In Fall 2008 I accepted an appointment to teach three sections of Language Arts & Skills in the department of Developmental Studies. Instead of having my students write papers that they turned in to me, I had them publish their writing online and allowed them to interact with each other, which gave them ownership and sparked conversation and community building. They speak of how my teaching them to write changed their lives.
In the summer of 08 I was privileged to teach scholarship athletes recruited for the brand new football program. I went on to tutor athletes for the Athletic department, a job I'd still be doing if the economy had not forced statewide cuts in education.