Re: seen this? A Survey of U.S. Certificate Programs in Technical Communication

Subject: Re: seen this? A Survey of U.S. Certificate Programs in Technical Communication
From: David Farbey <dfarbey -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: Milan Davidović <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:13:27 +0100

Thanks for sharing this article.

While the article is somewhat esoteric and inward-looking, it does indicate
that technical communication education at university level is recognised
and widespread in the United States, even if that education is sometimes
poorly defined and poorly executed.

If similar research were to be undertaken in Europe it would find that
technical communication education at university level is quite rare, and in
the UK in particular it is almost non-existent. Personally, I would welcome
even poorly defined and poorly executed technical communication education.

Disclosure: I am an Associate Lecturer (part-time instructor) for Sheffield
Hallam University's 3-year distance-learning MA in Technical Communication
programme, which is no longer accepting new enrollments, though existing
students may continue until they complete their studies.

David

David Farbey - david -at- farbey -dot- co -dot- uk
Mobile 07538 420 800
http://about.me/davidfarbey



On 11 September 2013 16:56, Milan DavidoviÄ <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> This might be of interest to someone here:
>
> "A Survey of U.S. Certificate Programs in Technical Communication",
> Programmatic Persepctives, Volume 5 Issue 1 (Spring 2013); from the
> Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication
>
> http://cptsc.org/pp/vol5-1/nugent.pdf
>
> Abstract. Many colleges and universities offer certificates in
> technical communication as an alternative to full undergraduate or
> graduate degrees in the field. Despite certificatesâ increasing
> popularity in recent years, relatively little commentary exists about
> them within the scholarly literature. This article describes a survey
> of technical communication certificate and baccalaureate program
> administrators undertaken to develop descriptive data on programsâ
> age, size, and graduation rates; departmental location; curricular
> requirements; online offerings; and instructor status and
> qualifications. It concludes by discussing implications of these data
> for a number of larger conversations within the field of technical
> communication.
>
> --Milan DavidoviÄ
>
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