Mills, Bennett publish article on effective student writing
10/30/2009

Two faculty members at Fort Hays State University recently published an article in Academic Leadership: The Online Journal. Dr. Shala Mills, chair of the Department of Political Science, and Dr. Bryan Bennett, an assistant professor in the department, wrote "y cant they rite?: Integrating Writing Assessment Across the Undergraduate Political Science Major."

The article explores common issues affecting undergraduate writing, offers suggestions for strategies designed to improve overall writing effectiveness and provides examples of steps taken by FHSU's Department of Political Science to improve student writing.

Mills also published "How to Succeed in the Academy: A Chair's Advice to Junior Faculty" in the fall issue of The Department Chair: A Resource for Academic Administrators.

"Quality teaching, scholarship and/or service will not ensure success if good work in those areas is combined with failure to follow institutional policies, efforts to undermine institution missions, or engagement in malignant interpersonal interactions," Mills said. "This article offers advice to young faculty to help them succeed."


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