Academics understand the challenges and issues that practitioners face in the workplace.
Practitioners should read academic research publications (e.g., books, journals, or conference proceedings) or attend conferences or other events where academics present their research.
Research from academics helps advance the field of technical communication.
The research conducted by academics is relevant to practitioners.
The research that academics do can guide professional practices in the field.
Partnering with academics on research projects is worthwhile.
Academics who teach students are effectively preparing the next generation of technical writers to succeed in the workplace.