Call for Nominees: Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication

The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is seeking nominees for the 2017 Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication The Award recognizes educators who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching in technical communication, and to be eligible for the Award, nominees must Be a current member of the … [Read more...]

Communication Design Quarterly Special Issue on The Communication Design of Wearable Technologies in Health and Medicine

Communication Design Quarterly (CDQ), the peer reviewed publication of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC), is soliciting article proposals for an upcoming special issue that will examine communication design practices related to wearable health and medical technologies. … [Read more...]

Five Ways Engineers Can Improve Their Writing

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Our expertise and resources are on display this month in The Institute, IEEE's news magazine. A few weeks ago, Richard House, our society's president, and Jessica Livingston, one of his co-authors on The Engineering Communication Manual, spoke with John R. Platt-a technical communication expert in his own right and The Institute's resident … [Read more...]

Sliding Into Excellence: Improving Technical Presentations for Higher Visibility, by Traci Nathans-Kelly

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Traci Nathans-Kelly, co-author of the Wiley-IEEE PCS book, Slide Rules: Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in the Engineering and Technical Fields, is giving a live webinar on presentation design, July 28th, 1:00-2:30pm. Sliding Into Excellence: Improving Technical Presentations for Higher Visibility will help you transform your technical … [Read more...]

Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication Practices, Eds. Kirk St. Amant, Madelyn Flammia

The newest book in the Wiley IEEE PCS series, Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication Practices, edited by Kirk St. Amant and Madelyn Flammia, is now out! This book presents a range of perspectives, examples, and concepts for teaching international professional communication in … [Read more...]

CFP: CPTSC 2016, October 6 to 8, Savannah, GA

Location: Georgia Coastal Conference Center in Savannah, GA Theme: (Re)Considering Programs in Terms of Methods, Methodologies, and Practices With such dramatic growth over the last fifteen years, it is important that we take time to be reflexive about the sustainability of our programs and how we can ensure they remain responsive to the … [Read more...]

ProComm 2016 Abstract Submission Extended: February 15, 2016, Midnight PST

If you were planning to submit to ProComm 16 but didn’t quite make the deadline, luck is with you today! Because of some technical difficulties with the submission site this week, we have extended the deadline to midnight on Monday, February 15, 2016. We welcome works in progress as well as more mature projects; the conference accepts proposals … [Read more...]

CFP: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Special Issue on Plain Language (2017)

Documentation for the general public from government entities, as well as medical, financial, and legal service providers, is often difficult for consumers to understand and follow. Such poorly prepared documents diminish consumers’ abilities to make informed decisions about their health, rights, and finances. These documents create problems for … [Read more...]

Extension for ProComm 2016 Proposals

The deadline for submitting proposals to ProComm 2016, the annual conference of the IEEE Professional Communication Society, has been extended to: Monday, February 8, 2016. You may submit your proposal of 350-700 words here: http://procomm2016.exordo.com/login The conference theme is Communicating Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and it … [Read more...]

Making Academic Change Happen Workshop 2016: Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN

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Applications are now being accepted for the Making Academic Change Happen Workshop 2016, June 8-10, on the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN.  MACH is a great opportunity to develop the skills needed to design and deploy academic change on your campus.  For more information, go to www.rose-hulman.edu/mach … [Read more...]