Elizabeth Tacke quoted in Chronicle article on career diversity*

Fifth-year JPEE student Elizabeth Tacke was quoted in an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education which explores the concept of career diversity training for graduate students.

In the article, Tacke discusses her experience as a student in a new U-M career diversity seminar for graduate students called “Professional Humanities Careers.” The course is taught by two professors who facilitate conversations on the current state of the humanities while also leading pragmatic discussions about employment. Assignments include preparing sample job packets, profiling nonprofit organizations, and conducting interviews with PhD holders who are not teaching at colleges and universities.

Tacke praises “the great hands-on assignments” in this class and found that her coursework was “immediately applicable to navigating the nonacademic job market.” The class changed her professional perspective as well, and she says that it helped her to see that the academic and nonacademic worlds are connected in “real, concrete ways.”

Anne Ruggles Gere honored as a Michigan Professor of the Year*

Megan Carlson, University of Michigan, as winner of a 2018 CCCC Disability in College Composition Travel Award*

Urbana, IL – 1/2/2018 – Megan Carlson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, has won a 2018 CCCC Disability in College Composition Travel Award. The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Carlson is one of 6 recipients of this award.

CCCC sponsors these awards designed to support scholarship dedicated to improving knowledge about the intersections of disability with composition and rhetoric, the value of disability as a source of diversity, inclusive practices and the promotion of access, and the value of disability as a critical lens. The purpose of the Award, consisting of $750 and a one-year complimentary membership in NCTE/CCCC, is to provide funding for the winners to travel to the CCCC Annual Convention and share their work. The awards will go to the eligible scholars whose convention program proposals are determined to have the greatest potential to further the goals laid out in the CCCC Policy on Disability.

Carlson will be announced as a recipient of the CCCC Disability in College Composition Travel Award on Friday, March 16, during the 2018 CCCC Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

For more information about the CCCC Disability in College Composition Travel Award, including past winners, see http://www.ncte.org/cccc/awards/disability.