A Word on Student Success: Reinforcing the Joy of Teaching

From Stuart Dees— Arguably one of the most rewarding aspects of teaching is when an educator sees their students succeed.  At this intersection, it is not only the student who has succeeded but the educator as well.  Of course, this event may not always take place in academia—student successes may appear at any given or…

The Wrecking Crew and My Personal Literacy Gap

From Steve Ethridge — One of my favorite assignments in graduate school was the literacy portfolio assigned by Dr. Bell when I took her Practicum class back in 1996. We were to compile a portfolio that contained a number of documents that represented our journey to literacy throughout our lives, accompanied by reflective essays about the…

What’s New with Stylus for Fall 2015?

From Matt Bryan — The First-Year Composition Program’s journal of student writing, Stylus, has been going strong now for over five years, thanks to contributions from many students and faculty in our department. With the Fall semester approaching, I wanted to update you on some of what’s happening over at the journal. First, very soon…

Introducing the New Writing Center Digital Workspace

From Mary Tripp — The University Writing Center is excited to announce a new space for tutoring students with multimodal and collaborative projects, the Writing Center Digital Workspace. Becoming a Multiliteracy Center At the UWC, we think of this Digital Workspace as a multiliteracy space, not just a multimodal space. The name “multimodal” indicates composition…

A Student Perspective: Falling for Composition

From Ellen Cecil — The very first college course that I walked into was ENC 1101 during the Fall of 2009. I knew this semester was marking a huge change in my life, but what I didn’t realize at the time was that UCF’s FYC was undergoing a huge programmatic shift as well. The Fall…

The Knights Write Showcase Turns 5

From Adele Richardson — It’s hard to believe so much time has gone by already, but this spring the Knights Write Showcase will be celebrating its 5th anniversary. Over the years, we’ve seen some fantastic student presentations—both poster and panel. And while reading these essays and watching student presentations, I’m always impressed at the levels…