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Meloncon, Lisa – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
A hallmark of business and professional communication is an emphasis on pragmatic but theoretically grounded work. Thus, business and professional communication scholars are ideally suited to turn the theories found in disability studies into practice. In this article, I do just that by creating a theory--orienting access--that draws on concepts…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Classroom Techniques, Business Communication, Disabilities
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Nielsen, Danielle – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article addresses the importance of teaching transformative usability and accessibility concepts through the lens of disability studies in general business and professional communication courses. It argues that when students learn to analyze audiences, include diverse users, and foresee accessibility "before" the final draft because…
Descriptors: Usability, Accessibility (for Disabled), Concept Teaching, Business Administration Education
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Wheeler, Stephanie K. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
Despite the excellent work by scholars who invite us to consider disability, social justice, and business and professional communication pedagogy, little attention has been given to what a disability- and social-justice-centered business and professional communication course might look like in design and implementation. This case study offers an…
Descriptors: Simulation, Social Justice, Business Communication, Business Administration Education
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Hitt, Allison – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
Incorporating universal design (UD) both as a topic of discussion and as a pedagogical approach allows business and professional communication instructors to foreground accessibility in ways that acknowledge the rhetorical situatedness of accessibility. This article offers UD strategies that reimagine accessibility not just as a requirement that…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Business Communication, Business Administration Education, Access to Education
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Clegg, Geoffrey M. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article explores pedagogical frameworks closely associated with d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons from the perspective of a disabled instructor to increase student awareness of the needs of diverse audiences they will encounter in the workforce. The author argues that students and instructors can use captioning theory to strategize one of…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Special Needs Students
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Konrad, Annika – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article investigates how normative attitudes about work construct barriers to workers who are blind and visually impaired. The researcher collected narratives about rhetorical experiences from blind and visually impaired participants in the United States and analyzed accounts of these workplace interactions to identify rhetorical commonplaces…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Blindness, Visual Impairments, Workplace Learning
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Knight, Melinda – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
An analysis of user interactions, proceedings papers, and Association for Business Communication-sponsored journals reveals an absence of attention to accessibility and disability. While researchers may have demonstrated a passing awareness of the 1990 American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its implications, so far those implications have not…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Metadata, Business Communication
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Aritz, Jolanta; Walker, Robyn; Cardon, Peter W. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This study was undertaken to provide a more complete understanding of how the selection of various media in virtual team settings affects student team coordination. A total of 75 teams of 304 undergraduate participants took part in the study. Participants were asked to complete surveys before and after the project. Findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Teamwork, Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys
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Marlow, Shannon L.; Lacerenza, Christina N.; Iwig, Chelsea – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
The present study experimentally manipulated the gender of an email sender, closing salutation, and sending mode (i.e., email sent via desktop computer/laptop as compared with email sent via a mobile device) to determine if these specific cues influence first impressions of the sender's competence, professionalism, positive affect, and negative…
Descriptors: Cues, Electronic Mail, Computer Mediated Communication, Business Communication
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Bloch, Janel – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
Student philanthropy projects empower students to become grant givers. Through learning by giving, students get hands-on practice making decisions with real monetary impact. This article explains the steps in a student philanthropy project in a grant-writing course, illustrating how business and professional communication courses can be a natural…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Private Financial Support, Grantsmanship, Grants
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Pickering, Kristin – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article explores different types of emotion a student experiences as she interns at a public defender's office and proposes several "emotion rules" based on her experience. After a literature review that locates emotions within the identity-construction process, the author analyzes data from reflective questionnaires to identify…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Internship Programs, Emotional Experience, Student Experience
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Whalen, D. Joel – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article, the first of a two-part series, offers readers 13 teaching innovations debuted at the 2017 Association for Business Communication's annual conference in Dublin, Ireland. Assignment topics presented here include communication strategy and message-packaging skills, deep communication insights, and career and personal development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Associations, Business Communication
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Smart, Karl L.; DiMaria, Jerry – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article demonstrates and reinforces the role that well-told stories play in the success of the job-search process. Building on narrative theory, impression management, and an increased use of behavioral-based questions in interviews, well-crafted stories about work and educational experiences demonstrate skills applicants possess and convey…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Job Search Methods, Narration, Employment Interviews
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Garner, Benjamin; Shank, Nathan – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
Effective writing is a soft skill that is highly in demand in today's workforce. This qualitative study examines student perceptions of a revise and resubmit policy aimed at increasing student engagement with an instructor's writing feedback and ultimately improving students' writing skills. Students across three business communication courses…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Revision (Written Composition), Writing Assignments, Feedback (Response)
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Whalen, D. Joel, Ed. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article, the second of a two-part series, features 13 "My Favorite Assignments" that were introduced at the Association for Business Communication's 82nd annual conference held in Dublin, Ireland, in 2017. The pedagogical innovations include assignments that teach students how to conduct primary research, present their findings,…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Associations, Business Communication, Foreign Countries
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