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Dr. Sally Henschel

Email Addresses
sally.henschel@mwsu.edu
My Websites

English
Assistant Professor

Office Location
Bea Wood Hall 211
Office Hours

Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4731
Fax: (940) 397-4931
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2017 5563 X10 Research Methods in Rhetoric and Technical Communication Online

Meets online each Thursday evening at 6:00 pm.

Details Fall 2017 3213 170 Digital and New Media Rhetoric Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

M 5:30 to 8:20 p.m.

Details Fall 2017 2123 101 ENGL 2123: Rhetoric of Visuals and Infographics Bea Wood Hall 117

TR 9:30

Details Fall 2017 2013 101 Introduction to English Studies Ferguson Hall 300

TR 2:00-3:30 pm

Details Summer I 2017 2113 X30, X31 Intermediate Composition & Grammar Online Online

 Online: Access course content through D2L.

Details Spring 2017 5503 X20 Professional & Technical Editing Online

Class meets online in Skype each Thursday evening at 6:00pm.

Details Spring 2017 4503 X20 Professional & Technical Editing Online

Class meets online in Skype each Thursday evening at 6:00pm.

Details Spring 2017 2123 201 ENGL 2123: Rhetoric of Visuals and Infographics Bea Wood Hall 117

TR 9:30

Details Spring 2017 2113 X20, X21 Intermediate Composition & Grammar Online Online

 Online: Access course content through D2L.

Details Fall 2016 5213 x10 Graduate Special Topics: Teaching Professional and Technical Writing Online

Online class: meets in Skype each Thursday at 6:00-7:30pm (CT)

Details Fall 2016 3213 101 Digital and New Media Rhetoric Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

M 5:30 to 8:20 p.m.

Details Fall 2016 2113 X11, X12 Intermediate Composition & Grammar Online Online

 Online: Access course content through D2L.

Details Summer I 2016 2113 X30, X31 Intermediate Composition & Grammar Online Online

 Online: Access course content through D2L.

Details Spring 2016 3203 203 Technical Writing Bea Wood Hall 117

TR 8:00-9:20am

Details Spring 2016 2123 202 ENGL 2123: Rhetoric of Visuals and Infographics Bea Wood Hall 117

MWF 10:00-10:50am

Details Spring 2016 2113 X20, X21 Intermediate Composition & Grammar Online Online

 Online: Access course content through D2L.

Details Fall 2015 2203 101 Introduction to Professional Writing Bea Wood Hall 117

MWF 9:00 - 9:50

Details Fall 2015 2203 102 Introduction to Professional Writing Bea Wood Hall 117

MWF 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Details Fall 2015 2113 X11, X12 Composition Skills Online Online

 Online: Access course content through D2L.

Details Summer I 2015 2113 X30, X31 Composition Skills Online Online

 Online: Access course content through D2L.

Details Spring 2015 6113 X20 Language & Rhetoric: Research Methods Online

Tuesday 6:00 - 7:30 PM  

Online in SKYPE

Details Spring 2015 3213 270 Digital and New Media Rhetoric Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

M 5:30 to 8:20 p.m.

Details Spring 2015 2113 WX1, WX2 (Winter Mini Term) Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Winter Mini Term: Online

Details Spring 2015 2113 X22 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

 Online

Details Fall 2014 3203 103 Technical Writing Bea Wood Hall 117

TR 12:30 - 1:50 pm

Details Fall 2014 2114 X10, X11, X12 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Summer I 2014 2113 X30, X31 (May Mini Term) Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

May Mini Term: Online

Details Summer I 2014 2113 X32, X33 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

 Online course

Details Spring 2014 3213 201 Digital and New Media Rhetoric Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

M 5:30 to 8:20 p.m.

Details Spring 2014 2113 X20, X21 (Winter Mini Term) Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Winter Mini Term: Online

Details Spring 2014 2113 X24, X25 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Spring 2014 1113 X10 Rhetoric and Composition Online Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Fall 2013 4213 5213 X10 Information Design & Usability Bea Wood Hall Online

Online. Class meets in Skype one evening each week: Monday or Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm. See D2L for the day you have been assigned to meet.

