Instructor: Brian Turano

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    Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 18 of 18
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Turano, Brian ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: Yes, as a matter of fact the local students are more rooted in the Hawaii perspective . . . I think it's true [that mainland students often achieve a more global perspective] . . . [At the same time] when discussing geothermal, mainland students might not realize that for some Native Hawaiians, when you're talking geothermal, you're messing with Pele.
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    Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 17 of 18
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Turano, Brian ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: Yes, occasionally they do. One student is from Philadelphia, another from Oregon . . . So they do bring their own home-grown perspectives as well . . . the writing doesn't accentuate [comparing and contrasting with home] as much, but the class discussions do . . .
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    Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 16 of 18
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Turano, Brian ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: I developed it myself. After taking the workshop with you. Overall, it's ok. You always wanna re-tweak it. But students will say, 'I corrected all my grammatical mistakes, shouldn't I get 100?' And the answer is, 'No, I've set it up so that if it's exceptional, you get a 10. But I've also set it up so that if you hand it in and do a decent job, you're gonna get an 8. If you don't address a problem, you're gonna get a 7' . . .
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    Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 15 of 18
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Turano, Brian ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: This semester [the course filled]. Last semester it didn't. It's hard to get the word out. I put up posters, but students never see them. But when I sent out my query to the sustainability working group, it filled. As we know, there's no way of searching the catalog, there's no list of sustainability-related courses.
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    Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 14 of 18
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Turano, Brian ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: Something that I bring up is that often the strongest opponents of renewable energy projects are environmentalists . . . It's a strange coming together of things . . . So I say to my class, how do we address this? You're trying to set up a wind farm so that we don't burn fossil fuels, or putting wells 3,000 or 5,000 miles in the ocean and risking spills, how do we come to terms with this, when you’re fighting environmentalists who are trying to stop renewable energy projects? I don't have any hard and fast answers, but it's good for discussion.