My teaching philosophy integrates current technology into the writing process and combines the elements of audience awareness, process pedagogy, collaborative discussions, and persuasion techniques. My course objectives, syllabi, and assignment sheets all focus on the student gradually taking responsibility for learning in an academic environment.
As a writing instructor, one of my objectives is to guide students toward writing papers to their specific audience while still clearly and effectively communicating their position. Another important objective is to teach students to critically read, evaluate, and revise their own writing, and thus become independent academic writers and more effective written communicators in society. Also critical to effective independent and academic writing is credibility. Students learn about credibility issues throughout the semester with discussions of plagiarism, source selection, integration, and documentation.
In addition, another of my instructional strategies is to intelligently integrate technology to aid students in appreciating and improving their writing and writing process. At the end of each semester, I review the effectiveness of my teaching approach. I review the challenges the students faced in their writing or with the technology and I make changes to or develop new syllabi, assignments, handouts, and activities that effectively meet the needs of the students while still fulfilling the course objectives.
Hoy, Cheryl, Amanda McGuire Rzicznek, Cheryl Lachowski, and Elizabeth Zemanski. “Contemplative Pedagogy - How to Use Mindfulness Activities to Overcome Classroom Distractions.” Webinar. Center for Faculty Excellence Knowledge Share Webinar Series. http://www.bgsu.edu/center-for-faculty-excellence/services/webinars.html Center for Faculty Excellence. Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH. (February 17, 2016).
Hoy, Cheryl, Ann Westrick, and J. Clevenger. “Go with guideWIRE: Enhancing Learning with Digital Resources.” Webinar. Center for Faculty Excellence Knowledge Share Webinar Series. http://www.bgsu.edu/center-for-faculty-excellence/services/webinars.html Center for Faculty Excellence. Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH. (March 20, 2015).
Hoy, Cheryl and Amanda McGuire Rzicznek. “Promoting Student Engagement with Technology-Enhanced Active Learning Strategies.” Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning: Evidence Based Teaching and Learning. Online. 1996 words. (October 2014). Peer Reviewed.
Hoy, Cheryl. "The Adult Learner in the Online Classroom." Diss. Bowling Green State U, 2010. OhioLink. Web.
Blair, Kristine and Cheryl Hoy, Co-authors. “Paying Attention to Adult Learners Online: The Pedagogy and Politics of Community.” Computers and Composition. Special Issue: Distance Learning: Evolving Perspectives. Print. 7871 words. (2005). Peer Reviewed.
Kristine Blair and Cheryl Hoy, Contributing authors. The Wadsworth Handbook 7th Edition. Eds. Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell. Print. 2005.
Hoy, Cheryl. “Situating the Adult Learner in the Online Classroom.” Proceedings for the 51st Annual Conference of the Society for Technical Communication. Print. 2525 words. (May 2004). Peer Reviewed.
Hoy, Cheryl. "Independent Minds : Women Who Detect in Wilkie Collins' Novels." Thesis. Bowling Green State U, 2001. Print.
Clark, John M., Cheryl Hoy, Ann Westrick, and Michael Schulz, eds. Intersections: Readings in Sociology. Social Issues I. General Studies Writing. Ed. Colby R. Lawrence. Boston: Pearson Custom, 2001. Print. 418 pages.
Carlton, Susan, John M. Clark, Cheryl Hoy, Ann Westrick, eds. Intersections: Readings in Sociology. Social Issues II. General Studies Writing. Ed. Colby R. Lawrence. Boston: Pearson Custom, 2001. Print. 512 pages.
Hoy, Cheryl. “Ragtime From Genesis to Jazz.” Proceedings abstracts for the 1997 Annual Meetings of the Michigan Academy of the Science, Arts, and Letters. 1997. Print. Peer Reviewed.
Panel Presenter. “Combating Multisensory Distractions: Contemplative Practices for Students and Educators.” Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning: Evidence Based Teaching and Learning. Traverse City, MI: October 15-17, 2015.
Presenter. “First-Year Writing Program Administration: Issues of Adaptation, Transformation, and Resiliency.” Sustainable Writing/Program/Administrators. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Boise Centre, Boise, ID. July 12-19, 2015.
Presenter. “At-the-Fire: Blending Active Learning Strategies with Technology to Further Student Engagement.” Reflecting on English Studies. 2015 College English Association of Ohio Spring Conference. University of Toledo, Toledo, OH. April 18, 2015.
Poster Presenter. “Fostering Students’ Digital Literacy Habits with guideWIRE Learning Community.” Teaching and Learning Conference Prism of Possibility. Center for Faculty Excellence. Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH. March 5, 2015.
Presenter. “Establishing WID Practices through General Education Curriculum Reform.” Session Title: Exploring WID in First-Year Writing: Navigating Initiatives, Assessment Practices, and Resistance. Perspectives on Writing in the Disciplines. The Seventh Annual North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. February 27-28, 2015
Presenter. “Faculty Learning Communities: Collaborative Approaches for Promoting a Culture of Change.” “Shifting Currents / Making Waves.” The Twelfth International Writing Across the Curriculum (IWAC) Conference, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis: June 12-14, 2014.
