Monday Missive – May 2, 2016
Our creative writing program benefits tremendously from the contributions of our part-time faculty members. In addition to Allison, these part-time faculty members include Paula Martinac, Coleen Muir, and Lance Phillips. Not only do they teach a variety of creative writing courses, but they have also helped organize poetry readings and other events open to our students and faculty.
We have several part-time faculty members who teach core courses in the English Department curriculum or the general education courses offered by the department. These faculty members include Valerie Bright, Sonya Brockman, Saxby Chaplin, Abby Dobs, Peter Larkin, Sarah Minslow, Tiffany Morin, and Sam Shapiro. Not only do these colleagues teach essential courses for the department, but they all participate in the culture of the department. They attend departmental events, provide students with extra help, and contribute to the department’s research agenda.
I know that many administrators call part-time faculty members adjunct faculty, but I do not like this term. To me, the term adjunct implies being on the periphery, and our part-time faculty members are not on the periphery of the department. They are right in the middle of our department. My thanks go to all of our part-time faculty members for everything they do.
Kudos— As you know, I like to use my Monday Missives to share news about recent accomplishments by members of our department. Here is the latest news: