ICaP Showcase Winners, 2017–2018

Bailey Galema’s presentation for her creative project, “The First One”

Thank you to all of the students and instructors who presented at the 2018 Writing Showcase! We’re pleased to announce our award winners:

Student awards

Best Remediation to Presentation Design
Claire Bailey, “The Impact of the Work Environment on Employees”
Irwin Weiser, Instructor

Best Multimedia Project
Sam Conkle, “Purdue Half Marathon Review”
Lauren Mallett, Instructor

Best Primary Research
Taryn Coyle, “The Benefits and Feasibility of Implementing an Open-Interaction Model at Natalie’s Second Chance Dog Shelter”
Joe Forte, Instructor

Best Visualization of Research
Felix Fernandez, “Artificial Intelligence: Humanity’s Most Powerful Tool”
Ashley Matney, Instructor

Best Creative Project
Bailey Galema, “The First One”
Daye Phillipo, Instructor

People’s Choice
Amy Santos, “Ally Politics in Eco-Feminism: Activism without Cooption”
Victoria Ruiz, Instructor

Instructor awards

Most Innovative Syllabus Approach Application
Joshua Galat, “Engaging the Community: Composing Through Service Learning”

Best Application of Pedagogical Theory
Bianca Batti & Alisha Karabinus, “Composing Through Play”

Best Assignment Scaffolding Design
Derek Sherman, “Intersectional Research: Digging Deeper”

Thank you

Thank you to the Purdue students and ICaP instructors who shared their writing and digital media with us today. We really appreciate your hard work.

Thank you to the ICaP staff, especially Carrie Grant, Joy Kane, and April Pickens, for the logistical work which made Showcase a success.

We appreciate the support from the College of Liberal Arts, and our sponsoring publishers: Pearson, VanGriner, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Fountainhead, and W. W. Norton.

And thank you to our friends in Professional Writing, who’ve announced the awards for their Showcase too.

Second CILMAR grant for Transculturation team

Congratulations to Rebekah Sims, Hadi Banat, Parva Panahi Lazarjani, and Phuong Tran (below, from left), the instructors leading the Transculturation research project in Introductory Composition. They were recently presented a second CILMAR Mini-Grant award of $2,000 to support their research in developing linked courses and curricula which support the growth of intercultural competence. Presenting the award (far left) is Dr. Dan Hirleman.

Well done!

Reaching Beyond the Classroom with English 108-S

Every semester, specialized sections of introductory composition take on the theme of “Engaging Public Discourse.” These accelerated courses ask students to think about public issues and community contexts beyond Purdue’s campus through community engagement.

English 108-S courses can take a number of formats: A class may partner with one community organization, developing projects to meet organizational needs. Students may individually volunteer in the community and write reflective projects related to their service. Assignments may ask students conduct research and take action on community-based issues. In each of these forms, community engagement encourages students’ civic participation and real world applications for learning.

If you are interested in community engagement or teaching 108-S:

ICaP is currently accepting applications to teach ENGL 108-S for Fall 2018. Instructors teaching the course will be required to enroll in English 680: Experiential Learning and Engagement in the fall as a seminar and practicum on community engagement pedagogy. If you think you may be interested in teaching English 108-S sometime in the future, we also encourage you to take this excellent course with Professor Bay.

To apply to teach English 108-S, send an application email to dilger@purdue.edu by Wednesday, March 21 addressing the following:

  1. Why you’d like to teach an service-learning/accelerated course
  2. Your background, experience, or interest in community engagement or community service
  3. Ideas you have about community partnerships or assignments you would be interested in developing for your 108-S course
  4. Whether you would be able to take English 680: Experiential Learning and Engagement in the fall, or have already taken it.

If you have any questions about teaching 108-S or the application process, please reach out to Carrie Grant, Assistant Director of Introductory Composition (grant34@purdue.edu) or Bradley Dilger, Director of Introductory Composition (dilger@purdue.edu).

Administrative position selections

We’re pleased to announce our Introductory Composition administrative staff for AY2018–19. Welcome to:

Assessment research coordinator
Derek Sherman
Assistant director
Alisha Karabinus
Assistant mentors
Rebekah Sims and Kylie Regan
Online course developer
Bianca Batti
Technology mentor
Dee McCormick (joining Patrick Love)

Our applicant pool was large and very experienced, so it was difficult to make these decisions. We are grateful to everyone who applied and interviewed with us.

Please join us in congratulating our new staff.

Quintilian awards, Fall 2017

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Quintilian Awards for teaching in Fall 2017. Congratulations to these excellent scholar-teachers.

  • Hadi Banat
  • Bianca Batti
  • Pamela Carralero
  • Libby Chernouski
  • Diana Clarke
  • Steven Dawson
  • Stacey Dearing
  • Javan DeHaven
  • Hannah Dellabella
  • Megan Denton Ray
  • Daniel Ernst
  • Joseph Forte
  • Daniel Froid
  • Joshua Galat
  • Lee Hibbard
  • Patrick Hoburg
  • Mitch Hobza
  • Aidan Holtan
  • Jen Hughes
  • Mitchell Jacobs
  • Alisha Karabinus
  • Ge Lan
  • Amanda Leary
  • Wei Lu
  • Kyle Lucas
  • Arielle McKee
  • John Milas
  • Michelle Parsons-Powell
  • Daye Phillippo
  • Ingrid Pierce
  • Kylie Regan
  • Margaret Sheble
  • Derek Sherman
  • Allegra Smith
  • Kenneth Tanemura
  • Beth Towle
  • Jessica Varkonyi
  • Zhaozhe Wang
  • Sebastian Williams

ICaP administrative positions 2018–19

We are now accepting applications for 2018-19 administrative positions in Introductory Composition. We have six half-time appointments available:

  • Assistant Director
  • Assistant Mentor (two positions)
  • Assessment Research Coordinator
  • Online Course Developer
  • Technology Mentor (two year appointment)

Applications are due by noon February 15, 2018. Please see the full position announcement for job descriptions, required qualifications, and the application process.

For questions about specific positions, contact Bradley Dilger or one of our current staff. For questions about the application process, contact Dilger.

Update 3/07: We’ve filled these positions. Thank you to everyone who applied, and congratulations to the new staff.

Spring Convocation 2018

Every semester, ICaP instructors and staff gather for news, announcements, and professional development. In Spring 2018, the focus of our Convocation will be assessment, including development of the common assignments we’ll be piloting in 2018.

This post will be updated.