ERIC Number: ED459650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Engineering Writing and Professional Communications Centers. Proceedings of a Workshop at the University of South Carolina, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Columbia, South Carolina, June 23-25, 1997).
South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
This proceedings presents the papers from a workshop on engineering writing and professional communications. The purpose of the workshop was to share resources and ideas for improving the teaching of professional communications within engineering colleges. The papers are: (1) "Engineering the Written Word" (keynote address) (Craig A. Rogers); (2) "Instructional Inquiry in the Workshop on Writing Centers in Engineering (a system for collaborating)" (Nancy Thompson); (3) "Collaboration between Engineering Faculty and an English Department Writing Center" (Audeen Fentiman and Paul Miller); (4) "Integrating Writing and Speaking throughout the Engineering Student's Curriculum" (Rob Friedman); (5) "Integration of English and Engineering in a Freshman Engineering Course" (Dave Bryenton); (6) "Student Advocacy through the Professional Communications Center" (Robert O. Pettus); (7) "Building Student Confidence through the Writing Center" (Deanna Ramey); (8) "An Engineering Student's Role in the Writing Center" (Stephanie Metts); (9) "History and Current State of Writing Centers" (Jennie Ariail); (10) "Research and Development of Professional Communications Centers: Today and Tomorrow" (Libby Alford); (11) "Research for Writing Center Development" (Kris Walker); (12) "Engineering Writing and Professional Communication: If We Didn't Have a Writing Center Already, We'd Have To Invent One" (Charles Brice); (13) "Assessment and TA Training" (Tom Smith); and (14) "Responding to Student Lab Reports: A Guide for Tutors" (Jean Gallagher). Breakout sessions focused on integrating professional communications into the Engineering program, establishing professional communications centers, and teaching assistant training. An "Epilogue" considers future collaboration. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.