practitioner responses to corporate exodus narratives
This post helped me develop a greater understanding of tech comm academics.
After reading this post, I better understand the drift in academia away from corporate agendas/needs. I recognize that the practitioner/academic divide in tech comm is a reflection of the more general tension between academia and the corporation.  
Tech comm academic programs should allow students to study a broad range of topics, regardless of whether the topics have any relevance or application to the corporate workplace.
The curricula of tech comm programs should reflect the needs of the capitalist state.
Before reading this post, I did not know that tech comm academics faced pressure to allow students to do critical inquiry independent of any relevance to corporate needs.
After reading this post, I have a better understanding as to why academic research doesn't always use data from the corporate workplace.
I would be willing to partner with academics and provide access to corporate data that might require me to secure approval from my Legal department in order to release it.
Before reading this post, I did not know tech comm academics had to secure university approval before they're allowed to do research or experiments that involve people ("experimenting on humans").
Before reading this post, I did not realize that technical communication academics were grouped in such varied academic categories (English, Linguistics, Rhetoric & Composition, Engineering, other).
Before reading this post, I did not realize that tech comm academics had to cover such an extensive breadth of topics, skills, genres, and discourses in their teaching load.
Technical communication programs should focus their curriculums more squarely on software documentation skillsets rather than allowing so much variety under the larger umbrella of rhetoric.
Before reading this post, I did not know that academic tenure tracks de-incentivized academics from any publishing efforts that fall outside the scope of peer-reviewed journals.
Before reading this post, I had more of a romantic idea that life in academia would involve getting lost in the library and reading books for hours/days on end.
I would take a pay cut of 30% of my salary in order to teach tech comm and do research at a university.
I have an academic exodus narrative. I switched from the academic sphere (where I taught) to the corporate space (where I now work as a practitioner).
I would be interested to see more research from tech comm academics surfaced, discussed, and analyzed on this blog.
My preference for consuming more academic material on this blog is as follows:

The topic I'd most like academics to research and provide guidance about is as follows: 
I have some comments or questions for tech comm academics that I'd like to share. Here they are: 
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