Adrienne Jankens

"Good learners, like everyone else, are living, squirming, questioning, perceiving, fearing, loving, and languaging nervous systems, but they are good learners precisely because they believe and do certain things that less effective learners do not believe and do." -Postman and Weingartner (31)

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D., English, Rhetoric and Composition, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 2014

Dissertation: Responsive Classroom Ecologies: Supporting Student Inquiry and Rhetorical Awareness in College Writing Courses 

Gwen Gorzelsky, director; Ellen Barton, committee member; Dana Driscoll, committee member; Marilyn Cooper, committee member

M.A., English Composition and Communication, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 2006

B.A., English, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 2000

Certification: Professional Education Certificate, State of Michigan, expires June 2021

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Senior Lecturer, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 2016-present

Lecturer, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2011-2016

  • ENG 1020 Introductory College Writing
  • ENG 3010 Intermediate College Writing
  • ENG 6004 Pedagogical Practicum II

Adjunct Instructor, Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, MI, 2009-2011

  • ENG 1510 Composition I
  • ENG 1520 Composition II

Adjunct Instructor, Central Michigan University Off-Campus Programs, Troy, Warren, and Auburn Hills, MI 2009-2011

  • ENG 101 Freshman Composition

Adjunct Instructor, Baker College, Auburn Hills, MI, 2009-2011

  • ENG 101 Composition I

Adjunct Instructor. Arizona Western College, Yuma, AZ, 2009

  • ENG 101 Freshman Composition (online)

 Teacher, Marcos de Niza High School, Tempe, AZ, 2007-2008

  • ENG 101/102 (dual enrollment with Rio Salado College)
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • Sophomore English

Instructor of English Education, One-Year Temporary, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI, 2006-2007

  • ENG 111 Composition I
  • ENG 203 Historical Approaches to Literature (Independent Study)
  • ENG 204 Thematic Approaches to Literature
  • ENG 380 Teaching the Art of Writing
  • ENG 482 Methods of Teaching English

Adjunct Instructor, Delta College, University Center, MI, 2006

  • ENG 111 College Composition I

Teacher, Valley Lutheran High School, Saginaw, MI, 2000-2006

  • AP English Language and Composition
  • Composition I and II
  • World Literature
  • Speech Communication
  • Drama
  • Senior Studies

ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Chair, Composition Program Mentoring Committee, Wayne State University, 2013-present

  • Organizing and supervising mentoring and observation of first-year Graduate Teaching Assistants
  • Organizing and facilitating teaching circles
  • Organizing Writing Teacher Award nomination and deliberation process
  • Facilitating Reflective Teaching Reading Group, 2014-2015, 2017-2018

Co-Coordinator. Corridors ’17: The Great Lakes Writing and Rhetoric Conference. Wayne State University. September 2017.

  • Scheduling conference timeline, reserving conference space, and ordering refreshments
  • Composing and circulating call for papers, conference program, and conference website
  • Organizing conference sessions
  • Communicating with participants and presenters prior to and during conference

Co-Coordinator. Wayne State University Teaching of Writing Conference. September 2016.

  • Scheduling conference timeline, reserving conference space, and ordering refreshments
  • Composing and circulating call for papers, conference program, and conference website
  • Organizing conference sessions
  • Communicating with participants and presenters prior to and during conference

Facilitator, ENG 3010 Teaching Circle, Wayne State University, Summer 2016, Winter 2017, Fall 2017.

  • Organizing and facilitating teaching circle meetings for new and experienced instructors of the course
  • Generating materials for instructional support

Co-Coordinator, Composition Learning Community, Wayne State University, August 2015-present (Lead Coordinator 2017-2018).

  • Organizing training sessions and developing training materials for peer mentors and instructors
  • Organizing semi-annual Student Writing Showcase
  • Coordinating public relations for Composition Learning Community events and news
  • (As Lead Coordinator) Coordinating payroll for peer mentors (student assistants)
  • (As Lead Coordinator) Attending university-level learning community orientation
  • (As Lead Coordinator) Completing and submitting annual learning community budget and application
  • (As Lead Coordinator) Purchasing supplies and refreshments for training and semi-annual Student Writing Showcase

Co-Chair, Humanities Center Working Group: Composition Learning Communities, October 2013-May 2015.

