About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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Category Archives: Teaching Composition
Yesterday I put myself through hell, scheduling 27 20-minute conferences with students (4 didn’t show up), and come 6:30 when I finished, I was exhausted. Today, I have considerably fewer, though I also teach two classes today. However, I’m currently … Continue reading
JoAnne Podis and Leonard Podis have a pretty good article in the recent College English about in loco parentis. Overall I found it pretty interesting (and it made me think a bit about how I structure assignments and reflect more … Continue reading
When I taught first-year writing, I wanted students to write a “This I Believe” essay, but the length was too short to use for one of the major assignments, and instead we did “My Turn” essays, which in retrospect, I … Continue reading
I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon with many of male students. Many of them like to shake my hand after the conference, which I’m okay with, but I’m a bit surprised by. I don’t remember ever shaking a teacher’s hand when … Continue reading