Student Writing in a Talent Development Program: Sanctuary and Academic Site of the "Personally Humane" by ProQuest

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									    Student Writing in a Talent Development
    Program: Sanctuary and Academic Site of
    the “Personally Humane”
         Karen Surman Paley



I  n 1995 I attended the CCCC convention in Washington, DC, themed
   “Literacies, Technologies and Responsibilities.” One of the convention
events was hosted by Howard University; it was the first time I experienced
being a racial majority in an academic setting. At the time, I was an adjunct
lecturer at Boston College teaching a required core literature class of
35; typically only one of these students was a person of color. Such an
individual might have been hesitant to participate in class dis
								
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