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Multimodal Composition Faculty Development Programs and Institutional Change

Edited By Shyam B. Pandey, Santosh Khadka Copyright 2022
    320 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    320 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This collection explores the role of individual faculty initiatives and institutional faculty development programs in supporting programmatic adoption of multimodal composition across diverse institutional contexts.

    The volume speaks to the growing interest in multimodal composition in university classrooms as the digital media and technology landscape has evolved to showcase the power and value of employing multiple modes in educational contexts. Drawing on case studies from a range of institutions, the book is divided into four parts, each addressing the needs of different stakeholders, including scholars, instructors, department chairs, curriculum designers, administrators, and program directors: faculty initiatives; curricular design and pedagogies; faculty development programs; and writing across disciplines. Taken together, the 16 chapters make the case for an integrated approach bringing together insights from unique faculty initiatives with institutional faculty development programs in order to effectively execute, support, and expand programmatic adoption of multimodal composition.

    This book will be of interest to scholars in multimodal composition, rhetoric, communication studies, education technology, media studies, and instructional design, as well as administrators supporting program design and faculty development.

    Introduction: Multimodal Composition: From Faculty Development Programs to Institutional Change

    Shyam B. Pandey and Santosh Khadka

    Part I: Faculty Initiatives

    Chapter 1: How to Multimodal: An Institutional–Infrastructural Exploration

    Christina Boyles, Andy Boyles Petersen, and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss

    Chapter 2: Lacking Time to Experiment: English Faculty and Graduate Students Identify Pragmatic Barriers to Multimodal Pedagogy in the COVID-19 Spring

    Elizabeth F. Chamberlain and James A. Ottoson

    Chapter 3: Writing Across Media: Graduate Students as Multimodal Composition Instructors and Administrators

    Nicole Turnipseed and Logan Middleton

    Chapter 4: A Technology-Focused Sharing Space for Faculty: The Digital Pedagogy Collective at BGSU

    Ethan T. Jordan and Heather L.H. Jordan

    Chapter 5: Implementing Faculty Development in Multimodal Composition: A Case Study

    Tawnya Azar

    Chapter 6: Making Professional Development Matter: Instructor and Coordinator Experiences of the WAT Institute for Multimodal Composition

    Gabriel Morrison

    Part II: Curricular Design and Pedagogies

    Chapter 7: Learning to "Speak Data": Data Literacy and Multimodal Composition Pedagogy

    Angela Laflen

    Chapter 8: "Is This Even Writing?": Assessing Multimodal Projects through Group Portfolio Grading

    Craig Hulst, Dauvan Mulally, and Amy Ferdinandt Stolley

    Chapter 9: Multimodality and Writing for International Multilingual Students: Connecting Theory and Practice

    Su Yin Khor and Cristina Sánchez-Martín

    Chapter 10: Professional Development and Online Course Development as Drivers of Multimodal Curriculum Change: Subverting Managing Living and Working Within Crisis

    Alexander Wulff

    Chapter 11: Possibilities and Pathways: Connecting Multimodality and Educational Equity in the FYC Program

    Lisa Tremain, Kimberly Stelter, and Jonathan Abidari

    Part III: Faculty Development Programs

    Chapter 12: Much to Learn: Professionalizing Digital Writing Among Dual Credit Faculty

    Brad Jacobson, José M. Avila, Rebeca D’Antoni, Kimberlee Henry, and Jennifer Wilhite

    Chapter 13: Not Going it Alone: Multi-Something Frameworks for Collaborative Faculty Development in Multimodal Composition

    Fawn Canady and Ed Nagelhout

    Chapter 14: Cultivating a Grassroots Approach to Digital Literacies Via Domain of One’s Own

    Kim Haimes-Korn, Jeff Greene, and Pete Rorabaugh

    Part IV: Writing Across the Disciplines

    Chapter 15: Multimodal Writing to Learn Across Disciplines

    Dan Martin

    Chapter 16: Investigating the Design of Multimodal Writing Assignments across the Disciplines

    Meg Mikovits, Crystal N. Fodrey, and Erica Yozell


    Shyam B. Pandey is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English at Purdue University, where he is also working as a professional writing instructor. He has published several articles in journals and co-edited two creative writing books sponsored by the US Embassy in Nepal. Shyam recently co-edited a special issue of Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies on "Multimodal Composition in Multilingual Contexts." His research interests include multimodal composition, technical and professional communication, multilingual writing, social and environmental justice, and anti-racist pedagogies.

    Santosh Khadka is an Associate Professor of English at the California State University, Northridge. He is an author of a monograph and co-editor of three books. His monograph, Multiliteracies, Emerging Media, and College Writing Instruction, was published by Routledge in 2019. His two co-edited volumes—Bridging the Multimodal Gap: From Theory to Practice (2019), and Designing and Implementing Multimodal Curricula and Programs (Routledge, 2018)—centered on multimodality. He also published his third co-edited book, Narratives of Marginalized Identities in Higher Education: Inside and Outside the Academy, with Routledge in 2018. Khadka now teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in writing, rhetoric, digital media, and business communication.