Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication


Founded in 1974, the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communicationbringstogetherdirectors and administrators from across the United States and increasingly from abroad. The annual meetings follow a roundtable format,emphasizing discussion.

Organizational Goals

2016 Annual Meeting

We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 CPTSC Annual Meeting from October 6-8, 2016.

Call for Proposals (*.pdf)

Conference Theme: (Re)Considering Programs in Terms of Methods, Methodologies, and Practices 

Conference Location: Georgia Conference Center in Savannah, GA

Conference Website:



Election Slate for 2016

The Executive Committee has recently approved the slate for 2016 elections. Read the bios of the candidates, and members look for a link to the ballot in ealry July!
Thank you to the chair of the nomination committe, Kirk St.Amant and the committe members: Kaye Adkins, Julie Ford, Russ Hirst, and Quan Zhou.

New Resources from the Program Adminsitrators Committee

The CPTSC Executive Committee is excited to introduce a new white paper resource to members. The first three white papers are now available on the Resources Page, under CPTSC Documents, in a new section called “White Papers.” These white papers, on the topics of service learning, program assessment, and program recruitment, were written by Felicia Chong, Tammy Rice-Bailey, And Aimee Roundtree, respectively. We will regularly be adding new white papers on additional topics of program administration and Technical Communication teaching.

CPTSC/Bedford St. Martin's Graduate Student Diversity Scholarship

CPTSC, together with textbook publisher Bedford/St. Martin’s, and an anonymous donor, are sponsoring a scholarship for the purpose of supporting the goal of CPTSC to increase diversity in its membership and in the field of technical communication. Eligible candidates for this scholarship include graduate students whose race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and/or nationality are underrepresented in the technical communication field. Up to $1,500 will be allocated to up to three winners. The scholarship is provided to assist the recipient(s) with expenses associated with the CPTSC conference, up to the amount of the scholarship allocated.

See more information here. (*.pdf file)


If you are looking for something and are unable to find it, feel free to contact Lisa Meloncon, CPTSC President or any of the officers.