Improving Student Writing

Co-Facilitators - Ida M. Jones and Adrian Ramirez

The goal of this FLC is to examine various computer-based writing programs and determine whether they help improve student writing and if so, to what extent. In the Fall 2014 semester, we'll examine Pearson's My Writing Lab, Turnitin's Grademark and Blackboard's Grading features.

The meetings are one hour in length and you should attend 3 during the semester for the professional development funds.

The locations are to be announced later.

Date Time Location
Thursday, 9/4/2014 2:00-3:00 p.m. Lib 2127 (Studio 2)
Monday, 9/15/2014 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Lib 2127 (Studio 2)
Tuesday, 9/30/2014 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Lib 2108
Thursday, 10/2/2014 8:00-9:00 a.m. Lib 2108
Wednesday, 10/15/2014 2:00-3:00 p.m. Lib 2127 (Studio 2)
Thursday, 10/30/2014 8:00-9:00 a.m. Lib 2127 (Studio 2)
Thursday, 10/30/2014 2:00-3:00 p.m. Lib 2108
Monday, 11/3/3014 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Lib 2108

Ida M. Jones

Ida M. JonesIda M. Jones is a Professor of Business Law in the Craig School of Business, Director of the Center for the Scholarly Advancement of Learning andTeaching (CSALT), and a TILT Fellow. She teaches the introductory business law course for undergraduate business majors and sports marketing law for sports marketing majors along with teaching in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. Ida has taught courses in human resources law and ethics for a variety of businesses, including PELCO, St. Agnes Medical Center and others. Ida's research interests involve promoting and improving learning through innovative and proven (evidence-based) teaching methods. These have included using Second Life (a 3D virtual world), Twitter (idaj) and many online tools to engage students. Ida blogs periodically.

Adrian Ramirez

Adrian RamirezAdrian Ramirez brings diverse experience as a faculty member, administrator, and counselor from local community colleges and the university.  His research interests include students from historically under-represented backgrounds (e.g. first-generation, low-income, and ethnic minority), student success, support programs, and assessment and evaluation.  Currently, Adrian serves as the Director of the Title V - HSI Program at Fresno State.

For more information, contact Adrian Ramirez.