Friday, August 10, 2012
Back in the Saddle Again
The above photo is Pioneer Hall on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University where I will begin the fall semester as an adjunct faculty member in the English department. I taught developmental reading and writing for eight years at Kirtland Community College. I am excited to be teaching again. I have wanted to teach at the university level, so I will be putting my best foot forward here.
While the commitment is only for the fall term I would be delighted to return in the summer or fall of 2013 if they have a need. I am excited to look at the curriculum and begin looking at the texts so that I know what I will be teaching. I know it will be English 103 and 104. That is reading strategies and study skills. Very similar to what I taught at Kirtland twelve years ago. I am excited to be back in the classroom.
Monday I go down to fill out the obligatory paperwork, get my photo taken for an ID, a parking pass, and whatever else is needed. I will have to have training on the computer program used for grades, and posting the syllabus. I also need to be brought up to speed on what happened during the August 2nd in service that was held for the staff teaching the courses I will be teaching.
Why you ask did I retire from teaching only to go back part-time? I retired from teaching because it was time for me to move on to other things. One being writing, the other being to possibly teach part-time at the college level. I am working on both. Looking forward to the release of the second novel in the Macy McVannel series, working on a co-authored book, and starting book three in the Macy series. I am also looking forward to enabling students to succeed in college.