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Anita Jawary anitaj at cs.monash.edu.au
Fri Mar 29 07:20:52 EST 1996

This may interest your group. Communication Skills for people in the 
sciences. (If I have targeted the wrong group, I sincerely 

                    Australian Communication Conference

            Teaching Communication Skills in a Technological Era

                       Conference Chair: Anita Jawary
                         Co-chairs: Stewart Marshall, Anne McMillan
                Hosted by the Department of Computer Science
               Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
                            September 16-17, 1996

Conference information also available on

Call For Papers

This conference will explore issues related to teaching human
skills at a tertiary, (post-secondary), level, with special focus on
teaching students with scientific or technological interests. It
will offer
teachers of written, oral and visual communication the opportunity
discuss issues related to effective teaching, to share pedagogical
strategies and to discuss research related to best practice in
communication skills.

Submissions concerning innovations and issues related to both direct
technologically-assisted human communication are invited. A range of
submissions from the theoretical to the applied is welcome, and
of specific classroom strategies, as well as more philosophical
is encouraged. Panels or team presentations on a theme as well as
papers and workshop proposals are welcome.

The Programme

Examples of some relevant topics:

   *  How can teachers who are not trained in students' technical
     negotiate the differences between academic cultures?
   *  What are the roles of visual and oral communication in
relation to
     technical writing?
   *  How can collaborations with faculty in technical fields
     communication skills courses?
   *  What are the most effective models for integrating
     skills into technical and scientific courses?
   *  How can we enhance students' language skills in a technically
   *  What are the implications of teaching communication skills in
     multi-cultural classroom?
   *  How can computers and other media enhance our teaching?

All papers will be refereed.
A printed proceedings will be provided for attendees.

Programme Committee

Chair: Anita Jawary, Monash University
Co-chairs: Stewart Marshall,Anne McMillan, Monash


Paul Anderson, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, U.S.A.
Jim Andrews, Indiana University , Bloomington, U.S.A.
Christiana Birchak, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas, U.S.A.
Arlie V.Daniel, East Central University, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Jean DeWitt, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas, U.S.A.
Marsh Durham, University of Western Sydney, Nepean, Australia
Neil Hanley, Monash University, Australia
Cindy Kistenberg, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas, U.S.A..
Marilyn Reineck, Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Bob Waite, University of St. Thomas, St Paul,  Minnesota, U.S.A
Alan Weingarden, Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Steven Youra, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A.

Closing Dates For Submissions

Full papers must be received for refereeing by July 1.
Feedback will be given on abstracts submitted by April 30, 1996.

How To Submit

Electronic submissions are preferred. If submitting electronically,
send as a postscript file.
If submitting on paper, please include five paper copies of your

Send electronic submissions to anitaj at cs.monash.edu.au
and paper submissions to
Anita Jawary
Dept. of Computer Science
Monash University
Clayton, 3168

Enquiries to:
Anita Jawary
e-mail: anitaj at cs.monash.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9905 5210
Fax: +61 3 9905 5146

Anita Jawary
Department of Computer Science
Monash University
Wellington Road,
Clayton  3168,

anitaj at cs.monash.edu.au
ph:(03) 9905-5210
Fax:(03) 9905-5146

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