Spring is conference season in my world, which means I’m currently hard at work writing and revising. I’m excited about the two talks I’ll be giving next weekend at the North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing. The first is a talk I’m giving with Keon Pettiway, a fellow CRDM student. He and I will be presenting the results of a survey asking faculty across disciplines about the multimodal work they are producing and what sorts of writing and communication they’re assigning their undergraduates. The title of our presentation is, “Checking the Pulse of Multimodal Pedagogy: A Genre-based Inquiry of Rhetoric Across the Disciplines.” Unfortunately, our co-investigators, Brent Simoneaux and Robin Snead won’t be presenting with us this time around.
I’ll also be presenting that same day on my own, in a presentation thinking through the pedagogical affordances of including digital academic genres in the writing classroom: “Digital Academic Genres in the FYC Classroom: A Pedagogical Thought Experiment.”