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Cindy M.

Raisor
Contact Info
c-raisor@tamu.edu
979-845-7506
(CHEN office)

Office
Department of Chemical
Engineering
214 Jack E. Brown Bldg
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 778433122

Online Resources
Rhetorical Musings (blog)
http://rhetoricalmusings.blogspot.com

QR code to CV

Curriculum Vita
https://sites.google.com/site/cindyraisorcv2013/

SUMMARY
Having taught college-level writing courses and worked in curriculum development at Texas A&M University for over 27
years, I have experience in technical communication instruction, program and curriculum development, assessment, teacher
training, innovative technologies, and educational research. I am committed to investigating and applying how new
pedagogical methods can be used to foster lifelong learning, prepare students to hone critical-thinking skills, and to adapt to
ever-changing workplace environments. My teaching goal: to equip students with essential technical communication skills
applied within relevant, contemporary contexts and to inspire students to discover creative, yet viable, solutions to
workplace communication challenges.
EDUCATION
Master of Arts in English with emphasis in rhetoric and composition and linguistics from Texas A&M University,
December 1986
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with emphasis in English from Texas A&M University,
December 1984
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Teaching &
Curriculum
Development

Taught college-level technical writing and other composition courses for over 27 years in
regular and computer classrooms as well as in web-delivered and flipped formats.
Prepared curriculum and materials for a technical communication course specifically targeting
TAMU chemical engineering students.
Taught professional development online course on developing academic ePortfolios to graduate
students in STEM disciplines.
Taught a First-Year Seminar, one of the High-Impact Practices supported by the TAMU Office
of the Provost. Curriculum required students to use a sophisticated, interactive virtual
technology, Second Life, to learn about teamwork and communication as they also learned
about meeting the expectations of university life.
Assembled and created resources for developing an online portfolio that integrates program
learning outcomes of a TAMU academic department, culminating in a student capstone project
and a program assessment tool.
Instructed chemical engineering students at main campus and abroad (TAMU Qatar) on team
building and problem solving using virtual world technology and on using collaborative
technology tools for documentation.
Developed curriculum and materials for meeting experiential learning outcomes of students at
Higher Colleges of TechnologyFujairah in the United Arab Emirates.
Contributed to the curriculum development of several core college-level writing courses
through participation in writing committees and pilot programs, emphasizing inquired-guided
instruction, emerging technologies, and assessment tools relevant to critical thinking and
workplace writing.
Developed writing curriculum for science and engineering students to prepare them for creating
lab reports that met IEEE writing standards, including documentation, style, format, graphics,
and organization of material.
Provided technical writing instruction, including assessment of work, to approximately 275
students per semester enrolled in a physics course for science and engineering majors.

Administrating &
Training

Web Design,
Management, &
Assessment

Service

Supervised honors scholarship recipients in a special topics honors seminar.


