Presentations

  • “A Conversation about State-Wide Writing Placement Reform.” Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) National Conference. Conference Paper, Accepted, 11/2019.
  • “Rhetorics of Settler Colonialism: Unsettling Hospitality Narratives in Salt Lake Valley.” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Conference . Conference Paper, Accepted, 10/2019.
  • Keynote speaker. 2020 University of Mississippi Transitioning to College Writing Symposium. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 10/2019.
  • "Directed Self-Placement 101: DSP in Two-Year Colleges." Arizona English Articulation Taskforce. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2019.
  • “What Community Colleges Have to Teach Us about ‘Directed’ Self-Placement.” University of Arizona. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2019.
  • “Community College-University Partnerships in Writing Studies: Working Together to Support Transfer Students.” Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) West . Presentation, Presented, 10/2019.
  • “A New Commonplace? An Examination of the Two-Year College Job Market and Graduate Preparation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention . Conference Paper, Accepted, 09/2019.
  • 2020 Rocky Mountain Writing Center Association Symposium on Inter-Institutional and Writing Centers. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 09/2019.
  • “SLCC-U Partnerships in Writing Studies.” Transfer Pathways Summit. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2019.
  • “Writing Assessment, Placement, and the Two-Year College.” Council of Writing Program Administrators . Presentation, Presented, 07/2019.
  • “Toward Transfer-Conducive Local Writing Ecologies.” San Jose State University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2019.
  • "Resources for Placement in a Time of Reform." City University of New York (CUNY) Composition Summit. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2019.
  • "Checkpoints at 'Democracy's Open Door.'" City University of New York (CUNY) Composition Summit. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2019.
  • “Reciprocal Writing Transfer Partnerships.” Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) National Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2019.
  • “Autoethnography in and beyond the Classroom: Multimodal Performances of Self.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention . Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2019.
  • “Reflecting on the (Im)/Possibilities of Cultural Rhetorics Research and Work.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference . Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2018.
  • “Partnerships that Matter: Transforming Community College-University Relations in an Urban Writing Ecology.” Watson Conference . Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Co-Keynote, Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) West Conference . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2018.
  • “What Writing Studies Offers General Education: Toward Pedagogies of Critical Access.” General education awards ceremony, University of Utah . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2018.
  • “Locally Responsive Teaching at Prairie State College.” Faculty workshop, Prairie State College . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2018.
  • “Creating Local Disciplinary Communities to Support Transfer Student Success.” Invited panel presentation, Mapping Terrains and Navigating Bridges Conference . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2018.
  • "Talking about Talking about Religion: Mormon Rhetorics and the Labor of Religious Dialogue." Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention . Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2018.
  • "Transformative Labor: Positioning Yourself for a Two-Year College Career." Respondent, CCCC . Other, Presented, 03/2018.
  • "Reconsidering Graduate Education and Teacher Training in Basic Writing Contexts." Council on Basic Writing Pre-Conference Workshop, CCCC . Presentation, Presented, 03/2018.
  • “Transformative Labor: Positioning Yourself for a Two-Year College Career.” Respondent, CCCC . Presentation, Presented, 03/2018.
  • "Two-Year College Teacher-Scholar-Activism after 2016." Keynote address, Two-Year College English Association- Pacific Northwest (TYCA-PacNW) Conference . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2017.
  • "Reimagining Community College-University Relations through Salt Lake City's Urban Writing Ecology." Workshop, Community Writing Conference . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2017.
  • “Cultivating Inter-Institutional Capacity in an Urban Writing Ecology.” CCCC. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2017.
  • "Fulfilling the Promise of Open Admissions: Toward Transfer-Receptive University Writing Programs." Guest lecture and instructor workshop, University of Illinois . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2017.
  • “Researching, Teaching, and Transforming Mormon Rhetorics at the University of Utah.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference . Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2016.
  • "Two-Year College Teacher-Scholar-Activists and Developmental Education Reform." Nebraska Developmental Education Consortium Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2016.
  • “Two-Year Colleges, Transfer, and the Teaching of Writing.” Thomas R. Watson Conference . Presentation, Presented, 10/2016.
