Conference Registration Open

We are excited to announce that registration for this year’s CPTSC annual conference is now live! We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Charleston, SC, for a two-day conference exploring the theme of “Asserting Presence, Forging Connections, Building Recognition, and Creating Opportunities.” Conference Dates: Friday, September 22 through Saturday, September 23. Please also save…

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2023 CPTSC Diversity Scholarship Winners

The CPTSC Diversity Committee is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 CPTSC Diversity Scholarship! Chenxing Xie, Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Program, NCSU Chenxing Xie is a Ph.D. candidate in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Program at North Carolina State University. She received a B.A. in English from Tsinghua University and an…

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New Issue Published: Programmatic Perspectives 14.1

We’re pleased to announce the publication of Issue 14.1 of Programmatic Perspectives! Check it out here. In this issue, we are pleased to share publications that reinforce our unique focus on academic technical and scientific programs. The issue includes three research publications and one program showcase that highlight current topics such as integration of open…

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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 welcome applications from interested individuals. In addition, an individual could choose to apply for the editor position and then select a co-editor at a later date. Programmatic Perspectives…

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CPTSC Graduate Student Diversity Scholarship

CPTSC is sponsoring a scholarship for the purpose of supporting the goal of CPTSC to increase and sustain 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. A total of…

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CFP: The 2023 CPTSC Annual Conference @ Charleston, SC

The Rainbow Row, Charleston, SC, USA

Visit the full conference site here: https://conference.cptsc.org/ While already facing financial cuts before Covid-19, many universities continue to experience decreased funding as the pandemic continues evolving. Simultaneously, tuition has increased and may be seen by prospective students as less affordable than other industry-based credentials. As a result, fewer adult students (Schwartz, 2022) and students from…

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Winners for 2022 CPTSC Research Grant for Antiracist Programs and Pedagogies

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 CPTSC Research Grants to Promote Anti-racist Programs and Pedagogies. This grants program, a partnership between the CPTSC Diversity Committee and the CPTSC Grants Committee, was piloted in 2020 and approved as a permanent cycle in 2021. Members of the grants committee anonymously reviewed many excellent…

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Special Issue of Programmatic Perspectives (Fall 2023 Issue)

Design and Design Thinking in Technical and Professional Communication: Examining Our Pedagogies, Practices, and Perspectives Co-editors Jason Tham, Texas Tech University, jason.tham@ttu.edu Timothy Ponce, University of Texas at Arlington, timothy.ponce@uta.edu The design “turn” in technical and professional communication (TPC) has surfaced as a disciplinary interest in the last two decades or so as scholars and…

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Call for Proposals: 2022 CPTSC Research Grants to Promote Anti-racist Programs and Pedagogies

The mission of this grants program is to solicit research related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in technical and scientific communication programs, specifically targeting programmatic research related to multiple-marginalized students and faculty. This grants program is a collaboration between the CPTSC Executive Committee and the CPTSC Diversity Committee in an effort to reaffirm CPTSC’s commitment…

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Programmatic Perspectives Announces 2021 Research Article Awards

The CPTSC journal, Programmatic Perspectives, is pleased to announce the 2021 award winners for the Programmatic Perspectives Research Article Award. This award recognizes important critical and/or analytical insight that contributes something new to program administration in Technical and Professional Communication. For 2021, we have one research article award recipient and one honorable mention recipient. 2021 Research Article…

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