Wrote curriculum for Undergraduate Research Fellows Program to comply with Writing
Intensive course requirements.
Coordinated and led workshops for instructing Research Fellows on writing their theses.
Taught special online honors section of Technical Writing to Research Fellows.
Instructed honors students in liberal arts (LBAR) independent studies, one focusing on
fundamentals of grammar and style to prepare the student for analyzing texts and describing
how language and syntax influence a readers response to a document.
Served as faculty mentor to new teaching assistants with full teaching responsibility in CTE-led
workshops for new GATs. Provided support to lead TAs responsible for training new GATs
during teaching workshops.
Trained GATs on how to normalize grading of papers prepared for an Engineering Ethics
course. Developed resources including rubrics and other materials to assist graders in assessing
student work accurately and in providing meaningful feedback.
Supervised the University Undergraduate Research Fellows Program, where selected
participants completed in-depth research in their disciplines, each culminating in a senior
honors thesis and 3 presentations.
Coordinated all program functions for Research Fellows as they completed their senior honors
theses; organized groups and presentation schedules; provided thesis writing instruction; served
as point-of-contact for students and advisors; evaluated progress and completion of theses
according to department and manual standards; oversaw theses publication at the Digital
Repository at Texas A&M.
Trained and supervised graduate teaching assistants of a physics course for science and
engineering students containing a technical writing component.
Trained graders as part of a course assessment completed by the Center for Teaching
Excellence.
Coordinated and supervised evening and summer Bible studies for approximately 150 women
at my local church; organized small groups and recruited group leaders; selected and ordered
materials for all studies; secured facilities for group meetings; led small groups.
Coordinated and supervised the Writing Outreach Program, a series of mini-courses on various
aspects of writing for the university and local community.
Served on the TAMU Freshman English Committee to develop the Freshman English
curriculum. Projects involved selecting textbooks, determining curriculum requirements, and
training teachers.
Created and managed website of technical communication resources CHEN 301: Engineering
Workplace Writing. See https://sites.google.com/site/tamuchen301/home.
Taught online course to graduate students using web-conferencing platform Blackboard
Collaborate.
Served as member of strategic advisory group and beta tester for turnitin.com. Provided support
in launching use of voice comment tool in the grade and feedback tool, GradeMark. See Press
Release May 15, 2012.
Created and maintained course web sites using course management software, eLearning/Blackboard and Moodle, to manage resources and instruct students enrolled in
technical writing courses.
Created websites and on-line materials for technical writing course instruction in both the
English and Physics departments.
Maintained Research Fellows web page and updated instructional and program resources
located on the Honors Programs web site.
Used online programs, Calibrated Peer Review and Turnitin.com, to assess student writing.
Advise TAMU-recognized student group: Aggie Sisters for Christ.
Moderated multiple presentations at TAMU Assessment Conferences.
Participated on the university e-portfolio committee to select software for use by TAMU
students, faculty, and administrators for career and program assessment purposes.

Writing, Editing, &


Research

Served on the Womens Ministry Board to help plan the direction of womens ministries at
Grace Bible Church.
Served on the DEIC (District Educational Instructional Committee), an advisory panel to
CSISDs school board.
Served on Grade Appeals Panel within the Writing Programs Office.
Mentored new graduate assistant teachers.
Led Bible studies at my local church (Grace Bible Church) and participated in leadership
development workshops, leader meetings, and service projects.
Served as the leaders coach for evening Bible study leaders at Grace Bible Church, facilitated
discussion during pastor-lead teaching and training of small group leaders, helped problem
solving and strategizing to meet small group goals.
Co-led a class for newcomers at our church with the purpose of describing the church mission
and vision, programs, ministry opportunities, and church membership requirements.
Completed 6 years of English undergraduate and graduate work in composition, literature,
teaching methodology, rhetorical theory, business and technical writing, and linguistics.
Coursework included extensive research projects and papers.
Received IRB approval to complete 2 research projects: (1) Using Student to Assess Course and
Program-Level Outcomes (2) Technical Writing Using Virtual Environments. Research has
resulted in multiple national conference presentations, a book chapter, and peer-reviewed
journal article.
Wrote curriculum development grant proposals as well as proposals for conference papers and
presentations to advance my understanding of teaching methodology and student learning.
Maintain an online journal of my professional activities, including reflections that assess
methods in order to improve my teaching. Available at http://rhetoricalmusings.blogspot.com/.
Edited and reviewed multiple textbooks and instructors manuals for teaching technical
communication.
Surveyed current instructors of writing-intensive courses and assessed current practices to
determine the best uses of technology to teach writing. Reported findings at a conference for
teaching with technology.
Completed postgraduate research project and presented a paper at an SCMLA (South Central
Modern Languages Association) conference.
Wrote sub-committee reports for the TAMU Freshman English Committee and an annual report
for the TAMU Department of Parking, Traffic, and Transportation; edited a feasibility study for
the U.S. Department of Energy from the Texas Engineering Extension Service; co-authored a
report on the Visual Physics program including assessment of technical writing instruction.
Edited drafts and revisions of student papers including essays, short and long reports, business
letters, memos, manuals, brochures, and websites; proofread and evaluated hundreds of
documents per semester.
Edited, revised, and proofread reports, proposals, brochures, and newsletter articles prepared by
staff at a non-profit organization for education agencies and practitioners.
Proofread monthly editions of a local magazine (Insite Magazine).

