The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Committee on Teaching invites proposals for its sessions at the 2008 MLA Convention in San Francisco.
Proposals of around 250 words should be sent to Baotong Gu (email@example.com) no later than March 1 2008. All those whose proposals are accepted must be MLA members by April 1, 2008.
MLA Session on Professional and Technical Communication:
Current Issues and Challenges
Our increasingly global society poses many interesting challenges for technical and professional communication educators. We seek proposals in the following areas:
- The role of Professional and Technical Communication in Community Literacy and Service Learning: explore the contexts and challenges in connecting students with community-based writing and projects in non-academic settings.
- Professional and Technical Communication and Sustainability, Ecology, and Environmental Communication: examine the role of communicators in focusing public/political attention on the growing problems of sustainability in the environment.
- Professional and Technical Communication and Transnational Work: explain and discuss the changes that transnationalism brings to communication instruction including telecommunication, immigration and/or globalization