Title: Institutions, Literacies, Technologies
My CHI project is a rhetorical study of the ways in which academic computing units mediate the teaching and learning of writing and communication in American higher education. More specifically, I conceptualize how colleges and universities structure and manage the complex universe of information technologies (IT) and provide heuristic strategies teachers can use to involve themselves in the constitution of this universe. Although academic computing units have a rich tradition of running faculty engagement programs, my argument is that humanities teachers need to contribute more directly to the technological agendas of colleges and universities, developing IT engagement programs that can have a positive bearing on students and teachers and academic institutions. There is simply too much at stake in this universe for humanities teachers not to have a voice in decision-making processes.