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Tara Haverkamp is an Adjunct Faculty in the Communication department at Mesa Community College (MCC).  Ms. Cook also holds dual-appointment as Knowledge Manager (IT) and Technical Communication Faculty Associate for Arizona State University.  She specializes in professional and technical communication and user experience.  In 2018 and 2019, Tara presented her independent international research, with conference funding provided by Adobe, on intercultural user experience and health information at two national conferences.  Looking ahead, Ms. Haverkamp plans to continue her practitioner and academic work with focuses on student success, technology, and user expereince.

Classes Taught

Spring Flex Start 2024

COM225 Public Speaking 3 Credits

Designed to enhance the student's ability to present public speeches confidently and competently. Also designed to improve information literacy and critical thinking skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.

General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27603

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 27603 This course requires students to participate in at least two live, online, video meetings to deliver a speech and provide peer review. Students are required to have access to adequate internet bandwidth, webcam, and microphone to successfully participate. Students may contact the instructor at: tara.cook@mesacc.edu

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

27613

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 27613 This course requires students to participate in at least two live, online, video meetings to deliver a speech and provide peer review. Students are required to have access to adequate internet bandwidth, webcam, and microphone to successfully participate. Students may contact the instructor at: tara.cook@mesacc.edu

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

31642

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 31642 Requires students to participate in at least two live, online, video meetings to deliver a speech and provide peer review. Students are required to have access to adequate internet bandwidth, webcam, and microphone to successfully participate.

Class 31642 Students may contact instructor at: tara.haverkamp@mesacc.edu

Fall 2024

COM225 Public Speaking 3 Credits

Designed to enhance the student's ability to present public speeches confidently and competently. Also designed to improve information literacy and critical thinking skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.

General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14787

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 10/11/2024

Open

18 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Class 14787 This course requires students to participate in at least two live, online, video meetings to deliver a speech and provide peer review. Students are required to have access to adequate internet bandwidth, webcam, and microphone to successfully participate.

Students may contact instructor at: tara.haverkamp@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2024

COM110 Interpersonal Communication 3 Credits

Theory and practice of communication skills which affect day-to-day interactions with other persons. Topics may include using verbal and nonverbal symbols, interactive listening, resolving interpersonal conflict, developing and maintaining personal and professional relationships. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14575

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Students may contact instructor at: tara.haverkamp@mesacc.edu

COM225 Public Speaking 3 Credits

Designed to enhance the student's ability to present public speeches confidently and competently. Also designed to improve information literacy and critical thinking skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.

General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14272

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

13 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Class 14272 This course requires students to participate in at least two live, online, video meetings to deliver a speech and provide peer review. Students are required to have access to adequate internet bandwidth, webcam, and microphone to successfully participate. Students may contact the instructor at: tara.haverkamp@mesacc.edu

COM259 Communication in Business and Professions 3 Credits

Interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, group, and public communication in business and professional organizations. Emphasis on oral communication and the effective use of technology and new media.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15970

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

19 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: tara.haverkamp@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

Education
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 8/19-5/20
Graduate-level, English (Writing, Rhetorics, & Literacies)

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona: 8/15 to 5/18
Master of Science, Technical Communication (MS)

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona: 8/07 to 5/09
Bachelor of Arts, English & Sociology (BA)

Publications 
2019, February. "Health Information & Localization User Research in the U.S. and Canada." Presented at Symposium for Communicating Complex Information Conference, Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana. 

2018, August. “A Localization Theory: User Experience in the U.S. and Canada.” Presentation at (Graduate) Student Research Competition at the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (ACM-SIGDOC) Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2018, August.  Poster presented at Association for Computing Machinery
Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (ACM-SIGDOC) Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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