Open English @ SLCC: Texts on Writing, Language, and Literacy
Open English @ SLCC is an evolving digital book created and maintained by English Department faculty at Salt Lake Community College. It exists to provide our faculty–over one hundred full- and part-time instructors–with robust, flexible, and locally produced open educational resources (OER) that can be used for teaching a variety of courses across our composition sequence. The book is organized around a set of six locally-responsive threshold concepts that form the conceptual backbone of how our department approaches the work of teaching reading, writing and rhetoric. These threshold concepts–transformative, integrative and troubling ideas that we feel are essential for any kind of mastery in writing and literate practices–build on foundational work in thresholds by Eric Meyer and Ray Land, in addition to more recent work on threshold concepts in writing by Linda Adler-Kassler, Elizabeth Wardle and many others. Unlike a traditional textbook, the writing in this book invites remix, adaptation, and repurposing to match the specific needs of its users–SLCC writing students and instructors primarily–but also faculty and students at other schools, course designers, WPAS, and anyone else interested in open texts about writing, language and literacy. You can access the OER here: https://openenglishatslcc.pressbooks.com/
Color 35mm slide images of the variety of programs and activities that make up the General Education courses that were offered to Utah Tech Students in 1978. Images include those of students studying, working in the Biology Lab and student life around campus as well as images of the English Computer Lab, the Math Computer Lab, and the Chemistry Lab.
Photos of Salt Lake Community College English faculty members: Justin Jory, Charlette Howe and Kati Lewis running a bookbinding workshop. Location at the Publication Center in the Academic and Administration Bldg (AAB), room 137, Taylorsville-Redwood Campus.