This section covers the role of first-year composition, our administrative structure, and how to contact us

For more information about our courses, please visit our Courses page.

Our Role

To help you better understand how the Office of First-Year Composition serves your academic life, here's a list summarizing our role:

  • Prepare instructors to successfully teach course and unit objectives
  • Design policies to support instructors and students
  • Mediate disputes between instructors and FYC students
  • Support students and instructors during any grade appeals for FYC unit projects
  • Provide a safe environment for you to share concerns about your FYC classes or instructors
  • Answer questions about FYC policies or procedures
  • Have an optimistic view of students and instructors
  • Check fyc@ou.edu regularly and keep office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Cate 2, Room 427

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Our Administrative Structure

The Office of First-Year Composition is directed by Dr. Roxanne Mountford.

Dr. Amanda Klinger serves as Associate Director. Kasey Woody, our Senior Assistant Director, oversees Assistant Directors Jason Opheim and Matthew Jacobson.

Our office manager is Sara Knight.

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Contact Us

The Office of First-Year Composition is open Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. at 316 Cate Center Drive, Cate Center 2, Room 426.  

Office of First-Year Composition
Cate 2, Rooms 425 - 428
(405) 325-5927

Dr. Roxanne Mountford
Cate 2, Room 425
(405) 325-7554

Associate Director 
Dr. Amanda Klinger
Cate 2, Room 428

Senior Assistant Director
Kasey Woody
Cate 2, Room 427
(405) 325-5927

Assistant Directors 
Matthew Jacobson
Cate 2, Room 426
(405) 325-5927

Jason Opheim
Cate 2, Room 426
(405) 325-5927

Office Manager
Sara Knight
Cate 2, Room 427
(405) 325-6254

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