Details Fall 2013 2113 X10, X11 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Fall 2013 1113 X10 Rhetoric and Composition Online Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Summer I 2013 2113 X30, X31 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Spring 2013 3213 201 Digital and New Media Rhetoric Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

W 5:30 to 8:20 p.m.

Details Spring 2013 2113 X20, X21, X22 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Fall 2012 3203 102 Technical Writing Bea Wood Hall 117

TR  8:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m. 

Details Fall 2012 2113 X10, 11, 12 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Summer I 2012 2113 X30 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Summer I 2012 2113 X31 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Spring 2012 4203 X20 Writing Project Management Bea Wood Hall Online

Blackboard chat, T, 6:00 -7:15 p.m.

 

Details Spring 2012 3213 201 Digital and New Media Rhetoric Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

W 5:30 to 8:20 p.m.

Details Spring 2012 2113 X20 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Spring 2012 2113 X21 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Fall 2011 3203 101 Technical Writing Bea Wood Hall 117

MW  12:00 - 1:20 pm

Details Fall 2011 3203 102 Technical Writing Bea Wood Hall 117

TR  8:00 - 9:20 pm

Details Fall 2011 2113 X10, X11, X12 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Summer I 2011 2113 X30, X31 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Spring 2011 3213 270 Digital and New Media Rhetoric Prothro-Yeager Hall 101

M 5:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.

Details Spring 2011 3203 201 Technical Writing Bea Wood Hall 117

TR  8:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m. 

Details Spring 2011 3203 202 Technical Writing Bea Wood Hall 117

TR12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. 

Details Spring 2011 2113 X20, X21 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details Fall 2010 3203 101, 102, 104 Technical Writing Bea Wood Hall 117

3203-101 MW 8:00 a.m. - 9:20

3203-102   TR12:30 p.m. - 1:50

 3203-104  TR 8:00 a.m. - 9:20

Details Fall 2010 2113 X10, X11 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall Online

Online

Details 2113 X20, X21 Intermediate Composition & Grammar
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Texas Tech University PhD Technical Communication and Rhetoric
Midwestern State University MA English
Midwestern State University BA English
Institution Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Instructor, English, and Director Computer Writing Classroom 2000 2010
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor, English 2010 Present
Midwestern State University Online Writing Curriculum Coordinator, Department of English 2013 2016

Current Research

Programmatic issues in technical and professional communication, and trends in the communication and English core curriculum

Awards and Honors

Midwestern State University Piper Professor Award Nominee, 2016

Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication, 2015 recipient

Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, 2015

Society for Technical Communication President's Award, 2014 recipient

Frank R. Smith 2013 Outstanding Journal Article, Technical Communication

Society for Technical Communication Community Pacesetter Award, 2014

Society for Technical Communication Distinguished SIG Service Award, 2013

Society for Technical Communication Academic Special Interest Group Community of Excellence Award, 2012, 2013, 2014

Faculty Award, Midwestern State University, 2010-2011

Carolyn Detjen Rude Graduate Technical Communication Scholarship, Texas Tech University, 2008-2009

Sigma Tau Chi, Society for Technical Communication Honorary Society, 2008

Nominated Texas Tech University Horn Professors Graduate Achievement Award, 2008

Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society, 2007

Publications

Henschel, S., & Meloncon, L. “Of Horsemen and Layered Literacies: Assessment Instruments for Aligning Technical and Professional Communication Undergraduate Curricula with Professional Expectations.” Programmatic Perspectives 6.1 (2014). 

Meloncon, L., & Henschel, S. “Current State of U.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs in Technical and Professional Communication.” Technical Communication 60.1 (2013): 45-64. 

