Carrie Watson, English Professor
Professor of English, Big State U.
"I want to see how the whole field is developing & what other schools are doing."
Carrie has been teaching professional writing in a midsize master’s-granting institution for about 12 years. She was educated in rhetoric-based programs and is most comfortable discussing the products and processes related to writing and editing. As the new director of a bachelor’s degree program, Carrie is interested in expanding the scope of the professional writing degree into more of a mainline technical communication degree.
Carrie needs an overview of the field as a whole; she would also like to look at model programs to gain awareness of industry’s needs. Located in a humanities department, she’d love to find some models and justification for funding and developing laboratories, too.
Scenario of Use: Carrie Watson
Although she is approaching TC from the perspective of an English teacher trained in rhetoric-based writing and editing, Carrie Watson shares many of the needs Alicia Madison and Anu Patel have. Carrie would benefit from talking directly with her colleagues through an interactive feature of the TC knowledge portal.
Carrie is also similar to Consuela Roehl and Caroline Landry. Clustering them will make the differences in their needs can become more obvious. Consuela seems more assertive and savvy about technologies; Caroline would also benefit from a way to interact with Consuela.