1 Kristin Slattery 1852 Enchantment Drive Fort Collins, CO (970) (cell) EDUCATION 2005 M.A. Speech Communication, Colorado State University Thesis: Teaching Civic Engagement: Service Learning and the Basic Public Speaking Course. Directed by Dr. Karrin Anderson 2003 B.A. Speech Communication, Colorado State University TEACHING EXPERIENCE Senior Teaching Special Instructor, Colorado State University SPCM 333, Professional Communication (Spring 2014) This course focuses on the technological, interpersonal, and ethical dimensions of professional communication. Students participate in interviews, team activities, and make presentations. Exercises are designed to hone critical work skills while helping students articulate what it means to be a professional. SPCM 100, Communication and Popular Culture (Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014) - This course traces the evolution of popular culture in the latter half of the 20 th century and the beginning of the 21 st century. We examine the ways in which popular culture shapes and reflects the collective social history of the United States. SPCM 420 Online, Political Communication, (Summer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) - The purpose of this course is to promote engaged citizenship by exposing students to the rhetoric of political campaigns and practicing the skills required to sustain democracy: participation, open-minded consideration, critical reflection, and the formation and justification of political judgment. We examine political rhetoric, critically assessing the communication produced by political leaders, candidates, and campaigns (speeches, appearances, ads, Web pages, and debates), as well as the rhetorical nature of political journalism. SPCM 335, Women and Communication (On Campus and Online Fall 2010, On Campus and Online Spring 2014) - Analysis and exploration of communication as it relates to women, their roles, and their identities. SPCM 200 Service Learning, (Spring 2010, Spring 2011) - This course teaches the same concepts as the traditional public speaking course with the added element of service learning. Students incorporated their service experience into all of their speeches as a partial requirement for the course. SPCM 207, Public Argumentation (Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2011) - This course covers key communication principles for democracy, including issue analysis, evidence, reasoning, decision making, debate, dialogue and deliberation. SPCM 332, Interpersonal Communication (Spring 2009, Fall 2012) This course is designed to help students become more aware of the processes and nuances of interpersonal communication. The course is focused on personal reflection and improvement of these skills. It is understood that interpersonal communication skills are fundamental to success in life. SPCM 300, Advanced Public Speaking (Spring 2007 to Present) This course places special emphasis on speech writing, revision, style, emotional appeals, and manuscript performance. Excellence comes through rehearsal, imitation and revision. This course is conducted as a workshop to empower and enable students to master these skills. SPCM 200, Introduction to Public Speaking (Fall 2005 to Present) - This is a course standardized course, individually taught by graduate students and lecturers. It examines the fundamentals of public speaking emphasizing delivery, form, content, organization and audience adaptation. Facilitator, University of Phoenix US/101, Introduction to University Studies (Spring 2010 to Present) - The essential information, skills, tools, and techniques necessary for academic success and personal effectiveness at the University of Phoenix are introduced in this course. The course develops and
2 applies practical knowledge and skills immediately relevant to first-year university students. Course topics include goal setting and working with personal motivation, understanding and using university resources, developing efficient study habits, making the most of personal learning styles, and how best to manage time and reduce personal stress levels. CRT/205, Critical Thinking (Fall 2008 to Present) This course aids students in the development of critical thinking skills through reading, writing, and analyzing various types of media. Topics addressed include the relationship between critical thinking and clear writing, credibility of sources, rhetorical devices, fallacies, unclear or misleading language and the characteristics of various types of arguments. This course is taught entirely in an asynchronous online format. GEN/105, Skills for Learning in an Information Age (Fall 2009) - This course introduces students to learning in an information-rich society. Students develop strategies for successful distance learning, time management, and for managing the abundance of information available in today's society. Students also explore the appropriate use of information in an academic environment. Specific topics for the course include computing skills for distance learning, online library use, academic honesty, and the development of effective study skills. PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT Promoted to Senior Teaching Special Instructor (Fall 2012) SPCM100 training (Fall 2012) Prepared to teach Popular Culture for Spring 2013 iclicker Training (Fall 2012) TILT Short Course equipped