WORK HISTORY
Texas A&M University
Department of Chemical Engineering
August 2010 to present
Lecturer
Teach technical writing to chemical engineering students.
Department of English
January 2005 to August 2010
Lecturer
Taught technical writing and rhetoric and composition courses (honors and
regular) in various platforms, including web-delivered, face-to-face, and hybrid to
students from many different disciplines.

Office of Honors Programs


July 2005 to August 2008
Undergraduate Research Fellows Program Coordinator
Coordinated all functions of this yearlong senior-level honors program.
Office of Honors Programs & Academic Scholarships
January 2005 to July 2005
Thesis Supervisor
Instructed and supervised student participants in the University Undergraduate
Research Fellows Program on completing their undergraduate theses.
Department of Physics
August 2003 to December 2004
Lecturer
Instructed students enrolled in Physics 218, an introductory physics course for
science and engineering majors, on how to prepare scientific papers including
technical reports and memos.
Department of English
August 1994 to May 2003
Lecturer

Taught technical writing courses to college students of various academic


disciplines.

Office of Honors Programs & Academic Scholarships


September 2001 to May 2003
Faculty Mentor
Instructed small groups of students in the University Scholars Program.
Center for Academic Enhancement
January 1992 to January 1993
Lecturer
Taught a developmental reading lab designed to improve the reading skills
of students needing Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) remedial
work and to meet state TASP requirements. Taught academic
support programs and workshops for enrolled students.
Department of English
August 1989 to January 1992
Lecturer
Taught Technical Writing and Rhetoric and Composition to college students of
various academic disciplines.
Intercultural Development Research Association
November 1988 to June 1989
Education Editor
Edited materials and supervised the production and dissemination of all documents
written by IDRA staff and outside contributors.
San Antonio ISD Continuing Education
January 1989 to May 1989
English Instructor
Taught adults basic grammar and writing skills.
Texas A&M University
Department of English
January 1987 to July 1988
Lecturer

Taught Technical Writing and Rhetoric and Composition courses.

August 1987 to December 1987


Assistant to the Director of Freshman English
Helped plan and develop the Freshman English Program as a co-instructor and an
advisor to all GATs, as a member of the Freshman English Committee, and as the
coordinator and supervisor of the Writing Outreach Program.
January 1985 to December 1986
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Taught 12 sections of Freshman English (Composition and Rhetoric) courses with

full responsibility for 2 sections of 25 students each semester.


A&M Consolidated High School
August 1984 to December 1984
Student Teacher
Taught 11th grade regular and honors English courses.
CONSULTING PROJECTS AND PART-TIME WORK
Center for Teaching Excellence (TAMU)
June 2014 to September 2014 Co-teach a course Preparing Your Academic ePortfolio to graduate students in
STEM disciplines in conjunction with TAMU participation in CIRTL (Center for
the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning). Participate in development
and delivery of the CTE Teaching Assistant Institute to prepare graduate assistants
for their course instruction responsibilities.
June 2013 to September 2013 Created online portfolio builders for faculty including resources for developing a
course portfolio and teaching statement and philosophy. See TAMU Portfolio
Builder.
June 2012 to September 2012 Developed resources within the CTE portal that faculty can use to facilitate and
assess high-impact practices. See Using Reflection to Assess High-Impact
Practices.
June 2011 to August 2011

Developed rubrics for assessing program-level outcomes for the Department


of Ecosystems & Science Management. Created instructional resources for faculty
of capstone courses in the use of an online portfolio tool that will integrate
program-level outcomes and will display student work for career and post-graduate
advancement.

