Linda J. Stine
Professor, Master of Human Services Program, Lincoln University PA
Sabbatical Year:Visiting Associate Professor of Business Writing,
Huanghe University, Zhengzhou, People's Republic of China
Teaching and evaluating the academic potential of non-traditional adult learners
Using computers in the writing classroom
Directing academic programs and initiatives
Teaching basic writing
Full-time, Lincoln University (1980-Present)
Writing in the Human Services. Working in a computer laboratory,
students practice a variety of basic academic and job-related writing
Advanced Writing in
the Human Services. Working in a computer laboratory, students practice
a variety of advanced academic and job-related writing tasks in order
to develop a professional writing style.
Applications in HumanServices Communications.& Provides
computer-assisted and teacher-directed practice in writing to help
students refine grammar and editing skills and learn word-processing
applications as tools for producing effective professional writing.
Skills for Human Service Practitioners. Stresses the writing process
and writing skills development.Students practice the academic writing
skills necessary forgraduate work and the human service profession.
Theory and Practice Integration.Focuses on production of a professional
portfolio documenting the student's human service experience and skills
and a learning plan which guides his or her learning throughout the
remainder of the Human Services Program.
Part-time, various institutions (1976-1984).
Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Villanova University, Widener College (Evening Division), The Baldwin School.
Co-chair, Lincoln University Self-Study (December 2005-2007). Develop
and convene university-wide self-study Steering Committee; develop
self-study design; coordinate task force research efforts; implement
the decennial institutional self-study process according to Middle
States Association Commission on Higher Education guidelines.
SHARE IT: Sharing, Helping and Rewarding Excellence in Instructional
Technology (2002). Co-authored and structured $120,000 grant funded by
the PA Department of Education for faculty development in technology.
Project Director: Dr. Saligrama SubbaRao.
Co-chair, Periodic Review Report (April 2001-June 2003) Coordinated and
prepared Lincoln's 5-year accreditation update report for Middle States
LincServ Project Director (1998-99). Author and coordinator of $117,000
Link-2-Learn grant funded by the PA Department of Education. Grant
objective was to improve social services by improving technology skills
and Internet access for both social service recipients and social
service providers in the Philadelphia area.
Chair, Technology Task Force (1995-1999). Developed and implemented
Technology Across the Curriculum program; designed faculty development
efforts in the area of educational technology.
Acting Director, Master of Human Services (MHS) Program (1990-91).
Staffed and budgeted areas of faculty development, curriculum
coordination, and enrollment management for a 200-student,
non-traditional graduate program.
Coordinator of First-semester Classes (1982-1998). Developed standard
field curriculum, coordinated faculty syllabi and assignment dates,
chaired faculty meetings, and developed Writing Across the Curriculum
materials and workshops. Wrote much of MHS Student Handbook and
Preceptor Resource Manual.
Director of Summer School (1988-1989). Developed, coordinated, and
implemented all aspects of undergraduate summer school program.
"Just What Is 'Basic'?: Computer-Enhanced Basic Writing for a Non-Traditional Graduate Program, in Basic Writing in America: The History of Nine College Programs, edited by Nicole Pepinster Greene and Patricia J. McAlexander, Hampton Press, 2007.
"The Best of Both Worlds: Teaching Basic Writers in Class and Online." Journal of Basic Writing. Fall 2004, Vol. 23, #2, pp. 39 –59.
Classroom Resources for Instructors Using Foundations First. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002, 2004.
Classroom Resources for Instructors Using Writing First. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000, 2006. Co-authored first edition with L. Stengle.
Teaching Matters. Lincoln University newsletter on pedagogical issues. Editor and originator. 1989-1998.
"Computers in the Composition Classroom: Using Technology to Improve Student Writing." Technology Applied to Pedagogy: Using Technology as a Tool to Enrich Students' Classroom Learning Experience. White paper commissioned by Executive Leadership Foundation. 1997.
"Report from the Hinterlands: Teaching Writing in Central China." Newsletter of the Conference on Basic Writing, CCCC. Winter, 1993.
"Review of Recent Research." Column in Basic Writing Newsletter. 1989-91.
"Computers and Commuters: A Computer-intensive Writing Course for Adults." Computers and Composition. April 1989.
"Notes from the College Campus." Quarterly column in The Writing Notebook1988-1990.
"Answers and More Questions: A Survey of Computer Use in Composition Instruction." English Quarterly. Spring 1987.
"Ich haette Lust, Maerchen zu schreiben": Frisch's Use of the Maerchen in Die Schwierigen and Montauk." Max Frisch. Eds. Gerhard Probst and Jay Bodine. Lexington University of Kentucky Press, 1982.
"Chinesische Trauemerei--amerikanisches Maerchen: Maerchenelemente in Bin und Stiller." Max Frisch, Aspekte der Prosawerks. Ed. Gerhard P. Knapp. Bern: Peter Lang, 1978.
Basic Writing: In Labs? Online? In Between?" Online module created for
McGraw Hill's Teaching Basic Writing website. 2006-2007.
Writers/ 'Basic' Technology: Challenges and Changes." Panel
presentation, Conference on College Composition and Communication. San
Francisco, CA. March 2005.
Best of Both Worlds: Teaching Basic Writers in a Hybrid Face-to-Face
and Online Environment." Conference on College Composition and
Communication. San Antonio, TX. March 2004.
Models for Reaching the Hard to Reach." Panel chair. National
Educational Computing Conference. Atlantic City, NJ. June 1999.
Access: The LincServ Project at Lincoln University." Poster session.
CAUSE Conference. Seattle, WA. December 1998.
