The Academic Relations Committee for NEO STC had a great meeting with Associate Professor of English Tom Pace, on April 28. Lisa Mileusnich and Lynn Nickels were also joined by David Frey of Rockwell Automation and Ariel Clark of Mayfield High School. Ariel is participating in a two-week job shadowing block at Rockwell and was able to attend the meeting with David.
The group discussed how NEO STC can help JCU English and writing students learn more about the field of technical writing and writing careers, in general. Fall presentations at the university are planned with the opportunity to participate in the Career Fair next February. Tom also extended us the invitation to audit and critique his writing class to provide feedback.
Additionally, Tom is looking for internship opportunities for his fall students. Paid and un-paid internships are needed at area companies to help students get real-world experience, as well as to fulfill their internship credit hours. Students will receive up to 3 credit hours during the semester. Companies need to provide a written description of the planned internship and attend the students’ final presentations at the end of the semester. Tom needs to know by mid-summer if a company is interested and the internship description needs to be submitted by the last week of August.
Finally, JCU is looking for adjunct faculty to teach 400-level future writing classes in the areas of Media and Environmental Writing. Classes would be for the 2017-2018 school year. A Master’s degree and subject matter expertise are required. Classes will be either one night per week for 2.5 hours or two nights per week for 75 minutes and will probably be on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays.
Contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
By Lynn Nickels, Academic Relations Committee