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1 North Dakota State University August 25,

2 2. Promotion and Tenure: Associate Professor and Tenure: Kelly Sassi Verena Theile Full Professor: Betsy Birmingham Amy Rupiper Taggart

3 3. New Initiatives in the Department NWP: Red River Valley Writing Project Kelly Sassi, Director MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the US Gary Totten, Editor-in-Chief Kaylee Jangula Mootz, Managing Editor Sarah Beck, Copy Editor Meghan Perry, Proofreader

4 Highlights: Research/Scholarly/Creative Activities: Peer Reviewed Publications (published or accepted):36 National or International Invited Presentations: 7 Juried Presentations:28 New Grants: $144,997 Teaching: Strong assessment practices, revealing good levels of student learning and leading to discussion about needed curriculum revision. Interdisciplinary and international teaching initiatives (Transatlantic and Pacific Project, AHSS Learning Communities, Women & Gender Studies)

5 Highlights : Service and Leadership: Betsy Birmingham, Associate Dean Amy Rupiper Taggart, Director of General Education National and International boards and committees Awards: Amy Rupiper Taggart: AHSS Outstanding Research Award (Honorable Mention: Andrew Mara, Bruce Maylath, Verena Theile) Amy Rupiper Taggart: AHSS Outstanding Educator Award Kelly Sassi: AHSS Outstanding Service Award (Honorable Mention: Emily Wicktor) and Honorable Mention AHSS Teaching Award Miriam Mara, Clifford Canku, Louise Hanson Dittmer: Tapestry of Diverse Talents Linda Helstern, Adam Goldwyn, Verena Theile, Amy Rupiper Taggart: Green & Golden Globe Diversity Award Dale Sullivan: Department Vogel Teaching Award MK Laughlin: NDSU Dissertation Fellowship Massimo Verzella: AHSS Outstanding Graduate Research Award Tatjana Schell and Gina Kruschek: Department Graduate Teaching Awards MK Laughlin and Matt Warner: Department Graduate Student Paper Awards

6 6. New Visiting Assistant Professors: Kelly Cameron, Rhetoric/Composition & WPA Daniel Hutchins, Early American Literature New Lecturers: Anastassiya Andrianova Elizabeth Ecker

7 7. New Adjunct Instructors: Sarah Beck Mitzi Brunsdale Ryan Christiansen Justin Giroux Alyson Guthrie K.C. Hanson Gretchen Junglas Cody Kaser Jamee Larson Scott Norenberg

8 8. New Graduate Student Instructors: Anthony Albright (PhD) Phillip Bode (PhD) Amber Fetch (PhD) Erika Dyk (MA) Nesreen El Doliefy (MA) Heather Flute (MA) Emilee Ruhland (MA) Sarah Silvernail (MA) Jesse Wagner (MA)

9 9. Office Procedures: Part-time Admin. Assistant: Megan Babel:

10 Encouragement Encouragement helps us do our best work. Let’s take time to recognize and express appreciation to our colleagues for their good work. 2. Support Let’s make an effort to be the type of colleague who listens to and helps a peer when it would be easier to focus on our own responsibilities and projects.

11 Collaboration As we collaborate on committees and in other settings, let’s cultivate a sense of understanding and goodwill, be willing to respectfully challenge one another when necessary, and support the results of our collective decision-making. 4. Rapport Let’s find ways to build rapport with one another based on our interests both inside and outside of academe.

12 Risk and Opportunity Let’s be willing to venture outside our own projects and areas of interest to explore common goals and forge new connections with our department, college, and university colleagues. 6. Guidance Let’s be the kind of colleague who challenges others to grow as professionals and who helps others find the positive in situations when they have lost hope or are filled with self-doubt. Let’s also be wise and humble enough to reach out and ask others for help when we need it.

13 Live Your Definition No matter our position within the department structure, let’s consider our definition of a good colleague and then strive for it.


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