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/
2018 - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Evelyn Lamb - Oral Presentation
This is a video of the presentation by Dr. Evelyn Lamb, a keynote speaker at the 2018 Science, Mathematics & Engineering Symposium at Salt Lake Community College. She is introduced as a freelance math and science writer based in Salt Lake City, and her presentation is titled, "Building a Creative Career in Mathematics." The video can be accessed via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/z8rWJkEDJTk
SLCC Community Writing Center's Salt Lake Teens Write Program
Photograph of the 2012 Innovator Award Winners for the creation of the SLCC Community Writing Center's Salt Lake Teens Write Program. SLCC Community Writing Center (CWC) partnered with the Salt Lake City Public Library to create the innovative program Salt Lake Teens Write (SLTW). The photograph contains Tiffany Rousculp, John McCormick, Andrea Malouf, and Elisa Stone.