Curriculum Vitae


Current Position

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
Director of Composition
Department of English and Language Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
University of New England
Biddeford, Maine

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Education

Doctor of Philosophy (January 2003)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Political Science
Master of Arts (January 2000)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Political Science
Bachelor of Arts
The University of Connecticut (May 1991)
Major in Philosophy
Summa Cum Laude
University Scholar
Bachelor of Science
The University of Connecticut (May 1991)
Major in Business Management
Summa Cum Laude
University Scholar

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Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition (tenured)
Department of English and Language Studies
University of New England
September 2010-
Associate Professor of English (tenured)
Department of English
York College of The City University of New York
September 2008-August 2010
Assistant Professor of English (tenure track)
Department of English
York College of The City University of New York
September 2003-August 2008
Instructor of English (non-tenure track)
Department of English
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
September 2000-August 2003

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Administrative Experience

Director of Composition
University of New England
September 2010-
Responsibilities include scheduling, staffing, and faculty development for composition at the University of New England, assessment of writing, and development of a plan for writing at the university. Director reports to the Department of English and Language Studies.
Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum Program
York College, The City University of New York
January 2007-August 2010
Responsibilities included articulation of vision for WAC and WID at York College, program planning, faculty development, consultation with department chairs and other faculty members, and budgeting. Coordinator reports to Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Chairs the WAC Course Coordinating Committee and WAC Steering Committee, and provides college leadership on writing-related matters.
Coordinator, College-Wide Writing Program
York College, The City University of New York
2006-August 2010
Responsibilities included program, curriculum and faculty development, staffing, and budgeting. The College-Wide Writing Program Coordinator reports to the Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and works closely with the Coordinator for Introduction to College Writing, York College’s First Year Composition course, the Writing Across the Curriculum Program, and various student support services on campus.
Writing Fellows Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum Program
York College, The City University of New York
2004-2007 (Co-Coordinator, 2008-2009)
Worked with other WAC Program Coordinators and CUNY Writing Fellows (doctoral candidates at The CUNY Graduate Center) to provide effective writing resources for faculty teaching both Writing Enhanced and Writing Intensive courses. Responsibilities include supervision and professional development for Writing Fellows, participation in oversight and administration of York College’s WAC Program, and interaction with WAC Coordinators at CUNY’s 18 colleges.
Coordinator, General Education Learning Communities
York College, The City University of New York
2003-2006
Collaborated with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, academic departments, and student support services to create, schedule, and staff pairs of linked courses in the General Education program.
Coordinator for WAC and Assistant Director of Composition, Writing Program
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2000-2003
Responsibilities included curriculum development in Research in the Disciplines, collaborative administration of a writing program with annual enrollment of 10,000 students in 500 sections, from ESL instruction through business and technical writing courses, and professional development for writing program faculty.

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Professional Service & Memberships

Member, Editorial Board
The WAC Clearinghouse http://wac.colostate.edu (link opens in a new browser window)
November 2010-Present
Webmaster
Northeast Writing Across the Curriculum Consortium http://newacc.colostate.edu (link opens in a new browser window)
March 2010-Present
Associate Editor
Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing  http://wac.colostate.edu/atd (link opens in new browser window)
May 2007-Present
Reviewer
International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference (2012)
Bedford/St. Martin’s Press (2008-Present)
Pearson Education (2011-Present)
Member
Council of Writing Program Administrators
National Council of Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Northeast Writing Across the Curriculum Consortium

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Active Research Interest

Seeding WAC: Do Interdisciplinary Writing Programs Prepare Emerging Faculty for Writing Across the Curriculum?
Since the late 1970s, colleges and universities in the US have used Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) as a mechanism to improve both student learning and writing. WAC success depends on faculty across the disciplines implementing these practices, faculty development initiatives. I am interested in the possibility that a select group of writing programs with an interdisciplinary teaching pool of emerging and recent PhDs form an alternative to WAC workshops. The principal hypothesis is that these interdisciplinary writing programs seed WAC by exposing future faculty in the disciplines to WAC pedagogies at a formative period in their own development as college instructors.

