Deborah C. Andrews is Professor of English, Emerita, and former director of the Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware. She has published several articles, book chapters, and textbooks on business, professional, and technical communication, especially in an international context. These include Technical Communication in the Global Community and Management Communication: A Guide. A researcher, consultant, and speaker, she is the former … Continue reading Where Is Our Field Going? A Book Highlight
This Fall 2021 Bulletin issue is late just like everything else at this time in academia. Meeting immediate student and institutional needs has been central to sustaining our university and personal lives. As I scribe these words, this wave of COVID-19 seems to be relenting on the west coast of the United States but it’s not true for everywhere else in the world, or even … Continue reading In-Person, Hybrid, or Remote: Is Flip-Flopping Good for Our Universities?
Julien C. Mirivel, Ryan Fuller, Amy Young, and Kristen Christman “I’ve come to see how much people are genuinely hurting and how much joy it brings to someone just to be noticed at all,” one of our students wrote. “I will continue to work through the [positive communication] model,” she said, “because it has already changed my life and improved my most troubled relationships.” One … Continue reading Integrating Positive Communication Principles and Practices in Business Communication Courses
Allison M. Alford Have you ever considered that the term office hours may be a barrier for students wanting to connect with their professors? While many in academia see office hours as a time for students to approach them with questions or concerns, students—especially those inexperienced with higher education—can perceive it differently. What is more, students taking courses online can confuse office hours events with … Continue reading Coffee Connections: Rebranding Virtual Office Hours in an Online Course