The authors use three frameworks of resilience to analyze interviews with faculty from two-year colleges: individual, psychosocial, and design resilience. They describe behaviors and structures that shape the resilience of English departments in two-year colleges and suggest a model for sustained departmental and disciplinary resilience.
Conceptualizing English Department Resilience at Two- Year Colleges
Brett Griffiths directs the Reading and Writing Studios at Macomb Community College. Her work appears in Educational Studies in Mathematics, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, College Composition and Communication, and Praxis. She also writes poetry and creative nonfiction.
Darin Jensen is an English instructor at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa. His writing appears in Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Composition Studies, College English, and Writing on the Edge. He coedits the blog Teacher-Scholar-Activist.
Brett Griffiths, Darin Jensen; Conceptualizing English Department Resilience at Two- Year Colleges. Pedagogy 1 April 2019; 19 (2): 301–321. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-7295968
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