Presenter. “Writing Program Assessment: The Art of Reflection.” Session Title: It Takes a Village: Escalating Assessment through a Social Culture. Examining Assessment: Principles and Practices for Writing Classrooms and Programs. The Sixth Annual North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. February 28-March 1, 2014.
Presenter. “Moving from Acting As to Acting On.” Session Title: WPAs in Liminal Spaces: Evolving an Independent Writing Program When Normal Fails. Queering the Writing Program. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA. July 18-21, 2013.
Presenter. “Building Collaboration: Administrative History of a Multifaceted Process.” Session Title: Beyond the classroom: faculty, students & community organizations connecting via writing. Building Bridges: Extending the Work of Composition Beyond the Classroom. The Fifth Annual North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. February 15-16, 2013.
Presenter. “Shaping a Collective Identity Through Community Building.” Session Title: Cultivating Status, Identity, and Satisfaction in a Place of Our Own: An Independent First-Year Writing Program Comes of Age. Panel Presentation. A “Non-Place” to Visit: Exploring the Employment Practices and Working Conditions that Affect Writing Instructors. The Fourth Annual North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. February 10-12, 2012.
Panel Presenter. “Three Instructors’ Tales: Creating Virtual Environments for Varied Student Populations.” Virtual Urbanism. CW2007 (Computers and Writing) 23nd Annual Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. May 25-28, 2007.
Panel Presenter. “Gone, but Not Forgotten.” Under Construction: Writing Centers Strategies, Research, and Contributions. ECWCA (East Central Writing Centers Association) 29th Annual Conference, Bowling Green State University Writing Center, Bowling Green, OH. March 15-17, 2007.
Roundtable Presenter. “Wary Travelers and the Oasis: Discussions of Blended Classrooms and Pedagogical Experiences.” Still Making Knowledge on the Frontier(s). CW2006 (Computers and Writing) 22ndAnnual Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. May 25-28, 2006.
Workshop Presenter. “Promoting Student Success with Digital Tools: Remediating Access” CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication), San Francisco, CA. March 2005.
Virtual Poster Session. “Computers and Composition Online: Making Connections” CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication), San Francisco, CA. March 2005.
Panel Presenter. “Providing a Compass: How One Department is Handling Online Writing Courses.” Navigating the Future of Technical Communication. STC (Society for Technical Communication) 51st Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. May 2004.
Roundtable Co-Facilitator. “Digital Language and Learning: A Learning Community” Partners in Learning NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Convention, San Francisco, CA. Nov. 2003.
Panel Presenter. “Revising as You Go” Discovering Digital Dimensions. CW2003 (Computers and Writing) Conference. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. May 2003.
Panel Presenter. “Diversity and Collaboration in the First-Year Composition Classroom: Class Listproc Journals” Considering College English: Diverse Learners, Diverse Teachers, Diverse Pedagogies. MCEA (Michigan College English Association) conference at Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI. Nov. 2002.
Panel Presenter. “Interactive Texts: Receiving and Responding to Student Writing through Email” NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) convention, Baltimore, MD. 2001.
Individual Presenter. “Ragtime From Genesis to Jazz.” Presented research on ragtime music and history at three regional conferences: Michigan Academy of the Science, Arts, and Letters, Ann Arbor, MI. 1997; LAND (Liberal Arts Network for Development), Grand Rapids, MI. 1997; Michigan Student Scholars Conference, Delta College, Saginaw, MI. 1996.
Faculty Development Presentations
Individual Presenter. “Quality Leadership: Effective Written Communication.” Presentation for undergraduate students in the President’s Leadership Academy. Center for Leadership Spring 2011 Workshop Series. Center for Leadership, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. March 23, 2011.
Table Presenter. “Laptop Classrooms: Implications & Strategies for Teaching.” Active Learning and the Transition to Digital Learning Community. Table. BGSU Teaching and Learning Fair. Bowling Green, OH. Feb. 2011.
Table Presenter. “Creating a Course Folder of Articles & Student Activity.” Library e-Tools for Teaching, Learning, & Research Learning Community. Table. BGSU Teaching and Learning Fair. Bowling Green, OH. Feb. 2010.
Co-Presenter. “Getting a Little WAC-y: Integrating Writing into the Classroom and Having Fun with It.” Invited and presented a special fall semester BGSU GradSTEP session and BGSU Faculty Continuing Development Presentation, Bowling Green, OH. Dec. 3, 2003
Co-Presenter. “Writing Effective Assignment Sheets Across Disciplines.” Invited and presented a fall semester BGSU Graduate Student Enhancement Program (GradSTEP) Presentation. Bowling Green, OH, Aug. 2003.
Co-Presenter. “Assigning Writing Effectively Across Disciplines.” Invited and presented a fall semester BGSU Graduate Student Enhancement Program (GradSTEP) Presentation. Bowling Green, OH, Aug. 2002.
Author. “Wireless Laptop Instructor User Manual.” Conducted needs and task analyses and usability testing; created new documentation—30-page instructional guide for Cindy Fuller, BGSU Lab Support and Ann Westrick, English Department Media Services Coordinator, and GSW instructors in the Olscamp wireless classroom. December 2001.