Author: Brian Urias

Brian Urias is a PhD student at Bowling Green State University whose research interests include online writing instruction, writing program administration, and writing transfer.

Presenters: Ariel Goldenthal (George Mason University), Jessica Matthews (George Mason University), and Jennifer Messier (George Mason University) Three faculty from George Mason University responded to questions that ask how an instructor’s professional development affects the experiences of students and faculty in online writing instruction (OWI) courses. Ariel Goldenthal, Jessica Matthews, and Jennifer Messier revealed that a major instigating factor in their research was the decommissioning of a building on their campus. George Mason University is the largest public university in Virginia, with recent enrollments in the upper 30 thousands. In any given semester, GMU offers more than 200 sections of…

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