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Current Projects

Cripps, Michael J. “Interface Literacy, Video Podcasting, and Project-based Learning.” (Work in Progress)
A study of student learning that explores the nexus of reading and writing within Graphical User Interfaces. The project is grounded in the idea that GUIs are texts that must be read if one is to write in digital environments. The project explores two specific aspects of the reading/writing nexus: the possibility that interface literacy is more than the sum of GUIs one encounters as one works in digital writing environments, and the potential value of the screencast tutorials as a mode of software or interface instruction.
Cripps, Michael J. “Code Switching, Hypertext Skins, and (Inter)Active Audiences.” (Work in Progress)
This paper explores the potential for externally linked Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) to enable hypertext authors to engage principles of visual rhetoric while simultaneously inviting reader involvement in the construction of meaning. In an extension of my previously published work on new media, this paper looks at ways that CSS enables the author to configure meaning, alter the logic of space, and adjust for audience stance, hybridity, and transparency. A version of this new media project was presented at the 2007 Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York.
Cripps, Michael J. “(Re)Writing Fellow Roles: WAC as Professional Development for Advanced Graduate Students” (Work in Progress)
The Writing Fellow role within WAC takes two principal forms at colleges and universities, the curriculum-based peer tutor and the writing-intensive course teaching assistant. While the former model is focused specifically on student support, and the latter is focused on faculty support, both models, by positioning fellows in a support/assistant capacity, fail to fully explore the potential for a writing fellowship to function as professional development for future faculty. This paper explores ways that one Writing Fellows Program is reconceptualizing writing fellow work in ways that matter for WAC Coordinators and graduate programs alike.

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Publications

Refereed Publications
Cripps, Michael J. “Tool Tip: Xtranormal for Educators.” Rev. of Xtranormal for Educators. The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. (October 2012). Web.
Cripps, Michael J. “Technical Communications in OSS Content Management Systems: An Academic Institutional Case Study.” Journal of Technical and Written Communication, 41:4 (2011).
Cripps, Michael J., and Heather Robinson. “Writing as a Site of Contention in General Education Reform.” WPA 2010 Conference Proceedings. Ed. Charles Lowe and Terra Williams. Council of Writing Program Administrators (2011).
Miller, Richard E., and Michael J. Cripps. “Minimum Qualifications: On Local Solutions to General Staffing Problems.” Discord and Direction: The Postmodern Writing Program Administrator. Ed. Carolyn Handa and Sharon McGee. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2005.
Cripps, Michael J. “#FFFFFF, #000000, & #808080: Hypertext Theory and WebDev in the Composition Classroom.” Computers & Composition Online. (Spring 2004): <http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/cripps/index.html>. (Winner, 2004-2005 Kairos Best Webtext Award.)
Cripps, Michael J. “Writing Between the Lines.” Instructor’s Resource Manual for The New Humanities Reader. Ed. Kurt Spellmeyer and Richard E. Miller. Boston: Houghton, 2003. 54-62.
Cripps, Michael J. “Between Linearity and Nonlinearity: The Research Essay as Hypertext.” Enculturation, 4:2 (Fall 2002): <http://enculturation.gmu.edu/4_2/cripps>.
Other Publications
Cripps, Michael J. “Screencasting and the Development of Interface Literacy: A Research Progress Report.” Discover 2. Fall 2009.
Cripps, Michael J., and Karin Wolf. “Introduction to Volume 5, Issue 2.” The York Scholar 5:2 (2009): iv-vii: <http://www.york.cuny.edu/yorkscholar/>.
Cripps, Michael J., and Karin Wolf. “Introduction to Volume 5, Issue 1.” The York Scholar 5:1 (2008): iv-vii: <http://www.york.cuny.edu/yorkscholar/>.
Cripps, Michael J., and Karin Wolf. “Introduction to Volume 4.” The York Scholar 4 (2007): vii-xi: <http://www.york.cuny.edu/yorkscholar/>.
Cripps, Michael J., and Cynthia Haller. “Introduction to Volume 3.” The York Scholar 3 (2006): vii-xi: <http://www.york.cuny.edu/yorkscholar/>.
Cripps, Michael J., and Cynthia Haller. “Introduction to Volume 2.”The York Scholar 2 (2005): vi-ix: <http://www.york.cuny.edu/yorkscholar/>.
Cripps, Michael J., and Cynthia Haller. “Introduction to Volume 1.”The York Scholar 1 (2004): vi-viii: <http://www.york.cuny.edu/yorkscholar/>.
Cripps, Michael J. “Editor’s Introduction.” Dialogues@RU:A Journal of Undergraduate Research 2 (2003): ix-xii.<http://dialogues.rutgers.edu>.
Cripps, Michael J. “Editor’s Introduction.” Dialogues@RU: A Journal of Undergraduate Research 1 (2002): x-xv. <http://dialogues.rutgers.edu>.

