Schedule

Week 1

January 13

First day of class; no journal entry this week; instead, you will answer a questionnaire in class

January 15

Q & A about the course, Assign editorial groups 1, begin project I.

Homework: continue working on your project; go to our links page and explore some of the links to blogs that I have posted there

Week 2

January 20

Creating a blog, some basic html for your blog, design your editorial group's project schedule

January 22

Schedule due, continue working on project I; introduction to building a web page.

For homework, find a couple of web pages you like and that you would like to try to imitate (all or parts of). Bring in printed copies of the pages you like for show and tell. be prepared to tell us why you like those web pages.

Week 3

January 27

Creating a web page; design analysis; turn in group schedules.

Homework: work on project I and be prepared to write, discuss, or present on your work thus far in class on Thursday. Read handout on visual design.

January 29

Work on project I continues; editorial group progress updates. Read handout "On the Uses of a Liberal Education"

Week 4

February 3

Creating a web page continued, lessons in visual design. HOMEWORK: Read the PDF about making your webpage section 508 compliant. Check out the other links posted under Web Design Issues. Bring in enough copies of your paper for the entire class, including me (or cards with the address to your web page or blog). you should include your two questions to your reader with each copy.

February 5

practice workshop; Today bring in enough copies of your paper for the entire class, including me (or cards with the address to your web page or blog). Include your two questions with each copy you will pass out. We will workshop drafts next week. Use this format for constructing your response.

Homework: write your responses to the five papers we will workshop on Tuesday. Write your first Journal Entry using this prompt about Edmundson's "On the Uses of a Liberal Education: As Lite Entertainment for Bored College Students."

Week 5

February 10

Workshop project I: 10 minutes each. Discussion of Analytical Cover Letter for Project. Today we will workshop projects composed by Amber Bahr, Leslie Russell, Mark Klabacha, Beth O'Rourke, and Jason Sample.

February 12

Workshop project I: 10 minutes each
Today we will workshop projects composed by Mike Smith, Anthony McGinn, Amy Wallerstedt, Mailynne McKinney, and Missy Hearle;
Journal Entry #2

Week 6

February 17

Workshop for project I: 10 minutes each. Today we will workshop projects composed by Kelly Albano, Frank Bucaro, Eli Lawhorn, Dixie Draper,Jackie Tomaso, and Donna Cherry

February 19

Project I due with Analytical Cover Letter; discuss grading standards; assign new project and new editorial groups; journal entry #3

Week 7

February 24

Group syllabi due, continue working on project II.

February 26

Continue working on project II.

Week 8

March 2

Continue working on project II.

March 4

Continue working on project II; online workshops. Over break (or before) send your project to your group and respond to their projects using the workshop protocol we used last time around. You will not get a chance to workshop projects with the entire class, so make the most of this opportunity to get/give feedback. When you email your responses, please send a copy to me.

Workshop groups are as follows: Group 1: Mailynne, Leslie, and Eli; Group 2 : Kelly and Frank; Group 3: Amber, Jackie, Missy, and Amy; Group 4: Donna, Anthony, Dixie, and Jason (arrange these last two groups so that you each only write and receive 2responses).

Week 9

March 9

Spring Break (no official homework, but you must respond to your group prior to class on Tuesday, March 16 & you should continue working on project 2 if you can).

March 11

Spring Break

Week 10

March 16

Continue working on project II, but we will begin project III on Thursday (revision plans for project 1 due today for those who got grades on Tuesday, March 2) Journal entry: from History of Illinois State University Online or to the Women of WWI Project.

March 18

Archival research; begin project III (revision plans for project 1 due today for those who got grades on Thursday, March 4). ISU Library Archives.

Begin by brainstorming using the following prompts. Then meet in groups to discuss your idea(s) about what to research for project III. As a group you should encourage each other to work out, in advance, as much information about this research topic as possible. What questions do you want to answer, where might you find those answers, how should you begin? You need stick to this idea if you have a better one over the next week, but I would like you to send me an email next week (before noon on Friday, March 25) explaining your topic and how you think you will research it.

Week 11

March 23

Research on own; Lori will be at a conference (revised projects 1 due today for those who got grades on Tuesday, March 2--email me with your revised project or url) Read: Jeff Ludwig's article "The Rhetorics of Subversion and Silence: The Naming of Illinois State University’s Student Center" For your journal entry this week, respond to this essay. Some questions you might consider with this response are: What does this history have to teach us about student movements on campus? Why is the distinction between the ways the two sides battled this issue important? What does this distinction suggest about the university? What does it suggest about how "minority" movements might advance their causes on campus? What, if anything, might we learn from the "diversity garden" being constructed outside of Stevenson Hall? Are we more likely to hear calls for "unity" or "diversity" these days? Why?

March 25

Research on own; Lori will be at a conference (revised projects 1 due today for those who got grades on Thursday, March 4--email me with your revised project or URL).

Week 12

March 30

turn in project II with analytical cover letter; continue working on project III. We will meet in the archive library in the basement of Williams, room 7 at 9:35. Be on time and bring your notes, but do not bring any food or beverages please.

April 1

Written style; continue working on project III. Journal Entry #6 in class Email Dr. Rayfield.

Week 13

April 6

Jeff Ludwig will be visiting our class to talk about his archival research. continue working on project III. Do journal entry #8 in class.

April 8

Conference; no class.

Week 14

April 13

Continue working on project III;

April 15

Continue working on project III;

Week 15

April 20

Have 12 copies of your draft for workshopping today. (Kelly, Dixie, Missy, and Amy).

April 21

Wednesday. There will be a speaker in Stevenson 401 discussing Brown v Board of Education.

April 22

workshop project III--15 minutes; first workshop Kelly, Dixie, Missy, Amy, Anthony, Donna, Mailynne, and Jackie have 12 copies of your project for today)

Week 16

April 27

Workshop project III--15 minutes.

Anthony, Donna, Mailynne & Jackie

(Leslie, Eli, Jason, Frank have 12 copies of your project for today)

April 29

Workshop Project III--15 minutes--Journals due (I will NOT accept journals before or after class or via email: you must be present for the workshops to hand in your completed journal--no exceptions, no extensions, no kidding). Final journal: in-class questionnaire (you can copy and paste the file into word and print it if you prefer to type your response).

Leslie, Eli, Jason, Frank, Mailynne & Jackie

Week 17

May 3 (Monday)

Final projects (III) due in my office between 10:00am and 1:00pm. My office is Stevenson 414E (right across from the elevator). Please note that I will not accept any projects after 1:00pm on Monday, May 3. Reminder: don't forget to include the analytical cover letter, which is a part of each project you write. :)


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