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 2023-2024 school year, we are all reading Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Find out more 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 LOGOS committee is excited to present David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI as the 2023-2024 One Read book.
In 1870, the Osage Nation, much reduced by war and disease and hoping to retain some of the sovereignty lost by other native groups, purchased the land that would become Osage County, Oklahoma. Surprisingly, and ultimately tragically, within thirty years of the purchase, oil was discovered under Osage land, and the Osage found themselves rich on the spoils of “Back Gold.” However, with wealth comes betrayal, intrigue, and murder. In Killers of the Flower Moon, Grann takes his readers through the labyrinthine plots of the “Reign of Terror” that ravaged the Osage Nation in the 1920’s as the Osage found their wealth, their lands, and their families devasted by the murderous schemes of interested parties, some of whom were startlingly close to home. Among this backdrop, Grann relates a story of love, loss, family, history, and the early days of the FBI.
This incredible, almost impossible to believe, true story is so riveting and rife with plot twists that it has been adapted into a film directed by Martin Scorsese with a release date in the United States of October 6, 2023.
Listed below are all of the LOGOS committee members use the faculty and staff directory for contact information..
|Barbie Underwood||Associate Professor of Sociology||Co-chair|
|Andrea Weingartner||Assistant Professor of History||Co-chair|
|Becky Allen||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||Director of Access and ADA Services||Member|
|Felicia Leach||Professor of Art||Member|
|Michelle Scanavino||Professor of Biological Science||Member|
|Allen Shepard||Assistant Professor of Language & Literature||Member|
|Joe Thrower||Instructor of Philosophy||Member|
|Gilbert Verser||Associate Professor of History||Member|
|Robert Williams||Professor – Teacher Education Program Coordinator||Member|
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.