Research Team:
Rebekka Andersen, University of California, Davis and Carlos Evia, Virginia Tech
July 15, 2021

Are you in a management role, having overseen the process of hiring one or more entry-level or advanced-level technical communicators within the past five years? 

If yes, please take this survey to help us think through how technical communication education might evolve to better prepare students for entry-level content jobs and future leadership roles in the profession of technical communication. We are interested in learning from experts like you how the profession is changing and what skills and competencies you look for in new hires and why.  

This research project is being conducted by Rebekka Andersen (University of California, Davis) and Carlos Evia (Virginia Tech) and has been approved by the Virginia Tech Institutional Review Board (IRB # 17-182). You may communicate with the Virginia Tech IRB at 540-231-3732 or [email protected] with questions about the review and approval of this research study.

Your survey responses will contribute directly to a book focused on preparing the next generation of leaders and innovators in technical communication. Results will also be published in a fall edition of CIDM Matters.

At the end of the survey, you will have the option of entering a drawing for one of 16 $25 Amazon gift cards.

The survey will be open until August 15 and can be accessed here: Survey on Preparing the Next Generation of Technical Communication Leaders and Innovators

We hope that you will participate!


Rebekka Andersen, PhD, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis [email protected] Carlos Evia, PhD, Professor & Associate Dean for Transdisciplinary Initiatives, Virginia Tech [email protected]