Workplace Writing Workshop and Conference

Glass Hall

April 18 - 19, Glass 486

The Workplace Writing Forum (formerly Society for Technical Communication – Student Chapter) is a student organization that sponsors informative programs for students to learn more about the practice of writing and designing content for functional uses. Students can learn more about publishing information for a variety of fields, such as technological, medical, and legal fields.

Each year the Workplace Writing Forum sponsors two annual conferences: one for student interested in learning more about professional writing and one faculty and others interested in teaching professional writing.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Workplace Writing Faculty Workshop

Tuesday, April 18; Glass 486

9:30 a.m.: Sign-in and Continental Breakfast

9:45 a.m.: Welcome

10:00 a.m., Session One. Bring your laptop!

Leveraging Skills-Based Microcredentialling to Enhance Student Learning, Tim Ponce, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.

11:30 a.m.: Lunch 

1:00 p.m.:  Session Two. Bring your laptop!

Am I Going to be Relaced by AI?: Natural Language Processing Models in the Technical Communication Classroom, Amy Hodges, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Workplace Writing Student Conference

Wednesday, April 19; Glass 486

8:30 a.m.: Check-in and Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m.: Dr. Rhonda Stanton, "What TPW Is, Getting the Job, and Negotiating Salary."

10:25 a.m.: Alumni Panel, alumni present about their current jobs, experiences gaining employment, how the TPW program prepared them, and a day-in-the-life on the job.

11:30 a.m.: Nick Altrup, 417 Marketing, "Future-Proofing Your Career: Adapting Skills for Success in an AI-Driven World."

12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own

1:30 p.m.: Dr. Sam Dragga (via Zoom), Dr. Amy Hodges, and Dr. Leslie Seawright, "Is that Ethical? How Things Have Changed and How They Are Still the Same." 

2:45 p.m.: Sam Mathews, Deloitte, Manager, Data Information Architecture (Information Architect), "Demystifying DITA."