Founded in 1974, the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communicationbringstogetherdirectors and administrators from across the United States and increasingly from abroad. The annual meetings follow a roundtable format,emphasizing discussion.
- promote programs in technical and scientific communication
- promote research in technical and scientific communication
- develop opportunities for the exchange of ideas and information concerning programs, research, and career opportunities
- assist in the development and evaluation of new programs in technical and scientific communication, if requested
- promote exchange of information between this organization and interested parties
2015 Annual Meeting
We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 CPTSC Annual Meeting at the Utah State University at Logan, Utah from October 1-3. 2015.
Conference Theme: Programmatic Perspectives: Research, Approaches, and Applications
Conference Location: Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Conference Website (Coming in August)
CPTSC/Bedford St. Martin's Graduate Student Diversity Scholarship
CPTSC, together with textbook publisher Bedford/St. Martin’s, and an anonymous donor, are sponsoring a scholarship for the purpose of supporting the goal of CPTSC to increase diversity in its membership and in the field of technical communication. Eligible candidates for this scholarship include graduate students whose race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and/or nationality are underrepresented in the technical communication field. Up to $1,500 will be allocated to up to three winners. The scholarship is provided to assist the recipient(s) with expenses associated with the CPTSC conference, up to the amount of the scholarship allocated. The scholarship also waives the conference registration fee.
See more information here.
CPTSC Award for Excellence in Program Assessment
This award recognizes outstanding contributions that individuals, collaborators, or teams have made to program assessment in technical and scientific communication. Nominees will be evaluated for the contributions they have made to one or more of the following areas and according to the following criteria:
Area 1: Research (Individual or collaborative
Evaluation Criteria: Significant publication(s) of an article/articles or a book/books that focus on assessment and assessment practices
Area 2: Implementation (Individual or collaborative)
Evaluation Criteria: Successful development and implementation of a programmatic assessment model or method
Area 3: Service (Individual or collaborative)
Evaluation Criteria: Significant contribution to assessment practice/research on a local, regional, or national level
2014 Award-winning Program
The Committee for the 2014 CPTSC Award for Excellence in Program Assessment selected the Bachelor of Science Program in Professional Communication and Emerging Media at University Wisconsin Stout for outstanding contributions that its faculty have made to program assessment in technical and scientific communication in the area of Implementation.
The Committee for the 2014 CPTSC Award for Excellence in Program Assessment selected Dr. Charles Sides for outstanding contributions to program assessment in technical and scientific communication as a practitioner and editor in the area of Service.
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