ERIC Number: ED366024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Communication Competency in the Interpersonal Communication Course: A Laboratory-Supported Approach.
Morreale, Sherwyn; And Others
This paper describes an assessment program utilized by the Center for Excellence in Oral Communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, that focuses on the assessment of communication competency in the interpersonal communication course. First, the paper provides a rationale for the course. Next, the paper describes the interpersonal course including course structure, objectives, and evaluative criteria based on a four-component model of competency (cognition, behaviors, affect, and ethics). The paper states that participants in the pilot assessment program were 235 undergraduate students enrolled in five sections of interpersonal communication. The paper next describes the course's assessment procedures for laboratory-based pre- and post-assessment interviews, and presents and discusses results of preliminary pre-post statistical analyses of data. The paper concludes with a discussion of future directions for assessment in the course. Three tables of data are included. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Center for Excellence in Oral Communication CO; Communication Competencies; University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (79th, Miami Beach, FL, November 18-21, 1993).