ERIC Number: ED337834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Oral Communication across the Curriculum: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing a University-Wide Program.
Cronin, Michael W.; Grice, George L.
This paper presents materials from a workshop which explored the application of oral communication across the curriculum (OCXC) to enhance the learning of course content and the improvement of oral communication skills. Specifically, the paper aims to prepare participants to articulate the need for oral communication across the curriculum, understand the types of services offered through OCXC programs, implement program assessment methods, and explore interactive video resources and development in oral communication training. The paper contains the following sections: objectives for the workshop; an overview of OCXC programs in post secondary institutions; OCXC and learning of course content; OCXC and oral communication skill development; types of oral communication training offered through OCXC; communication-intensive courses; the oral communication lab; campus workshops; faculty retreats; developing instructional materials; training student tutors; administrative support; faculty support university-wide; departmental support; publicizing OCXC; the need for assessment; types of assessment; assessment results; interactive video instruction; and the need for a national clearinghouse for sharing instructional materials. The paper also contains an annotated bibliography, a description of Radford University's oral communication program, instructions for teaching Communication-Intensive (C-I) courses, a sponsorship application form for C-I courses, a C-I course activity, the oral communication component of a personal health course, a list of support facilities, a'debating to learn' handout, a description of a faculty development retreat, information on student assistance, advice on planning and publicizing OCXC programs, 1 table of assessment data, information on interactive video, and some recommendations and observations. Forty-five references are attached. (PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Oral Communication across the Curriculum; Radford University VA
Note: Short Course presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (77th, Atlanta, GA, October 31-November 3, 1991).