  • “Mapping the Landscape: Two-Year English Faculty Preparation.” TYCA West . Presentation, Presented, 10/2016.
  • “Engaging Transfer Students beyond the Classroom.” Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) West. Presentation, Presented, 10/2016.
  • “Decolonial Perspectives on Writing Program Administration: A Dialogue.” CWPA Conference . Conference Paper, Presented, 07/2016.
  • “Two-Year College Student Writers and Inter-Institutional Knowledge Transfer.” Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Conference . Presentation, Presented, 07/2016.
  • “This Is the Place: Locating Cultural Rhetorics of Settler Colonialism.” Rhetoric Society of America . Conference Paper, Presented, 05/2016.
  • “The Emerging ‘Teacher-Scholar-Activist’: Community College English Faculty, Disciplinary Professional Organizations, and Education Policy.” Symposium, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2016.
  • “Inter-Institutional Writing Strategies: Community College/University Collaborations in an Urban Transfer Network.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2016.
  • "Supporting Innovation and Effecting Change at Two-Year Colleges and Access Institutions: The 2016 TYCA Preconference Workshop.” Workshop, Conference on College Composition and Communication. Presentation, Presented, 03/2016.
  • "The Transformative Action of Basic Writing: The 2016 Council on Basic Writing Pre-Conference Workshop.” Workshop, Conference on College Composition and Communication . Presentation, Presented, 03/2016.
  • “Directed Self-Placement 101: DSP in Two-Year Colleges.” Standing in the Gap Workshop, Washington State Community Colleges . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2015.
  • "This Is the Place: Cultural Rhetorics of Settler Colonialism." Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference. Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • "How (and Why) Two-Year College Teacher-Scholars Access Scholarship." National Council of Teachers of English. Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • "Negotiating the ‘Great Divide’: Place, Faith, and the Composition Classroom.” Two-Year College English Association West . Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • "This Is the Place: Exploring the Cultural Rhetorics of a Local Public Memory Place." Two-Year College English Association West . Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • “Exploring the Role of Transfer Students in a University’s Writing Culture.” Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Conference. Presentation, Presented, 07/2015.
  • “At Any Cost: The Rhetoric of Educational Access, Student Poverty, and First-Year Writing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention . Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2015.
  • "'It's Complicated': How (and Why) Two-Year College English Faculty Access Scholarship." Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) Southeast. Presentation, Presented, 02/2015.
  • “Rhetorical Relations: Bringing Native American Political Writing into the Tribal College Composition Classroom.” Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) West . Presentation, Presented, 10/2014.
  • "Decolonial Cosmopolitanism and Tribal College Writing Pedagogy," Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/2014.
  • "Linguistic Diversity in the Tribal College Composition Classroom: Language Shift, Navajo English, and Standard English Ideologies," The Graduate Center, City College of New York, Sociolinguistics Lecture Series. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2014.
  • “Linguistic Diversity in the Tribal College Composition Classroom: Language Shift, Reservation Englishes, and Standard English Ideologies,” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2014.
  • "Teaching Indigenous Rhetorics in the First-Year Writing Classroom." Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention. Presentation, Presented, 03/2014.
  • "Unmeasured Engagement: Two-Year College English Faculty and Disciplinary Professional Organizations." Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) Southeast. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/2014.
  • “Questioning ‘Culture’: Reframing Studies of Native Writing.” Featured session, Language and Rhetorical Studies Conference (LRS). Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2013.
  • “Locally Responsive Pedagogy: A Conversation with Tribal College English Faculty,” NCTE Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2013.
  • “Constraints as Opportunities”: Two-Year College English Faculty Engagement with Professional Organizations." TYCA Pacific Northwest Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2013.
  • "Locally Responsive Pedagogy: Learning from Tribal College English Faculty and Students," TYCA Midwest Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2013.
  • “Basic Writing in Context: Strengthening the Ties between Local Teaching and the Council on Basic Writing.” TYCA Midwest Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2013.
  • "Revolutionizing the Profession: Two-Year College English Faculty Engagement with Professional Organizations," TYCA Northeast Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2013.
  • “Integrating Faith and Learning: Christian Students Engaging Academic Discourse at Public and Tribal Institutions,” Christian Faith and the University Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/2013.
