Category: blog

2018-2019 Faculty Office Hours

  • On 24/08/2018

We had such a good time and great response, we’re going to keep holding faculty offices hours. This is a space for those teaching, administering, or researching in the area of technical and professional communication. Especially if you’re the only one in your area of feel like you need another perspective, faculty office hours gives […]

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ADE report and TPC

  • On 28/07/2018

tl; dr without doubt TPC tracks and minors (and even degrees) are the largest growth segment for English departments BUT those of us in TPC already knew this cause our data is a whole lot better than what the MLA generated understand the differences in the types of undergraduate writing programs. not only are there differences […]

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CFP opportunity

  • On 19/06/2018

My good friend and colleague, Joanna Schreiber, and I have been talking about re-engaging technical and professional communication in some of its core ideas and tenets and re-visiting questions of definitions, theories, and important concepts and issues. We felt this project was needed because of the increasing fragmentation of technical and professional communication where we […]

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Survey research

  • On 12/06/2018

I’ve done a lot of ranting about surveys lately on twitter. (If you’re interested at all, just get on twitter an search my handle @lmeloncon and surveys.) I’ve continued these rants in print in two forthcoming publications: one  about empirical research in the field and about doing programmatic research in the field. But as it […]

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  • On 19/04/2018

“But people talking to people is still the way that norms and standards change.” Atul Gawande  Something has been on my mind a lot lately. It’s been simmering in my head since before ATTW and the CCCCs, and then experiences at those two events and some subsequent online conversations helped to congeal some of the […]

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