Faculty Writing Project

225 Humanities Building

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7300

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David Carithers, Facilitator

Faculty Writing Project

Andrew Schopp
English

 

I am an Assistant Professor of English who teaches Literature and Composition. Working with Voice Lessons has been a wonderful opportunity for me. As one of the facilitators, I had the opportunity to help organize the program, a process that in and of itself taught me a lot about the kinds of writing that are occurring within the University. During the program and the follow-up, I learned a lot about how important writing is to each of us personally, professionally and in our classrooms. I learned that writing clearly needs to be an even greater presence on our campus so that students can meet the demands of their courses, especially their upper-level courses. What I enjoyed the most was working with other colleagues, learning new strategies, debating approaches and supporting each others' work. Perhaps the most important part of the experience for me was the chance to interact with colleagues from different disciplines, the chance to come to understand these disciplines better, and the chance to reassess my role as a writing teacher given this information. I welcome the opportunity to discuss with anyone our program, its future and how I have revised my own pedagogy as a result of my participation.

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225 Humanities Building

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7300

Em:

David Carithers, Facilitator