In Fall 2017, I’m teaching a graduate course called “Writing an Academic Life in the 21st Century.” Part professional writing for future academics, part genre theory, part digital rhetoric, this course aims to teach students both how to write documents that they will encounter in academia and to examine the institution of academia itself. After all, today’s graduate students are tomorrow’s professors, deans, and administrators. Students in this class are learning how academia both shapes and is shaped by texts, and they are learning to shape their own texts to prepare for entering their disciplines.
This course is a hybrid course: twelve students and I meet synchronously–eight in a technology-equipped classroom and four at a distance via videoconferencing software. The course is discussion-based, and all students contribute to both synchronous and asynchronous discussions.
More coming Fall 2017! Check back for updates!