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Composing Self in a Surveillance Culture (SAMLA 2015)

Earlier today, I presented the talk “Compositing Self in a Surveillance Culture:  Reminiscences and Notes on Teaching Personal Branding in College Writing Courses.”   The following artifacts and resources were alluded to or directly cited during the presentation. Interactive Syllabus… Continue Reading

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The Value of Career Nights for (English) Majors

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Call:  Spelman College English Club will be hosting Career Night on October 5. Response:  Perceptions of career planning at Liberal Arts colleges are a “major” problem. I posted the following article on LinkedIn.  The text of this article is copied… Continue Reading

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Customizable Syllabus for Wikis, Writing, and Wikipedia (An Honors First-Year Composition Course)

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Over the next few days, I will be publishing my course syllabi to the web. This semester, I am making strong attempts to widely circulate my teaching materials and communicate about how they unfold in practice. This particular syllabus is… Continue Reading

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The Dolezal Files Part II: Blaming Black Women in Academia

Call:  A recent PhD publishes an op-ed in the LA Times about why academics should “blame themselves” for Rachel Dolezal’s fraud.  The author leaks his disdain for black women, claiming that, “The notion of black people generally and black women… Continue Reading

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Education as an Enterprise and the Crisis of Expertise: The Case of TechChange

A few days ago, I decided to request to join a bunch of “closed” Facebook groups about various topics about emerging technologies to network and keep up with the various ways in which people are discussing these subjects.  One group was… Continue Reading