CAI = Chalk-Assisted Instruction: Teaching Business Writing in China."
Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Diego, CA.
and Composition: Exemplary Strategies for Transforming the Writing
Environment." Pre-convention workshop. Conference on College
Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. March 1990
and Pedagogy: Changes in Textbook Content and Selection Criteria."
Conference on College Composition and Communication. Seattle, WA. March
and Commuters: Making a Difficult Connection." Conference of the
National Council of Teachers of English. Los Angeles, CA. November 1987.
Conferencing and Students." Panel Chair. Conference on Computers and
Writing. University of Pittsburgh. May 1986.
1985-86: Summary of Themes, Trends, and Research." Conference of the
Delaware Valley Writing Council. Fall 1986.
and Composition: Answers that Raise More Questions." Conference of the
National Council of Teachers of English. Philadelphia, PA. 1985.
Makes Writing Good?" Panel Chair. Conference on Writing in the
Humanities and Sciences. Delaware Valley Writing Council, LaSalle
University. Spring 1985.
"Reality and Fiction: Frisch's Portrayal of Marriage in Graf Oederland and Phillip Hotz." Convention of the Modern Languages Association, New York. 1978.
Einfall ist der Name: Max Frisch and the Graf Oederland Theme."
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, KY. 1977.
Selected Committee and Task-force Experience
Curriculum Committee (2005-present). In conjunction with Educational
Policies Committee, review all new course offerings before presenting
for faculty approval.
Writing Committee (2003-2006). Provide direction and leadership for
university's writing program; develop writing assessment plan.
Task Force on Post Tenure Review (2004-present). Develop university post tenure review program.
Educational Policies Committee (2001-2003; secretary 2001-2002).
Evaluate and approve/disapprove all university programmatic and
Assessment Committee (2001-2003). Develop and standardize assessment
tools at departmental level in preparation for accreditation
Chair, Promotions, Tenure, and Severance Committee (2000). Member 1998-2000.
Chair, Faculty Task Force, Middle States Accreditation Self-Study
(1996-98). Served on university-wide steering committee; wrote faculty
section of final report.
Chair, Faculty Development Committee (1996-1997). Negotiated budget for
faculty development funds and designed application and assessment
system for faculty funding proposals.
Member of University Strategic Planning Committee (1990-91). Developed
strategic plan to take Lincoln University into the 21st century.
Chair, MHS Admissions Committee (1982-1996). Admitted approximate 120
new students per year. Reviewed and refined admissions standards,
standardized data gathering techniques and admissions procedures;
reviewed admission test instruments and cut-off scores. Developed
writing sample prompts, evaluated writing samples, and developed new
Curriculum Development Experience
Developed Pre-graduate Semester in Writing and Critical Thinking
(1987). Devised admission and exit criteria, negotiated equipment
purchase, designed publicity materials, assisted in recruitment of
students; taught the writing and computer-application components. This
curriculum for new computer-assisted pre-graduate semester has been a
successful addition to the MHS Program since 1987.
Designed and presented "Improving Documentation Skills: Writing
Quickly, Writing Well" (1994, 1993). A 9-week summer writing course and
4-week follow-up program for counselors at Bensalem Youth Development
Center (Bensalem, PA)
Designed and presented "Effective Writing at Work: Asking the Right
Questions" (1992). A writing workshop series for the support staff of
the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families
Designed and presented "Introduction to Business Writing" (1987-88). An
introductory business writing course for the Partnership with Business
and Industry, Montgomery County Community College (MD).
Designed and presented "Effective On-the-Job Writing" (1987). A
technical writing workshop for supervisory-level employees of Southeast
Pennsylvania Transit Authority.
Revised "Writing Workshop" (1986-88). A 6-week MHS summer writing
workshop offered to all incoming first-year students; taught one
workshop each summer.
Co-designed and delivered "Professional Development Assistance Program"
(1985). Training in writing, test-taking, note-taking, critical
thinking and reading, effective listening, and public speaking for
employees in the Delaware State Mental Health/Mental Retardation
Graduate and undergraduate education
Ph.D.: Bryn Mawr College (German Literature), 1977
M.A.: Bryn Mawr College (German Literature), 1972
B.A.: Ohio Wesleyan University, 1967
Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities
S. Maude. Kaemmerling Fellowship
Anna Ottendorfer MemorialResearch Fellowship
Undergraduate academic honors:
Phi Beta Kappa
Ohio Wesleyan Achievement, University Scholar, 1963-1967
Magna Cum Laude
Departmental Honors in German
NYU Faculty Resource Network Summer Seminar, June 2007: Ensuring Successful Online Learning
NYU Faculty Resource Network Winter Seminar, January 2006: New Trends in English as a Second Language
NYU Faculty Resource Network Summer Seminar, June 2005: Transcending Argument: Setting a Course for Writing
Institute on Adult Learners, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1994
Advanced Institute on Evaluation, West Chester University, 1985
Teaching the Basic Writer: Baltimore Area Consortium for Writing Across the Curriculum, 1983
Grants and Awards
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award
Faculty Development Grant (2006): Development of a Self-paced Online
Orientation Course to Enhance Academic Success and Retention ($6000)
SHARE IT: Sharing, Helping and Rewarding Excellence in Instructional
Technology: For details see Administrative Experience above (2002)
LincServ: For details see Administrative Experience above (1998-99)
1994 Meritorious Teaching Award: 1986-87, 1985-86 (only years award was presented)
Faculty Development and Curriculum Improvement Grants, 1986-87, 1985-86
PA Society of Teaching Scholars (Charter Member)
National Council of Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Conference on Basic Writing
Center for Graduate and Continuing Education Programs
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