Sarah Nielsen

Professor

Department of English

E-mail:
sarah.nielsen@csueastbay.edu
Phone:
(510)-885-3151
Office:
MB 2575
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Dr. Sarah Nielsen is currently Chair of the Department of English. She teaches in the M.A. TESOL program and the composition program.

Professional Focus

English language teaching and materials development, extensive reading, English for academic purposes, learning strategies, scholarship of teaching and learning.

Education

  • Ph.D., UC Davis
  • M.A., UC Davis
  • B.A., UC Santa Cruz

Courses

Spring Quarter 2017
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
ENGL 389801Cooperative EducationARRARROff CampusView Books
ENGL 389802Cooperative EducationARRARROff CampusView Books

Publications

Nielsen, S., Soules, A., Inouye, C., LeDuc, D., Singley, J., Seitz, J., and Wildy, E., (2014). "Embedding Multiple Literacies into STEM Curricula." College Teaching.

Soules, A., Nielsen, S., Al Rifae, K, & Lee, H. (2013). “Embedding Information Literacy in an M.A. TESOL program.” New Library World.

Soules, A., Nielsen, S. & White, N. (2011). “Collaborative Mentoring: Creating a Support Team for Students.” Proceedings of the University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute Conference.

Soules, A. & Nielsen, S. (2011). "Beyond Austerity: Developing Partnerships for Added Value." In C. Smallwood (ed.), The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times. American Library Association.

Marquis, M. & Nielsen, S. (2011). Reflections. Wingspan Press.

Marquis, M. & Nielsen, S. (2010). Cultures. Wingspan Press.

Marquis, M. & Nielsen, S. (2010). Living in the USA. Wingspan Press.

Marquis, M. & Nielsen, S. (2010). A Book of Firsts. Wingspan Press.

Marquis, M. & Nielsen, S. (2010). World Holidays. Wingspan Press.

Nielsen, S. (2010). "Collaboration in Times of Crisis." Inside English.

Presentations

Stein, J., Donnelly, T., & Nielsen, S. (2014). “Engaging Faculty in Developing and Applying a Campus-Wide Rubric for Assessing Critical Thinking.” Presented at WASC Assessment Resource Conference.

Green, S., Inouye, C., Nielsen, S., & Soules, A. (2013). “Supporting Learning and Assessment through Interdisciplinary Faculty and Staff Collaborative Research Projects.” Presented at WASC Assessment Resource Conference.

Nielsen, S. & Marquis, M. (2011). "Creating Language Learner Literature in Collaboration." Presented at the CATESOL state conference.

Nielsen, S. & Marquis, M. (2010). "The Hows and Whys of Extensive Reading." Presented at the CATESOL state conference.

Nielsen, S. & Marquis, M. (2009). "Readers Writing for Readers: Student-Generated Language Learning Literature." Presented at the international TESOL Conference.

Rustick, M., Rovasio, M. Ireland, D. & Nielsen S. (2009). "Wiping Out or Getting Stoked: The Fate of Rhetoric in Basic Writing." Presented at the national Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Nielsen, S. & Marquis, M. (2008). "Creating Language Learner Literature from Scratch." Presented at the international TESOL Conference.

Nielsen, S., Brehmer, D. & Ryan, D. (2008). "International Student Perspectives on Academic Culture Shock" Presented at the international TESOL Conference.

Nielsen, S. & Jung, S. (2007). "Learning Communities and Multilingual College Writers." Presented at the TESOL Conference. Webcast of presentation available at <www.tesol.org>.

Rustick, M., Nielsen, S., Costino, K., & Hyon, S. (2006). "Creating a Common Space in Composition: Conversing Across the Fence." Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Nielsen, S., Ryan, D., Hufgard, I., Jaber, R., & Ruymaker, N. (2006). "Changing Practices, Changing Worlds." Presented at the CATESOL State Conference. 

Grants and Awards

CSU Chancellor’s Office Proven Practices Grant Recipient, Biology 1001/1002 Redesign, 2014-2015.

CSU Chancellor’s Office Promising Practices Grant Recipient, Biology 1403 Redesign, 2013-2014.

Faculty Learning Community on Written Communication, CSUEB, 2014.

PEIL Grant Recipient, Implementing Interdisciplinary and Innovative Teaching and Learning (i3) Academy: Creating a Multi-Literacies Curriculum Design, CSUEB, 2012-2013.

Faculty Learning Community on the Engaged Learning Across the Curriculum, CSUEB, 2012.

Student Affairs Employee Award, CSUEB, 2008.

Faculty Learning Community on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, CSUEB, 2005-2006.

RSCA Summer Stipend, CSUEB, 2004.

Service

WASC Report Lead Writer, CSUEB: fall 2013-summer 2014. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/about/institutional-effectiveness/accreditation/wasc-pages/wasc-self-study.html

CSU English Placement Test Development Committee Member: May 2011-present.

GE Subcommittee Member, CSUEB: winter 2013-present. 

WASC Steering Committee Observer, CSUEB: fall 2012-present.

ILO Subcommittee, CSUEB: Member fall 2011-spring 2013. Committee Chair fall 2013-present.

ILO Task Force, CSUEB: Committee Chair fall 2011-winter 2012.

WASC Interim Report Editor, CSUEB: fall 2010-spring 2011.

CSU English Council: Secretary fall 2007-2011. Facilitator of ESL breakout session spring 2006-2011.

CSU TESOL Member: Facilitator of the annual meeting in 2006, 2007, 2008 and co-facilitator in 2010.

International Student Task Force, CSUEB: spring 2009-spring 2010.

WST Bias Committee, CSUEB: Chair spring 2008-2010.

SCAA Faculty Liaison for Writing, CSUEB: 2005-2006 and 2007-2008.

CIC Subcommittee on Writing Skills, CSUEB: spring 2007-spring 2014.

Faculty Marshal for CLASS commencement, CSUEB: 2005-2015.

Back to the Bay, CSUEB: Presenter 2007, 2008, 2012.

Academic Integrity Week, CSUEB: Presenter 2007, 2008, 2009.

Faculty Development, CSUEB: Presenter 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016.

First-Tier Portfolio Chief Reader, CSUEB: 2006-2016.

WST Reader, CSUEB: 2005-present.

Fulbright Interview Committee Member, CSUEB: 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012.

Study Abroad Interview Committee Member, CSUEB: 2005, 2010, 2013.

CIC Subcommittee on Graduate Programs Member, CSUEB: 2005-2006.

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