Lean Technical Communication: Toward Sustainable Program Innovation offers a theoretically and empirically-grounded model for growing and stewarding professional and technical communication programs under diverse conditions. Through case studies of disruptive innovations, this book presents a forward-looking, sustainable vision of program administration that negotiates short-term resource deficits with long-term resilience. It illustrates how to meet many of the newest challenges facing technical communication programs, such as building and maintaining change with limited resources, economic shortfalls, technology deficits, and expanding/reimagining the role of our programs in the 21st century university. Its insights benefit those involved in the development of undergraduate and graduate programs, including majors, service courses, minors, specializations, and certificates.
List of Figures
Chapter 1: Toward Sustainable Program Innovation
Chapter 2: A Model of Lean Technical Communication
Chapter 3: On Crafting Lean Change that Endures
Figure: The Big Picture—Connecting Tenets, Tensions, Phases, and Cases
Chapter 4: Program Classifications. Standards, and Funding Models—An On-the-Ground Case
Chapter 5: Program Facilities and Sustainable Computing Infrastructures—An On-the-Ground Case
Chapter 6: Developing Lean and Sustainable Pedagogy for Sustainable Communities—An On-the-Ground Case
Chapter 7: By Way of a Conclusion: Toward A Lean and Sustainable Future
Lean Curricular Structures
The ATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication publishes interesting and useful work in a wide range of topics related to technical and professional communication (TPC), including but not limited to the following: assessment of TPC programs, content management systems, globalization of TPC, human-computer interaction, intercultural communication, health-care and medical communication, pedagogy of TPC, publication management, risk and crisis communication, service learning in TPC, technical and professional editing, translation of TPC, usability/user-experience and accessibility studies, visual communication, and web design and development.