Where to Find Me, Spring 2014 Edition

Winding down a semester that saw a lot of excitement:  the inaugural semester of our First-Year Common Experience (featuring a lecture by Ta-Nehisi Coates), an exhibition of the work of Norman Rubington,  writing, teaching — all culminating in great thesis presentations by our senior English majors…and a departmental assessment report.  I know that last one sounds less than thrilling, but it’s prompted some really productive conversations in our department around teaching and learning.

Speaking of — looking forward to debuting a new course on Graphic Narrative this spring.  I’m trying a few new things, involving students earlier in the design, planning a Google Hangout panel chat (hopefully with Comics Grid colleagues), and some reflective journaling.

Lots of traveling, too — a sample:

  • The pre-meeting symposium at the AAC&U Annual Meeting:  “New Designs for Integrative Learning,” January in DC
  • A paper on Leann Shapton at the 2014 Narrative conference, March at MIT
  • Keynoting at the Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature, April at University of Portland

As always, you can find me over at Inside Higher Ed/University of Venus.

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