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ERIC Number: ED331433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-12
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Oral Communication Across the Curriculum.
Cronin, Michael W.; Grice, George L.
The Oral Communication Across the Curriculum (OCXC) program is a university-wide program using oral communication activities to enhance learning of course content and to improve oral communication skills of participating students. Implementing OCXC programs in postsecondary institutions involves planning, publicizing, gearing up, conducting, spreading the "pedagospel," and securing additional sources of funding. Planning requires consideration of such issues as the objectives of the program, personnel needs, equipment and facility needs, training requirements for participating students and faculty, support services, quality control and assessment procedures, operational policies, publicity and public relations requirements, dissemination, and rewards for participants. The potential of OCXC in improving teaching/learning should be accepted and endorsed throughout the university, and the program must be developed university-wide. The main element in any OCXC program is the design, implementation, and evaluation of oral communication activities in non-speech courses across the curriculum, and assessing program outcomes. The benefits of the program could be disseminated through conferences, workshops, publications, and periodic reports. A successful program will require additional support as demand grows, and support may be explored through various ways including budget initiatives, grants, and commercial links. (15 references) (LPT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Speaking across the Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association (Chicago, IL, April 11-14, 1991). For a related paper, see HE 024 496.