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TPW Instructor opening at SFSU The Technical & Professional Writing program at San Francisco State University invites interested professionals to share their expertise with our students. We are recruiting a Lecturer to teach an upper-division course, TPW 555: Visual Rhetoric and Document Design, during fall semester 2014. The course introduces students to document design principles and processes, with a focus on strategies for integrating text and graphics. Workshop instruction teaches publication design software, with an emphasis on Adobe InDesign. Students are assigned exercises and projects to do during lab, in addition to receiving classroom instruction. TPW will provide the new instructor with a tested course plan and associated teaching materials, including use of an online course management system. The course is progressively designed to combine research-based theory with current practice. Instructor will be hired to teach the course for fall semester 2014 only, although repeat employment is a possibility. Qualifications: - Expertise using Adobe InDesign - Master’s degree - Relevant work experience - Teaching, training, or tutoring experience - Education or training in design theory and practices Schedule: - Mondays, Aug 25 - Dec 15 (except 9/1 and 11/24) - 6 – 7 pm: Office hour in the computer lab - 7 – 9:45 pm: Classroom teaching Applications: To apply, please email resume or CV to Neil Lindeman Director, Technical & Professional Writing Program, SF State email: email@example.com phone: 650/866.5364 Benefits of working for TPW: http://tpw.sfsu.edu/tpw/part-time-instructor-opportunities
That's very nice, but we have our own local competition, Touchstone, which is jointly sponsored by the 6 northern California chapters, including San Francisco. Why don't you encourage local technical communicators to enter Touchstone? The www.stc-touchstone.org website has not yet been updated for this year, but our deadline for entries is Saturday, Oct 5th. I hope local tech communicators will send us their entries. If you want to be a judge in this year's competition, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll explain the process. Touchstone accepts entries from anywhere, but we encourage potential entrants to enter their own local competition instead if they have one. We would not publicize Touchstone in the Chicago group, and I for one don't appreciate their publicizing their competition here.
I watched this video. Charming, but not much content.
Let me get this straight... free knowledge from the masterminds at Adobe? I love this place.