Teaching, M James

Tags: ENGL, QEP Subcommittee, David Newton, Melanie Hildebrandt, Department of English, Writing Committee Counseling Experience, Creative Writing Committee, Attendance Intervention Pilot Project, Nadejda Popov, Executive Committee, Cheryl Rice, Student Affairs, Education Committee, Search Committee, John Head, Grades First Advisory Committee, Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Pearson Publishers, FYW Classroom, Classroom Management, McGraw-Hill Publishers, Educating Millennial Students Technology, Learning Solutions, Facilitator, Julia Alvarez, New Student Common Reading Committee, Carroll County School System Courses Taught, English West Georgia Technical College Fall, Advisory Committee Department Committees, 2003-Present, University of West Georgia, Writing Professional Development Workshops
Content: curriculum vita Brandy L. James Email: [email protected] URL: http://www.westga.edu/~bjames August 21, 2014 Department of English University of West Georgia 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA, 30118 678-839-4881 TEACHING: Date: Title: Institution: August 2010-Present Senior Lecturer of English University of West Georgia August 2003-August 2010 Lecturer of English University of West Georgia August 1998-May 2003 Instructor of English University of West Georgia Fall 1997-Spring 1998 Instructor of English West Georgia Technical college fall 1996 substitute teacher Carroll County School System Courses Taught at University of West Georgia: ENGL 1101 (Composition I) ENGL 1102 (Composition II) ENGL 2130 (American Literature) SERVICE TO THE INSTITUTION: Committee Membership: University-Wide Committees: May 2014-Present-member of the Grades First Advisory Committee, Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, John Head, Chair May 2014-Present-member of the Faculty and Staff Toolbox Subcommittee of the Grades First Advisory Committee, Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, John Head, Chair June 2014-August 2014-member of the Search Committee for Coordinator of Learning and Tutoring Programs, Christie Williams, EXCEL Center, Chair May 2014-August 2014-member of the COAH Strategic Planning Committee, College of Arts and Humanities, Nadejda Popov, Chair March 2013-Present-member of the At-Risk Student Committee, Keri Allen, EXCEL Center, Chair December 2013-member of the First Year Experience Search Committee for Assistant Director, Melanie Hildebrandt, Chair October 2011-Present-advisor to the QEP Subcommittee in COAH, Debra MacComb, Chair
November 2011-Present-member of the QEP Subcommittee on Student Services January 2011-Present-member of the DFW Subcommittee, David Newton, Chair August 2010-Present- member of the Advisory Board for First Year Programs October 2008-UWG New Student Common Reading Committee, Dir. Cheryl Rice, EXCEL Center October 2007-UWG New Student Common Reading Committee, Dir. Cheryl Rice, EXCEL Center August 2000-May 2001-member of the writing across the curriculum (WAC) Advisory Committee Department Committees: August 2011-August 2013-voting member and chair of the First Year Writing Committee August 2010-Present-member of the Creative Writing Committee January 2003-August 2011-non-voting member and facilitator of the First Year Writing Committee August 2008-Present-member of the Executive Committee, reporting directly to Department Chair August 2008-August 2011-member of the Education Committee August 2007-May 2008-member of the Advisory Committee August 1999-May 2000-member of the Writing Committee Counseling Experience: August 2003-Present--Peer Mentor and Classroom Observer--First Year Writing Faculty Summer 2008--member of the Transitions Orientation team, under the direction of Scot Lingrel, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Fall 2006--coordinator of Alumni Survey, Department of English Spring 2000--Updrafts Literary Magazine Consultant, Dir. Joe Wilferth Participation in Education Activities: August 2012-April 2013-participator in a pilot project using the textbook, Analyze Anything, a text that teaches skills for analysis and argument July 2012-Present-participator in the College Transitions Program (CTE), a program specifically designed to facilitate and enhance success for chosen students set to enroll at UWG the following Fall. January 2012-Present-facilator and participator of the ConnectComp 2.0 Pilot Project, a program specifically designed to promote/enhance an individualized learning plan for grammar and mechanics and is directly associated with our shared handbook, A Writer's Resource August 2010-Present-facilitator of the Attendance Intervention Pilot Project, a program specifically designed to promote attendance in ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 in an attempt to increase RPG. August 2003-Present-facilitator of The Shared Text Lecture Series, a program specifically designed to create a common community among ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 students by providing shared reading experiences and by enhancing those experiences through campus visits of shared text authors. January 2007-Present-facilitator of the Enhanced Project, specifically identified sections of ENGL 1101 with a University Writing Center component designed to increase the success rate of students enrolled in these sections January 2007-December 2007-facilitator of the Criterion Project, an electronic tutorial system designed
