Title

Putting Together The WOU Professional and Technical Writing Advisory Board

Date

5-31-2018 9:15 AM

End Time

31-5-2018 9:30 AM

Location

HWC 205

Session Chair

AES Team

Session Title

Multidisciplinary presentation Session

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Lars Soderlund, Karina Lopez

Abstract

In order to better determine the needs of WOU students in a dynamically shifting environment, I helped to recruit members of an off-campus Professional and Technical Writing Advisory Board through my CIP internship. Connecting a number of industry professionals, including WOU alum and literary agent Holly Lorincz and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Tom Hallman Jr., we discussed what skills students need to stay competitive as professional/technical writers in a variety of fields. Feedback from board members informed new changes to WOU writing curriculum and program developments, including the creation of a Professional/Technical Writing certificate. I will be sharing behind-the-scenes details from the board creation process as well as insights gained from research into student needs from WOU Writing curriculum.

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May 31st, 9:15 AM May 31st, 9:30 AM

Putting Together The WOU Professional and Technical Writing Advisory Board

HWC 205

In order to better determine the needs of WOU students in a dynamically shifting environment, I helped to recruit members of an off-campus Professional and Technical Writing Advisory Board through my CIP internship. Connecting a number of industry professionals, including WOU alum and literary agent Holly Lorincz and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Tom Hallman Jr., we discussed what skills students need to stay competitive as professional/technical writers in a variety of fields. Feedback from board members informed new changes to WOU writing curriculum and program developments, including the creation of a Professional/Technical Writing certificate. I will be sharing behind-the-scenes details from the board creation process as well as insights gained from research into student needs from WOU Writing curriculum.