Baehr, C., & Henschel, S. "STC Student Membership: Challenges, Opportunities, and Benefits" Intercom Jan. 2013. 31-33.

Henschel, S. “The New STC Academic Programs Database.” Intercom Dec. 2007.

Henschel, S. “Of Mesquite and Computer Labs.” Kairos 5.2 (2000).

Henschel, S. “Crevecoeur’s Letters: Circumscribing the Ruins.” Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas 22 (1991): 21-29.

Grants

Applied not funded. Henschel, Sally (Project Director), Leland Turner, Whitney Snow, Clara Latham and Stacy Johnson.  “North Texans on the Home Front: Aviation, Conflict, and the Human Experience.” National Endowment for the Humanities May 2016-Aug. 2017. $37,138.

Henschel, S., & Alexander, H. “Computational Rhetoric: Theories, Methods, and Application in the Technical and Professional Writing Curriculum.” MSU Office of Academic Affairs Internal Research Grant. Fall 2014. $4,948.

Henschel, S., & Lewis. M. Adapting Communication Curriculum to Meet the New Texas Core: Tracking Trends, 2013-2015. Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Grant. 2014-2015. $5,500.

Henschel, S., & Lewis. M. Adapting Communication Curriculum to Meet the New Texas Core: Tracking Trends, 2013-2015. Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Grant. 2013-2014. $5,392

Collaborative Proposals and Reports

“A Report on Partnerships for Professionalism: Planning a Virtual-Hybrid Model Pre-Conference.”  Proceedings of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. (2012), Co-authored wit Pam E. Brewer, Craig Baehr, and Thomas Barker.

"Proposal for the Creation of the Mustangs Advising Center." Student Success Committee. Midwestern State University. April 2007.

Foundations of Excellence in the First Year Report. Student Success Committee. Steering Committee. August 2006.

Presentations

Invited
“Incorporating Visuals into an Argument.” W4Tx Summer Institute: Keep Calm & Write Region 9 ESC, Wichita Falls, TX. July 14, 2016.
“STC’s Emerging Mentor Board.” STC Summit’15.  Invited Leadership Day Presentation. Columbus, OH. June 21, 2015.
“Incorporating Visuals into an Argument or Report.” The Heart of English: K-16 Working Together Conference. Region 9 ESC, Wichita Falls, TX. Feb. 13, 2014.
“Coaching Online: STC’s Emerging Virtual Professional-to-Student Mentoring Programs.” STC Summit ’13. Invited Leadership Day Presentation. Atlanta, GA. May 5, 2013.
“Composing and Formatting Content for the Job Search.” Refresh Wichita Falls, a community of web design and usability professionals. Sept. 17, 2012. 
“Prying Open the Window—and Opening the Door—to the Ivory Tower: The STC Academic Database.”  Society for Technical Communication Academic-Industry Leaders Summit. University of Houston-Downtown. Houston, TX. Sept. 28, 2007.
“Managing the Challenges of Keeping FoE Participants Motivated and On Task!” Roundtable Discussion. Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College Winter Meeting. Addison, TX. Feb. 16, 2007.
 
