Dr. Quinn

a woman of words

Radical Revising: Watch out Syllabus – under the knife you go!

Why am I doing this? The Fall 2014 Composition Syllabus I created was just fine. I really don’t have enough time to do this….. AND YET. I just can’t stop … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Returning from Summer Break & Maternity Leave

Because I love anything that makes my obsession with all things writing even more relevant (Thank you, Weird Al!): Word Crimes! Ready to officially start the fall semester now!

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Professional Writing & Rhetoric @ McKendree: Here to Stay!

IT IS OFFICIAL! Thursday evening (7 November 2013) we had the monthly full faculty meeting on campus at McKendree University and our Professional Writing and Rhetoric Program was approved. (Without … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Explicate a Graduate Program: Or How to Choose the Right Graduate School (Candied Land Post #3)

FIRST OF ALL, I can’t promise this post is really going to help you find and select the best graduate program. I feel obligated to share that at the beginning.  … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference @ UMSL

After a brief hiatus, I just finished my first regional (or for that matter any!) conference on Friday — I haven’t attended a conference in over a year, so I … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

PW&R: The Early Stages of Developing a Professional Writing & Rhetoric Program

2013 has been a busy year for me. In January, I finished my job search from Fall 2012 with phone interviews and campus visits (technically, I only visited one campus). … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Candied Land: Adventures in Higher Ed (#2)

Why “The Candied Land?” One of my favorite games I can remember playing (and loving every gumdrop second of) with my sister when we were really young was called Candy … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Candied Land: Adventures in Higher Ed (#1)

I’m sitting in my campus office. The afternoon light is streaming in the side window. [This office gets the best afternoon sun!] It’s actually my 2nd office since I started … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dead.Lines: The Verbal Request Projects (#1)

Last week I shared the rationale and concept of the Dead.Line Projects, but I didn’t include any examples. If you haven’t read the introduction post for the Dead.Line projects, check … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

“Dead.Lines”: Mini-Projects for the Tech Writing Classroom

Context This Fall 2013 semester, I am teaching an ENG 360 Tech Writing class for the first time at my university – McKendree. This is my first semester teaching at … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · 1 Comment