ERIC Number: ED331434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Speech Communication Across the Curriculum: Development of the Radford University Oral Communication Program.
Cronin, Michael W.; Grice, George L.
The Oral Communication Program (OCP) was established at Radford University, Virginia, in 1988 as a comprehensive program of oral communication across the curriculum. The OCP has generated student and faculty involvement using a variety of information outlets such as meetings, retreats, and communication-intensive courses. Faculty from the Department of Communication have initiated several projects to develop innovative ways of providing instruction to students and faculty, to give faculty consultative assistance, and to create methods and materials for classroom use. The program has introduced the use of interactive video instruction (IVI) programs and has begun production of three interactive video modules on overcoming speech fright, effective introductions for a speech, and presenting an argument. Budget information, dissemination of results, expansion activities, and plans for the future are also discussed. (Five references) (LPT)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Communication Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Innovation, Integrated Activities, Interactive Video, Program Effectiveness, Public Speaking, Speech Communication, Speech Curriculum, Speech Instruction
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Radford University VA; Speaking across the Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern States Communication Association (Tampa, FL, April 1991). For a related document, see HE 024 495.