Masters of Land and Property Development (TAMU Architecture)


December 2011 to present
Consulted department faculty in the Master of Land and Property Development
Program (Department of Architecture) on the use of an integrated learning portfolio
for assessing program-level outcomes. Presented at retreat and prepared materials
for graduate student assessment including an integrative learning portfolio used in
the MLPD defense.
College of Engineering (TAMU)
August- September 2012

Advised program director and faculty support staff on the use of reflection in
directing program and course learning outcomes beginning with freshman core
courses: ENGR 111 and 112. Invited workshop speaker.

Leadership Development International (LDi)


May 2010 to August 2010
Investigated the instructional and training needs of an international
client (Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE) and developed
resources (experiential learning modules and comprehensive reference list
of resources to be added to database). Presented a mixed-reality
virtual presentation to a client in the UAE on the educational uses of
virtual world technologies.
AWARDS, HONORS, GRANTS, AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Academy Speaker


(2012-13)
Faculty Mentor to GAT (1987, 1989-90, 97, 99, 04, 05, 06)
2009, 2010 Student Led Award for Teaching Excellence
Finalist
Betty M. Unterberger Award for Research Fellows Advising
(2008)

Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching


Academy Certificate (2011-12)
IRB certified (September 2011)
Turnitin.com Advisory Board (2011)

SCMLA Fall Conference Presentation (1987)

Freshman English Committee (1987, 1989-90)

Summer Institute for Instructional Technology Innovation,


$3000 (2008)
Technology Assisted Teaching Award, $1500 (2005)

Grade Appeals Panel (2002-03, 05)


University Scholars Enrichment Grant (2001, 2002, 2003)
Honors Curriculum Development Grant (1999)

TAMU GAT Mentor (1987, 1999, 2004, 2005,


2008, 2009)
Writing Outreach Instructor (1985-87)
Texas Teaching Certificate (1984)
Magna Cum Laude, TAMU (1984)

TEXTBOOK REVIEWS AND EDITING PROJETS

Johnson-Sheehan. (2010). Technical Communication Today, Brief Edition. New York: Pearson/Longman. (Reviewed
April 2010.)
Lannon, John and Laura Gurak. (2009). Strategies for Technical Communication in the Workplace. New York:
Pearson/Longman. (Comparative review completed in November 2009.)
Lannon, John. (2009). Technical Communication (11th ed.). New York: Pearson/Longman. (Pre-revision review
completed in June 2009.)
Johnson-Sheehan. (2008). Technical Communication Today. (2nd ed.). New York: Pearson/Longman. (Reviewed May
2008.)
Markel, Michael. (2008). Technical Communication. (9th ed.) New Jersey: Bedford/St. Martins Press. (Reviewed
November 2007.)
Morgan, Mikeal. Edited manuscript The Phoenix Philosophy. Expected publication date: 2008.
Lehr, Dolores. Technical Communication: Integrating Text and Visuals. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing
(Reviewed March 2006.)
Turpin, Elizabeth and Edgerton, Rebecca. (2005). Handbook for Technical Communication. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
(Reviewed October 2004.)
Alred, Gerald J., Brusaw, Charles T., & Oliu, Walter E. (2004). Handbook of Technical Writing (7th ed.). New York:
Bedford/St. Martins Press. (Reviewed March 2004.)
Burnett, Rebecca. (2001). Technical Communication. (5th ed.) Austin: Harcourt. (Reviewed May 2002 with
suggestions for next edition.)
Alred, Gerald J., Brusaw, Charles T., & Oliu, Walter E. (2002). Handbook of Technical Writing (7th ed.) New York:
Bedford/St. Martins Press. (Reviewed July 2001.)
The Guidebook to Professional and Technical Writing. (2000). Manuscript. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. (Reviewed
May 2000.)
Markel, Michael. (2001). Instructors Resource Manual for Sixth Edition Technical Communication. New Jersey:
Bedford/St. Martins Press. (Reviewed April 2000.)
Markel, Michael. (1999). Technical Communication. (5th ed.) New Jersey: Bedford/St. Martins Press. (Reviewed
April 1999.)

