Faculty Resource Library
The Henneke Center hosts resources related to teaching, advising, mentoring and scholarship online in Harvey. Look for the Henneke Center Faculty Library under "My Organizations" once you've logged into Harvey. Resources are also available at the Center, which is located on the 5th floor of McFarlin Library. If you have trouble accessing the website, please call or email the Henneke Center.
We also invite you to contact or drop by the center if we can be of help locating or reviewing reference materials about a particular teaching technique, advising strategy or other issue related to your work as an educator and scholar.
Faculty Writing Program
The new TU Henneke Faculty Writing Program (FWP) offers support for all aspects of faculty writing, especially
- choosing topics,
- making time and space to write,
- staying organized,
- writing steadily,
- revising effectively,
- identifying publishing outlets, and
- working with editors.
It is a two-year pilot program under the auspices of TU’s Henneke Center for Academic Fulfillment.
The Garret (McFarlin Library, Room 5100, 5th floor, adjacent to the Henneke Center) is a quiet, supportive space for writing projects. It includes a collection of reference books on all aspects of the academic writing process, as well as coffee, tea and desk space. It can also serve as a meeting space for individual and group discussion.
The first Henneke Writing Fellow is Dr. Joli Jensen, Hazel Rogers Professor of Communication, who is designing and implementing the Faculty Writing Program. Starting in Spring 2013 she will offer faculty writing workshops, and one-on-one writing support to colleagues. If you need more information about any aspect of the Faculty Writing Program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faculty Writing Program will host a series of academic writing workshops, including.
“Myths We Stall By” exploring academic writing beliefs that deflect project completion
“Becoming a Public Scholar” using nonfiction writing techniques to communicate academic research to a wider audience, through opinion columns, personal essays, magazine articles and book proposals
“Writing Space, Time and Energy” giving concrete, detailed suggestions for how to create and protect space, time, and momentum for writing projects
“Ember to Flame” finds the spark in projects that are stalled. Through a specific vocal technique we locate and develop elements of moribund writing projects that truly interest the writer, and then offer suggestions for reframing that can move a stalled project forward (available on request).
For dates, visit the Henneke Center Programs and Forums page.
Individual Writing Support
Joli Jensen will work with colleagues on any academic writing issue, under the auspices of the FWP. Joli is especially eager to help colleagues identify new projects; revive or redirect stalled projects; and write for general audiences.
Self-identified TU faculty in all four colleges will work with the FWP to offer discipline-specific publishing advice on an as-needed basis.
Interested faculty can choose to meet for a semester, summer or sabbatical leave to achieve individually determined writing goals.
The Teaching Professor and The Online Classroom
The Henneke Center for Academic Fulfillment has secured a year long, trial subscription to two publications. The Teaching Professor offers a monthly digest of recent research and thoughtful reflection about what makes for effective teaching. Short articles, written by professors who are passionate about their teaching, speak to a wide range of practices, experiments, and challenges that arise with teaching. A companion publication, Online Classroom, provides focused advice for effective online instruction, whether it’s used to complement a traditional classroom or to sustain distance education.
The subscription is restricted to TU educators and staff. Instructions for how to access the university's subscription are posted on the welcome page of the online Faculty Resource Library and available by emailing the email@example.com from your utulsa email address.
When you have occasion to review either of these resources, please let the folks at the Henneke Center know what you think of it. Indeed, since our subscription is an experiment, we’ll be soliciting faculty input to learn if you find it useful for the University to continue these subscriptions.