UWC Update

From Mary Tripp — The big news in the writing center is Mark Hall’s award for Diversity and Inclusion at the UWC. Only one faculty or staff member from across UCF is chosen each year, and Mark was the unanimous choice from this year’s nominations. Efforts to recruit tutors across these traditional race, discipline, and…

Mixing It Up

From Nichole Stack — This past spring our department was asked to pilot a “mixed” ENC 1101 course for Global UCF’s Global Achievement Academy (GAA), a new program of study for international students, and I had the pleasure of being asked to teach it. I was excited to try out this “mixed” experiment and work…

The Reteach Wrecking Ball (or The Executioner’s Lament)

From Steve Ethridge — Predictably, another of my favorite Orlando-area fixtures, Tom and Jerry’s, the border outpost between Winter Park and Maitland on 17-92, recently fell victim to the wrecking ball. Established in 1949 as a workingman’s watering hole, the little tavern had evolved over time into a popular gathering spot in its final years…

Am I Winning the War Against Sluggish Topics?

From Steve Ethridge — My final research papers will be arriving this Wednesday, and for the first time, and at the suggestions of colleagues, I’ve altered my research topic assignment to require that students in ENC 1102 investigate some issue of concern within the conversation that is his or her major. Confining research to an…