Kaye Adkins
222J Eder
Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Dr.
St. Joseph, Missouri, 64507

Welcome to the virtual office of Kaye Adkins.

As an Associate Professor of English at Missouri Western, I teach a wide range of writing classes. My office looks like many college professors' offices-stacks of papers (graded and ungraded), copies to be filed, mail to be answered, and of course full bookcases lining the walls. I am fortunate to have a roomy office with a nice view of the fountains in front of our building. (Of course, since this is a virtual office, you'll just have to take my word for it.)

When you enter my office, the first thing you see is the file cabinet where I keep resources for the courses that I teach.
 
 
In Fall 2014 I am on sabbatical


 
My regular course load includes:

English 104 College Writing and Rhetoric   
English 108 College Composition and Research
English 112 Honors Composition and Rhetoric  
English 467 Grammar and the Teaching of Grammar  
English-Technical Communication 200 Intro. to Technical Communication   
English-Technical Communication 324 Electronic and Online Communication  
English-Technical Communication 420 Technical Documentation  
English-Technical Communication 421 Worlds of Technical Communication 
English-Technical Communication 401 Senior Portfolio

English 540 Writing for Management and Supervision 
English 567 Grammar and the Teaching of Grammar  
English 664 Composition Theory and Pedagogy  
English-Technical Communications 520 Publications Management  
English-Technical Communication 600 Graduate Studies in Technical Communication  

English-Technical Communication 695 Thesis  
English-Technical Communication 696 Capstone Project  

I have also taught:
English 210 Literature of the Environment 
English 220 Introduction to Reading Texts  
English 232 Language Awareness  
English 301 Advanced Composition 
English 364 Composition Theory 
English 430 Wilderness and the American Character 
English-Public Relations 422 Public Relations Writing 
English-Journalism/Public Relations 401 Senior Portfolio


Useful links:

     Tutorials for Word 2010 from the Goodwill Community Foundation
     Computer labs on the Missouri Western campus
     Training materials for Moodle at Missouri Western
     How to download articles from the library databases
     Fifty Tools to Improve Your Writing  
     Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL   
     Washington State Univeristy QuickGuides to Documentation Systems
     Student Life CalculatorThe first step in time management
     Technical Communication resources and examples    

On my shelves, you will see books that are related to my teaching interests.  I also am a member of professional organizations whose publications and conferences help me to improve my teaching.
 
My technical communication textbook:
Technical Communication: A Practical Approach
, 8th ed. (written with William S. Pfeiffer), Pearson, 2012.

Organizations to which I belong:
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
(ATTW)
Association for Computer Machinery Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (ACM SIGDOC)
College  English Association (CEA)
Conference on College Composition and Communication (for which I have coordinated the Eco-composition Special Interest Group)
Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, (CPTSC) Treasurer
Society for Technical Communication (STC)
STC Policies and Procedures Special Interest Group  

 
My desk, like many other college professors' desks, has stacks of paper.  Among them, you will find correspondence for other organizations that I actively participate in or have connections with.
 
desk
Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Journalism , MWSU
Missouri Western State University
University of Kansas (M.A., Ph.D.)
Pittsburg State University (B.A.)

My vita  

You can contact me through my email at kadkins@missouriwestern.edu or visit my official department-maintained Web page .

Thank you for visiting.