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Dr. Jason Tham named new Co-Chair of CPTSC Administrators’ Committee

CPTSC is pleased to announce that Dr. Jason Tham will begin serving as the new Co-Chair of its Administrators’ Committee, to work in that role alongside Dr. Julia Romberger, current Chair of the committee. Tham, an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University, co-directs the User Experience (UX) Lab in the…

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Announcing the 2020 CPTSC Diversity Scholarship Winners!

We are happy to announce two winners of the 2020 CPTSC Diversity Scholarship! The selection committee received many strong applications this year from applicants who are already changing the field of technical and scientific communication in important ways. Our two winners stood out for their invaluable transnational projects that will continue to shape our field. Our…

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Resources to Support International Students

International students are important members of our community, discipline, and programs. As the COVID-19 pandemic forces many classes and institutions online, educating ourselves on policies that affect international students is critical.The July 6, 2020 statement from the Student Exchange and Visitors Program modifies temporary safety precautions put into place earlier in the pandemic. International students…

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CPTSC’s Distinguished Service Award and Honorary Distinguished Service Award

The 2020 CPTSC Distinguished Service Selection Committee (DSSC) invites members to forward names of persons whom they deem worthy of CPTSC’s Distinguished Service Award (for service to the organization) and Honorary Distinguished Service Award (for service to the field). For eligibility criteria and a list of former honorees, see https://cptsc.org/resources/service-awards/. The Distinguished Service Award is the…

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Council on Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication’s Anti-Racism Statement

As part of an international and culturally diverse organization dedicated to excellence in technical and scientific communication and its academic programs, the Council for Programs in Technical & Scientific Communication (CPTSC) Executive Committee and the CPTSC Diversity Committee recognize that effective communication and its pedagogy are possible when a multiplicity of voices can be included…

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CPTSC Election Nominations

Several CPTSC positions on the Executive Committee will be open for election in 2020, and new terms will begin at the conclusion of the Fall 2020 annual conference in October.  On behalf of the CPTSC Nominating Committee, we invite nominations for the following CPTSC positions: President Vice-President Secretary Members-at-Large Descriptions of the positions can be…

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Request for Proposals: Editors of Programmatic Perspectives

The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) is soliciting proposals for editorship of its scholarly journal Programmatic Perspectives for a three-year or five-year commitment. We are seeking individual applications for (Development) Editor and (Production) Editor. Two individuals may apply together as co-editors. The first issue for the new editors will be Spring…

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Dr. Laura Gonzales Appointed to Chair the CPTSC Diversity Committee

The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Laura Gonzales as Chair of its Diversity Committee, beginning in February 2020. Dr. Gonzales is an Assistant Professor of Digital Writing and Cultural Rhetorics in the Department of English at the University of Florida, teaching courses in…

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2019 CPTSC Diversity Scholarship Winners

The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) is pleased to announce two 2019 Diversity Scholarship winners. Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq (KAY-nuh OO-loke itch-OH-key-yuck) is a third-year PhD student in technical communication and rhetoric at Utah State University. An Iñupiaq (IN-you-pack) from an isolated village in northwest Alaska, Cana Uluak was concerned that she…

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Distinguished Service Award Nominations Due June 15

The 2019 CPTSC Distinguished Service Selection Committee (DSSC) invites members to forward names of persons whom they deem worthy of CPTSC’s Distinguished Service Award (for service to the organization) and Honorary Distinguished Service Award (for service to the field). For eligibility criteria and a list of former honorees, see https://cptsc.org/resources/service-awards/. The Distinguished Service Award is the…

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