ART OF THE SCHOLAR
As the instructor of record for this course on composition and research writing, I instructed sections of 5-15 undergraduate students in critical reading, rhetoric, argument, research, writing, and revision skills. Utilizing the Core Curriculum's learning objectives I designed my own syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments and graded, evaluated, and gave individual feedback to all students. My classes focused on multimodal and effective communication.
Under my responsibilities as Head Writing Fellow I was a Graduate Assistant and co-teacher for this professional development graduate course. I co-planned and co-lead instruction for 15 graduate students in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics program at Naropa, covering different pedagogical theories and embodied opportunities for practice, and mentored these students as the prepared to teach their own First Year Writing sections.
Metropolitan State University
FIRST YEAR WRITING
Invited by a colleague to be a guest instructor for their "Poetics of Displacement" module, I planned and facilitated creative writing and critical discussion on place and displacement in writing for 20 students in 2 sections. Building on my work with refugees, I curated and highlighted contemporary poetry and prose works by refugee and immigrant authors, and invited students to consider their own relationships to place and displacement, within a safe container.
POETIC CURATION AND ARCHIVE
In her poem, “Living as a Lesbian Underground: A Futuristic Fantasy,” Cheryl Clarke writes, “Leave signs of struggle. / Leave signs of triumph. / And leave signs.” This course focused on doing exactly that, considering the art of curation and ethical use of archival material, leaving our own signs -- our own marks -- by reworking existing materials with an eye for both the past (archive) and the future (curation).
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"Caminante, no hay puentes, se hace puentes al andar.
Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks."