Resources Links for Illinois State University
Graduate Teaching Assistants have use of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) which is a facility that can help them with basic computer application training and help with a variety of pedagogical issues.
From the website: “The Illinois State Writing Project is one of over 200 affiliates that comprise the National Writing Project. In its Summer Institute and site activity, the ISWP seeks to enhance the teaching of writing and learning in every classroom.”
Milner library offers a variety of online resources for teachers. Each composition course is required to visit the library for an instructional session once a semester.
If your students need extra help, suggest they visit the Visor Center, which offers free one-on-one writing assistance to students.
Graduate Teaching Assistants have use of the Classroom Technology Support Services (CTLT) which supports equipment in teaching classrooms, laptop checkout, clickers, and distance learning classrooms.
Need help with computer issues? The College of Arts & Sciences Instructional Technology Team (CAS-IT) will help graduate students with their office computers, lab computers, specialty equipment and software, and much more.
Disability Concerns is the designated office to provide approved accommodation for students and faculty with disabilities.
Contact Student Counseling Services if a student’s communication indicates a loss of touch with reality or if it reflects suicidal thoughts or actions, sexual assault, relationship violence, or difficulty in dealing with the death of a loved one.
Did one of your students plagiarize? Visit Community Rights and Responsibilities, a unit of the Dean of Students Office, to fill out an Academic Dishonesty Violation Form.
Contact the Illinois State University Police Department if a student threatens the safety of self or others, acts in a frightening or threatening manner, or refuses to leave the classroom after being asked to leave.
This site offers information about FERPA (The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) which regulates the privacy of student’s information. Aspects of FERPA apply to our writing program and regulate what information can (and can’t be share) and the ways in which is can be shared. This site explains exactly what kinds of materials are covered under FERPA and focuses specifically on ISU students.
Other Resource Links outside of Illinois State University
National Writing Project – The NWP contains many resources for teaching writing.
Purdue OWL – Purdue’s Online Writing Lab is a comprehensive guide to citation styles. This website offers over 200 free resources about, writing and teaching writing, research, grammar and mechanics, style guides, ESL (English as a Second Language), and professional writing.
American Rhetoric – This site is a database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
Writing Center U Iowa – This U Iowa Writing Center page is a resource for teaching rhetorical analysis. It includes definitions of rhetorical analysis, handouts, and sample rhetorical analyses.
CompPile – CompPile is an inventory of publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, technical writing, ESL, and discourse studies.
Teaching College English – This blog provides articles, sample lessons, and discussions about teaching college English.