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Conference Papers

Refereed Papers
Cripps, Michael J. “Opening Access for Basic Writers: Assessing a Writing Center-Freshman Composition Partnership.” Presented at the 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, March 2014.
Cripps, Michael J. “Who Owns the ePortfolio: Tensions Between Institutional Assessment and Student Autonomy and Control.” Presented as part of a panel at the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-based Learning’s Annual ePortfolio Conference, Boston, July 2013.
Cripps, Michael J. “Remediating Academic Arguments through Animation: Xtranormal and First Year Composition.” Presented as a Digital Pedagogy Poster at the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, March 2013.
Cripps, Michael J. “From Resistance to Reaffirmation: A New Trend in WAC/WID? Presented as part of a double-session panel at the 2012 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Savannah, GA, June 2012.

Cripps, Michael J. “Context as Key: NSSE Writing Consortium Data at Two Institutions.” Presented at the 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, Missouri, March 2012.
Cripps, Michael J. “Confirming and Contesting Perceptions of Spaces for Writing: Putting CSWC and Institutional Data in Conversation with the Writing Curriculum.” Presented at the 2011 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2011.
Cripps, Michael J. “Blogs, Rubrics, and ePortfolios in an Advanced Writing Course.” Presented at the Ninth Annual CUNY Information Technology Conferences. New York, New York, December 2010.
Cripps, Michael J. “Writing in the Core and in the Majors: What the Consortium for the Study of Writing in College Questions Can (and Cannot) Tell Us.” Presented at the 2010 International Writing and Critical Thinking Conference. Hamden, Connecticut, November 2010.
Cripps, Michael J., and Heather M. Robinson. “All in or All Out: Writing as a Site of Contention in General Education Reform.” Presented at the 2010 Writing Program Administrators Conference. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2010.
Cripps, Michael J. “Adjusting, Surviving, Sustaining: Tales of WAC Program Upheaval and Change.” Presented at the 2010 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, May 2010.
Cripps, Michael J., and Heather M. Robinson. “Writing Moving Images: Locating Meaningful Uses of Video for Writing Center and WAC Work.” Presented at the 2010 Northeast Writing Across the Curriculum Consortium Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2010.
Robinson, Heather M., Carolette McDonald, Michael J. Cripps, Anna Charles, Raquel Coy, and Shoba Parasram. “The Challenge of the Visual.” Presented at the 2010 Northeast Writing Centers Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2010.
Robinson, Heather M., Michael J. Cripps, and Michael Broder. “Reimagining Writing Center-WAC Collaborations.” Presented at the 20th Annual Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association (MAWCA) Conference. York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania, March 2009.
Cripps, Michael J. “Waving at WI or Making Waves? WI Requirements, Institutional Fragility, and WAC/WID Renewal.” Presented at the 2009 Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, March 2009.
Cripps, Michael J., and Heather M. Robinson. “Basic Writing in a Vacuum: Supporting Developmental Writers in a Post-Remediation World.” Presented at Basic Composition in the Works. Felician College, Lodi, New Jersey, February 2009.
Cripps, Michael J., Rafael Nunez, and Eric S. Tyrer II. “The Content Management System as Catalyst: A Case Study.” Presented at the 2008 CUNY Information Technology Conference. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, December 2008.
Cripps, Michael J. “Crossing Borders and Collaborating with Stakeholders.” Presented at the 2008 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Austin, Texas, May 2008.
Cripps, Michael J. “Changing Realities and Creating WAC Synergies Through Film: A Case Study of Institutional Embeddedness in Multiple Media.” Presented at the 2008 Conference on College Composition and Communication. New Orleans, March 2008.
Cripps, Michael J. “Code Switching, Hypertext Skins, and (Inter)Active Audiences.” Presented at the 2007 Conference on College Composition and Communication.New York, March 2007.
Cripps, Michael, J. “Collaborating across the Curriculum: Peaks and Pitfalls.” Presented at the 2006 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Clemson, S.C., May 2006.
Cripps, Michael J. “Assessing our Community: Common Ground & Difference.” Presented at the 2006 Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, March 2006.
Cripps, Michael J. “Seeding WAC: Project Report.” Poster Presentation at the 2005 Council of Writing Program Administrators Breakfast. San Francisco, March 2005.
Cripps, Michael J. “TA Talk: What TAs in Interdisciplinary Writing Programs Learn by Teaching Writing.” Presented at the 2005 Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, March 2005.
Cripps, Michael J. and Richard E. Miller. “Minimum Qualifications: On Local Solutions to General Staffing Problems.” Presented at the 2004 Thomas R. Watson Conference on Composition and Rhetoric. Louisville, October 2004.
Cripps, Michael J. “Writing Institutions at the Periphery: The City University of New York’s Senior Colleges Respond to the CUNY Proficiency Exam.” Presented at the 2004 Thomas R. Watson Conference on Composition and Rhetoric. Louisville, October 2004.
Cripps, Michael J. “Diversity amid Uniformity: Senior College Responses to the CPE.” presented at the 2004 Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. St. Louis, May 2004.
Cripps, Michael J. “Seeding WAC: How Writing Programs at Research Universities Seed WAC Through TA Training.” Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Antonio, March 2004.
Cripps, Michael J. “A Copernican Revolution in Composition: How a Composition Reader can Drive Writing Program Institutional Change.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, March 2003.
Cripps, Michael J. “Between Linearity and Nonlinearity: The Hypertextual Research Essay.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, March 2002.
Cripps, Michael J. “Me and U: Students of Color, Identity, and Success in the University.” The Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. Louisville, October 2002.