  • Researching the impact of peer mentoring on Composition students
  • Facilitating pilot peer mentoring program in Composition courses
  • Presenting research and findings to department and university community
  • Preparing budget and reimbursement requests

Composition Program Assessment Committee, Wayne State University, 2011-2017.

  • Participating in end-of-semester assessments for ENG 1010, ENG 1020, ENG 3010, and ENG 3050
  • Serving in ENG 1020 Assessment Working Group to study students’ inscription of reflection in reflective argument essays (August 2013-August 2015)
  • Revising Composition Program assessment practices, curriculum, and practice, based on assessment results

Supervising Teacher for Student Intern, Marcos de Niza High School through Arizona State University, Fall 2007.

  • Supervised, mentored, and evaluated student intern in Sophomore English classes

Co-Coordinator, National Lutheran Schools Accreditation process, Valley Lutheran High School, 2003-2006

  • Attended conferences to prepare to lead faculty through accreditation process
  • Organized teams for self-study
  • Led monthly meetings to prepare faculty for NLSA accreditation team visit and future improvement

Chair, English Department, Valley Lutheran High School, 2002-2006

  • Led department through curriculum review and revision, 2003-2004
  • Worked with department to create entrance exam for incoming freshmen
  • Led meetings to discuss instructional practice, curriculum changes, etc.
  • Prepared yearly budget requests

Chair, Drama Department, Valley Lutheran High School, 2000-2006

  • Chose, directed, and produced dramatic productions, or oversaw the direction of these productions, two to three times per year
  • Maintained drama resources and facilities
  • Prepared yearly budget

Cooperating Teacher for Student Teacher, Valley Lutheran High School, Fall 2002

  • Supervised, mentored, and evaluated student teacher in Speech Communication classes

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Gateways to Completion/ENG 1020 Course Committee. Wayne State University. 2017-present.

GERC Foundational Courses Subcommittee. Wayne State University. 2016-2017.

ENG 1020 Curriculum Task Force. Wayne State University. Winter 2015.

ENG 3010 Curriculum Task Force. Wayne State University. Winter 2015.

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Salary Committee. English Department. Wayne State University. 2015-present

Representative-at-Large. Michigan Council of Teachers of English Executive Committee. 2017-present.

Composition Executive Committee. Wayne State University. 2014-present.

Reviewer. 2014 NCTE Annual Convention Program Proposals. February 2014.

Micro-Teaching Session Volunteer/Mentor. GTA Orientation. Wayne State University. 2012-2015.

Math and Technology Literacy Committee for NCA Accreditation. Marcos de Niza High School. 2007-2008.

Prompt Judge/Committee Member. Tuscola Academic Games. English Department. Saginaw Valley State University. Winter 2007.

School Climate, School and Community, School and Congregation Committee. NLSA Accreditation Process. Valley Lutheran High School. 2004-2005.

Writing Committee. North Central Accreditation Process. Valley Lutheran High School. 2000-2001.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Excellence in Teaching Writing Award. Rhetoric and Composition Program. English Department. Wayne State University. 2015.

CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

National and International

“’This is How I Write: 2nd Thessalonians and Rhetorical Lessons for Relationship-Building.” Conference on Citizenship Studies. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. April 2018.

“To Gather Them Together: A Case for Composition Students Writing to Each Other.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO. March 2018.

“Meeting in Challenging Spaces: Teacher Evaluation Forms and the Ideal of Reciprocity.” Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference. Knoxville, TN. July 2017.

“‘But Mom, I Want to Make a Cartoon!’ or ‘Tony Stark that Sh**!'” Computers and Writing Conference. University of Findlay. Findlay, OH. June 2017.

“Tackling a Critical Violence: Teaching Rhetorical Responsibility.” Conference on Citizenship Studies. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. April 2017.

“On-Task Collaborative Reflection: Revising a Teaching Observation Form.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR. March 2017.

“Jane Pratt, My Mom, and the Signatures of Female Becoming.” Rhetoric Society of America. Atlanta, GA. May 2016.

