During my time at the University of Kentucky, I've taught both WRD 110 and WRD 111. Below are samples of materials from each course, some supplemental materials that I often use in the classroom, and several course evaluations.
Syllabus (PowerPoint) - I often use a PowerPoint to walk students through the syllabus on the first day since it's more approachable
Documentary Assignment - this was the semesters's scaffolded class project
Annotated Bibliography Assignment - one of the assignments students were asked to complete in preparation for the larger project
Visualizing Essay Organization (PowerPoint) - an example of an in-class activity
PSA (Public Service Announcement) Project Assignment - this was the semester's scaffolded class project
Outline/Storyboard Assignment - one of the assignments students were asked to complete in preparation for the larger project
Case Study: "It Gets Better" - an example of an in-class activity
WRD 110 Classroom Activities - I put together this list for my mentees for their first semester of teaching
"Using Evidence" Chapter from Town Branch Writing Collection - I often use elements from the chapter I wrote for the textbook for classroom activities and discussion.
The Power of Visual Argument - a PowerPoint that I provided to mentees and that I often used in the classroom; during the semester, I would change out the images so that we could discuss more broadly and practice
students' understanding of visual rhetoric and analysis of that rhetoric.
WRD 110 078 (Fall 2013) - This course was the first one I taught at UK, and it was when evaluations were still delivered in hard
copy, so this is my reflection on my evaluations from that semester.
WRD 110 072 (Fall 2014) - This course was one in which I received considerable positive feedback through student comments.
WRD 111 054 (Spring 2014) - This course didn't have a large number of respondents, and even though the feedback was positive, it inspired me to take a
considerably more proactive approach to encouraging student feedback.
WRD 110 060 (Fall 2016) - For both of the courses I taught this semester, I still struggled with getting a large number of respondents, even though I allowed
and class time to complete evaluations. Because of this continuing difficulty, I am going to start offering students a small extra credit
WRD 110 067 (Fall 2016) incentive if students send me confirmation that they have completed the evaluation form to see if that will bring a greater
number of responses, which will more accurately reflect the attitude and atmosphere of the class. I am pleased with the positive
feedback I received in both courses, but I'd like to encourage students to offer more productive critique.