School (now Trevecca Nazarene University) in Nashville, Tennessee, from which he graduated in 1909. There are examination papers he wrote on homiletics and theology, along with the catalog for the 1909-10 academic year. All items are posted here as a single PDF; additional information is provided in the User Guide.


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