Karen Uehling has taught in the Department of English at Boise State University since 1981. She specializes in basic writing and creative nonfiction, and teaches a variety of writing courses as well as nonfiction literature. Her own education has included a B.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.A. in English from the University of California, Davis. Karen seeks out unique opportunities for her students and herself. Her advanced nonfiction students have written articles for the Idaho Foodbank’s newsletter, supporting the community while also allowing students to work with an editor and to publish their work. In 2009, she had the opportunity to spend six weeks in China as a teacher for the University Studies Abroad Consortium, spending time in Beijing and Chengdu, teaching a course in "Travel Journal Writing". In addition to teaching and writing, Karen has been active in professional organizations including the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), and the National Council of Teachers of English.
The Flow of River Writing: Framing a Creative Nonfiction Class, Pedagogy (2004)
Creating a Statement of Guidelines and Goals for Boise State University’s Basic Writing Course: Content and Development, Journal of Basic Writing (2003)
This essay describes a statement of guidelines and goals developed for Boise State University’s (BSU)...
Basic Writing's Past, Present, and Future: A Discussion of Problems and Possibilities, Composition Studies (2001)
Presents a conversation that is designed to get at the differences in definitions of basic...
Older and Younger Adults Writing Together: A Rich Learning Community, The Writing Instructor (1996)
Reviews a body of theory called "andragogy" or teaching theory for adult learners. Focuses on...
Starting Out or Starting Over: A Guide for Writing, Faculty Authored Books (1993)
Contributions to Books
The Conference on Basic Writing: 1980-2005, Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing (2010)
From Community College to Urban University: Beginning Writing Instruction for Diverse Students at Boise State University, Basic Writing in America: The History of Nine College Programs (2008)
Creating a Statement of Guidelines and Goals for Boise State University's Basic Writing Course: Content and Development, Teaching Developmental Writing (2007)
During the 2000-01 academic year, Karen Uehling and five adjunct colleagues at Boise State University...
Online Graduate Course in Teaching Basic Writing with Four Weekend Workshops, Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) (2012)
Audience and Previous Publications, "Teaching Adult Writers in Diverse Settings" Adult Learner Special Interest Group, CCCC (2011)
Entering the Conversation: Low Stakes Quizzes/Online Worksheets to Build Confidence with Technologies of Scholarship, "Teaching Adult Writers in Diverse Settings" Adult Learner Special Interest Group, CCCC (2010)
Online Teaching Strategies Based on Andragogical, Adult Learning Principles: Discussion of Texts, Group Work, Research, Culminating Projects, and Entry into Professional Communities, "Teaching Adult Writers in Diverse Contexts" Special Interest Group, CCCC (2008)