for first year writing students who struggle with basic mechanical and grammatical issues 2008-2009-participator in the Bridges program, Dir. Angela Insenga Spring 2009-essay judge for GISA Region 4A Literary Competition at University of West Georgia Fall 2005-facilitator of UWG Essay Contest, UWG 40: 40 Days to Your Success Administration: March 2013-Present--Academic Coordinator, IGNITE June 2011-August 2014--Director, University Writing Center, University of West Georgia June 2011-August 2013--Director of the First Year Writing Program and University Writing Center, Department of English, University of West Georgia August 2008-May 2011--Director of the First Year Writing Program, Department of English, University of West Georgia August 2003-May 2008--Co-Director of the University Writing Center, University of West Georgia January 2003-May 2008--Co-Director of the First Year Writing Program, Department of English, University of West Georgia Academic Achievement: M.A.--August 1997, University of West Georgia -GPA: 4.0/4.0 B.A.--1996, University of West Georgia -Teaching Certificate in secondary education -Minor in Mass Communications -GPA: 3.8/4.0 (Honors College) THESIS: Revising Southern Male Identity: William Faulkner and Bobbie Ann Mason Reconceiving the Fugitive Agrarian Ideal Director: Dr. Jane Hill, Department of English, University of West Georgia Readers: Dr. David Newton, Department of English, University of West Georgia Dr. Debra MacComb, Department of English, University of West Georgia PROFESSIONAL growth and development: Membership in Scholastic Honoraries: Order of Omega Honor Society Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Membership in Professional Societies: Professional Association of Georgia Educators CCCC/NCTE (Conference on College Composition and Communication/National Council of Teachers of English) Council of Writing Program Administrators SWCA (Southeastern Writing Center Association) Certifications: Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Certificate, Fall 2001 "Distinguished Service Award," Office of Disability Services, University of West Georgia, Fall 2001 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, August 1998 Scholarship and Conferences: Conference Attendance, Creating New Landscapes: Fresh Perspectives for English Composition Educators, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, 2012. Conference Attendance, 4th Annual Freshman Composition Regional Workshop, ALoft, McGraw-Hill, Birmingham, AL, 2011. Digital Faculty Consultant Panel Presentation, 1st Annual Freshman Composition Regional Workshop, Peabody Hotel, McGraw-Hill, Orlando, FL, 2011. Conference Attendance and Host, 3rd Annual Freshman Composition Regional Workshop, Banning Mills, McGraw-Hill, Whitesburg, GA, 2010. Conference Attendance, ConnectComp User Summit, McGraw-Hill Headquarters, McGraw-Hill, Manhattan, NY, 2010. Conference Attendance, 2nd Annual Freshman Composition Regional Workshop, Northriver Yacht Club and Westervelt Warner Lodge, McGraw-Hill, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2009. Conference Attendance, Freshman Composition Handbooks Symposium, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, McGraw-Hill, San Diego, CA, 2008. Conference Attendance, 1st Annual Freshman Composition Regional Workshop, Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, McGraw-Hill, Auburn, AL, 2008. Conference Attendance, Composition in the 21st Century: A Teaching Symposium, Bedford St. Martin's/ Florida International University, Miami, FL, 2007. Poster Presentation: First Year Writing Programs, Writing Centers, and Assessment, Southeastern Writing Center Associations Conference, Nashville, TN, 2007. Conference Attendance, Composition Assessment: A Teaching Symposium, Bedford St. Martin's/Georgia State University English department, Atlanta, GA, 2007. Graduate Student Travel Grant, Department of English, Writing the Rural Conference, Vidalia, GA, 1997. Graduate Student Travel Grant, Department of English, Simms/Faulkner Conference, New Orleans, L.A., 1997. Inter-Departmental professional development:
First Year Writing Professional Development Workshops (Facilitator), Fall 2003-Present, Schedule, Organize, and Facilitate workshops for First Year Writing faculty, Covered Material includes Classroom Management and Classroom Safety, Interpreting the Rubric, Regents' Preparation, ESL in the FYW Classroom and in the UWC, Incorporating Technology Into the Classroom, and Educating Millennial Students Technology in the Classroom Workshops, Department of English, 2000. Additional Professional Activity and Publications: Co-Author, Questions for Writing and Discussion, Julia Alvarez's Something to Declare and In the Time of the Butterflies, Pearson Publishers' Learning Solutions, 2010. HandBook Reviewer, The Academic Writer's Handbook, 2nd edition, Pearson/Longman Publishers, 2009. Handbook Reviewer, The St. Martin's Handbook, 7th edition, Bedford/St. Martin's Publishers, 2009. Board of Advisors for Connect Composition, McGraw-Hill Publishers, working with Paul Banks, Senior Digital Sponsoring Editor for English, 2009-2010. Facilitator and Consultant, customized version of A Writer's Resource (shared handbook for ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102), McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2009-Present. Facilitator and Consultant, customized UWG English Portal, McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2009-Present.

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