LIT 6934 @ USF

Teaching Professional and Technical Communication

Calendar

Week 1 January 10, 2011. ENC 2210

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Overview of assignments
  • Review blog posting procedures and reading assignments
  • Watch MSU videos
  • Distribute cameras for Project 1 videos and discuss assignments and common interview questions to unite all of our videos. You have two weeks to meet with your faculty partner and film and edit your video (no big meeting next week).
  • Begin course research grid for 2210. We'll work on these until we run out of time. We'll finish them up on Jan. 31

Week xx January 17, 2011 NO CLASS MLK DAY


Week 2 January 24, 2011. NO CLASS Meredith has jury duty!

Read before class:

  • A journal article of your choosing (see detailed assignments)
  • Bridgeford Ch 1 (everyone)

Agenda: No big group meeting. Please use this week to film your videos for Project 1. Assignments are as follows (students are paired up with faculty alphabetically):

  • ENC 3242 Technical Communication for Majors (Dr. Bryant--Cassandra Branham)
  • ENC 3414 New Media for Technical Communication (Dr. Zoetewey--Adam Breckenridge)
  • ENC 4218 Visual Rhetoric for Technical Communication (Dr. Santos--Dan Richards)
  • ENC 4311 Advanced Composition (Drs. Henrdl or Jacobs--Laura Hennessey)
  • ENC 4906 Internship (Dr. Shuman--Karen Langbehn)

Paul Quigley, please team up with whomever you choose.

Due by our normal meeting time:

  • Blog post for individual reading using 7 question framework by class time (everyone)
  • This week's blog poster for Bridgeport Ch 1 is Cassandra Branham (again, we're going alphabetically here)

Week 3 January 31, 2011. ENC 2210

Read before class:

  • A journal article of your choosing (see detailed assignments)
  • Bridgeport Ch 4 (everyone)

Agenda:

  • Watch videos projects
  • Job interview hotseat
  • Begin our theory grid
  • Finish research grids for 2210.
  • Based on our 2210 research, we'll collectively synthesize stakeholders' positions to arrive at a core list of course objectives and learning objectives that adhere to local regulations, respect relationships between service courses and the major, AND speak to local workplace context and best practices at other universities (WHEW!)
  • Markel's 2011 syllabus and Markel instructors' manual (in BB)

Due by class time:

  • Project 1 video. Please burn a CD with the video AND post it to youtube
  • Blog post for individual reading using 7 question framework by class time (everyone)
  • This week's blog poster for Bridgeport Ch 4 is Adam Breckenridge

Week 4 February 7, 2011. ENC 2210

Read:

  • A journal article of your choosing (see detailed assignments)
  • Bridgeport Ch 5 (everyone)
  • Air Midwest Case (start keeping a folder on your desktop of "seeds" that might grow into a TC or PW case)

 

Agenda:

Due:

  • Blog post for individual reading using 7 question framework by class time (everyone). Don't forget to do complete a row on the Mapping grid (Google Docs) based on your blog post.
  • This week's blog poster for Bridgeport Ch 5 is Paul Quigley. Don't forget to do complete a row on the Mapping grid (Google Docs) based on your blog post.
  • Bring at least 2 or 3 ideas for contexts for 2210 cases and supporting documents. Upload ideas to blog
  • Upload completed 2210 research grids in BB to dropbox.

Week 5 February 14, 2011. ENC 2210

Read:

  • A journal article of your choosing (see detailed assignments)
  • Bridgeport Ch 6 (everyone)

 

Agenda:

Due:

  • Revised faculty interview videos (except Dr. Bryant)
  • Blog post for individual reading using 7 question framework by class time (everyone)
  • This week's blog poster for Bridgeport Ch 6 is Laura Hennessey

Week 6 February 21, 2011. ENC 2210

Read:

Agenda:

  • 2210 Case 3 Screencasting (assignment sheet needs work). Other more technical topics:
    • Search engine optimization (I like this topic for its technical aspects and its relevance across a broad range of disciplines)
    • How to use a particular open source application of your choosing (ditto)
    • More ideas?
  • Grading rubrics for 2210 projects 1, 2, and 3

Due:

  • Blog post for individual reading using 7 question framework by class time (everyone)
  • This week's blog poster for Bridgeport Ch 7 is Karen Langbehn

Week 7 February 28, 2011. ENC 3250

Read:

Agenda:

Due:

  • Blog post for individual reading using 7 question framework by class time (everyone)
  • This week's blog poster for Bridgeport Ch 8 is Paul Quigley

Week 8 March 7, 2011. ENC 3250

Read:

Agenda:

 

Due:

  • Research grid for 3250
  • This week's blog poster for Bridgeport Ch 12 AND Backchannel is Dan Richards

Week xx March 14, 2011 NO CLASS SPRING BREAK


Week 9 March 21, 2011. ENC 3250

Read:

  • A journal article of your choosing (see detailed assignments)
  • Bridgeport Ch 13 (everyone)
  • Email to end all emails
  • FB and privacy
  • 10 ways to rock your resume (follow the included links down their respective rabbit holes...there are MANY stories here that will spark inclass discussion and support our lessons

Agenda:

 

Due:

  • Blog post for individual reading using 7 question framework by class time (everyone)
  • This week's blog poster for Bridgeport Ch 13 is Cassandra Branham

Week 10 March 28, 2011. ENC 3246

Read:

  • A journal article of your choosing (see detailed assignments)
  • Bridgeport Ch 14 (everyone)

Agenda:

  • Work on course research grid for 3246 (note: new section for ABET. We'll work backwards and start this section first.)
  • Begin syllabus using Meredith's examples for 2210 and 3250. Use styles to change formatting in MS Word

 

Due:

  • Blog post for individual reading using 7 question framework by class time (everyone)
  • This week's blog poster for Bridgeport Ch 14 is Adam Breckenridge

Week 11 April 4, 2011. ENC 3246

Read:

  • A journal article of your choosing (see detailed assignments)
  • Bridgeport Ch 17 (everyone)

Agenda:

 

Due:

  • Blog post for individual reading using 7 question framework by class time (everyone)
  • This week's blog poster for Bridgeport Ch 17 is Dan Richards

Week 12 April 11, 2011. ENC 3246

Read:

  • A journal article of your choosing (see detailed assignments)
  • Bridgeport Ch 18 (everyone)
  • Color on the Web

Agenda:

 

Due:

  • 3246 course grid uploaded by classtime
  • Blog post for individual reading using 7 question framework by class time (everyone)
  • This week's blog poster for Bridgeport Ch 18 is Laura Hennessey

Week 13 April 18, 2011. ENC 3246

Read:

  • A journal article of your choosing (see detailed assignments)
  • Bridgeford Ch 10 (everyone)

Agenda:

  • 3246 Unit 3 and Unit 4

 

Due:

  • Blog post for individual reading using 7 question framework by class time (everyone)
  • This week's blog poster for Bridgeford Ch 10 is Karen Langbehn

Week 14 April 25, 2011. ENC 3246

Agenda:

  • SHOW AND TELL

 

Due:

  • Syllabus, Calendar, and complete project with all supporting materials
  • Bring pen drive for swapping materials

Finals Week xx April 30-May 5 FINAL EXAM WEEK

Agenda:

  • 24 hour exam administered on Monday, April 30 at 9:00am via Safe Assign in BlackBoard

 

Due:

  • 24 hour exam due to Safe Assign dropbox in BlackBoard by 9:00am on Tuesday, May 1. Dropbox will close automatically at 9:00am and will not re-open for any reason.