participants to utilize iclicker technology in the classroom. Successfully Integrating Non-native English Speakers Certification (Fall 2012) The Institute for Teaching and Learning Co-Owner, Old Town Athletic Club (Spring 2010 to present) Gym ownership has given me an outlet for real world use of communication skills and theories. This invaluable experience informs my teaching in myriad ways. TILT Short Course (Fall 2009) Teaching Diverse College Students: Insights from Intercultural Rhetoric Research. Instructor Fabiola Ehlers-Zavala. Focused on instructor ability to meet diverse student needs especially those for whom English is a second language. Facilitation Workshop, (University of Phoenix 2009) - This workshop provides us information on building relationships with students, providing effective feedback and understanding tools and resources available. SPCM 207, Public Argumentation (Dr. Martin Carcasson) Completed Spring 2009 Promoting Student Interactivity in Courses (2009 Professional Development Institute Series) Focused on how to use technology to increase student interaction in the classroom. Designing Courses that Foster Critical Thinking (2009 PDI) Providing opportunities for students to think critically in the classroom including best practices. Learning from the Experiences of Women of Color (2009 PDI) Exploring the intersection between racism and sexism and strategies for supporting women of color in the classroom. SPCM 332, Interpersonal Communication (Dr. Eric Aoki, Fall 2008) Training occurred in a mentorship format through observing lecture, conversation and reading the primary texts used to teach this course in the department. University of Phoenix Online Faculty Training (Summer 2008) This was an eight week intensive training regarding online learning and teaching. It addressed best practices for online instruction and mastery of an online learning platform. Community Deliberation Training Workshop (Summer 2008) Offered through the CSU Center for Public Deliberation. This workshop provided a broad scope of the theory of deliberative democracy, as well the specific skills of convening, facilitating, and reporting upon deliberative public forums. Attained National Issues Forum Institute Certified Facilitator. Service Learning Scholars Faculty Workshop Series (Fall 2007) Offered through the Institute of Teaching and Learning. This workshop focused on increased understanding of service learning and integrating it into curriculum and pedagogy.
3 Supervised College Teaching ( ) - This training is designed to teach graduate students to be teachers. It includes instruction on specific topics and features a mentoring program. Service Learning Assistant Training (2002) - This training was designed to prepare students to aid instructors in implementing service learning in their courses. All elements of service learning are mastered including Principles of Best Practice, facilitating reflection, and implementing a true service experience. COURSE DEVELOPMENT SPCM333 Professional Communication (Fall 2013) Adopted new text book and created a course around selected text including all assignments, lectures, activities, readings and coordinating RamCT material. SPCM200 Hybrid OnlinePlus The syllabus I developed for moving SPCM200 from the classroom to online teaching was approved. Working with TILT (Fall 2013) to develop the course. SPCM 420, Political Communication. Working with TILT and Continuing Ed to revamp the online version of this course. SPCM 207, Public Argumentation. The process of developing my own section of Public Argumentation began with my observation of Dr. Martin Carcasson's class in the Spring of It progressed through several meetings to produce a course wide hand book that all of us used. SPCM 332, Interpersonal Communication. The process of developing my own Interpersonal Communication class began with my observation of Dr. Eric Aoki s class in the Fall of The syllabus for the course I will teach in the Spring is the result of an interweaving of successful courses taught in the past and new ideas including a virtual classroom experience and use of RamCT as a forum for discussion. SPCM 300, Advanced Public Speaking. The process of developing my own Advanced Public Speaking course only came after a semester of using Dr. Carl Burghardt s syllabus. After the first semester I made several changes to the course. I incorporated two more writing assignments and the use of a portfolio. I changed the first speech to a more dramatic presentation and gave the last speech the possibility of being comic while still focusing on complex speaking devices. I integrated RamCT for student examples, announcements and assignments. SP Service Learning. The impetus for this revision came from my thesis. I revised the course to include an actual community speaking assignment, service learning hours, a full Invitational speech and several critical thinking and reflection activities. While we used the course book and the same ground rules as the other Public Speaking students, the course looked much different. COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES Senior Teaching Representative at Summer Faculty Retreat (Fall 2013) Senior Teaching Representative to Faculty Council (Spring 2013) Textbook Selection Committee Basic Public Speaking Course under the direction of Tom Dunn (Fall 2013, Spring 2014) TILT Committee for