LSC-North Harris English Faculty Resources
Syllabus Information and Materials:
Composition and Rhetoric samples - these documents are a general guide and include student learning outcomes and highlighted areas that can be completed by new faculty.
ENGL 1301 General Syllabus
ENGL 1302 General Syllabus
Syllabus Template: This blank document is more generic than those above, and contains all information that can be included when creating a syllabus. Before finalizing a syllabus, contact the LSC-North Harris English Department Chair to ensure all required information is present and any changes in policies or procedures are included. Note that faculty have freedom to be innovative and creative with their syllabi and need not follow this template, but all faculty need to include contact information, course learning outcomes, etc. (see template of general syllabus for 1301 or 1302). There are various policies and procedures required, so please see these documents, which includes links for policies and a syllabus checklist created by the Cy-Fair Teaching and Learning Center (use your email/password for access to Sharepoint).
Rhetoric and Composition Scholarship:
Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing
"Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing is a book series containing peer-reviewed collections of essaysóall composed by teachers for studentsówith each volume freely available for download under a Creative Commons license. Writing Spaces aims to build a library of quality open access textbooks for the writing classroom as an alternative to costly textbooks."
WAC Clearing House (Writing Across the Curriculum)
"The Clearinghouse is an open-access publishing collaborative that is supported by the efforts of more than 170 scholars who serve in various editorial roles, including as journal and book series editors, editorial staff, reviewers, and editorial board members. It is widely regarded as the leading website supporting the use of writing and speaking in courses across the curriculum."
Two-Year College Association
"The Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) identifies and articulates the best theories and practices, and pedagogy in teaching English in the two-year college through regional and national conventions and a journal, Teaching English in the Two-Year College (TETYC)."
Two-Year College English Association - Southwest (TYCA-SW)
Part of the broader Two-Year College Association, TYCA-SW focuses on the scholarship, ideas, and practices of secondary educators in the Southwest Region of the US. LSC-North Harris faculty have consistently attended and presented at the annual TYCA-SW conference and found great value in sharing their own practices and ideas with other instructors in the area, and learning from others who are dedicated to the field of rhetoric and composition.
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
"Through collaboration and community, shared stories and shared experiences, NCTE supports teachers and their students in classrooms, on college campuses, and in online learning environments." The Resources area of the NCTE website provides information about journal publications and scholarship, online learning, standards and practices, as well as helpful lesson plan options and information.
College Composition and Communication
"The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is committed to supporting the agency, power, and potential of diverse communicators inside and outside of postsecondary classrooms. CCCC advocates for broad and evolving definitions of literacy, communication, rhetoric, and writing (including multimodal discourse, digital communication, and diverse language practices) that emphasize the value of these activities to empower individuals and communities." The CCCC page provides links and information about research and scholarship, various research and practice-based resources, and more.