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ERIC Number: EJ1093609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
Bonding with the Nuclear Industry: A Technical Communication Professor and His Students Partner With Y-12 National Security Complex
Hirst, Russel
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v46 n2 p151-171 Apr 2016
This article describes how a special kind of academe-industry collaboration--based on a joint appointment agreement between a university and an industry site--was set up, promoted, and experienced by a professor of technical communication and his student interns. To illustrate the nature and value of this kind of collaboration, the article discusses several of the professor's research projects, and the teaching scenario connected with this collaboration, as well as the experience of the student interns. The keys to success for such an exchange are to (a) create a clearly structured agreement that is easy for both parties to implement within their respective institutions, (b) promote the agreement to administrators and employees at both institutions, and (c) launch into the exchange with enthusiasm for learning, networking, and finding research projects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
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