President’s Message, June 2017

Dear Members, We are pleased to share with you the launch of the first edition of our renewed e-newsletter—featuring research-based guidelines and principles for writing and communication that engineering professionals and technical communicators can use. It also includes announcements and other information relevant to the members. The … [Read more...]

4Q16 Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication on Entrepreneurship Communication

The December 2016 special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication on entrepreneurship communication has recently been published online. If you are a paper subscriber, you will receive the issue, printed together with the September issue, during the next month. Volume 59, Number 4, December 2016 Editorial— Introduction to … [Read more...]

Position Announcement Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

The IEEE Professional Communication Society (PCS) is seeking applications from qualified individuals to become the next Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. The new EIC will begin his or her tenure on 1 July 2016. The Transactions is a refereed, archival journal published quarterly by PCS. Because it is a … [Read more...]

Dr. George Hayhoe named as interim Editor in Chief

PCS is pleased to announce that Dr. George Hayhoe has agreed to serve as the interim Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, effective 1 January 2016. Dr. Hayhoe has extensive editorial experience having served for 12 years as editor of Technical Communication and for two years as a member of the IEEE Technical … [Read more...]

First Quarter 2015 Issue of the Transactions Now Available

The First Quarter 2015 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is now available. Highlights of the issue include research articles on "Critical Factors Influencing Innovation Diffusion on Corporate Websites," "A Reexamination of Fortune 500 Homepage Design Practices," "Remaking the Pitch: Reuse Strategies in Entrepreneurs’ … [Read more...]

Taking a Leadership Role in PCS

There are many ways in which being a member of the IEEE Professional Communication Society contributes to your professional identify  For me, joining PCS was a way to connect with communication people who work with engineers, both in academic and workplace settings.  I found opportunities to collaborate with others through PCS on projects, as … [Read more...]

PCS Newsletters Archive–Everything Old is New Again!

Bell-bottom jeans, disco music, and a Dodge Dart--if you take a look at consumer culture, you would suspect that we are in the midst of a 70's revival.  In the case of PCS, you need look no further than the PCS Newsletters Archive, now available on the PCS website. These newsletters first began appearing in August 1970 and covered a variety of … [Read more...]

What Works in the Workplace? Communication Competence and Technical Skills

There has been a lot of conversation and consternation around one important issue:  how can we best prepare college students for the world of work?  Responses to a survey conducted by Bentley University through their PreparedU Project suggest that a combination of both interpersonal competencies and technical skills represents the best way to … [Read more...]

New Year, New You? Communication Resolutions for 2014

We are 11 days into the new year, and a few days after the Polar Vortex, so it seems like a good time to think about communication resolutions for 2014.  Communication resolutions, you ask?  Aren't resolutions just for reducing food intake and getting more exercise?  Absolutely not!  Like maintaining a healthy weight and working out regularly, … [Read more...]

The “A” Word Redux

In the fall of 2012, I posted on a topic that strikes fear in the hearts of engineering educators--ABET, Inc.  At that time, one year ago, my campus was preparing for the site visit of ABET evaluators, a three day examination of our labs, faculty, students, facilities, and student work products.  The result of the visit would determine, to a … [Read more...]