LIGHTNING TALK: Engagement Practices Of Mason Composition Faculty As Perceived By Their Students

  • Kathryn Marie Meeks George Mason University
  • Emily R C Staudt George Mason University


Session LOCATION: George's (3rd Floor of the Johnson Center)

We will discuss the results from our survey of Mason Composition students, which sought to answer the question: "How do writing teachers engage students?" Our survey asked students to think of a positive instruction experience and answer questions about that experience.  Though it included several questions which are similar to a teaching evaluation survey, our respondents were not asked to rate their instructor; instead, they reported on their engagement in class and their instructorâs practices.

Author Biographies

Kathryn Marie Meeks, George Mason University

Kathryn is a PhD student studying Professional Writing and Rhetoric. Kathryn has been teaching first-year composition and advanced composition for three years and she is excited to be teaching here at Mason. Her research interests are in Rhetorical history and criticism and composition pedagogy.

Emily R C Staudt , George Mason University

Emily is a PhD student in the Writing and Rhetoric PhD program. She teaches advanced composition at Mason and is a former sixth grade English teacher. Her research interests include faculty professional learning and composition pedagogy.

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