  • “Reliable, Valid: Questionnaire Design Theory and DSP.” CWPA Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/2013.
  • “Afterward: Post-Transfer Writers.” CWPA Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/2013.
  • “‘Your Unique Diné Way’: The Diné Educational Philosophy as Writing Process in Tribal College Composition Classrooms,” NAISA Conference . Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2013.
  • “Locally Responsive Composition Pedagogy: A Tribal College Case Study.” Roundtable, Globalizing the Word: Transnationalism and the Making of Native American Literature Symposium. Presentation, Presented, 05/2013.
  • "Postsecondary Pathways and Poverty: Access, Advising, Instruction, and Success at Community and Tribal Colleges," Roundtable, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2013.
  • “Tribal College Composition and the Exigency of Settler Colonialism,” CCCC . Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2013.
  • “Developing, Planning, and Implementing Directed Self-Placement” Workshop, CCCC. Presentation, Presented, 03/2013.
  • “Two-Year College English Faculty Engagement with Professional Associations: Innovative, Interdisciplinary, and Undercounted.” TYCA Southwest Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2012.
  • “Professional Organizations and the Future of Two-Year College English Departments.” TYCA West Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2012.
  • Chair, “Teaching Writing at a Tribal College: A Diné College Roundtable.” Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Conference . Other, Presented, 07/2012.
  • “Remediating Disciplinary Writing Instruction.” IWAC Conference . Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2012.
  • “Connecting the Dots: Building Cohesion in a Decentralized Writing Program.” Roundtable, International Writing Across the Curriculum (IWAC) Conference. Presentation, Presented, 06/2012.
  • “‘People Who Are Gold’: Two-Year College English Faculty Participation in Professional Associations.” NCTE Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2011.
  • “Place-Bound: Toward a Framework for Locally Responsive Composition Pedagogy.” LRS Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2011.
  • “DSP Plus: Using DSP to Support Students Beyond the Classroom.” CWPA Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/2011.
  • “Multilingual Voices in First-Year Writing: Identifying and Serving ‘Generation 1.5’ Students at a Large University.” Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/2011.
  • “Class, Culture, and Composition: Locally Responsive Pedagogy at Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities.” Working Class Studies Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2011.
  • “DSP Plus: A 21st-Century Approach to Writing Placement.” Community College Interdisciplinary Research Forum Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/2011.
  • “DSP 2.0: Online Writing Placement at Portland State University.” Oregon Conference on Composition and Rhetoric (OCCR). Conference Paper, Presented, 05/2011.
  • “White Scholar, Native Student Texts: Representation and the Digital Perforation of Interpretation.” Computers and Writing (C&W) Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/2011.
  • "Institutions of Survivance: Tribally Controlled College Mission Statements, 1968-1978.” CCCC. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2011.
  • “Associative Thinking: Two-Year College English Faculty Participation in Disciplinary Professional Associations” Roundtable, NCTE Conference. Other, Presented, 11/2010.
  • “Virtual Self-Placement on a Shoestring: Online DSP at Portland State University.” C&W Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/2010.
  • “Learner Web and Writing Placement: Online Self-Placement at Portland State University.” Learner Web Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2010.
  • “One Size Might Not Fit All: Student Experiences with PSU’s Decentralized Writing Instruction.” CCCC. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2009.
  • “‘As Much as You Wish to Tell Us’: Quantifying Student Responses to Open Answer Survey Questions.” OCCR. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2007.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • CCCC Research Initiative Grant. PI: Darin Jensen. Co-PI(s): Christie Toth. Conference on College Composition and Communication, 01/2018 - present. Total project budget to date: $5,000.00
  • Transfer Student Writing Course Pilot. PI: Christie Toth. University Teaching Grant, 06/01/2016 - 06/01/2017. Total project budget to date: $3,500.00
  • Mormon Rhetorics Course Development. PI: Jon Stone. Co-PI(s): Christie Toth. Tanner Humanities Center Mormon Studies Initiative, 05/2016 - 08/2016. Total project budget to date: $3,000.00
  • Understanding Transfer Student Writing Experiences at the University of Utah. PI: Christie Toth. Dee Council Grant, 06/2015 - present. Total project budget to date: $5,586.00
  • "Start Where They Are": A Framework for Locally Responsive Writing Pedagogy. PI: Christie Toth. University Research Committee, 05/2015 - present. Total project budget to date: $6,000.00
  • Research in Writing Lab. PI: Maureen Mathison. Co-PI(s): Jennifer Andrus, Jay Jordan, Christie Toth. Transformative Excellence in the Humanities Grant, 02/2015 - present. Total project budget to date: $14,500.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Directed Self-Placement in Two-Year Colleges. PI: Christie Toth. 01/2015 - 06/2016.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United States of America
    Navajo Nation; Utah.