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

Raisor, C. and Fowler, D. (2013). "Mapping Reflection through Integrative Learning Portfolios." Refereed presentation.
TAMU Office of Institutional Assessment 13th Annual Assessment Conference. 18 February.
Booth, G., Fowler, D., Raisor, C., Saginor, J., and Anderson, K. (2013). "Crossing the Rubicon: How the First
Comprehensive Curriculum Reform of a Masters Level Program at Texas A&M University Can Give Heart and
Inspiration to Other Faculty Facing this Challenge." Refereed presentation. TAMU Office of Institutional Assessment
13th Annual Assessment Conference. 18 February.
Raisor, C., Fowler, D., and Monroe, J. "E-folios: Connecting Learning Outcomes, Reflection, and Assessment." (2013).
Refereed poster presentation. TAMU Office of Institutional Assessment 13th Annual Assessment Conference. 18
February.
Raisor, C. and Fowler, D. (2013). "Flipping with Folios." Refereed presentation. Association of American Colleges &
Universities Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia. 25 January.
Fowler, D., Booth, J., and Raisor, C. (2012). "Using E-portfolio to Integrate Comprehensive Master's-Level Student
Learning Outcomes." Refereed panel presentation. Professional Organizational and Development Network Conference.
Seattle, WA, 27 October.
Raisor, C. and Fowler, D. (2012). "Using Student Reflective Portfolios to Assess Course and Program-Level
Outcomes." Refereed presentation. TAMU Office of Institutional Assessment 12th Annual Assessment Conference. Feb.
21, 2012.

