2023 TAA Virtual Conference Attracted 120 Registrants, Received Rave Reviews

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2023 TAA Conference on Textbook and Academic Authoring June 9-10. 

More than 120 academic authors, textbook authors, and industry professionals participated in the two-day virtual conference, which received rave reviews, including:

”Thank you for an engaging and helpful session! Your specific examples from your own life were especially helpful, as well as the activities that made me think about my own writing.” (Empowering Joyful Writing by Tracey Hodges) – Jennifer Nelson

“Took away some great ideas for giving feedback to doctoral students but also what and when to ask for feedback myself.” (The Feedback Conundrum: How to Ask for What You Want to Get What You Need, by Wendi Zimmer and Erin McTigue) – Donna Elkins

Academic Publisher Conducting Qualitative Research Project Needs Your Help  

Academic publisher De Gruyter is seeking humanities and social science authors willing to share their experiences publishing a book with an academic publisher and/or their plans to publish in the future as part of a qualitative research study they are conducting.

The study includes a 50-60-minute interview following a short survey that qualifies and prepares you for the interview process. Those who complete the qualitative interview will receive a $75 Amazon voucher. De Gruyter is being assisted in the research project by Prolifiko Consulting, owned by TAA member Christine Tulley. Complete the survey

Karen and Bill Timberlake Receive 2023 Alumni Legacy Award From UCLA

UCLA alumni Karen Timberlake (M.S. ’65) and William Timberlake (M.S. ’66) received the 2023 Alumni Legacy Award at the Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Awards Ceremony on May 31.

The award honors distinguished UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry alumni who have received a graduate-level degree from our department, in recognition of their achievements in life, and generous support and service to UCLA.

At the ceremony, the award was presented to the Timberlakes by Department Chair Professor Neil Garg and former Department Chair Professor Catherine Clarke, who helped to establish the award in 2018.