We expect students who graduate from MACC to be proficient in college-level communication. This expectation includes critical thinking, critical reading, and writing. It is our professional responsibility to help develop this proficiency. With this in mind, we recommend that every course involves critical thinking and incorporates assignments that require reading and writing.
The Logos Project provides education, resources, and support in order to ensure that students realize this expectation and faculty fulfill this responsibility.
The LOGOS committee is made up of faculty and administrators from a wide range of disciplines. To find out more about the committee and to get in touch with us, see the tab below.
One of the best ways to foster the realization of our mission is to foster participation in a college–wide “One Read”. The idea is to have students, faculty, and administration all engage in the reading and discussion of the same book at the same time—a wild idea, we know. One student may be reading the same book for a history course, a science course, and a communication course, intertwining the themes of the courses in the book. This helps us engage in inter–discipline discussion, analysis, and application, helping us see concepts in various disciplines from their varied perspectives.
For the 2019-2021 school year, we are all reading Why We Make Mistakes by Joseph T. Hallinan. Find out more below:
During our pilot program, Professor Felicia Leach had students represent themes of the book through art. Check out some of her student artifacts below:
While the One Read is designed to bolster our collective reading skills and to engage the whole college in a particularly focused conversation, our faculty have created a handbook useful in developing skills in reading, writing and critical thinking:
Reading Thinking Writing Handbook by Dr. Mike Barrett
The 2019-2021 One Read book is Why We Make Mistakes, a non-fiction exploration into the science of human error with forays into aviation, consumer behavior, geography, football, stock picking, and more to help us understand our imperfections and vow to do better the next time.
Through real life stories, Author Joseph T. Hallinan explores the themes of
Listed below are all of the LOGOS committee members use the faculty and staff directory for contact information..
|Andrea Weingartner||Assistant Professor of History||Co-chair|
|Barbie Underwood||Associate Professor of Sociology||Co-chair|
|Becky Allen||Assistant Professor of Psychology||Member|
|Coltier Blakely||Assistant Director of Instructional Technology||Member|
|Todd Bowdish||Instructor of Biological Science||Member|
|David Caples||Assistant Professor of Mathematics||Member|
|Stacy Donald||Resource Coordinator||Member|
|Mary Fine||Instructor of Mathematics||Member|
|Tracy Huang||Coordinator of Early Childhood Education Program||Member|
|Felicia Leach||Associate Professor of Art||Member|
|Michelle Scanavino||Associate Professor of Biological Science||Member|
|Tami Sells||Director of Instructional Services||Member|
|Allen Shepard||Instructor of Language & Literature||Member|
|Don Tennill||Resource Coordinator||Member|
|Robert Williams||Associate Professor – Teacher Education Program Coordinator||Member|
This gallery showcases a selection of student artifacts comprised of artworks and artist statements from the Drawing II and Painting II courses during the 2015 spring semester at Moberly Area Community College. The students utilized the The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, MACC’s One Read book, as source material for the production of their work.
The following is a synopsis of the assignment given:
Immortality through Multiplicity
Goal – Produce an artwork that uses multiplicity to convey the concept of immortality. The artworks’ goal originates from the manner in which HeLa cells replicate in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (MACC’s One Read book). The media and form of this artwork is the student’s choice.
In your classes, you will need to cite the various authors you have built your own scholarship upon. Good and robust citation serve as the bones for your work. Not only do they support your creative remixing and interpretations of concepts and ideas, but they also help other scholars both check your work and discover ideas upon which to build.
Using standard citation methods helps communities of scholars speak the same language when it comes to finding and using sources in their work. This document points to useful resources along three of the major citation methods:
For a quick comparison of citation styles, see the following document Citation Chart from Purdue OWL.
APA, which is shorthand for “the American Psychological Association style of citation,” is commonly used by the following academic disciplines:
Below, you can find helpful resources for getting started using APA to cite within your papers.
MLA, which is shorthand for “the Modern Language Association”, is used by the following academic disciplines:
Below you can find some helpful resources on how to use the MLA citation and style method in your papers.
CMS is shorthand for the Chicago Manual of Style. It is often used interchangeably with the Turabian style, which is a bit more student friendly. We commonly see Chicago being used in the following academic disciplines:
Below you can find some helpful resources on how to use the Chicago citation and style method in your papers.