Critical CSU (Spring 2010) Special Instructor Representative to the Faculty Council (Fall 2008 and Fall 2009) Textbook Selection Committee Basic Public Speaking Course under the direction of Dr. Karrin Anderson (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) Departmental Representative to the College of Liberal Arts Special Instructor Council (Spring 2006) HONORS AND AWARDS 2013, 10 years of teaching, Colorado State University, Communication Studies Department 2013, TILT/Reinvention Science Center of Learning Course Development Competition Winner SPCM 200 Hybrid Public Speaking 2012, Communication Studies Capstone Appreciation Award, Colorado State University 2011, College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching nomination, Colorado State University 2005, College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching award, Colorado State University 2001, Griffin Foundation Scholarship, $10,000/year for two years, Colorado State University. 2000, First Generation Scholarship, Front Range Community College 2000, Colorado Scholars Scholarship, Front Range Community College
4 DEPARTMENTAL ADVISING Freshman and Transfer Advising (Fall 2005, Spring 2006) Responsible for initial advising of freshman and transfer students coming in to the department, as well as, review graduation application. EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Women s Studies in Communication (Summer 2006 to Spring 2010) Editor Dr. Cindy Griffin. Responsible for handling new and revised manuscripts, coorespondence with reviewers, authors and editor among various other tasks. RESEARCH ASSISTANT/GRADING Dr. Eric Aoki (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) Gathering materials for course development. Grading papers for Co-cultural. Dr. Cindy Griffin (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) Working on the development of a hybrid textbook. Research in the areas of language, nonverbal communication, and listening. TEACHING ASSISTANCESHIPS Graduate Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University SPCC 200, Introduction to Public Speaking (Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Summer 2004, Spring 2005) - This course is a standardized course, individually taught by graduate students and lecturers. It examines the fundamentals of public speaking emphasizing delivery, form, content, organization and audience adaptation. SPCC 200 with Service Learning Requirement (Fall 2004) - This course teaches the same concepts as the traditional public speaking course with the added element of service learning. Students incorporated their service experience as partial requirement for the course. Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University SP 306, Co-Cultural Communication (Dr. Eric Aoki, Instructor) - This course addresses the cultural concerns of communication among co-cultures of United States; diversity; self-awareness as cultural imperative for enhanced communication. SP 412, Evaluating Contemporary Rhetoric (Dr. Greg Dickinson, Instructor) - This course is an exploration and evaluation of contemporary persuasive communication in order to understand and assess a variety of forms of messages and symbols. SP 415, Rhetoric and Civility (Dr. Cindy Griffin, Instructor) - This course explores the relationship between rhetoric and civility historically and in the contemporary moment. SP 420, Political Communication (Dr. Karrin Anderson, Instructor) - This course explores the rhetoric of political campaigns. GUEST LECTURES Family Secrets, SPCM 332 Interpersonal Communication, Colorado State University, Service Learning, SP Co-Cultural Communication, Colorado State University, Compassion Fatigue, Social Apathy and Volunteerism, SP Co-Cultural Communication, Colorado State University, What? So What? Now What?, SP Rhetoric and Civility, Colorado State University, Service Learning and Reflection, SP Rhetoric and Civility, Colorado State University, PUBLICATIONS, PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS Civic Engagement as Transformative Education: Public Speaking, Service Learning, Public Discourse, and Invitational Rhetoric as Bridges to Citizenship, NCA short course presentation Public Argumentation Coursebook, 1st edition (Fall 2009). A collaborative effort to combine, in a single authoritative document, all of the readings and materials for Public Argumentation. Signature Addition, Invitation to Public Speaking, 3 rd edition (Spring 2008). A collaborative effort that focused on civic engagement and public speaking meant to empower, excite and educate students using the text.
5 2005, Reinforcing Collective Memory: The American Indian and the Horse exhibit as Exculpatory Rhetoric. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association annual convention, San Francisco, CA. February VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE 2011, Campus Step-Up Facilitator 2010, Firefighter Training 2008, The Meeting Place, Greeter , The Meeting Place, Small Group Leader , The Meeting Place, Youth Leader 2003, Pregnancy Resource Center, Counselor 2002, The Family Center, Mentor RELEVANT GRADUATE COURSEWORK SP Transformations of Rhetorical Theory SP Communication Research Methods SP Communication Theory SP Contemporary Theories of Discourse SP Theories of Mediated Communication SP Political Communication HESA 671 Leadership in HESA HESA 761 Scholarly Writing