“‘He Who Guards His Mouth and Tongue’: Thinking About Silence and Responsibility.” Conference in Citizenship Studies. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. April 2016.

“Shaping Classroom Citizens: The Teacher’s Role in Delimiting Rhetorical Responsibility.” Conference in Citizenship Studies. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. March 2015.

“Supporting Responsivity Through Reflections on Physical Classroom Space.” Thomas Watson Conference. Louisville, KY. October 2014.

“Networked Self-Awareness: Enacting a “Pedagogy of Responsibility” Through Reflection.” Rhetoric Society of America. San Antonio, TX. May 2014.

Qualitative Research Network Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March 2014. Participant.

“Revising First-Year Composition to Emphasize Future Learning.” Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL. January 2014.

“The Inquiry-Based FYC Classroom and Responsible Agency: Investigating Transfer via PFL.” National Council of Teachers of English. Boston, MA. November 2013.

Poster Presentation. “Attending to the Conditions for Learning and Preparation for Future Learning (PFL) in the Inquiry-Based Composition Classroom.” Critical Transitions Conference. Elon University. Elon, NC. June 2013.

“From Reflective Dialogue to Reflective Practice: Integrating Teaching for Key Concepts and Behaviors in the Introductory Writing Course.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. March 2013.

Qualitative Research Network Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. March 2013. Participant.

“KWL: Sparking Connections for Knowledge Transfer and Mediating Pedagogical Risk in Student-Driven Curriculum Design.” National Council of Teachers of English. Las Vegas, NV. November 2012.

Qualitative Research Network Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. March 2012. Participant.

“Assessing Transfer.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. March 2012. Co-facilitator.

“The Problem of ‘Tuning-In’: A Reflection on Focused Auditory Attention and Journals on Process.” College English Association. St. Petersburg, FL. March 2011.

Regional

“When Does Public Writing Happen in Your FYC Class?” Corridors: The Great Lakes Writing and Rhetoric Conference. Detroit, MI. September 2017.

“Faith and a Sense of Truth: Considering Physical Space, Presence, and Motivation for the Action of Classroom Teaching.” Michigan College English Association. Warren, MI. October 2016.

“Social Reading in the Online Writing Classroom: An Experiment in Finding What’s Useful.” WIDE-EMU. Ypsilanti, MI. October 2016.

“Workshop on Curricular Collaboration: Strategies for Students, Teachers, and Community Partners.” Michigan Council of Teachers of English Fall Conference. East Lansing, MI. October 2016.

“Strategies for Visualizing the Research Process.” With Jule Thomas. Teaching of Writing Conference. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. September 2016.

“It’s Okay to Write About Your Feelings: Examining Conflict Narratives in Students’ Reflective Writing.” Michigan College English Association. Grand Rapids, MI. October 2015.

“Reflection and Responsible Agency: Understanding Oneself as Integral to the Classroom Ecology.” Michigan College English Association. Grand Rapids, MI. October 2012.

“Personal Power in Learning: Developing Pedagogical Practice for Facilitating Individual Student Learning Transfer.” Michigan Council of Teachers of English. East Lansing, MI. October 2012.

“Pinterest and Other Tools for Self-Efficacy in the Classroom.” WIDE-EMU. East Lansing, MI. October 2012.

“Leap of Faith: Improvisation, Inhabitation, and a New “New” Inquiry Pedagogy.” Michigan College English Association. Dearborn, MI. October 2011.

“Multi-Genre Papers.” Spring Conference on the English Language Arts. Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI. April 2002.

Institutional

“A Composition Learning Community in Action: Perspectives From Students, Peer Mentors, and Instructors.” With Dai’Sha Davis, Amy Latawiec, Raeanne Payne, Haley Sharrow, Jule Thomas, and Nicole Guinot Varty. Wayne State Humanities Center Brown Bag Series. Detroit, MI. January 2018.

“‘Am I Up For This?’: A Nontraditional Student’s Critical Encounters in FYC.” Wayne State Humanities Center Brown Bag Series. Detroit, MI. October 2017.

“When ‘Student-Centered Learning’ Doesn’t Mean Group Work.” With Christopher Susak. Composition Program Curriculum Workshop. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. September 2017.

