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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ENC6745
Tracking Number - 2186

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-04-06
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change Prefix to: ENC Change number to: 6745 Change title to: Teaching Practicum Change Abb. Title to: Teaching Practicum Change to Variable Title Change hours to: 3 credits Change description to: "To supplement and deepen theoretical and practical experiences during the first teaching semester. To combine and apply different theoretical approaches to teaching writing in actual classroom practice. "
Comments: Approved by GC 10/19/09; sent to the SCNS office 11/23/09; SCNS approved 1/8/10, effective 1/2010 - Changed Prefix from LAE to ENC and number from 6392 to 6745

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-09-28
  2. Department: English
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 122300
  5. Contact Person: Dr. Joseph Moxley
  6. Phone: 49469
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ENC
  9. Number: 6745
  10. Full Title: Practice in Teaching Composition
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Teaching Composition
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course is designed to introduce Graduate Assistants to the field of Composition and to facilitate their transition into USF’s composition pedagogy and practice.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course:
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? We seek to meet state standards. ENC is the corrected / preferred prefix for teachers and administrators.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
  29. Objectives: "• Learn about theories informing practices in the composition program

    • Become aware of research & scholarship in Rhetoric & Composition

    • Develop a professional persona and gain comfort teaching in the

    composition classroom


  30. Learning Outcomes: "• Create a public teaching site, complete with a detailed schedule, syllabus, and pedagogical blog using

    • Observe two different teachers and write two summaries of classroom visits. (Please complete these observations in the first two to seven weeks. Send an e-mail to each teacher you observed and copy me in the distribution list.

    • Read scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition. Become aware of pedagogical theories and approaches and contribute to the FYC Wiki or Teacher's Wiki in substantive ways. Keep track of your contributions and email me an overview of your contributions in week 13.

    • Critique and grade sample essays as a classroom activity.

    • Teach the class a lesson related to 1101 or 1102 practices or related to composition and rhetoric. Given so many GTAs are enrolled this year, presentations will be short, about five minutes. Support them with wiki, blog, SharePoint sites.

    • Meet one-on-one with me and share your stack of comments and grades on essays before they are returned to students.

    • Work in a group to develop a writing project for the 1101 or 1102 curriculum.

    • Use Flashlight to complete a mid-semester evaluation; share results with instructor.


  31. Major Topics: "• Current Disciplinary Pedagogical Theories

    • Assessment and Grading

    • Effective conferencing

    • Professional teaching portfolios

    • Technology in the Classroom


  32. Textbooks: "• Tate, Gary, Rupiper, Amy, Schick, Kurt. Guide to Composition Pedagogies, A. New York. Oxford University Press. 2001."
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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