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File Index | Writing Program Administration | Course Designs | Writing Assignments | Assessment | Student Evaluations | Research


Portfolio File Index

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Writing Program Administration

A “Shut Up and Write” Event I organized with the Composition and TESOL Graduate Student Association

Feedback from Graduate Teaching Associates Regarding the Teacher Mentoring Program

“I loved the mentoring program and feel that I’ve made the most gains in my teaching effectiveness by being part of this program.”

“All the meetings provided great support for my teaching. Despite my many years of university-level experiences, I have always felt these mentoring meetings are resourceful and productive. Thanks to the contributions of Drs. Vetter, [Redacted], and [Redacted]!”

“I participated in the large-group mentoring meeting once a month, and I met with my assigned mentor (Dr. Vetter) and another graduate instructor at least once a month. After Dr. Vetter observed my teaching, he met with me to discuss my observed class for 30-60 minutes. I really appreciate these large-group, small-group, and individual meetings. Personally, I enjoyed the individual meetings most, because these meetings focused on the lessons that Dr. Vetter had observed, so we could pinpoint specific things that I myself might not have noticed, or something that I had done on purpose and wanted to gain feedback on. In short, I enjoyed the customized nature of such meetings. I also like the small-group meetings when we discussed general challenges and trouble-shoot specific concerns, such as particular students at risk. Thank you, Dr. Vetter!”

Administrative Documents


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Course Designs

Graduate Syllabi

My graduate pedagogy engages innovative and critical uses of technology for the purposes of disciplinary practice and enculturation. I seek to provide my students, as future literacy educators, opportunities not only to be prepared to teach new digital literacy practices, but to use technology as a way to socialize and professionalize in their respective disciplines, fields, and future professions. I have experience designing and teaching graduate courses in the teaching of college writing, digital rhetoric, critical pedagogy in English education, composition theory, and rhetorical history and theory.


Teaching Writing (College Composition)


Composition Theory


Critical Pedagogy in English Education


Advanced Seminar in Literacy – Digital Rhetoric



Writing Assignments

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Assessment

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Student Evaluations

“Dr. Vetter was always up for the challenge. He gave us reasonable timelines for turning in projects. He also made conference sign-ups to go over our work. Best professor I have had at IUP!” – Fall ’18 English 101 Student

“Dr. Vetter is passionate about writing and leads by example to better us all as writers in our future studies.” – Fall ’18 English 101 Student

“Dr. Vetter did an amazing job at offering support via emails and face-to-face conferences. He established a very personal and supportive role in this class and I feel very comfortable reaching out to him. He also planned very helpful workshops in class for us to get feedback. I also really enjoyed the blog posts we wrote weekly – it was a great opportunity for me to write to think and learn.” – Fall ’18 English 830 Teaching Writing Student

“Dr. Vetter is one of my favorite professors. His grading and assignment set-ups made this course really easy to understand. Discussion posts reflected what we talked about in class and his teaching method has improved has improved my writing and knowledge. I have become a better writer.” – Spring ’19 English 101 Student

“Dr. Vetter always makes his classroom [an] open, safe, and welcoming space. he is approachable and takes the time to allow students to explore their unique thoughts and areas of interest within his courses. Providing so many examples and having in-class workshops enhanced my learning experience.” – Fall ’19 English 730 (Teaching Writing) Student

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