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319. The Future of the PhD in Postsecondary Teaching

Sunday, 4 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 203, Hynes

Program arranged by the Division on Teaching as a Profession and the Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition

Presiding: Steven Mailloux, Loyola Marymount Univ.

Speakers: Marc Bousquet, Santa Clara Univ.; Elizabeth Mathews Losh, Univ. of California, San Diego; Roxanne Mountford, Univ. of Kentucky; Derek Owens, Saint John's Univ., NY; Patricia Roberts-Miller, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Eileen Schell, Syracuse Univ.; Donna Strickland, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia

For additional information, visit marcbousquet.net after 15 Dec.

Session Description:

What is the appropriate terminal degree for teaching-intensive appointments? Does the growth of writing-related majors, minors, and concentrations suggest the importance of hiring more writing specialists with doctorates? What credentials and preparation are appropriate to teaching first-year composition? How is research in writing and digital composition shaping doctoral education in English?


Subject:

  • The Teaching of Language and Literature – General

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