Author: Erica Stone

Erica Stone is a PhD student in the Technical Communication and Rhetoric program at Texas Tech University and lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she works at the intersection of writing, teaching, and community organizing. Through collaborative projects, she creates opportunities for scholars, students, and community members to engage in conversations and civic problem-solving with the hope of building a more equitable and participatory democracy.

When I learned I would be teaching an asynchronous, online section of Advanced Technical Writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in Spring 2019, I was both thrilled and terrified. I was thrilled because I would have the opportunity to teach an advanced course before going on the job market, but terrified because I wasn’t sure how to design an asynchronous, online course that could engage in the kind of community-based curriculum, collaboration, and reciprocity I am committed to. For the last three years, my ethos as a cross-institutional adjunct has been built mostly on my work as a…

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