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White papers are increasingly prevalent in business and professional settings. Although textbook resources for white paper assignments are limited, a white paper assignment completed for a community client can provide a learning experience that students enjoy and that strengthens ties between the university and the community. This article describes a way to approach the white paper assignment in a communications-focused course and identifies resources to support white paper assignments.

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This is an author-produced, peer-reviewed version of this article. The final, definitive version of this document can be found online at Business Communication Quarterly, published by SAGE. Copyright restrictions may apply. DOI: 10.1177/1080569912454713