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Your First-Year Composition Instructors Will . . .

  • Have an optimistic view of students and be invested in your success
  • 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
  • Check their OU email regularly, post their office hours/location on their syllabus and on Canvas, and update grades regularly on Canvas
  • 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)