Resources for New and Returning Lecturers and Graduate Students
Welcome to the University of Tennessee’s award-winning first-year composition program! On this website, you will find detailed information about our program and our upcoming August workshops.
This information is relevant for new and returning lecturers, as well as for new and returning graduate teaching assistants and associates. To help you find what you need to know, we developed population-specific checklists, which are located under the Checklists link below.
Fall 2018 August Workshops will take place Tuesday, August 14 through Friday, August 17. New graduate students should also attend the GSE Orientation on Monday, August 13.
The schedules for August Workshops and the GSE Orientation are listed below, along with the schedule for Department Meetings, Lecturers’ Retreat, & Receptions on Tuesday, August 21.
August workshops provide new lecturers and graduate students the opportunity to learn our rhetoric- and transfer-based curriculum. Returning lecturers and graduate students have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the curriculum and hone their teaching practices.
If you have participated in August workshops in the past, you may notice that this year’s schedule looks a bit different from previous years. We separated populations into tracks so that individuals can get information about our FYC program that is tailored to their specific needs.
If you have any questions about August workshops, feel free to contact one of the directors of FYC:
- Assistant Director Alli Clymer
- Office hours: Mondays 1-3 p.m. and Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and by appointment in Hodges Library Starbucks.
- Associate Director Tawnysha Greene
- Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-2 p.m. and by appointment in Room 602 in the Mossman Building.
- Director of Composition Jeff Ringer
- Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3 p.m. and by appointment in 311 McClung Tower.
- GSE Orientation, Mon., 8/13 (new graduate students) [PDF]
- August Workshops, Tues. 8/14 – Fri. 8/17
- Department Meetings and Receptions (all members of the department) [PDF]
- Lecturers’ Retreat [PDF]
- Jeff Ringer, Director of First-Year Composition [PDF]
- Tawnysha Greene, Associate Director of First-Year Composition [PDF]
- Allison Clymer, Assistant Director of First-Year Composition [PDF]
- Tanita Saenkhum, Director of ESL [PDF]
- Kirsten Benson, Director of the Writing Center [PDF]
- Anthony Welch, Director of Undergraduate Studies [PDF]
- Erin Smith, Lecturer Representative [PDF]
- Hannah Widdifield, Chair, Graduate Students of English [PDF]
- Charissa Powell, Student Success Librarian for Information Literacy [PDF]
- Jonathan Alexander Poster [PDF]
- “(Re)Educating the Senses: Multimodal Listening, Bodily Learning, and the Composition of Sonic Experiences” by Steph Ceraso (Required Reading for Keynote Talk and Workshop) [PDF]
- “Podcasting in the Rhetoric Classroom” by Justin Tremel and Jamie Jesson (Required Reading for Keynote Talk and Workshop)
- “Podcasting and Performativity: Multimodal Invention in an Advanced Writing Class” by Leigh A. Jones (Optional Reading for Keynote Talk and Workshop) [PDF]
- Guidelines for Teaching FYC at UTK 2018-2019 [PDF]
- English 101 Overview for Instructors [PDF]
- English 101 Assignment Sheets [Word]
- English 101 Possible Readings for Units 1 and 2 [Word]
- Link to page proofs of Rhetorical Choices (2nd edition)
- *Please note that this link will prompt you for a password–check your email or contact the Composition Office for this password.
- Course Policies and Syllabus Guidelines [PDF]
- English 101 MWF Syllabus Template Table Schedule [Word]
- English 101 MWF Syllabus Template Non-Table Schedule [Word]
- English 101 TR Syllabus Template Table Schedule [Word]
- English 101 TR Syllabus Template Non-Table Schedule [Word]
- English 102 Syllabus Template No Schedule [Word]
- English 198 Syllabus Template No Schedule [Word]
The syllabus review survey will be available from 8/1 to 8/20
- Syllabus review survey
- Please take a few minutes to complete our August Workshops Survey. Your feedback will help us make next year’s workshops even better.