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
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
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
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
All members of the organization received an invitation to vote in WAVA’s first election via email on July 10, 2019. Special thanks to Kevin DePew and Karen Doheney who served as election coordinators. The linked ballot contained options for five positions: Chair (two-year college) Cheri Lemieux Spiegel Abstain Write In Chair (four-year college) Kristi Murray … Read more
The following message was sent to the organization roster following the May 30th meeting: Folks,We had a very productive meeting of the group I’ve been referring to as “Writing Across Virginia” just before the 4Cs Regional Conference at Old Dominion University last week. I’m writing today with details regarding that meeting and some next steps. If you’re not … Read more
The first business meeting of WAVA was called during the 4Cs Regional Conference at Old Dominion University. Special thanks to Dan Richards for coordinating meeting space and lunch for the group, and to Kristi Murray Costello for arranging the technology for our distance participants.