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Amy Wassing

Amy Wassing

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Lecturer AY
Communication & Media
Office LocationUH-401.10

Office Hours

Sunday:
Monday: 10:15-11:15
Tuesday:
Wednesday: 13:00-14:00
Thursday: 11:30-13:00
Friday:
Saturday:

Bio

Amy Wassing enjoys teaching a variety of courses at Cal State, in all modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, online synchronous, and fully asynchronous). In addition to being a full-time lecturer at Cal State San Bernardino, she served as Forensics Director (Speech & Debate Team) for 3 years (2016-2019), leading the largest team Cal State ever had to several tournaments all over the west coast and won many awards in debate and individual speaking events. Pre-covid, she developed and facilitated CAST (Coyote Annual Speech Tournament) giving students an opportunity to showcase their oral communication skills and win prizes for their talent. She has provided guidance and training to several GTAs (graduate teaching associates) by serving as a shadow instructor and most recently facilitated the GTA training in summer 2022 and 2023 to prepare new instructors for teaching their own courses in fall. Many GTAs trained by Wassing now teach in the department as part time lecturers and/or as adjunct faculty at community colleges in the Inland Empire. More recently, she participated in a Community of Practice (CoP) in 2019 to update and revise the requirements for the general education course, Comm 1006: Oral Communication, which were approved by the Communication Studies Curriculum Committee and adopted beginning Fall 2020. She is currently on the COMM 1006 Task Force to examine the effectiveness of the course and consider revisions per the instruction of the CSU Chancellor. She will also serve as the COMM 1006 Transition Coordinator for AY 2024-25 as the basic skills course is re-imagined. She has been honored by several CSUSB athletes as an MVP (Most Valuable Professor), was nominated for Outstanding Lecturer of the university in 2023, and Outstanding CAL lecturer in spring 2024. She is also responsible for creating and editing the monthly Comm Connections Department Newsletter. She holds weekly office hours both in person and online.

Education

MA-Communication Studies, California State University, San Bernardino
BA- Human Communication, California State University, San Bernardino

 

Certified Online Instructor

CRLA Level III Tutor (College Reading & Learning Association)

 

Courses/Teaching

COMM 1006: Oral Communication (formerly COMM 120)

COMM 1007: Critical Thinking through Argumentation (formerly COMM 180)

COMM 2201: Intercultural Communication

COMM 2251: Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication

COMM 3101: Communication Self & Others

COMM 4222: Communication & Conflict

COMM 4301: Gender, Race & Class in Media (formerly COMM 401)