The STC Academic SIG Pre-Conference at CPTSC is being held 25 September 2014. The pre-conference is free of charge and is followed immediately by the annual CPTSC and ACM SIGDOC conferences. All three conferences are being held from September 25 to 29 at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
The Pre-Conference format has changed this year: it is shorter (Noon - 5pm) and features concurrent sessions.
Watch this space for more Pre-Conference information and registration coming soon!
The Academic SIG is proud to announce a number of honors to be bestowed on our members at the upcoming Summit.
Sally Henschel and Lisa Meloncon for the Frank R. Smith Outstanding Article Award for their article "Current State of U.S. Undergraduate Degree Programs in Technical and Professional Communication."
Pam Estes Brewer for the Jay R. Gould award for excellence in teaching.
Kirk St.Amant for his election to Fellow of the STC, and Cindy Pao for her election to Associate Fellow of the STC.
Craig Baehr for the Distinguished SIG Service Award.
Congratulations on your well-deserved honors!
The Academic SIG is also proud to announce it has earned two honors to be presented at The Summit: Community of Excellence (third year in a row), and sharing the Pacesetter award with the Orlando-Central Florida and Willamette Valley chapters for their partnership with the Sigma Tau Delta Society.
The Academic SIG is always pleased to announce news of its members' accomplishments. If you have news you'd like to share, please send a message to our newsletter editor, Samantha Gale (email@example.com).
The Academic SIG would like to recognize Lockheed Martin for sponsoring the design of our Pre-Conference banner and Mercer University for the printing.
Thank you for your support of the Academic SIG and the Pre-Conference Event!
It's not too late to register for the Partnership Pre-Conference in Cincinnati on 10 October 2013. Registration is open through 1 October.
For more information about the Pre-Conference or to register, check out these links:
View Preliminary Program Register for the Pre-conference
We hope to see you in Cincinnati!
The Academic SIG Partnerships Pre-Conference will take place 10 October 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information on this free event and to register, please visit our Pre-Conference page. If you're in the Cincinnati area, we'd love for you to join us!
The Academic SIG would like to thank the sponsors of the Pre-Conference: Adobe, Component One, Comtech, Mapcap, Midwestern State University, and the STC. Their sponsorship helps make this Pre-Conference possible, including live-streaming and making video available after the event is over. (video from the 2012 Pre-Conference)
On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the STC Academic SIG is hosting the Partnership Pre-Conference! This is the day before CPTSC, and we would like to invite you to include this day in your plans. This year’s program includes:
Keynote address from JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services, Inc.
Panel on international professional communication
Panel on industry perspectives and programmatic outcomes
Progression with demonstrations of software tools including RoboHelp, Adobe Tech Comm Suite 4, Madcap, ATLAS.ti, Doc-To-Help, and TeamViewer
Panel on research priorities, hosted by Rebekka Andersen
Lunch will be provided as well as coffee breaks, and registration is free. The entire day will take place in the facilities where CPTSC also will be held at the University of Cincinnati.
You can register by visiting the Pre-Conference page. We will raffle off an Adobe TCS4 worth $1899; you may enter the raffle when you register for the pre-conference. Registration will remain open through September 30.
If the Kingsgate Marriott is full for the night of October 9, you may reserve a room at the Hampton Inn on Martin Luther King which is right across the street from the Kingsgate. You also might check out two B&B’s that are nearby:
If you do not wish to stay at these locations, check with Lisa Meloncon as she advises there are a few hotels in the area in which you would not wish to stay.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Craig Baehr at email@example.com.
Please consider contributing to the Spring 2015 special issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication on Content Management. The issue aims to bring together a set of empirical studies, case studies, and tutorials that offer an in-depth look at the processes, methodologies, and technologies of content management, as well as the local, global, and distributed contexts in which content management activities occur. We are also interested in content management studies that examine questions focused on content quality, usability, and user experience. Abstract submissions are due October 31, 2013.
Deadline extended to July 7, 2013.
Originally posted 4/22/2013
Passing along a message from Rebekka Anderson, chair of the Technical Editing SIG Scholarship Committee
The Technical Editing SIG is offering two scholarships of $1400 each.
The first scholarship assists students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in Technical Communication (or a related area, such as professional writing or digital media) and the second assists students who are pursuing a graduate degree in Technical Communication (or a related area, such as professional writing or digital media). Students applying for one of these scholarships are expected to be able to demonstrate their focus on topics related to technical editing through their academic studies, current jobs, special projects, or undergraduate/graduate program. The winners will be announced in Corrigo, the Technical Editing SIG Newsletter.
For more information on the Diane Feldman Scholarship program, please see the STC Technical Editing Web site: http://www.stc-techedit.org/ScholarshipEligibility
The Technical Editing SIG Scholarship Committee evaluates applicants' academic records and potential for contributing to the Technical Editing profession. To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must be:
Enrolled in an undergraduate degree or graduate degree program related to Technical Editing or Technical Communication (students pursuing associate degrees, minors, or certificates are eligible to apply)
The STC Academic SIG is a community of educators, practitioners, and students. We mentor young professionals to become future leaders in the field of technical communication and support the exchange of knowledge between academia and industry. In order to accomplish these goals, we have adopted the following strategic plan for 2013:
Support student priorities and participation in STC through
hosting the student poster competition and aligning the judging of that competition with the STC International Summit Awards Entry Assessment
participating in the development of a mentoring program and database
supporting cross-organizational collaborations
offering student-centered webinars
serving as leaders in STC society-level student initiatives
Serve as leaders in the Technical Communication Body of Knowledge initiative
Increase our visibility and contributions to STC and the field of technical communication through STC publications
Encourage dialog between practitioners, educators, and students by hosting the STC Academic Partnership Pre-Conference
Offer webinars that support the interests of the SIG membership