Academic-Jesus New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. The goals I set for myself years ago continue into the new year. But this year I made a Jesus New Year’s Resolution as part of my Bible study group’s activity. I know. Jesus New Year’s Resolution sounds corny but it’s no less important to me. New Year’s ResolutionsContinue reading “Academic-Jesus New Year’s Resolutions”

Must Our Work Always Include Social Justice?

Photo credit: Flickr user sylvar We need only to recall several recent events and read several think pieces to dredge up the falsities of post-racial America. I won’t get any more specific because the specifics are so obvious and so rooted in our minds that even the most privileged cannot claim ignorance of what hasContinue reading “Must Our Work Always Include Social Justice?”

Teaching Goals for Freshman Composition

I’ve spent that last couple of weeks designing my section of English 100, or what other colleges and universities call freshman composition. It’s the course some students don’t want to take and it’s the course some graduate students and professors don’t want to teach. Freshman composition is also the course some administrators want to abolish.Continue reading “Teaching Goals for Freshman Composition”