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Spring 2018 Syllabi

By admin | January 16, 2018

Here are my syllabi for Spring Semester 2018.

For ENGL/LING 3/5150-001/002: Coleman Syllabus ENGL-LING 3-5150 Spring 2018.

For ENGL 6940-001: Coleman Syllabus ENGL 6940 Spring 2018 – new_format.

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Fall 2017 Syllabi

By admin | August 25, 2017

Below are links to my Fall 2017  syllabi, as printable PDFs.

ENGL/LING 3150/5150 — Linguistic Principles: Coleman Syllabus ENGL-LING 3-5150 Fall 2017

ENGL/LING 4150/6150 — Applied Linguistics I: Coleman Syllabus ENGL-LING 4-6150 Fall 2017

ENGL 6940 — Internship in ESL: Coleman Syllabus ENGL 6940 Fall 2017

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Spring 2017 Syllabi

By admin | January 9, 2017

Here are my syllabi for Spring 2017 (downloadable PDFs):

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Spring 2017 Schedule

By admin | January 9, 2017

Here is my Spring 2017 schedule, attached as a PDF (revised 01/10/2017): coleman-schedule-spring-2017-v-3.

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Fall 2016 Schedule

By admin | August 25, 2016

My Fall 2016 schedule is attached in PDF form: Coleman — Fall 2016 Schedule v.1.

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Fall 2016 Syllabi

By admin | August 25, 2016

Here are my Fall 2016 Syllabi: Coleman Syllabus ENGL-LING 3-5150 secs 001-002 Fall 2016, Coleman Syllabus ENGL 6940-001 Fall 2016.

Course materials are available on Blackboard:

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Moodle Out, Blackboard In

By admin | August 21, 2015

Because of  the need to replace the old English Department server, I am moving my course page functions from the Department’s Moodle at to UT’s Blackboard.  I understand that this means that anyone who has issues accessing Blackboard arising from being deregistered, problems with their UTAD user ID, etc. will be locked out, there is, undfortunately, nothing I can do about it  Students encountering such difficulties need to discuss them with the Registrar.

I will also be making alternative arrangements for the thesis committees that I chair, rather than using the Moodle.

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New Academic Year, New URL!

By admin | August 21, 2015

Thanks to some very helpful assistance from my colleague Prof. Andrew Mattison, we have almost finished porting the various web sites of the old English Department server at over to this new, more secure one one at (Andrew takes primary responsibility for the English Department’s web site at, formerly So, the URL for this page is now The old URLs will point forward to the new ones for a time, but the old server will soon be eliminated entirely.

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The 2015 Ohio Conference AAUP Higher Education Report Has Some Interesting Facts about Higher Education Costs in Ohio

By admin | February 19, 2015

A long-term decline is State funding is responsible for much of the problem:


“Our universities are employing as many administrators as full-time faculty.  Research has shown that 7% change in cost of living categories compared to college tuition and fees, 2009-2013.  [Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor.]  Research has shown that the ideal faculty to administrator ratio is three to one.  There is one administrator for every 14 students, representing an increase of 25% over the last 10 years.”  The result is an administrative tax on students” that has caused tuition and fees to go up faster than other everyday costs:


The rising cost of tuition and fees also greatly outpaces increases in the minimum wage, making “working your way through college” less and less a possible reality for most students:


The complete report can be found here:


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Spring 2015 Syllabi: ENGL 6940: Internship in ESL; ENGL/LING 4980/5430: Approaches to ESL; ENGL/LING 4/6170: Applied Linguistics II

By admin | January 15, 2015

Here are my syllabi for Spring 2015:

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