Course Development, Student Life Advisory Board, Summer 2014

Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ

With Dr. Amy D’Olivo, as members of the Student Life Advisory Board, designed 1-credit course for incoming transfer students for acclimation into the Centenary College campus environment.  Course piloted Spring 2015.


Course Development, Spring 2014

Healthcare Leadership and Management Program, GHA500: Graduate Writing Across Academic Spaces, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ

With Dr. Richard Severe, designed graduate level writing course curriculum specific to healthcare program; course to ingrate students into the graduate-level academic writing environment; curriculum applicable to be taught in the classroom, online or in the blended format; drafted syllabi and lesson plans for instructors teaching coursework.


Course Development, Fall 2013

School of Professional Studies, Corporate MBA Degree Program, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ

Designed graduate level course curriculum to ingrate students into the academic writing environment; curriculum applicable to be taught in the classroom, online or in the blended format; drafted syllabi and lesson plans for program adjuncts teaching coursework.


Course Development, Fall 2013

School of Professional Studies, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ

Designed first-year composition course curriculum for branch campus to coordinate with main campus composition program; curriculum applicable to be taught in the classroom, online or in the blended format; drafted syllabi and lesson plans for program adjuncts teaching coursework.


Editor and Writer, Summer 2013

FY Composition Courses Teacher’s Guide, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ

Comprehensive, 300-page teacher’s guide for first-year composition courses for all faculty and adjuncts teaching first-year composition.


Course Development, Summer 2013

Summer Culture and Language Program, School of International Studies, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ

Designed new composition and rhetoric course for advanced level international students; taught summer session with follow-up assessment throughout the academic year for students remaining on campus.


Common Book Program, Summer 2013, 2014

Department of English and Foreign Languages, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ

Designed exercises and assignments for common text to be used in all first-year composition courses.


Lead Cohort Group Member, Spring 2011

HWS Community-Based Research Group, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Member of task group assembled to develop curriculum that introduced students to community-based research.


Course Development, Fall 2006-Spring 2007

Department of English: Digital Writing Collaborative, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Contributed to departmental curriculum involving the integration of digital technologies and digital texts in the composition classroom.


Editorial Board Member, Summer 2003, 2004

Department of English: College Composition at Miami, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Required course text for first-year writing sequence courses.  Included departmental policies, critical readings and sample student writing.


Editorial Board Member and Collaborative Staff Writer, Summer 2003, 2004

Department of English: Teacher’s Guide to College Composition at Miami University, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Comprehensive teacher’s guide for first-year writing sequence courses for all graduate students and faculty teaching first-year composition.


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Dr. Michele Polak

Assistant Professor & Director, Composition Program

4545 College Road  •  South Euclid, OH  44121

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