ERIC Number: ED327893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-3
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The Faculty Development Component of Speaking across the Curriculum.
Weiss, Robert O.
Speaking across the curriculum (SAC) programs let students in on the educational act and thus require faculty members to attend to their own development as participants in communication interactions. When faculty development efforts are directed toward improved classroom teaching, they become important for SAC. As SAC programs have developed at various institutions, the faculty development component is almost always instituted, and participants welcome it as necessary and useful preparation. The workshop is an instrumentality of faculty development that almost universally accompanies SAC programs. Workshops address such topics as assignment options, student reports, assessment, and listening. Later, periodic follow-up meetings may be held, at which teachers may share new discoveries and approaches to instruction. Both the workshops and the meetings tend to promote collegiality within the faculty, and to give rise to interdisciplinary possibilities. Because of the speech communication faculty's knowledge of assignment options, communication behaviors, and the like, its members are especially qualified to work with colleagues on these topics. Furthermore, the speech faculty can help move the vision of classroom performance beyond presentational skills to the heart of the speech teacher's expertise, namely, communication interaction; they can also serve as resource persons for both teachers and students. (SG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Speaking across the Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (76th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1990).