Carnegie Mellon University
June 11, 2009

Schriver and Hayes Win CPTSC Assessment Award

MAPW and Rhetoric alumnus Karen Schriver has won this year's Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) Award for Excellence in Program Assessment with CMU Professor Dick Hayes (Psychology).

In a press release dated June 10, the CPTSC Program Review and Assessment Committee wrote the following: Schriver and Hayes's  "report to Rice University,  “Bioengineers as Professional Communicators: Assessing the Impact of the Cain Project on Undergraduate Student Performance in Professional Writing and Public Speaking at Rice,” exemplifies the authors’ sustained excellence in and commitment to assessment. The CPTSC Program Review and Assessment Committee found that this six-year study makes an outstanding contribution to our literature and practice with its empirical research on learning outcomes in technical communication. In his nomination letter noting the success of the university’s bioengineering students as communicators, Rice University Provost, Eugene H. Levy, said, “Dr Shriver and Dr. Hayes have provided us with an assessment approach that will enable us to build on this record and improve our preparation of bioengineering students and other students as communicators.” 

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