Publications

  • Toth, Christie (2020). Getting Thorny: Elisabeth McPherson and the ‘Robust Activist Tradition’ of Two-Year College English. Basic Writing E-Journal. Published, 02/2020.
  • Toth, Christie, Ruffus, Stephen, Black, Scott & Jarvis, Scott (2020). “It’s Not Just the English Department: Reimagining Two-Year/Four-Year Relations across English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies.”. ADE Bulletin. Accepted, 01/2020.
  • Toth, Christie & Darin Jensen (2019). Do the Hustle: Achieving Visability through Strategic Publication. Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition. Published, 11/2019.
  • Toth, Christie, Patrick Sullivan & Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt (2019). “Two-Year College Teacher-Scholar-Activism: Reconstructing the Disciplinary Matrix of Writing Studies.” . College Composition and Communication. Vol. 71, 86-116. Published, 09/2019.
  • Castillo, Joanne, Sauz Mendoza, Claudia & García, Romeo (2019). “Collaborative Co-Presences: Teachers and Students as Social Justice Co-Workers.”. Journal of College Literacy and Learning. Published, 04/2019.
  • Toth, Christie, Jessica Nastal-Dema, Holly Hassel & Joanne Giordano (2019). “Writing Assessment, Placement, and the Two-Year College.”. Journal of Writing Assessment. Vol. 12. Published, 03/2019.
    http://journalofwritingassessment.org/article.php?...
  • Toth, Christie, Jessica Nastal-Dema, Holly Hassel, Joanne Giordano, Leslie Henson, Katie Hern, Holly Gilman & Nicole Hancock (2019). “Forum: Extending TYCA’s Principles for Writing Placement Reform.” . Journal of Writing Assessment. Vol. 12. Published, 03/2019.
    http://journalofwritingassessment.org/article.php?...
  • Toth, Christie (2019). “Directed Self-Placement in Two-Year Colleges: A Kairotic Moment.”. Journal of Writing Assessment. Vol. 12. Published, 03/2019.
    http://journalofwritingassessment.org/article.php?...
  • Ruffus, Stephen & Christie Toth (2018). Inter-Institutional Partnerships for Academic Freedom: Reversing 'The Great Credit Grab'. Vol. 45.4. Teaching English in the Two-Year College. Published, 05/2018.
  • Toth, Christie (2018). Forum: Toward Writing Assessment that Accounts for (and to) Community Colleges. University Press of Colorado. Published, 02/2018.
  • Griffiths, Brett & Toth, Christie (2017). "Rethinking 'Class': Poverty, Pedagogy, and Two-Year College Writing Programs" . Utah State University Press. Published, 10/2017.
  • Jensen, Darin, Patrick Sullivan & Christie Toth (2017). “Teacher-Scholar-Activist: Making a Scene.” . (pp. 12-16). 4C4Equality: Writing Networks for Social Justice. Published, 10/2017.
  • Calhoon-Dillahunt, Carolyn, Jensen, Darin, Johnson, Sarah Z., Tinberg, Howard & Toth, Christie (2017). "Guidelines for the Graduate Preparation of Two-Year College English Faculty.". (pp. 550-560). Vol. 79.6. College English. Published, 07/2017.
  • Toth, Christie & Jensen, Darin (2017). “Unknown Knowns: The Past, Present, and Future of Graduate Preparation for Two-Year College English Faculty.”. College English. Vol. 79.6, 561-592. Published, 07/2017.
    http://www.ncte.org/journals/ce/issues/v79-6
  • Gere, Anne Ruggles, Hutton, Elizabeth, Keating, Benjamin, Knutson, Anna, Silver, Naomi & Toth, Christie (2017). “Mutual Adjustments: Learning from and Responding to Transfer Student Writers.” . College English. Vol. 79.4, 333-357. Published, 03/2017.
    http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Jo...
