When Yasmine Motawy approached me and suggested we do a feature to celebrate Sanaa Makhlouf’s 25 years of service, I was excited. But then came the hard part: How do you pay homage to a figure like Sanaa? How do you do her justice? I don’t think we ever can, but I’ll still try.
“And what of work, Sanaa? The one where Sanaa retires.”
Yasmine Motawy (YM): Sanaa, it is a pleasure to be speaking to you today for Rhetoric Today. You are an exceptional colleague, educator, scholar, advocate for student and faculty rights, and human. You were recognized for your advocacy on behalf of faculty in 2012 when you were named Outstanding Senator.
Teaching for Transfer: Enhancing Teaching of Writing
AUC’s liberal arts curriculum promises to develop in our students habits of the mind that characterize well rounded-individuals, with a breadth of knowledge in various fields that develop transferable skills which enable them to think critically, communicate articulately, and live purposefully.
Rhetorical Literacy, Writing for Transfer, and the Possibilities of “ePortfolio as Curriculum”
For decades, Janet Lauer, Andrea Lunsford, and other compositionists (2000) have shown us that students write to know more and to achieve goals within specific contexts, or “worlds” (everyday, public, academic, and work).
Now that the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters have concluded and we have had time to wrap our heads around our rapid transition to online instruction, we want to reflect on this experience andtake a look back at our time teaching online.