The Workplace Writing Forum, a student organization in the English Department, is proud to host another annual faculty workshop for writing faculty across all disciplines, but in particular technical and professional writing.
This year we’ll have two main sessions:
- “Leveraging Skills-Based Microcredentialing to Enhance Student Learning” with Dr. Tim Ponce in the morning
- “Am I Going to be Replaced by AI?: Natural Language Processing Models in the Technical and Professional Writing Classroom” with Dr. Amy Hodges in the afternoon
Ponce holds a Ph.D. in English and a certificate in teaching technical writing from the University of North Texas. In addition to serving as an associate professor of instruction at the University of Texas Arlington (UTA), he also serves as the coordinator of internships and coordinator of technical writing and professional design in the Department of English. His scholarship rests at the intersection of technical communication andragogy, design thinking, mentorship, and student success. His work has appeared in Pedagogy and Hybrid Pedagogy, and he has given presentations at IEEE and CPTSC.
Hodges is an assistant professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington, specializing in technical writing and professional communication. Her research examines the language, writing, and communication strategies of multilingual engineers in transnational corporations, and she also researches what writing programs can do in order to create a more inclusive environment and prepare all writers for diverse workplaces. Her work has appeared in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication and Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.
This English Week event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Glass Hall, Room 486. The event is interactive, so be sure to bring your laptops.
The English Department is also grateful to the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) for their continued support of the annual faculty teaching workshop.