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2015 CPTSC Award for Excellence in Program Assessment

The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) seeks nominations for the 2015 CPTSC Award for Excellence in Program Assessment. This award recognizes outstanding contributions that individuals, collaborators, or teams have made to program assessment in technical and scientific communication.

Please see for the Call for Nominations and Award Criteria.

Please email letters of nomination to the CPTSC Program Review and Assessment Committee at by July 24, 2015. Nomination letters should include the following information:

  •  Name, contact information, and institutional affiliation of the individual, team, or program being nominated.
  •  A brief statement of how the contributor’s work has yielded positive consequences to program assessment.

The CPTSC Program Review and Assessment Committee will contact the nominee for copies of supporting documentation that represent the nature of the  contributions to program assessment in the field (e.g., copies of publications on assessment, completed assessment plans with corresponding review and evaluation materials, other awards given in recognition of the candidate’s contributions to or support of assessment-related service or practice) and a statement showing how the related supporting materials exemplify this contribution. The full Call for Nominations, Award Criteria, and previous awards cane be viewed at

Reminder: Deadline for Submitting CPTSC 2015 Conference Proposal is One Week Away (7 July)

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Call for Papers/Chapters on Engineering Peace, Prosperity, and Sustainability

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Second Quarter 2015 Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Now Available

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A First Step to Effective Team Communication: ‘What’ are my team members? Getting engineers to see the ‘who’

For most engineers, teamwork is an important skill that is key to success in industry, but one that is not often taught or even explicitly addressed. Educators like Patricia Sheridan are trying to change that: her work focuses on engineering student … [Continue reading]

International Virtual Teams: Engineering Global Success, by Pam Estes Brewer, now available from Wiley-IEEE

International Virtual Teams: Engineering Global Success is now available as part of the IEEE-Wiley PCS book series. As a complete guide to international virtual team communication with practical problem-solving strategies, this book is a must read … [Continue reading]

Golf, Anyone?

Golfing in Ireland

Friends at Ennis Club Woodstock If you play golf at all, you’ll love golfing in Ireland! And no, you probably do not want to head for the championship courses, unless you are a rich golf pro. But literally hundreds of small courses are found all … [Continue reading]

First Quarter 2015 Issue of the Transactions Now Available

The First Quarter 2015 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is now available. Highlights of the issue include research articles on "Critical Factors Influencing Innovation Diffusion on Corporate Websites," "A Reexamination of … [Continue reading]

Irish BBQ Welcomes You to ProComm 2015

4Dancers_UL BBQ

Plan to arrive Sunday evening for a tradition Irish Barbecue at The Stables, U of Limerick campus. This is the first chance to meet and greet each other, enjoy terrific food and drink, and be entertained by a troop of Irish dancers and musicians! … [Continue reading]

CFP: 2015 Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication

Location: Utah State University, Logan, UT Dates: October 1-3, 2015 Theme:  Programmatic Perspectives: Research, Approaches, and Applications Overview As programs in our field evolve and new programs emerge, it is essential for us to take time to … [Continue reading]