Booth, J., Fowler, D., and Raisor, C. (2012). "Implementing 'Education First' and 'Aggies Commit' through
Comprehensive Master's Level Curriculum, Assessment, and Student Learning Outcome Alignment." Refereed poster
presentation. TAMU Office of Institutional Assessment 12th Annual Assessment Conference. Feb. 20, 2012.
Raisor, C. and McWhorter, R. (2011). Creation and Evaluation of Authentic Technical Writing Assignments Utilizing
Virtual World Technology. Refereed presentation. Innovative Research Virtual Worlds Conference, November 3,
2011, Coventry University, UK
Raisor, C., Kenney-Kennicutt, W., McWhorter, R. R., McGeachin, R., Nowlin-Obanion, A., Snell, J. (2011). Using
Second Life to Teach Across the Disciplines Refereed panel presentation. Teaching with Technology Conference,
Texas A&M University, February 7-8.
Kenney-Kennicutt, W., Rutherford, T., Raisor, C., and Dorsey, L, (2010). Using Virtual World Technology to Instruct
University Students. Refereed panel discussion. Instructional Technologies Services Showcase, Texas A&M
University, Oct. 27.
Raisor, C., Kenney-Kennicutt, W., McWhorter, R. R., McGeachin, R., Nowlin-Obanion, A., Snell, J. (2010). Using
Second Life to Teach Across the Disciplines Refereed panel discussion. Teaching with Technology Conference,
Texas A&M University, February 10-11.
Raisor, C. and Small, N. (2008). You Might be a Techneck if. . . Blending Technology with Writing Intensive
Courses. Refereed presentation. Teaching with Technology Conference, Texas A&M University, February 12-13.
Raisor, C. (2005). Using and Assessing Technology in Teaching. Refereed presentation. Teaching with Technology
Conference, Texas A&M University, February 23-24.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Raisor, C. (2014). "Select, Connect, Reflect through an ePortfolio." Invited presentation. Academy for Future Faculty.
Texas A&M University. 24 November.
Raisor, C. (2014). "Integrative Learning Portfolios: Leveraging Students Knowledge, Experience, and Heart." Invited
presentation. 39th Annual POD Conference. Dallas, TX. 5-9 November.
Raisor, C. (2014). Jump Start Your Job Search through an ePortfolio. Invited presentation. ENGR Pop-Up Course. 21
October.
Raisor, C. (2014). "Teach, Assess, Empower, and Employ through ePortfolios: A Crash Course." Invited presentation.
Teaching Technology Lecture Series. Instructional Technology Services, Texas A&M University. 26 September and 30
October.
Raisor, C. (2014). Empowered and Employable through E-folios: a Crash Course. Invited presentation. TAMU
American Institute of Chemical Engineering 2014 Southwestern Regional Conference. 22 March.
Raisor (2013). "Building Your Teaching Portfolio Online." Presentation made available through the TAMU Center for
Teaching Excellence. 14 August.
Raisor, C. (2013). Introduction to the Eco-Folio for ESSM. Invited presentation and workshop. Mort Kothmann's
ESSM 201 "Explore EcoSystem and Science Management," Texas A&M University, 23 October and 22 October 2014.
Raisor, C. (2013). "If You Build It, Will They .com?" Invited presentation at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah).
7-10 August.
Raisor, C. (2013). "If You Build It, Will They Come? Demystifying Reflection to Target Instructional Outcomes and
Empower Learning." Invited presentation. 16th Annual Wakonse South Conference on College Teaching. 7 April.
Raisor (2012). "Using Student Reflective Portfolios to Facilitate and Assess Learning Outcomes." Invited presentation.
Faculty Teaching Academy, Center for Teaching Excellence-TAMU. 9 November.
Raisor, C. and Fowler, D. (2012). "Integrative Learning and E-folios." Invited faculty development workshop. Center of
Teaching Excellence, TAMU. 1 November.
Raisor, C. (2012). Introduction to the Eco-Folio for ESSM. Invited presentation and workshop. Mort Kothmann's
ESSM 201 "Explore EcoSystem and Science Management," Texas A&M University, 7 November.
Raisor, C. and Fowler, D. (2012). "Integrative Learning and E-folios." Invited faculty development workshop. Center of
Teaching Excellence, TAMU. 1 November.
Raisor, C. and Fowler, D. (2012). "Preparing ENGR Faculty for Using Reflection in ENGR 111-112." Invited
presentation and workshop. TAMU. 31 August.
Balester, V. and Raisor, C. (2011). Writing Workshop for GATs of ENGR 482: Engineering Ethics. Invited
presentation and workshop. College of Engineering, Texas A&M University. Feb. 26.
Raisor, C. (2011). Qatar Writing Workshops: Team Building and Problem Solving Using MUVEs and Using
Collaborative Tools for Documentation: VYEW and Google Docs. Invited presentation and workshop. Feb. 14 and 16,
2011.
Raisor, C. and McWhorter, R. (2010). Training & Development in a Virtual World. Invited presentation and
workshop. Priya Karups EHRD 475: Multimedia Development for Training & Development, Texas A&M University,

October 13, 14 (2010) and March 3, 2011.


Raisor, C. and McWhorter, R. (2010) Online Education Through a Virtual World Platform. Invited presentation.
Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates, June 2.
McWhorter, R. and Raisor, C. and McWhorter, R. (2010). Innovative Teaching Techniques in Second Life. Invited
presentation. Texas Distance Learning Association, March 26, 2010.
Raisor, C. (2004). Technical Writing in the Visual Physics Program. Invited presentation. Institute on Scholarly
Teaching Showcase. Materials online. Available at: http://www-english.tamu.edu/pers/fac/raisor/presentationhome.html,
January 16.
Raisor, C. (2003). Writing for Physics Presentation to Instructors and Administrators in Department of Physics Invited
presentation. Materials Online. Available at: http://www-english.tamu.edu/pers/fac/raisor/presentationhome.html.
November 15.
Raisor, C. (1992). Developmental Reading Skills. Invited presentation. Texas A&M University TASP Regional
Conference, May 5.
Raisor, C. (1990). Grading and Commenting on Student Papers. Invited presentation and workshop. Texas A&M
Freshman English Fall Workshop, January.
Raisor, C. (1987). How to Handle Students Grade Complaints. Invited presentation. Texas A&M Freshman English
Fall Workshop, August.
Raisor, C. (1987). Evaluating the Persuasive Essay--Papers 5 and 6. Invited presentation. Texas A&M Freshman
English Fall Workshop, August.

