I was looking at the CVs of applicants for a deanling position here, and one of the CVs lists a book out from Scholar's Press. So I looked at some on-line booksellers, and didn't see it. So then I thought, hmm, that's odd, and googled the press, which basically looks sort of like an academic vanity sort of thing? It accepts manuscripts, and prepares to print them out and bind them "on demand," pretty much.
Is that your folks' impression?
What does it mean that a deanling candidate has listed this on their CV?
Does the fact that this person is a finalist for the position mean that the search committee doesn't realize about the press?
I'm working on a conference paper along with my seminar students. They're required to do an abstract and annotated bibliography. I really don't want to do the annotated bibliography, but I really should. Ugh.
The upside is if I get this done, then I'll have a much better conference paper than otherwise.
Do you folks ever write alongside your students (as in, visibly to them)?
One of the things we'll do with this is peer revision. In my experience, my upper level students do a much better job with peer revision than lower level students do. This is especially true when there are creative writing students in the mix, and English Ed students, because they get a lot of practice in responding to and critiquing peers' works. My sense would be that lots of practice helps people learn to be better peer responders. But we lit folks don't tend to have students do as much peer response as other folks.
In the Grade Information thread, Doc said that he basically found that peer revision didn't work well with upper level students.
What's your experience with using peer revision for upper level students?