ENG-W 221: Writing in the Life Sciences

Two years ago, IU Kokomo began offering a second-year, sophomore-level Writing in the Disciplines (WID) course called ENG-W 221. The initial plan was to offer a customized version of this course to each of the major programs on our campus, organized roughly by school: humanities, social sciences and psychology, STEM, business, nursing, and education. To… Continue reading ENG-W 221: Writing in the Life Sciences

“This Time It’s Personal” Media Project 1: Looking In (ENG-W 131)

This summer, as the world burned, the coronavirus raged, and the body count from police-assisted killings edged ever upward, I read Brian Jackson's wonderful new book Teaching Mindful Writers and wondered, "How can I pay my respects to the world-historical events of this summer in a way that both honors the enormity of what's going… Continue reading “This Time It’s Personal” Media Project 1: Looking In (ENG-W 131)

Teaching in Fall 2020: Ten Strategies for Pandemic Learning

Yes, we should all probably be teaching online in Fall 2020. But the powers-that-be have decided, at least for some of us, that we are going to carry on with face-to-face teaching, even as they explain to us in calm, reassuring terms the conditions of our own demise. If we must head back to campus,… Continue reading Teaching in Fall 2020: Ten Strategies for Pandemic Learning

The “New” ENG-W 131: Fall 2020

To put it plainly, no one can know for certain what will happen in Fall 2020. Higher education in the US is a vast and ever-changing landscape in the best of times. But that doesn't stop some people from trying. Bryan Alexander, theorist, futurist, and author of the recent book Academia Next: The Futures of… Continue reading The “New” ENG-W 131: Fall 2020