WEB SITES AND ONLINE RESOURCES

Bush School Writing website (2014). Available at https://sites.google.com/site/bushschoolwriting/.


CHEN 301 Course Website. (2013). Available at https://sites.google.com/site/tamuchen301/.
TAMU Portfolio Builder. (2013). Available at https://sites.google.com/site/tamuteachingportfolio/.
TAMU Teaching Portfolio Template and Resources. (2013). Available at
https://sites.google.com/site/tamuteachingportfoliotemplate/home.
TAMU Course Portfolio Template and Resources. (2013). Available at
https://sites.google.com/site/tamucourseportfolio1/.
CTE Reflection Portal and High-Impact Resources. (2013). Available at https://sites.google.com/site/ctereflectionhip/.
Templates created for TAMU departments: EcoSystem Science and Management, University Honors Program, Masters
of Land and Property Development, and Chemical Engineering.
Rhetorical Musings. Professional Journal Reflections on Recent Teaching Experiences. (Summer 2010-present).
Available at http://rhetoricalmusings.blogspot.com/.
Why Second Life? Online Documentation of Teaching Theory and Methods for Using Virtual World Technology.
(Fall 2009). Available at https://sites.google.com/site/whyusesecondlife/.
Student Research Week Presentation Tips Wiki. Online. (May 2006). Available at http://wikinote.com/fellows.
Writing for Physics Instructional Web Site. Online. (September 2003). Available at http://wwwenglish.tamu.edu/pers/fac/raisor/physicshomepage.html.
WebCT On-Line Course for English 301 Technical Writing. Online. (August 2001). Available at:
http://webct.tamu.edu. Password protected.
English 301Technical Writing Course Web Site. Online. (2000-2010). Available at: http://wwwenglish.tamu.edu/pers/fac/raisor.

TECHNICAL REPORTS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Cherrstrom, C. A., Raisor, C.; & Fowler, D. (Submitted 14 October 2014.) Chemical engineering student perceptions
of learning from ePortfolio creation. Chemical Engineering Education.
McWhorter, R., Dellelo, J., Raisor, C., Roberts, P., and Fowler, D. (2013). "A Cross-Case Analysis of the Use of WebBased ePortfolios in Higher Education." Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, v. 12.
http://www.jite.org/documents/Vol12/JITEv12IIPp253-286McWhorter1238.pdf.
Raisor, C. and McWhorter, R. (2011). Teaching Technical Communication through Virtual World Technology. (Book
chapter pending review). Virtual Worlds in Online and Distance Education. S. Gregory, M. Lee, B. Dalgarno, B. Tynan
(Eds.). Planned for publication by Athabasca University Press in the Issues in Distance Education Series by Terry
Anderson (Ed.).
McIntyre, P., Kamon, T., Ezrailson, C., Raisor, C. (2005). Visual Physics at TAMU: A Snapshot of our Reform
Methods and their Application to Recitation and Lab. Conference Proceeding. University of Minnesota. March 11.
McIntyre, P., Kamon, T., Ezrailson, C., Raisor, C., Sokolov, A., Toback, D., Woodward, A., Troy, M., Simpson, N.

(2004). Visual Physics at TAMU: Methods and their Application to Recitation and Lab. (Department of Physics
technical report prepared with Center for Teaching Excellence and Measurement and Research Services), May 24.
Raisor, C. (1990). Annual Report for the Texas A&M Department of Parking, Traffic, and Transportation.
Raisor, C. (1989). Parental Involvement: A Valued Component for Children to Succeed in School, IDRA
Newsletter, May.
Raisor, C. (1989). The Answer: Valuing Youth in Schools and Families, A Report on Hispanic Dropouts in the Dallas
Independent School District. Co-wrote and edited six volumes of this longitudinal study by IDRA research staff, April.
Raisor, C. (1989). Hispanic American Curriculum for Universities: Experience in Creative and Effective Learning
(EXCEL). Co-wrote and edited this curriculum guide for a Hispanic student summer program implemented in San
Antonio, April.
Raisor, C. (1989). Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) company brochure.
Raisor, C. (1987). Language Attitude Survey. Conference proceeding. South Central Modern Languages Association
(SCMLA) Symposium, October.
Raisor, C. (1986). Language Attitude Survey: Subjective Responses toward American Regional Dialects, Gender, and
Activity. Texas A&M University. Unpublished manuscript, December.

