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Laurie Edwards Accepts New Role as Online Pedagogy Coordinator

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The English Department is pleased to announce that Laurie Edwards will be serving as the Online Pedagogy Coordinator, effective July 1, 2020. In this role, Laurie will work alongside the English Department Administrative Specialist and the Undergraduate Program Director to offer resources and support for faculty as they continue to transition to online instruction and to Canvas. This support includes developing departmental resources and best practices for online instruction via Canvas, as well as ongoing individual and group consultations with faculty to plan for fall and to respond to needs and concerns as they arise during the semester. Laurie, a Teaching Professor in the Writing Program and previous recipient of the CSSH Outstanding Teaching Award, began developing online courses for the Writing Program in 2010 and has taught a variety of asynchronous and synchronous online courses. In addition to past roles as Advanced Writing in the Disciplines Director and Interim Writing Program Director, she served as the Writing Program’s Online Instruction Coordinator from 2012-2017, where she offered ongoing cohort training and workshops for online instructors. She participated in CATLR’s Online and Hybrid Course Design Fellows program and was a CSSH Online Course Design Workshop Fellow in Fall 2019, in addition to various task forces, inquiry groups, and mentoring opportunities related to online teaching and learning. The department will benefit immensely from her expertise in this area.

Congratulations, Laurie!

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