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(GED2EdD)  …….  Dean Ramser, Ed.D.

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”
― Charles Dickens

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Ed.D. 2018 California State University, Los Angeles, CA:

Dissertation title: “An Analysis of First-Year College English Composition Course Syllabi with Civic Learning/Community Engagement as a Learning Tool”

M.A.  2011 English, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

B.A.  2007 English, University of California, Berkeley, CA

A.A. 2005 English, College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA

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By using technology and Open Education Resource Commons (OER) material to develop 21st century students’”conscientizacao” (Paolo Freire’s critical consciousness), my hope is to shed light on how our colleges and universities can support our students’ knowledge and writing skill needed to contribute to our democracy by supporting demonstrative learning outside the classroom; specifically, my (HIP/SLICE “Fix-It”) journal-to-research-essay activity that utilizes High Impact Practices (HIP) and Service Learning Internship Community Engagement (SLICE) as effective teaching methodologies to inform and create critical feedback on assignments and discussions on social justice issues which my diverse student population chose to address. George Kuh’s High Impact Practice theory in my writing activities, along with Albert Bandura’s “Social-Cognitive Theory” and Writing Across Curriculum (WAC), help students recognize the text’s rhetorical situation: “audience, purpose, context, stance, media, and design.”

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