On and Off the Grid: Multimodal Composition and Digital Humanities at Rural, Regional, or Branch Universities

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PAMLA 2013 - San Diego November 1-3 - 111th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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jbb35@pitt.edu

Title: On and Off the Grid: Multimodal Composition and Digital Humanities at Rural, Regional, or Branch Universities

Presiding Officer: Jessie Blackburn, University of Pittsburgh Bradford

In an effort to examine multimodal composition and the digital humanities at rural, regional, or branch institutions where first-generation learners, non-traditional students, contingent faculty, socioeconomically underprivileged students, constrained technology access, and reduced program budgets are often found, this panel explores (1) current practices in rural, regional, or branch universities where faculty have acquired multimodal professional development, modernized curricula, and redefined assessment strategies; (2) program administration processes in the digital humanities/multimodal composition (e.g., professional development of faculty, redirection of resources from ‘main’ campuses to ‘branch’ campuses, collaboration among satellite campuses, etc.); and (3) models of how rural universities can leverage multimodal composition and the digital humanities in support of a regional mission vis-à-vis literacy outreach.

By April 15, 2013, paper submitters should fill out the Online Proposal Submission Form at: http://www.pamla.org/2013. Please note that inquiries may be emailed to Jessie Blackburn (jbb35@pitt.edu), but all submissions must be posted through PAMLA's Online Proposal Submission Form.

By May 15, 2013, submitters will be notified of the status of their submissions.

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