Faculty Profile

Vincent Robles

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

    

Education

PhD, Iowa State University, 2017.
Major: Rhetoric and Professional Communication
Dissertation Title: Discourse Strategies at Technical-Support Helpdesks
MA, Texas Tech University, 2012.
Major: Technical Communication
BA, Wayland Baptist University, 2010.
Major: English

Current Scheduled Teaching*

TECM 4180.001, Advanced Technical Communication, Summer 2021 Syllabus

* 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 4190.001, Technical Editing, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 3100.001, Visual Technical Communication, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 5185.001, Principles of Technical Communication, Fall 8W1 2020 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 4100.001, Proposal Writing, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 5200.801, Digital Content Strategies for Communication Professionals, Summer 8W2 2020 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 5170.001, Grants and Proposals, Spring 8W1 2020 Syllabus
TECM 3100.001, Visual Technical Communication, Spring 2020 Syllabus
TECM 3550.001, Content Strategy in Technical Communication, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 5200.801, Digital Content Strategies for Communication Professionals, Fall 8W2 2019 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 5170.001, Grants and Proposals, Spring 8W1 2019 SPOT
TECM 4100.001, Proposal Writing, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2019 Syllabus
TECM 5195.801, Editing Technical Documents, Fall 8W1 2018 SPOT
TECM 5195.805, Editing Technical Documents, Fall 8W1 2018 SPOT
TECM 3100.001, Visual Technical Communication, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 3100.301, Visual Technical Communication, Fall 2018 SPOT
TECM 3100.302, Visual Technical Communication, Fall 2018 SPOT
TECM 4190.001, Technical Editing, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 4100.001, Writing Grants and Proposals, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 4190.001, Technical Editing, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
TECM 4190.002, Technical Editing, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT

* 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.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Robles, V., Frith, J. (2018). Developing a Content Strategy Course and Interdisciplinary Skills: A Teaching Case. Other. 6. ACM:. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3233937
Journal Article
Schieber, D., Robles, V. (2019). Using reflections to gauge audience awareness in business and professional communication courses. Other. 82(3), 297-316. Sage. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2329490619851120
Robles, V., Baker, M. J. (2019). Using Case-Method Pedagogy to Facilitate Audience Awareness. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. 62(2), 192-207. IEEE Xplore. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8641353
Robles, V. (2018). Visualizing Certainty: What the Cultural History of the Gantt Chart Teaches Technical and Professional Communicators about Management.. Technical Communication Quarterly. no. 27(4), 300–321. Taylor and Francis. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10572252.2018.1520025
Robles, V. (2018). Resolving Discourse at Technical-Support Helpdesks. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. 61(3), 275-294. IEEE XPlore. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8337087
Textbook
Robles, V., Baker, M., Baker, W. (2020). Professional Writing and Speaking. teachtowrite.com

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Robles, V. (Principal), Frith, J. (Co-Principal), "Faculty Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $1500 Funded. (September 1, 2018September 2019).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • 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
  • 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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