ERIC Number: ED337833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-2
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment Program Designed To Improve Communication Instruction through a Competency-Based Core Curriculum.
Aitken, Joan E.; Neer, Michael R.
This paper provides an example procedure used to design and install a program of assessment to improve communication instruction through a competency-based core curriculum at a mid-sized, urban university. The paper models the various steps in the process, and includes specific tests, forms, memos, course description, sources, and procedures which may be employed by other communication departments interested in a competency-based core curriculum that integrates a variety of assessment procedures throughout the program. The paper is divided into six parts: (1) non-student measures (including sheets on faculty goal-setting, department evaluation by faculty, and a student graduate survey); (2) curricular information memos to students (including program requirements, program changes, and program information or communication competence, core curriculum competencies, and student portfolios); (3) syllabi for cornerstone and capstone courses (Introduction to Study of Human Communication, and Research Seminar in Communication); (4) standardized student competency rating forms (including rating forms for general communication competencies, oral competency, and written competency); (5) segments from the Communication Assessment Measure (CAM); and (6) a bibliography of 67 references. The CAM items in section 5 include a pretest, student profile, student ranking of learning goals, interaction involvement scale, communication style, instructor immediacy behavior, teacher credibility measure, style motivation scale, student knowledge assessment form, and student evaluation of instructors. (PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Competency Based Curriculum; University of Missouri Kansas City
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (77th, Atlanta, GA, October 31-November 3, 1991).