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Integrating Context into Assessing U.S. Technical Communication Programs

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This article reviews the primary purposes for program reviews, outlines the four standard models, and proposes the creation of a contextual program review model. This model examines discourse concerning the direction of higher education at three political levels: federal, state, and institutional. It identifies the primary interests and demonstrates how alignment of the goals and objectives can assist evaluators in efficiently addressing issues and recognizing gaps in program activities and assessment.

Document Type: Journal Article

Publication date: November 1, 2007

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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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