  • "TYCA White Paper on Writing Placement Reform." Co-authors: Jeff Klausman, Wendy Swyt, Anthony Warnke, Brett Griffiths, Leslie Roberts, Joanne Giordano, and Patrick Sullivan. Approved by the TYCA Executive Commitee. Teaching English in the Two-Year College. December 2016. Published, 12/2016.
    http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Groups/TYCA/...
  • Sullivan, Patrick & Toth, Christie (2016). Teaching Composition in the Two-Year College. Bedford/St. Martin's. Published, 08/2016.
  • “Seeing Settler Colonialism.” Invited review of You Can't Padlock an Idea by Stephen A. Schneider, Del Otro Lado: Literacy and Migration Across the U.S.-Mexico Border by Susan V. Meyers, Rhetoric in American Anthropology by Risa Applegarth, and Plateau Indian Ways with Words by Barbara Monroe. College English. May 2016. Published, 05/2016.
    http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Jo...
  • “‘A Dubious Method of Improving Educational Outcomes’: Accountability and the Two-Year College.” Co-authors: Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt and Patrick Sullivan. Teaching English in the Two-Year College. May 2016. Published, 05/2016.
    http://www.ncte.org/journals/tetyc/issues/v43-4
  • "Toward Local Teacher-Scholar Communities of Practice: Findings from a National TYCA Survey." Co-author: Patrick Sullivan. Teaching English in the Two-Year College. March 2016. Published, 03/2016.
    http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Jo...
  • "Major Affordances: Collaborative Scholarship in a Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies." Co-authors: Mitchell Reber and Aaron Clark. Composition Studies. Published, 10/2015.
    http://www.uc.edu/journals/composition-studies/iss...
  • "TYCA White Paper on Developmental Education Reforms." Co-authors: Joanne Giordano, Holly Hassel, Jeffrey Klausman, Leslie Roberts, and Patrick Sullivan. Approved by the TYCA Executive Commitee. Teaching English in the Two-Year College. Published, 03/2015.
    http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Jo...
  • "Beyond Assimilation: Basic Writing, Tribal Colleges, and the Exigencies of Settler Colonialism." Journal of Basic Writing. Published, 12/2014.
    http://www.jstor.org/stable/43443931?seq=1#page_sc...
  • "Unmeasured Engagement: Two-Year College English Faculty and Disciplinary Professional Organizations." Teaching English in the Two-Year College. Received 2014 Mark Reynolds TETYC Best Article Award. Published, 05/2014.
    http://www.ncte.org/journals/tetyc/issues/v41-4
  • "Directed Self-Placement Questionnaire Design: Practices, Problems, Possibilities." Co-author: Laura Aull. Assessing Writing. Published, 04/2014.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
  • “Uses and Limitations of Automated Writing Evaluation Software.” Co-authors: Norbert Elliot, Anne Ruggles Gere, Gail Gibson, Carl Whithaus, and Amanda Presswood. WPA-CompPile.org Research Bibliographies. December 2013. Published, 12/2013.
    http://comppile.org/wpa/bibliographies/index.php
  • “When the Writing Requirements Went Away: An Institutional Case Study of Two Decades of Decentralization/Abolition.” Co-authors: Duncan Carter and Hildy Miller. WPA: Writing Program Administration, Fall 2013. Published, 10/2013.
    http://web.b.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&pr...
  • “‘Distinct and Significant’: Two-Year College English Faculty Professional Identities.” Co-authors: Brett Griffiths and Kathryn Thirolf. College Composition and Communication, September 2013. Published, 09/2013.
    http://www.ncte.org/cccc/ccc/issues/v65-1
  • “A Review and Critique of the Literature on Community College Students’ Transition Processes and Outcomes in the Four-Year Institution.” Co-authors: Peter Riley Bahr, Kathryn Thirolf, and Johanna C. Massé. Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. January 2013. Published, 01/2013.
    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-00...