Evaluating Academic Technical Communication Programs: New Stakeholders, Diverse Goals

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In this article, I describe an approach to evaluation that is particularly well suited to the special character of technical communication as a profession and as an academic discipline. To make the rationale for this approach evident, I begin by discussing three substantial challenges that confront anyone responsible for planning the evaluation of an academic program in our field.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Publication date: November 1, 1995

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  • Technical Communication, the Society's journal, publishes articles about the practical application of technical communication theory and serves as a common arena for discussion by practitioners. Technical Communication includes both quantitative and qualitative research while showcasing the work of some of the field's most noteworthy writers. Among its most popular features are the helpful book reviews. Technical Communication is published quarterly and is free with membership.
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