English Department Teaching Resources
Department News, Announcements and Reminders
Updated syllabus templates for Fall 2015 are now available. Please see the course page for whichever composition course you're teaching to find the newest template.
An Introduction to Email at RVCC. Confused by the whole email migration and the three different email login links in the Lion's Den? Please read this! Also, if you have never let up email forwarding from your Lion Mail account, please read this for the reason why you need to do so. You'll also find illustrated instructions for how to do it.
Syllabus checklist: Does your syllabus include the information listed here?
Essay assignment checklist: Do your assignment handouts include the information listed here?
Student permission form (.docx): If you'd like to volunteer to collect samples of your students' work for the department, please make sure your students complete and sign this form first!
ENGL 111 & 070: English Composition I with Workshop
ENGL 111: English Composition I
ENGL 111 (CEP): English Composition I Concurrent Enrollment Program
ENGL 112: English Composition II
Frequently Asked Questions
ICRC I and II: info about diagnostics, how final grades are determined, and more
ENGL 111 and 112: teaching research, scheduling library visits, and more
Best Practices in the Classroom: things to keep in mind about assignments, in-class essays, commenting and plagiarism
Books, Supplies, and Copying: how to get the materials you need to prepare for class
Classroom Observations and Student Evaluations: how they're done, and how often you need to do them
Early Alerts and Midterm Warnings: what they are and how to submit them
Employee Resources: info about office space, paychecks, directories, faculty handbooks, and contracts
Exams: all about midterms and finals
FERPA: info from the RVCC Registrar that all instructors need to know (.pdf). You can also find this FAQ in the Lion's Den: On the myFac tab look for "Quicklinks"; under "Quicklinks," look for a link to "Confidential Information Policy (FERPA)."
Final Grades: how and when to turn in your grades, plus how and when to give an “incomplete”
Professional Requirements: basic requirements regarding classroom practices, faculty absences, office hours, and retaining student records
Rosters and Enrollment: info about course caps, course cancellations, and how to find your rosters
Scheduling and Classrooms: all about classroom space and scheduling a computer lab
Students: info about student orientation, student counseling, and other common instructor concerns (“What should I do if a student. . . ?”)
Support Services: things you need to know about the library, tutoring services, the Testing Center, and accommodations for disabilities.
Tech@RVCC: email, the Lion’s Den, WebStudy, and other tech-related topics
Faculty Handbook, updated January 2012 (.pdf). You may be prompted to log into SharePoint if you're accessing this file from off-campus. For your user name, enter "rvcc\" (without the quotation marks) followed by your G-number. For example: rvcc\g00123456
Five Principles for Teaching Composition at RVCC: Things that every instructor should remember.
Resources for Teaching Online and Hybrid Courses: Resources for you and your students in the online classroom.
A Quick Guide to Composition Course Sequencing: Use this handy chart to better understand how a student may progress through our composition courses.
English Adjunct Colloquia and Workshops: Did you miss a colloquium or workshop? Find the handouts here!
Info for Adjuncts at Bound Brook and Bridgewater: Policies, guidelines, and contact info for adjuncts teaching at our Bound Brook High School and Bridgewater sites.
Teaching Resources from Around the Web: Need new ideas for how to address various writing topics in your classes? See what these links have to offer.
Resources for Professional Development: Want to learn more about the field of rhetoric and composition? Start with these resources.
Applying for a Job at a Community College: Useful information about how to be a strong candidate for a full-time teaching position at a community college.
The Raritan Adjunct Voice: Browse this archive of past and current issues of the RVCC adjunct newsletter.
Contact the English Department Chair, Adjunct Liaison, or Administrative Assistant
For other English department faculty, please use the RVCC Campus Directory.
Have a great semester!
Updated 7/17/15 by SA