The Academic SIG leadership team discusses the processes of putting together the Partnerships for Professionalism Pre-Conference workshop at last Fall's CPTSC conference in the January issue of Intercom,"STC Academic SIG Hosts Partnership Preconference at CPTSC".
The article includes the lessons learned by the Academic SIG as they developed their first ever-preconference, and the logistics of using a hybrid presentation format.
The Society for Technical Communication has notified the Academic SIG leadership that the Academic SIG has earned the Community of Excellence Award for 2011. The SIG will be recognized during the Leadership Day event on Sunday, May 20,2012 at the Summit in Rosemont, Illinois.
The award honors the Academic SIG for "developing innovative activities that build bridges between those who practice in the field of technical communication and those who teach and study in the field."(award citation)
Some of those activities included:
- Partnerships for Professionalism workshop at the CPTSC.
- Co-hosting “The Rhetoric of Science and How Metaphor Constitutes Knowledge in Science” with the SciCom SIG.
In her email to the SIG membership, announcing the award, SIG President Pam Brewer stated: "I just want to say thank you to our many SIG members who have worked so hard this year... We have an extraordinary leadership team that gets things done (and they are fun to work with)."
If you'd like to become more involved in the work of the Academic SIG contact any member of the SIG leadership.
Presentations by Charles Fisher ("The Certified Professional Technical Communicator") and Dan Voss ("Industry and Academe: The Grass Can Be Greener if We Work Together", "There's Virtue in Virtual or An Old Dinosaur Can Learn New Tricks") are now archived on the Partnerships for Professionalism - STC Academic SIG at CPTSC page.