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In May, 1995, STC Austin, thanks to an STC grant, offered a
one-week faculty internship in partnership with four Austin-Area
companies and Austin Community College. This activity placed Technical
Communication faculty members from STC Region 5 in publications
department positions for a week. Internships like this one provide many
possibilities for communication and cooperation between Technical
Communication professionals in industry and those in academia. Such
relationships strengthen and shape the nature of education for those who
enter the field.
One of the goals of this pilot project was to
provide a model for similar academe-industry internship programs. If you are
interested in receiving a booklet describing STC Austin's faculty
internship, please email Debbie Rosenquist, Academe-Industry Committee
Debbie_Rosenquist -at- dell -dot- com
We'll be glad to send your copy to you.
email kstaples -at- bga -dot- com