How the department aides can help you:
The administrative aides help make the department run. They coordinate the department calendar, answer telephones when needed, facilitate class scheduling, coordinate faculty book orders, process paperwork, and cover many, many other duties, large and small.
They can help you with general English and Reading Department information. Office staff can assist you with
standard syllabus information, but they cannot give specific information about
a course's content or the professor's style/teaching ability.
Please speak with the department chair, particular faculty or coordinators about the following items:
- Overrides: aides can only help move you into a full class only if they have gotten specific instructions from the instructor--students must talk to the instructor first.
- Grade changes: aides may only help you after you have spoken with your instructor.
- They cannot give specific information about a course's content. (They can help you find a professor or help you see if a course has space in it, but they cannot tell you if the course is easy or how much reading a professor assigns!)
English and Reading Faculty
Find faculty members and their contact information here.
Some faculty members act as department coordinators, which means they have duties that help make the department run. We're still working on this section of the site, and we'll have more information about the coordinators soon. For now, we have one posted.
- Steve Thurston, Professional Writing Faculty
- SB107G, 240-567-7564
Steve Thurston updates the department's website and handles some other technology issues inside the department. If you need help or have ideas for this website, please contact him.
Technology issues in the classroom (such as workstation or lab troubles) should be directed to the Office of Information Technology or the IT Servicedesk, 240-567-7222.