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Alaina M. Winters
Professor I of Communication

2003 Instructional Commons Building
1500 W. Raab Rd., Normal IL 61761
(309) 268-8614
alaina.winters@heartland.edu


Weekly schedule (Spring 2016):

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00

     

 

 

 

       

 

12:00

         

 

Comm 101:12

12:30-1:45

 

Comm 101:12

12:30-1:45

   

1:00

   

 

 

     

2:00

 Comm 101:16

2:00-3:15

Office Hours

2:00-3:30

Comm 101:16

2:00-3:15

Office Hours

2:00-3:30

 

 

 

3:00

 

 

Office Hours

3:30-4:30

Comm 101:19

3:30-4:45

Office Hours

3:30-4:30

Comm 101:19

3:30-4:45

 

4:00

 

 

     

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:00

 

  

 Comm 120:01

6:00-8:50

 

 

 

 

   

 

7:00

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

8:00

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

9:00

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alaina primarily teaches Introduction to Oral Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Activism. She occasionally teaches special topics courses such as Sexual Communication, Conflict and Communication, and Introduction to Communication Theory. Some of her scholarly interests include love, relational equality, nonviolent/compassionate communication (NVC), conflict transformation, restorative justice, and facework. She received her master's degree from Illinois State University, completed her doctoral coursework at the University of Iowa, and has published and presented on topics related to communication and equality, empathy, and critical pedagogy.

 

Alaina likes to use a variety of teaching techniques and activities, including direct democracy, role play, and "real life" application.  Her style is unique. She likes learning to be fun, challenging, and “real.”  She has been known to drop the f-bomb in class.  While many students enjoy it, she readily admits that her style isn’t for everyone.  Alaina aligns herself with critical pedagogy, expects students to be responsible for their learning and encourages “deep” thinking, self-reflection, and transformation.  She has been teaching for over 25 years, is an active mentor, and participates in academic and community organizations such as the Central States Communication Association, the League of Women Voters, and NVC practice groups and trainings. She also teaches about and facilitates talking circles and restorative discussions and is active in bringing restorative justice practices to Heartland.

 


 

E-mail: Webmaster
Phone: (309) 268-8000
TDD: (309) 268-8030
Fax: (309) 268-7965

 

Heartland Community College
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761