“ENG 1020: Teaching the Rhetorical Analysis.” With Thomas Trimble. Composition Program Orientation. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. August 2017.

“ “New Third Spaces” for Collaborative Peer Mentoring and Teacher Support”. With Jule Thomas. Wayne State University Humanities Center Brown Bag Series. Detroit, MI. March 2017.

“Supporting Peer Review Across the Semester.” Composition Program Curriculum Workshop. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. January 2017.

“ENG 1020.” With Nicole Guinot Varty. Composition Program Orientation. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. August 2016.

“Teaching the I-Search.” Composition Program Curriculum Workshop. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. February 2016.

“Teaching the Research Guide.” With Christopher Susak. Composition Program Curriculum Workshop. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. January 2016.

“Learning Windows: Using Reflective Writing to Promote Learning Transfer.” With Thomas Trimble, Clay Walker, and Jule Wallis. Humanities Center Brown Bag Series. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. January 2016.

“ENG 1020: Common Syllabus.” With Clay Walker. Composition Program Orientation. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. August 2015.

“Teaching Philosophies.” With Lisa Ze Winters. Wayne English Graduate Organization. English Department. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. August 2015.

“Developing Teaching Portfolios.” With Nicole Guinot Varty, Christopher Susak, Luke Thominet, and Jule Wallis. Professional Development Workshop. English Department. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. March 2015.

“Developing a Peer Mentoring Program and Composition Learning Community.” Humanities Center Brown Bag Series. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. January 2015.

“Coordinating In-Class Writing.” With Amy Metcalf Latawiec and Jule Wallis. Composition Program Teaching Workshop. Wayne State University. October 2014.

“Alternative Grading Workshop.” Composition Program Teaching Workshop. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. June 2014.

“Developing Teaching Portfolios.” With Nicole Guinot Varty, Jared Grogan, and Jule Wallis. Professional Development Workshop. English Department. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. February 2014.

“Teaching Reflection: Suggestions from Program Assessment.” With Angela Meador and Thomas Trimble. Composition Program Orientation. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. August 2014.

“Qualifying Exam Preparation.” With Gwen Gorzelsky, Judith Lakamper, and Whitney Hardin. Wayne English Graduate Organization Workshop. Wayne State University. November 2013.

“Integrating Reflection: Theory and Practice.” With Thomas Trimble. Composition Program Orientation. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. August 2013.

“Generating Productive Class Discussion, Classroom Management, and Dealing with Distressed or Disruptive Students.” With Nicole Guinot Varty and Thomas Trimble. Composition Program Teaching Workshop. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. November 2012.

“Portfolio Teaching, Reflection, and Metacognition.” With Amy Ann Metcalf and Derek Risse. Composition Program Orientation. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. August 2012.

“Revision and Peer Review.” With Nicole Guinot Varty. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. March 2012.

“Multi-Genre Papers.” Saginaw Bay Writing Project 10th Anniversary Celebration. Saginaw Valley State University. University Center, MI. September 2002.

Publications in Print

Forthcoming. Co-authored with Thomas Trimble. “Using Taxonomies of Metacognitive Behaviors to Analyze Student Reflection and Improve Teaching Practice.” Pedagogy. Vol. 19.

Co-authored with Jule Wallis. “Collaborative Development: Reflective Mentoring for GTAs.” Writing Program and Writing Center Collaborations: Transcending Boundaries. Eds. Alice Myatt and Lynee Gaillet. Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.

Co-authored with Derek Risse, Jeff Pruchnic, Joseph Paszek, David Mackinder, Jared Grogan, and Gwen Gorzelsky. “Introducing WAW: Grounding Negotiation in Assessment.” WAWN. Spring 2012.

Publications under Review

“Learning to Ask the ‘Right’ Questions: Supporting the Development of Genre and Rhetorical Knowledge in College Composition.” Under revise and resubmit status with Composition Forum.

ORGANIZATIONS

Professional Society Memberships

National Council of Teachers of English

College Composition and Communication

Rhetoric Society of America

Michigan Council of Teachers of English

Student/Program Groups

Wayne English Graduate Organization, Treasurer, 2013-2014

Wayne State Rhetoric Society, 2012-present

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