Effective Practices in Online Writing Instruction workshop

On August 6, 2020, Beth Bensen (Reynolds Community College) and Derek Mueller (Virginia Tech) led participants in a showcase of best practices in online writing instruction. Forty-four (44) participants from 15 colleges, universities, and high schools (Dual Enrollment) participated in the workshop to discuss course design, learning management systems (Canvas), and other challenges and opportunities … Read more

WAVA July meeting updates

The WAVA executive board met over Zoom on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 to discuss the organization and its role during the upcoming semester. Topics discussed included placement practices at institutions across Virginia, effective practices in online writing instruction, anti-racist pedagogical practices, and a state-level higher education policy analyst position. Placement practices at institutions across Virginia … Read more

WAVA Ratified as CWPA Affiliate

On Monday, May 4, 2020, the Writing Across Virginia Affiliate (WAVA) was formally, officially approved by the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Executive Board. CWPA President Mark Blaauw-Hara (North Central Michigan College) announced the approval of the organization’s newest regional affiliate, which was supported unanimously by members of the executive board. WAVA supports the … Read more

WAVA Election Updates

The results of the first WAVA election were posted to the organization mailing list on July 28, 2019 by Kevin DePew (ODU), elections officer. While there was no webmaster candidate on the original ballot, a webmaster was recruited as a result of a write-in nomination made during the election. Chair (two-year): Cheri Lemieux Spiegel (Northern … Read more