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Erin Friess

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Technical Communication
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Education

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008.
Major: Rhetoric
Dissertation Title: The User-Centered Design Process: Novice Designers' Use of Evidence in Designing from Data
MA, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002.
Major: Professional Writing
BA, Trinity University, 2001.
Major: English and History

Current Scheduled Teaching*

TECM 4180.001, Advanced Technical Communication, Spring 1 2019
TECM 4180.003, Advanced Technical Communication, Spring 1 2019
TECM 4300.001, Usability and User Experience in Technical Communication, Spring 1 2019
TECM 5280.801, Designing Technical Documents, Fall 8W2 2018
TECM 5280.805, Designing Technical Documents, Fall 8W2 2018
TECM 4900.011, Special Problems, Fall 1 2018

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

TECM 4920.702, Cooperative Education in Technical Communication, Summer 10W 2018
TECM 4920.732, Cooperative Education in Technical Communication, Summer 10W 2018
TECM 4920.702, Cooperative Education in Technical Communication, Spring 2018
TECM 5280.801, Designing Technical Documents, Spring 8W2 2018
TECM 5750.001, Measuring Usability and User Experience for Professional and Technical Communication, Spring 8W1 2018
TECM 4300.001, Usability and User Experience in Technical Communication, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 3100.001, Visual Technical Communication, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 3100.301, Visual Technical Communication, Fall 2017 SPOT
TECM 3100.302, Visual Technical Communication, Fall 2017 SPOT
TECM 4180.002, Advanced Technical Writing, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 5280.001, Designing Technical Documents, Spring 2017
TECM 4920.702, Cooperative Education in Technical Communication, Fall 2016
TECM 4920.702, Cooperative Education in Technical Communication, Spring 2016
TECM 5280.001, Designing Technical Documents, Spring 2016 Syllabus
TECM 5180.001, Professional Writing, Spring 2016 Syllabus
TECM 4800.001, Topics in Technical and Professional Communication, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 3100.001, Commercial Publications for High Tech Industries, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 3100.301, Commercial Publications for High Tech Industries, Fall 2015 SPOT
TECM 4180.001, Advanced Technical Writing, Summer 5W1 2015 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 4920.702, Cooperative Education in Technical Communication, Summer 5W1 2015
TECM 4920.732, Cooperative Education in Technical Communication, Summer 5W2 2015
TECM 4920.702, Cooperative Education in Technical Communication, Spring 2015
TECM 5280.001, Designing Technical Documents, Spring 2015
TECM 4920.702, Cooperative Education in Technical Communication, Fall 2014
TECM 5185.001, Principles of Technical Communication, Fall 2014
TECM 5900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2014
TECM 5280.001, Designing Technical Documents, Spring 2014
TECM 5180.002, Professional Writing, Spring 2014
TECM 4180.002, Advanced Technical Writing, Fall 2013 Syllabus
TECM 4180.003, Advanced Technical Writing, Fall 2013 Syllabus
TECM 5185.001, Principles of Technical Communication, Fall 2013
TECM 5280.001, Designing Technical Documents, Spring 2013
TECM 5740.001, Research in Technical Communication, Spring 2013
TECM 4180.002, Advanced Technical Writing, Fall 2012 Syllabus
TECM 4180.004, Advanced Technical Writing, Fall 2012 Syllabus
TECM 5280.001, Designing Technical Documents, Spring 2012
TECM 2700.023, Technical Writing, Spring 2012 Syllabus
TECM 5180.001, Professional Writing, Fall 2011
TECM 5740.001, Research in Technical Communication, Spring 2011
TECM 5285.001, Technical Presentations, Spring 2011
TECM 4250.001, Writing Technical Procedures and Manuals, Fall 2010 Syllabus
TECM 4250.002, Writing Technical Procedures and Manuals, Fall 2010 Syllabus
TECM 5191.001, Communication and Information Technologies, Spring 2010
TECM 5285.001, Technical Presentations, Spring 2010
ENGL 4180.003, Advanced Technical Writing, Fall 2009
ENGL 6941.501, Directed Research, Fall 2009
ENGL 2700.006, Technical Writing, Fall 2009
ENGL 4250.002, Writing Technical Procedures and Manuals, Fall 2009 Syllabus
ENTW 5285.001, Technical Presentations, Spring 2009
ENGL 4250.003, Writing Technical Procedures and Manuals, Spring 2009
ENGL 4180.003, Advanced Technical Writing, Fall 2008
ENGL 4250.001, Writing Technical Procedures and Manuals, Fall 2008

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
1
Challenge and
Engagement Index
2
Response Rate
0
out of 5
0
out of 7
%
of
students responded
A Challenge and Engagement Index of "n/a" means
there were not enough student responses to calculate a score.
  • 1 Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • 2 Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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