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Featured Member: Bill Hart-Davidson

Bill Hart-Davidson is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures and Co-Director of WIDE Research at Michigan State University. He has been a member of ATTW since 1998. He is currently serving his second year as President of ATTW. Prior to being elected to this position, he served two terms as an At Large Executive Committee Member and served as Program Chair of the 2009 ATTW Conference in San Francisco.

Museum Exhibits and Science Literacy

Teresa Henning and Elizabeth Desy have a great article in the Journal of Effective Teaching (Vol 8, No 2) covering the details of a service learning project with museums. If you employ service learning techniques in your classes, teach science literacy, or just like to get your students out of the classroom, the article is worth a read.

Abstract:

From madmen to judges

Sandy Dorley
Conestoga College
Spring 2011

Many of us teach what has become known as the service course in technical writing.  Usually offered as a second-level writing course (after the obligatory essay/academic writing course in most colleges and universities), it contains students from many different disciplines. Often, their writing process is hit-and-miss at best.

President's Letter

Programmatic Perspectives

Call for Manuscripts
Submission Deadline:
 Ongoing

Programmatic Perspectives is a semiannual peer-reviewed journal of the CPTSC, the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. The inaugural issue was published on March 1, 2009, at http://www.cptsc.org/pp/.

The editors solicit full articles, opinion pieces, and program showcases. We also seek reviews of books and other media of potential interest to technical communication program administrators.

Letter from the Bulletin Editors

Lora Arduser, University of Cincinnati
Ryan Hoover, St. Edward's University
Fall 2011

In response to the recent ATTW membership survey, the ATTW Bulletin editors have been working on some changes you’ll be seeing in the coming months. We hope these changes will enhance the Bulletin’s ability to serve our current members and help attract new ones.

The first change is the addition of Ryan Hoover as Bulletin Co-Editor.

ATTW Research Committee

The ATTW Website Redesign Progress Update

Pavel Zemliansky
James Madison University
Fall 2011

As ATTW members know, in late 2010, the organization’s website was redesigned and re-launched using a new software platform (the open source content management system Drupal). The main purpose of the redesign was to improve communication between the organization and its members by creating a more interactive online platform and though an increased use of social media.

ATTW President's Letter

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