“All institutions need helpful ideas on how to implement professional training and teaching for faculty and graduate students: the variety provided here will give something for everyone. These chapters spark a needed ongoing conversation on how to advance scholarship and teaching in a digitally networked and diverse world.”
—Antonio Byrd, University of Missouri–Kansas City
Multimodal composition is becoming increasingly popular in university classrooms as faculty, students, and institutions come to recognize that old and new technologies have enabled, and even demanded, the use of more than one composing mode for communicating, solving problems, and keeping up with the latest discourse. Professionalizing Multimodal Composition embraces and enacts multimodal composition in various writing courses and programs by exploring institutional, programmatic, and individual faculty initiatives for capacity building and human resource development across institutions.
Academic leaders, scholars, and faculty who have successfully designed and launched academic programs or faculty development initiatives discuss the theoretical and logistical questions considered in their design, the outcomes they achieved, and how others can emulate them. This exchange of knowledge, insight, experiences, and lessons learned among community members is critical for enabling or inspiring other programs, departments, and institutions to conceive, design, and launch academic programs or faculty development initiatives for their own faculty.
The larger goal of professionalizing is to work with teaching faculty to increase their interactional expertise with multimodal composition, and this collection offers a set of models for how faculty can do that at their own institutions and in their own programs.
Contributors: Josh Ambrose, Kristin Arola, Anthony F. Arrigo, Tiffany Bourelle, Christina Boyles, Lauren Brawley, Shauna Chung, Kirsti Cole, Morgan Connor, Meghalee Das, Aliethia Dean, Dànielle NicoleDeVoss, Scott Lloyd DeWitt, Claudia Diaz, Tia Dumas, Michael J. Faris, Michelle Flahive, Wilfredo Flores, Kerri Hauman, Megan E. Heise, John Jones, Stacy Kastner, Maeve Kirk, Max Kirschenbaum, Joshua Kulseth, Alfonsina Lago, Sarah Henderson Lee, Kristina Lewis, Li Li, Lance Lomax, Claire Lutkewitte, Brook McClurg, Megan McIntyre, Kelly Moreland, Zachary Ostraff, Stephen Quigley, Anthony Ranieri, Paula Rosinski, Daniel Schafer, Jennifer Lanatti Shen, Sierra Sinor, Rebekah Smith, Michael Strickland, Matthew A. Vetter, Teresa Williams, Alison Witte, Yifan Zhang