Technical communication's focus on training students to be rhetorical experts has been far too narrow, and this fact is evidenced in the results of Allen and Benning-hoff's survey and Dayton and Bernhardt's 2003 survey of ATTW
members, which both reveal the absence of "business" as even a topic in core technical communication courses.
To oversimplify for the sake of illustration, assume that everyone has quantities of AttM and AttW
that range from a low of zero to a high of five.
Syllabi and Teaching Materials Site was an attempt to rectify that situation.
Perkins (Eds.), Narrative and professional communication (ATTW
Contemporary Studies in Technical Communication, V.
We began the list with the 12 doctoral-granting institutions identified on either the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW
) Web site (www.attw.org) or on the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Web site (www.stc.org).
He is coauthor of Editing: The design of rhetoric (Bay-wood) and Reporting technical information (10th ed., Oxford University Press) and has published a variety of journal articles on ethics and interrcultural communication, He is a past president of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, manager of its e-mail discussion list (attw-l) and coeditor of its Web site (attw
He is a past president and fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, manager of its e-mail discussion list (attw-l) and co-editor of its Web site (attw
Growing concern with this topic is the impetus behind at least two publications: The May 1999 special issue of Technical communication titled "Global issues local concerns" edited by Nancy Hoft and Global contexts: Case studies in international technical communication, a book of case studies in international communication edited by Deborah Bosley, published in 2000 as part of the ATTW
series by Allyn and Bacon.
Volume 11 in the ATTW
Contemporary Studies in Technical Communication, ed.
Contemporary Series in Technical Communication vol.
He is an STC fellow and founding series editor for ATTW
Contemporary Studies in Technical Communication.
At several of these meetings, representatives of INTECOM, the Special Interest Group on Documentation (SIGDOC) within the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Association for Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW
), the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC), and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) have joined us in dialog about our field.