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Reanimating Continuous Improvement for the New Normal

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2021 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

Since 2017, our University of Mississippi Department of Writing and Rhetoric team, collaborating with Lumen Learning, has implemented a continuous improvement program for the OER, modular, adaptive courseware developed for our first-year writing classes. The pandemic paused our continuous improvement initiative, providing an opportunity to assess and revitalize our efforts. This presentation describes our pre-pandemic continuous improvement workflow, considers challenges faced during the pandemic, and summarizes plans for reinvigorating the program in the new normal.


Andrew Davis

Instructional Design & Training Specialist | University of Mississippi

Andrew Davis is the instructional designer for the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. He also teaches professional writing and research courses. His research interests include technical communication, usability, online course development, and adaptive/personalized learning, and passionate about OER and Open Pedagogy.

Guy Kreuger

Curriculum Chair and Core Lecturer | University of Mississippi

Guy Krueger is the Writing 101 Curriculum Chair and a Core Lecturer at the University of Mississippi. His research interests include all things first-year composition.

Karen Forgette

Assistant Chair and Core Lecturer | University of Mississippi

Karen Forgette is the Assistant Chair and a Core Lecturer in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.  Her current research focuses on first-year writing.