Nicole Varty (ay5755)

University information

Title: Associate Professor - Teaching
Unit: English
Department: College of Liberal Arts & Science

Contact information

313-577-2450
5057 Woodward
English Department
Detroit, 48202

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department:

English

Title: Associate Professor of Teaching
Secondary Title: Co-director, Composition Learning Community; Chair, Composition Mentoring Committee
Office:

9205.4, 5057 Woodward

Website:
  • ngvarty.com
Research Interest/Area of Expertise:
  • Rhetoric and Composition

Research:

An ecological model of writing, composition pedagogy and curriculum development, knowledge transfer, learning communities, assessment, rhetoric of religion

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications:
  • PhD, Rhetoric and Composition [Wayne State University, 2016]
Awards and Grants:
  • 2021 OVPR Arts and Humanities Grant: Anti-Racist Language Practices

    2020 Humanities Center Working Group Grant: Linguistic Justice

    2019 Assessment Program Grant: Composition Learning Community

    2015 American Graduate Champion, Detroit Public Television

    2013 Humanities Center Working Group Grant: Composition Learning Communities

    2012 APEX Instructional Excellence Award, Wayne State University APEX Program

Selected Publications:

“The (Missing) Human Part: Listening for Students’ Perceptions of the Value of Peer Mentors.” Learning Communities Research and Practice. 9.1 (2021). Co-authored with Adrienne Jankens, Haley Shier and Michelle Borkosh.

“A Question of Support: Assessing a Composition Learning Community for Student Learning and Academic Success.” Intersection: A Journal at the Intersection of Assessment and Learning. 2.4 (2021).

“Correlating What We Know: A Mixed Methods Study of Reflection and Writing in First-Year Writing Assessment.” Composition Forum. 47 (Fall 2021). Co-authored with Jeff Pruchnic, Ellen Barton, Sarah Primeau, Thomas Trimble and Tanina Foster Moore.

“The Effects of Student-Fashioning and Teacher-Pleasing in the Assessment of First-Year Writing Reflective Essays.” Journal of Writing Assessment. 14.1 (2021). Co-authored with Jeff Pruchnic, Ellen Barton, Thomas Trimble, Sarah Pimeau, Hillary Weiss and Tanina Foster Moore.
 

 

 

Currently Teaching:
  • ENG 3010 - Intermediate Writing

    ENG 3020 - Writing in the Community

    ENG 3085 - Intro to Rhetoric & Composition

Courses taught:

APX 0500 - Foundations in Writing

ENG 1010 - Basic Composition

ENG 1020 - Intro to College Writing

ENG 3010 - Intermediate Writing

ENG 3020 - Writing in the Community

ENG 3085 - Intro to Rehtoric and Composition

ENG 3180 - Rhetoric to 1800

ENG 5010 - Advanced Expository Writing

ENG 5795 - Rhetoric of Space and Place

ENG 6001 - Teaching of Writing Practicum 1

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