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Workshops & Presentations (selected)

WAC and Assignment Design: Teaching Your Students to Think Like Pharmacists (with Brenda Edmands)
An invited full-day workshop on writing assignment design and sequencing in the pharmacy curriculum. Presented at the Summer 2012 UNE College of Pharmacy assessment retreat. Cape Elizabeth, ME, July 2012.
Using NSSE and CSWC Data in Writing or WAC Programs
September 2011
Presented at the Fall 2011 meeting of the Northeast Writing Across the Curriculum Consortium, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, September 2011.
WAC Faculty Seminar
York College, The City University of New York
Spring 2010
Led semester-long seminar for faculty teaching Writing Intensive-designated courses. Seminar included engagement with scholarship on WAC, composition, assessment, and portfolios, as well as a sharing of assignments, exercises, and teaching practices.
Student Engagement on the Move: York College NSSE 2005 & 2009 Comparison
York College, The City University of New York
May 2010
Together with Cheryl Adams (Biology), presented findings from a comparison of York College student responses to the 2005 and 2009 administrations of the National Survey of Student Engagement. This work was supported, in part, by Title III funds from the U.S. Department of Education. Podcast recording and Keynote published to York College’s YouTube channel.
Assessing Student Learning with ePortfolio: A View from Three Disciplines
April 2010
Together with Michael Smith (Fine and Performing Arts) and Xin Bai (Teacher Education), conducted an interactive presentation/workshop highlighting ways faculty might use ePortfolio within courses (and majors) to assess student learning. This workshop was one of several held during York College’s annual Day of Assessment.
Writing at York College/CUNY: Achievements and Challenges
York College, The City University of New York
March 2010
Bringing together data from the Office of Institutional Research and Asssessment, the Consortium for the Study of Writing in College, and the college’s Performance Management Process report to the City University of New York, this talk identified important writing strengths and gains at the college. Additionally, it highlighted key areas for ongoing improvement, particularly in freshman writing and in timely completion of the WAC course requirements. Podcast recording and Keynote published to York College’s YouTube channel.
Using Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) to Embed Writing in Lower- and Upper-Level Biology Courses: Writing Across the Curriculum and Biology
York College of the City University of New York
March 2010</dd
Together with Ann Simon (Biology) and Gerard McNeil (Biology), conducted a workshop/presentation that shared with faculty the uses of CPR in science courses. This workshop was held under the auspices of York College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Scaffolded Writing Assignments: Building Student Success into Writing Sequences
York College, The City University of New York
December 2009
Co-facilitated with Jonathan Hall (English) and several of York College’s CUNY Writing Fellows, faculty in this workshop explored ways that scaffolded writing assignments can help students develop their ability to succeed in specific formal writing.
Mapping WAC Program Structures
The City University of New York
Fall 2007
As part of CUNY’s Writing Fellow Professional Education Series, led an interactive comparative analysis of the institutional structures for WAC programs at CUNY’s 18 schools. Data for the analysis came from a program activities assessment conducted in Spring 2007.
WAC Faculty Seminar
York College, The City University of New York
Spring 2006
Led semester-long seminar for faculty teaching Writing Intensive-designated courses. Seminar included engagement with scholarship on WAC, composition, assessment, and portfolios, as well as a sharing of assignments, exercises, and teaching practices. Nine faculty participated in seminar.
General Education Literacies Initiative
York College, The City University of New York
Fall 2005
As part of a major WAC initiative on literacies and General Education, led a collaborative learning exercise on incorporating specific literacies (critical thinking, visual literacy, quantitative literacy, information literacy) into particular courses in York College’s General Education curriculum. Nearly 100 faculty and administrators attended event; 35 participated in collaborative learning workshop.
Representing Writing Fellow Work on the Job Market
The City University of New York
Fall 2005
As part of CUNY’s Writing Fellow Professional Education Series, delivered a talk about ways Writing Fellows in diverse academic disciplines might effectively represent their experiences in their academic job searches. Appeared on a panel with faculty from several different colleges in the CUNY system. Over 100 faculty and Writing Fellows attended event.
Writing Fellow Work at CUNY – A Cross-Campus Perspective
The City University of New York
Fall 2005
As part of CUNY’s Writing Fellow Professional Education Series, participated in a panel discussion of various Writing Fellow roles within The City University of New York. Appeared on a panel with faculty from several different colleges in the CUNY system. Over 100 faculty and Writing Fellows attended discussion.
Plagiarism and Assignment Design
York College, The City University of New York
Spring 2005
As part of a WAC initiative on writing assignments and academic integrity, led a workshop on assignment designs that discourage willful plagiarism. Over 100 students, faculty, and administrators attended event.
Integrating Writing Assignments and Course Goals
York College, The City University of New York
Fall 2004
A WAC workshop designed for instructors teaching Writing Intensive-designated courses, but open to all faculty.
Commenting on Student Writing
York College, The City University of New York
Fall 2004
A WAC workshop for instructors teaching Writing Intensive-designated courses, but open to all faculty.