Peer-reviewed 
“The Place for TPC in the New Texas Core Curriculum.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention. Santa Fe, NM. Oct. 9, 2015.
“Technical Professional Communication and the General Education Core Curriculum.” Progression. Society for Technical Communication Summit. Phoenix, AZ. May 20, 2014.
“Facilitating Connections and Mentoring Opportunities between Practitioners and Students.” Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH. Oct. 11, 2013.
“Preparing Students for the Workplace: Trends in the TPC Curriculum and Professional Expectations.” Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. Michigan Technological University. Houghton, MI. Sept. 28, 2012.
“How We COPE: Authoring Content for Reuse in the Technical Communication Curriculum.” Society for Technical Communication Summit ‘10. Dallas, TX. May 3, 2010.
“Forecast: Change in Technical Communication Programs.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference. New Orleans, LA.  April 2, 2008.
“Sustainable Growth in Practitioner Relations: A Discussion of Survey Results.”  Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. East Carolina University. Greenville, NC. Oct. 12, 2007.
“‘The Stone Carved to Fit the Shape’: Shaping Departmental Identity Through Wiki Narratives.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, NY. March 24, 2007.
“Refactoring Identities in a Culture of Assessment: Rhetorical and Technical Approaches to Program Review and Development.” Panel Chair. Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, NY. March 24, 2007.
“‘Structuring to Win’: The Multiple Degree Option in the Technical Communication Program.” Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. Oct. 13, 2006.
“‘O Pioneers!’: The First Two Years of an Online Ph.D. Program in Technical Communication and Rhetoric.”  Panel Chair and presentation. Computers and Writing 2006. Texas Tech University. Lubbock, TX. May 26, 2006.
“‘Life is Fine’ when the Class is Online.” NCTE/CCCC Mobile Technology Center Computer Connection. Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, NY. March 20, 2003.
“Of Mesquite and Computer Labs.”  Town Hall Two. Computers and Writing 2000. Ft. Worth, TX. May 28, 2000.
“Crevecoeur’s Letters: Circumscribing the Ruins.” American Studies Association of Texas. Corpus Christi, TX. Nov. 16, 1990.
Workshops and webinars
“STC Student Membership: Challenges, Opportunities, and Benefits.” Society for Technical Communication. Student Member Webinar. Dec. 6, 2012.
College of Health Sciences and Human Services Writing Workshop. Midwestern State University. Feb. 10, 2012.
“Mapping the Body of Knowledge:  Knowledge Creation and Knowledge Transfer in Technical Communication.” Workshop. International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC) Concordia University. Montreal, Canada. July 16, 2008.
“Streaming Media for Online Learning.” Workshop. Computers and Writing 2006. Texas Tech University.  Lubbock, Texas. May 25, 2006. 
 
Other
“What’s So Great about D2L?: ENGL 2113 Student Survey Results.” Teaching and Learning Resource Center. Midwestern State University. Wichita Falls, TX. Oct. 18, 2012.
“Using  Bb Collaborate V-Classroom to Web Conference with Students and Support Student Writers.” Teaching and Learning Resource Center. Midwestern State University. Mar. 8, 2012.
 
Selected Professional Involvement and Service
- Manager, Academic Special Interest Group (SIG) Society for Technical Communication (STC), 2015-2016; member, SIG administrative council, 2011-2015
- Member Program Committee, Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Conference,  2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- Judge,  Frank R. Smith Award for Outstanding Article, 2015, 2016
- Coordinator Student Poster Competition, STC Summit, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Reviewer, Communication Design Quarterly, 2016 
- Reviewer, Technical Communication, 2015
- Reviewer, Programmatic Perspectives, 2014, 2016
- Reviewer, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2014
- Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 2014
- Reviewer, Southwest Educational Research Association Conference, 2014
- Member Program Committee and Site and Technology Manager,  STC Academic Partnership Pre-Conference, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Member Program Committee and Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships Manager, STC Academic Partnership Pre-Conference, 2014; raised $12,091 in monetary support and software contributions from technical communication software companies
- Member, Program Committee, Academic Topics Progression, STC Summit, 2014
- Co-Chair, STC Student Outreach Task Force, 2013-2014; member, Student Outreach Team, 2011-2013
- Member, STC Knowledge Portal and Body of Knowledge (BOK)Task Force, Academic Programs, 2008-2009; member BOK Committee, 2012-2014 
- Member Program Committee and Program Design, American Studies Association of Texas Conference, Midwestern State University, Nov. 2012
- Member, STC Academe-Industry Collaborations Committee, 2006-2007
- Chair, STC Academic Liaison Committee, Academic Programs Database Redesign, 2006-2007
- Member Program Committee, Computers and Writing Online Conference, 2005-2006
- Member Local Arrangements Committee, American Studies Association of Texas Conference, 2005