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
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 Calculator—The 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.
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.
English, Foreign Languages, and Journalism , MWSU
Missouri Western State University
University of Kansas (M.A., Ph.D.)
Pittsburg State University (B.A.)
You can contact me through my email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my official department-maintained Web page .
Thank you for visiting.