First-Year Composition Instructors Will . . .

  • Come to class with carefully prepared lesson plans that work toward unit and course learning objectives

  • Encourage questions and provide answers, guidance, or next steps

  • Be available during office hours to meet with you as well as respond to your emails according to the policy listed in the class syllabus

  • Assign homework and classwork designed to prepare you to succeed on unit projects

  • Give feedback on drafts at least one full week before final drafts are due (incomplete drafts will not receive feedback)

  • Return graded unit projects within two-weeks of receiving them (grades for late or incomplete student submissions may be delayed)

  • Have an optimistic view of students and be invested in your success

  • Check their OU email regularly, post their office hours/location on their syllabus and on D2L, and update grades regularly on D2L

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