Friday, October 4
“Grad Students Mentoring Our Students: Partnering With University MFA Students” Kris Bigalk, Normandale Community College; Amy Fladeboe, Minnesota State University-Mankato; Denise Hill, Delta College. A panel presentation at TYCA Midwest, Normal, Illinois.
MFA Students as TA’s at Community College: Two Models. (Kris Bigalk, Denise
Hill, Amy Fladeboe). A panel presentation at AWP 2014, Seattle, Washington
Most MFA students who intend to teach struggle to gain the necessary experience before applying for that first job. This session will outline two models that embed MFA students into community college creative writing classrooms and English departments, and discuss the benefits to all involved — teaching experience and mentoring for the MFA students, assistance in and out of the classroom for the community college faculty, and an enhanced learning experience for community college students.