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Teaching Experience

University of New England
English Composition (English 110) – Spring 2012 (Section C); Fall 2011 (Section S);  Spring 2011 (Section J); Fall 2010 (Section R)
York College, The City University of New York
Teaching Practicum – Graduate Seminar for New Composition TeachersFall 2008; Fall 2007
Writing for Electronic Media (English 384) – Spring 2010; Spring 2009; Spring 2008; Fall 2006
Research and Writing for Professional Programs (Writing 303) – Fall 2004; Spring 2004; Fall 2003
Introduction to College Writing (English 125) – Spring 2005; Spring 2004; Fall 2003
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Web Authoring (English 425) – 2001-2003
Research in the Disciplines (English 201) – 1999-2002
Expository Writing (English 101) – 1996-2002

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Grants & Awards

Building Out from Freshman Writing: Embracing the Digital Humanities and Supporting Basic Writers.
2013-2016
Principal Investigator on Davis Educational Foundation award. The grant has a total budget of nearly $350,000, with $120,000 come from the Davis Educational Foundation.
Southern Maine Mathematics and Science Scholars Program (NSF Proposal 12-529)
2013-2016
Together with James Quinlan, Susan Hillman, Jonathan Stubbs, and Jamie Vesenka (Co-PIs), I am a key faculty member on this National Science Foundation award. In year three, I will become a co-PI on this $615,000 project.
York College/CUNY: Implementing E-Portfolio Within and Beyond the General Education Core
2010
Recipient (with Aegina Barnes and Xin Bai) of a 2010 FIPSE “Making Connections” grant ($8000) from LaGuardia Community College to develop models for ePortfolio in ESL, in the general education core, and in a professional program at York College/CUNY.
E-Connect: Integrating and Assessing Student Learning and Engagement in a Web 2.0 World
2009-2010
Recipient (with Dana Fusco and Robert Baer) of a 2009-10 CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education Innovative Programs Award ($85,000) to initiate a pilot ePortfolio and social networking initiative at York College/CUNY. In the project’s first year, two dozen faculty and nearly 1000 students developed electronic portfolios, an E-Writing Studio was built, and individuals working under the grant interviewed faculty and student participants to create four brief films about electronic portfolio at York College.
Publishing Research Writing by York Students
2009; 2008; 2007; 2006; 2005; 2004
A series of York College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation awards to help publish a collection of essays written in the College-Wide Writing Program at York College of The City University of New York. This grant has covered printing costs for The York Scholar. The online version of the journal is available at http://www.york.cuny.edu/yorkscholar. (link opens in new browser window)
Interface Literacy, Video Podcasting, and Project Based Learning
2008-2009
Recipient of a Title III Faculty Grant Award offered through The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at York College. The three-stage grant project (incubation, implementation, dissemination) encourages faculty to engage in intellectual inquiry into teaching practice, and is informed by the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Winner, Kairos Best Webtext Award
Spring 2005
Recipient of the 2005 Kairos Best Webtext Award for “#FFFFFF, #000000, & #808080: Hypertext Theory and WebDev in the Composition Classroom.” (Computers & Composition Online, Spring 2004).<http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/cripps/index.html> (links open in new browser window)
