LEARN HOW I TEACH
Here you’ll find a portfolio of materials related to my teaching and my approach to teaching.
Teaching Philosophy Statement– This document introduces the philosophy that informs my approach to teaching both in the classroom and outside of it.
Evaluations of Teaching– This allows students to speak in their own words in describing their experience of my teaching.
Student Evaluations– Quantitative data on students’ evaluation of my teaching available upon request.
Below you’ll find links to three syllabi I developed at Appalachian.
* COM 1300 "Journalism Matters" (Course Lead). With Lynette Holman, I revised the introductory journalism course in Fall 2018 and currently manage the online class “base” content shared by eight sections each semester and that serves more than 150 students each semester. Class incorporates both visual and written journalism.
* COM 2650 "Multimedia Sports Reporting." This production-oriented class works in a co-curricular manner with The Appalachian student newspaper, "The A Game" broadcast program on AppTV and with AppState Athletics. Students each week produce either video or print content that is pitched to The Appalachian and "The A Game." AppState Athletics offers monthly press conferences to students and shares B-roll from some sports games.
* COM 4610 "Specialized Reporting: Mobile and Niche Journalism." This is a mobile journalism class that serves as the capstone for the journalism sequence. Students produce stories on beat reporting teams using iPads to conduct mobile journalism from start to finish. Student projects use a classic iOgrapher, mobile journalism set up: iPad mini 2/4 in an iOGrapher case with a Rode mic attachment. All work was done using only applications on the iPad: video work using the Filmic Pro app, video editing using LumaFusion, audio-only recording using Voice Recorder Pro, still-photography using Camera+2, and infographics with Easel.ly. Additionally, interactives made use of ThingLink and Stellar storytelling apps.