for extinction in today's 140-character-obsessed world, at
students reach their goals, whether that be transferring to a four-year
institution, getting published, or simply enjoying reading and writing,"
said Cathy McCarron, English Department Chairwoman.
recently hired five new faculty members and developed two new degree
concentrations one in Creative Writing and another in Literature.
English Department Chairwoman
quality full- and part-time faculty already on board, have allowed us to
expand our offerings for students," said McCarron.
Writing Poetry," "African-American Literature," "Creative Writing
Entrepreneurship" and "Creative Writing & Publishing." In addition
to these electives, a team of faculty is currently revising the "English
Composition II" course to fulfill the Multi-Cultural/Global Institutional
Student Learning Outcome (ISLO).
students to engage with texts representing a broad range of perspectives
so they can get a glimpse of other cultures, as well as a reflection of
themselves in the literature they are introduced to," said McCarron.
and writing, through the capstone level, we want our students to read
and write more critically, to increase their problem-solving skills, and
prepare them for a successful academic and professional future."
online English courses is requiring students to write more and more
writing typically results in better writing. But it's not just technology
that helps students learn, she said.
curriculum. Several MCC faculty bring published authors into the
classroom to discuss writing with students. And, similarly, teachers often
send students into the community to experience literature by attending
readings, theater productions, or volunteering at local book festivals.
integrating technology and hands-on experience, we are able to take a
more diverse approach to teaching at Middlesex that helps free students
creatively and helps them develop a deeper and more meaningful
understanding of the content."