ERIC Number: ED327100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Oral Communication Program: Goals and Implementation.
Glenn, Phillip; And Others
The Oral Communication Program at Radford University (Virginia) is designed to: (1) provide programming, facilities, and professional expertise to help students and faculty improve oral communication skills; and (2) support and facilitate the incorporation of oral communication into the undergraduate curriculum throughout the university, using the Writing Across the Curriculum program as a model. The program is composed of six elements: an information exchange forum, oral presentation program, communication apprehension program, listening program, small group communication program, and the communication laboratory. This paper offers a discussion of the need for such programs in higher education, a description of program implementation, and an evaluation of the program's success. (Eight references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Programs, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Integrated Activities, Listening Skills, Models, Needs Assessment, Prevention, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Speaking, Skill Development, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Oral Communication Program; Radford University VA
Note: Paper presented at the Speech and Writing Conference of the Canadian Speech Communication Association (Ontario, Canada, June 1989). For a related document, see HE 024 116.