I have had to. But I think it is because there is more than one group to join. I am also in the Scholastic group as I am a student. I am also a member, as my what was then my Technical and Professional Writing advisor advised me to join.....
Yes, it keeps happening to me too. I opened a support item here: http://getsatisfaction.com/sfortc/topics/cant_stay_in_group
Please be sure to add your info to the support item.
I joined previously and it didn't stick. I'll add a note to the comments on the support site.
I found the course description: Standards and methods for designing, writing, producing technical information presented in electronic formats, such as online help, support websites, interactive demos. Learn basics of a widely used software tool.
If you ask the manager of the Academic SIG (http://www.stc.org/about-stc/communities/special-interest-groups/item/academic?category_id=38) to post an inquiry on the Academic SIG list for a course covering these topics that you could take for credit, you may find something.
Thanks, Ann. I will look into it. I will save your email and talk to my advisor about it. You have the title Dr. --what is your Doctorate in???? Technical Writing?? (one can hope)
UCSD Extension has an online course in Technical Writing. I taught an online course in copyediting for them recently and know that their online courses are rigorous and accredited. I'm sure the credit would transfer to SF State.
Thanks for the advice about the UC San Diego online course in their Extension program. I will definitely look into it...
My doctorate is in instructional development, and I have a master's in library science. Technical communication is a very broad field...
Just thought I'd say hi to the group!