Seeding WAC: Do Interdisciplinary Writing Programs Prepare Emerging Faculty for Writing Across the Curriculum?
2005-2006
A PSC-CUNY 36 Research Award to continue “Seeding WAC” by extending the work to a second research site.
Seeding WAC: Do Interdisciplinary Writing Programs Prepare Emerging Faculty for Writing Across the Curriculum?
2004-2005
A Research Grant from the National Council of Writing Program Administrators to help fund the cost of focus groups and data analysis for part of “Seeding WAC” project.
Seeding WAC: Do Interdisciplinary Writing Programs Prepare Emerging Faculty for Writing Across the Curriculum?
2004-2005
A PSC-CUNY 35 Research Award to develop and administer a national survey of over 200 former instructors from across the academic disciplines who taught freshman composition at Rutgers University since 1988.
Finalist, Kairos Best Webtext Award (2002-2003)
Spring 2003
Finalist for 2003 Kairos Best Webtext Award for “Between Linear and Nonlinear: The Research Essay as Hypertext” (Enculturation, Fall 2002) <http://enculturation.gmu.edu/4_2/cripps>. (links open in new browser window)
Africa Across the Curriculum Grant
2002
Awarded a $5000 grant to develop a Research in the Disciplines course focused on the African continent. A U.S. State Department Grant administered by the Rutgers Center for African Studies.
Rutgers University Dialogues Grant to Improve the Education of Undergraduates
2002-3003; 2001-2002
Awarded a $7500 grant to improve the education of undergraduates. Awarded on the basis of a proposal to publish Dialogues@RU, a peer-reviewed journal of undergraduate research writing. The first volume of Dialogues@RU was published in June 2002. The Dialogues Grants are targeted at curricular initiatives that have a significant potential to enhance the undergraduate educational experience.

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Departmental Service (University of New England)

English Department Representative (Promoting Across the Disciplines Undergraduate Internship, College of Arts and Sciences Internship Open House
Spring 2014
English Department and Model UNE Classroom Faculty Member (by Student and CAS Dean Request), Experience UNE Days
Spring 2014; Spring 2013
ePortfolio for English Majors and Minors, co-coordinator
2013-2014; 2012-2013
Sub-college Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Committee
2012-2013; 2011-2012; 2010-2011

College Service (University of New England)

Governance Committee, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Assembly
2013-2014
Chair, Core Curriculum Committee, College of Arts and Sciences (subcommittee of Academic Curriculum Committee)
2013-2014
Co-Chair, Academic Curriculum Committee, College of Arts and Sciences
2013-2014
Academic Curriculum Committee, College of Arts and Sciences
2013-2014; 2012-2013; Spring 2012 (substitute)
CAS Positioning Statement Committee (ad hoc)
2011-2012
Co-Chair, Core Curriculum Writing Working Group
Spring 2012

University Service (University of New England)

College of Arts and Sciences Representative, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs University-level Schedule Review Team
2013-2014
College of Arts and Sciences Representative, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs Task Force for Creation of a Center for Teaching and Learning
2013-2014
College of Arts and Sciences Representative, University Faculty Assembly
2013-2014; 2012-2013
Faculty Affairs Committee Member, University Faculty Assembly
2013-2014; 2012-2013
Academic Technology Committee Member, University Faculty Assembly
2013-2014; 2012-2013
Faculty Representative, Provost’s Task Force for University Assessment Initiative
2012

Departmental Service (York College, CUNY)

