Teaching Portfolio

Teaching Philosophy

LaFollette Teaching Philosophy

Sample Course Designs

ENG 1270 English Composition II (Indiana Institute of Technology)

I designed this online Early Start course for high school students taking college classes for credit. I have not yet had the opportunity to teach this version of ENG 1270 at Indiana Tech. Below is the catalog description of this course:

“This course is an introduction to the writing of researched essays for a variety of aims and audiences. Students analyze rhetorical style, structure¬†and argumentation, with an emphasis on building critical thinking skills.”

ENG 1270 Early Start Syllabus

ENG 1270 Assignment Schedule

ENG 2070 Intermediate Writing: Understanding Identity and Queer Theory in Academic Communities (Bowling Green State University)

Below is the catalog description of this course:

“Work on developing mastery of the rhetorical principles of planning, executing and revising prose. Emphasis on strengthening analytical writing, both expository and argumentative; valuable for writing on the job.”

I designed my own version of ENG 2070, which is a gateway course to the writing minor at BGSU, with a queer theory theme. I taught this course during the Spring 2018 semester.

ENG 2070 Course Syllabus

ENG 2070 Course Syllabus (Multimodal)

ENG 2070 Assignment Schedule

The sample projects below are actual student responses to three of the assignments described in the ENG 2070 syllabus included here. These samples have the students’ identifying information redacted, and the Project #2 and #3 samples contain my marginal/end comments and the grades assigned. For the Project #2 and #4 samples, I’ve also provided the students’ visual components.

ENG 2070 Project #2 Student Sample

ENG 2070 Project #2 Student Sample (Multimodal Component)

ENG 2070 Project #3 Student Sample

ENG 2070 Project #4 Student Sample

ENG 2070 Project #4 Student Sample (Visual)

Teaching/Mentoring Evaluations

When I was a second- and third-year doctoral student, I served as a Program Assistant (PA) for the General Studies Writing program and mentored new graduate teaching associates. These evaluations are from my mentees during my first year as a PA.

LaFollette PA Evaluations (2016-2017)

These are the end-of-term evaluations from the Fall 2016 GSW 1110 Introduction to Academic Writing course I taught at Bowling Green State University. Below is the catalog description of this course:

“Basic expository writing; emphasis on organizing and developing coherent essays of at least 800 words for college-educated audiences. Students must complete course and program portfolio assessment successfully to receive an S (satisfactory) grade.”

LaFollette GSW 1110 Evaluations (Fall 2016)

Observation Letters

This letter was written by a colleague after observing my ENG 2070 Intermediate Writing: Understanding Identity and Queer Theory in Academic Communities course at BGSU during the Spring 2018 semester.

LaFollette Teaching Observation (2018)

This letter was written by a colleague after observing my GSW 1110 Introduction to Academic Writing course at BGSU during the Fall 2016 semester.

LaFollette Teaching Observation (2016)

*A full list of courses I’ve taught can be found in my CV.

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