Service and Engagement
Much of my leadership, service, and scholarship work centers on inclusive excellence and draws on my expertise in second-language writing and ESL. In 1990 as a Graduate Teaching Instructor, I initiated and taught the first ESL section of our upper-division writing course, Writing on Science and Society, and in 2002 I expanded the ESL offerings in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric to first-year writing, developing and teaching those courses since 2002. The numbers of these ESL sections have increased from those initial 1-2 sections/semester to 13 sections/semester currently.
I continue to coordinate, teach, and develop curricula for these ESL courses. In 2012 I designed the ESL directed-self placement website (still in use by the PWR), about which I presented at the national Conference of Writing Program Administrators in that year. Our peer institutions continue to see our program as a cutting-edge model for second-language writing instruction nationally. In addition to coordinating our ESL courses and engaging in ongoing assessment of them, I regularly present workshops on best practices in teaching second-language writing students to faculty in our program and other departments on campus, at the annual diversity and inclusion summit, and at regional and national conferences.
Colorado History Project Steering Committee Member, appointed by the CU Boulder Chancellor. Goals are to re-imagine and re-integrate previously excluded groups into the history of UCB. Spring 2021-Spring 2024.
Member of the Faculty Scholars Group for International Student Success, Spring – Fall 2020. Attended two spring/summer and four fall workshops including readings and discussions for faculty from across the CU Boulder campus. Hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Boulder Faculty Assembly, Diversity Committee Chair 2017-present.
Diversity and Student Services Committee Chair, Program for Writing and Rhetoric, Fall 2005-Spring 2009; Co-Chair Fall 2013-present.