TECHNICAL MEETINGS AND WEBINARS

Office of the Provost, Center for Teaching Excellence, & Office of Institutional Assessment: High-Impact Practices and
Measuring Effectiveness. Workshop by Dr. George Kuh. 3 October 2013.

Apple Education Seminar: Advancing Professional Education with iPad (Integrating software and experiential
learning through interactive devices.) Webinar presented by Yousuf Khan, Hult International Business School, and
Michael L. Schwartz, PhD, the Yale School of Medicine. 31 July 2012.

Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of TAMUs QEP Presented by Virginia Lee of Virginia S. Lee &
Associates, LLC. Attended webinar (Saba Central 7: KFP602093) 19 June 2012.

Google Education on Air: "Managing Digital Portfolios" by Kern Kelley. Presentation made available through use of
Google+ features including Hangouts and Circles. 2 May 2012.
SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM COMPETENCIES
Use
Online Course
Collaboration
Platforms
Course
Management
Systems
Web Site
Development
Assessment Tools

Interactive
classroom
technologies
Infographics
Graphics, Video
and Audio Capture
Software
Databases

Blackboard
Collaborate
WebCT/Blackboard/ELearning
Moodle
Google Sites
Weebly
Turnitin.com and
GradeMark
Calibrated Peer
Review
Padlet
PollEverywhere
QR Codes
Piktochart
Camtasia (Screencast)
GarageBand
iTunes
Animoto
Media Matrix
Umbraco
Dropbox

Taught online course using virtual meeting rooms and


synchronous features (polling, whiteboard, chat, screen
sharing, voice and video)
Store files, create assignments, assess student work, enter
grades, manage discussions, post announcements,
maintain course calendar
Same as above
Create course site, ePortfolios, course resources,
collaborative projects, journals
Detect plagiarism, mark and comment on student work

Competency
Level
High
High
Moderate
Advanced
High

Assess student work

High

Gather and record student input on course topics


Assess learning on course topics
Access online materials from mobile devices
Create infographics for course assignments
Create tutorials for courses, showing how tech tools work
Record podcasts for courses
Store and upload podcasts
Create videos for course projects
Store streaming video
Create and maintain department online tech
communication resources
Store files on cloud-based server

High
Moderate
High
High
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
High
Moderate
Moderate
High

Collaborative
Software

TAMU Digital
Repository
Google Drive
Google Groups

Online Interactive
Presentation
Software
Social Media

Google Hangouts
Mindmeister
VYEW
Skype
Prezi
SlideShare
Facebook
LinkedIn
Second Life

Online Portfolio

Diigo
Twitter
Aggiefolio

Online Journal

Symplicity/Reflection
Blogger, WordPress

Uploaded, organized, and managed undergraduate theses

Moderate

Collaborate with colleagues to create documents and


presentations; manage online portfolio
Manage professional group: TAMU Team-Based
Learning; manage
Meet with TAs and students to facilitate course outcomes
Mindmap, collaborate, and present
Same as above; provide commentary via video and audio
Converse with peer professionals
Deliver presentations
Upload presentations for online access

High

Join professional groups, network with professional peers;


manage CHEN 301 Facebook groups
Network with peer professionals and former students
Network with peer professionals, instruct students, attend
conferences, display student work
Manage, edit, highlight and share bookmarks
Network with peers
Instruct students on how to demonstrate professional
competencies through online software; manage
professional portfolio
Assess software for possible adoption by university
Reflect on and assess teaching methods and experiences

Moderate

High
High
Moderate
High
Moderate

Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Beginner
High
Low
High