ERIC Number: ED327099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Oral Communication Program: Program Description and Model Proposal for a Communication across the Curriculum Emphasis.
Cronin, Michael; Glenn, Phillip
This paper describes the Oral Communication Program (OCP) developed at Radford University (Virginia) and discusses key components for a proposal to acquire funding from public or private granting agencies. Analogous to the writing-across-the-curriculum movement, the OCP encourages faculty in all academic areas to incorporate oral communication activities into courses as a means of enhancing the learning process and providing students additional opportunities to practice and improve such skills as public speaking, discussion, and listening. Activities to implement intended outcomes for the OCP are presented in four areas: oral class presentations, speech fright, listening, and group discussion. Descriptions of outcomes, activities, institutional commitment, assessment, facilities, dissemination of program results, and personnel are included. An appendix outlines the OCP by year and area covered; a second appendix lists budget items. (11 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Programs, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Grants, Group Discussion, Higher Education, Integrated Activities, Listening Skills, Models, Prevention, Program Development, Program Proposals, Public Speaking, Skill Development, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Oral Communication Program; Radford University VA
Note: Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention (Chicago, IL, November 1990). For a related document, see HE 024 117.