This study set out to uncover how participants represent their experiences in a professional development institute for multimodal composition. Though clearly locally situated, the study’s findings are relevant for WPAs in a variety of contexts looking to design similar programs. They also suggest some pressing issues for the field of writing studies as it aims to prepare students for 21st-century environments. The following sections extend this study’s findings to larger disciplinary conversations and explore key issues this study raises for future research and practice.

An illustration depicts instructors gathered together in a classroom. At the center of the classroom, the workshop leader (who is the only figure standing up) crosses her arms as she dialogs with two other instructors who are visibly frustrated.
Developing Programs

© Gabriel Morrison, 2021