Personnel & Budget Committee
2009-2010; 2008-2009; 2007-2008
Webmaster, English Department
<http://www.york.cuny.edu/english> (link opens in new browser window)
2005-2009
Composition Search Committee
2009-2010; 2007-2008; 2006-2007; 2005-2006
Academic Integrity Committee
2006-Present
First-Year Composition Textbook Committee
2004-2005
Co-Webmaster, English Department
<http://www.york.cuny.edu/english>
(link opens in new browser window)
2003-2005

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College Service (York College, CUNY)

Monthly Student eLearning Competition Review Committee
Spring 2010
General Education Reform Task Force
2009-2010
RFP Review Committee, Online/Hybrid Development Program
Spring 2010; Spring 2009
Title III Faculty Grant Proposal Review Committee, The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Spring 2009; Spring 2007
Advisory Board for The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
2009-2010; 2008-2009; 2007-2008
Faculty Development Committee
2008-2009; 2007-2008
Chair, Writing Intensive Advisory Committee
2007-2010
Chair, WAC Course Coordinating Committee
Spring 2007-2010
Co-Chair, Leadership & Governance Subcommittee, Middle States Accreditation Committee
Spring 2006-Spring 2008
Committee for Coordinated Undergraduate Education
2005-2010
Planning Task Force, The Center for Teaching & Learning
Spring 2007
BEAMS (Building Educational Attainment for Minority Students)Committee
Spring 2007
English Department Liaison to Information Technology
2006-2010
Webmaster, WAC Program
<http://www.york.cuny.edu/wac> (link opens in new browser window)
2004-2010
Webmaster, The York Scholar
<http://www.york.cuny.edu/yorkscholar> (link opens in new browser window)
2004-2010
York College CUNY Proficiency Exam Council
2003-2006

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University Service (York College, CUNY)

CUNY Writing Fellows Professional Education Committee
2009-2010; 2008-2009; 2007-2008; 2006-2007
Co-Liaison to CUNY Writing Across the Curriculum Committee
2004-2010
CUNY WAC Assessment Subcommittee
2004-2005
CUNY Online Writing Intensive (OWI) Initiative
2005; 2004

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Political Science – Teaching Experience

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Introduction to American Government
The Nature of Politics (Introduction to Political Thought)
Capitalism, Socialism & Democracy
Government and Business
Introduction to International Relations
Politics and Culture
Change in Latin America (Latin American Politics)

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Political Science – Publications & Papers

Cripps, Michael J. “Postmodernity in Advanced Industrial Society?” The Review of Politics, 61, No. 2 (1998).
A review of Ronald Inglehart, Modernity and Postmodernity (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997)
Cripps, Michael J. “Making Democracy at Work.”
Presented at the 1997 American Political Science Association annual meeting.
Cripps, Michael J. and Andrea Chronister. “Party Government Strength and Weakness in Clingon’s 1993 Budget Vote: The Case of Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky.”
Presented at the 1996 Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting.
Cripps, Michael J. “The Public Irony of Richard Rorty and Abraham Lincoln.”
Presented at the 1996 American Political Science Association annual meeting.
Cripps, Michael J. “Race, Ethnicity, and Participation: Towards a Conceptual Model.”
Presented at the 1995 Rutgers University Political Science Graduate Students Association annual conference.
Cripps, Michael J. “The Levellers and Religious Liberty.”
Presented at the 1994 Northeastern Political Science Association annual meeting.

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Political Science – Professional Activities

Facilitator, Training for Team-Based Work Systems
1997-1999
Employed action research methods by facilitating training in union-management cooperation. Trained company and union at pharmaceutical plant in team processes and problem solving.
Coordinator, Local Union Conference on Co-Management
1997-1999
Researched and organized all aspects of conference on local unions’ experience with innovative forms of work organization. Drafted report on learning at the conference.
Steering Committee Member – Rutgers University Political Science Graduate Students Association
1996-1998
Chaired meetings, coordinated activities, and represented graduate student interests to the department. Initiated graduate student brown bag speaker series.
Assistant Coordinator – Emerging Trends Seminar Series
1995-1997
Responsible for logistics around speaker visits, arranging discussants and financial reimbursement.
Research Assistant
1994-1995
Stephan Haggard and Robert R. Kaufman, The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995).
Research Assistant
1992-1994
Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy, Measuring Citizenship Project. Under direction of Dr. Benjamin R. Barber.

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