ERIC Number: ED157581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Procedures for Nontraditional Credit by Proficiency Examination in the Basic Speech Course at John Wood Community College, Quincy, Illinois.
Hayes, Daniel T.
The procedures by which students at John Wood Community College (JWCC) can demonstrate communication abilities and receive credit for Introduction to Speech are detailed. The student desiring credit for the course, initiates the procedure by discussing it with a JWCC staff member who may refer the student to the Dean of Academic Affairs or the speech instructor if convinced that the student has a good chance of passing the exam. The speech instructor provides the student with a list of seven steps to follow to pass the proficiency exam which include: completing the 34-item McCroskey Personal Report of Public Speaking Apprehension and the revised 30-item Knower Speech Experience Inventory which assess public speaking anxiety and extent of experience; attending an advisement interview with the instructor to discuss the test results and determine whether the proficiency exam is in the student's best interest; obtaining a list of criteria for an effective informative speech; taking the exam which includes preparing a 5-6 minute speech selected by the instructor from provided materials and delivering the speech to a three-member panel; receiving a written evaluation; completing the necessary registration forms; and paying a required fee. Students receive credit for grades of C or better. The list of proficiency exam criteria according to speech content, organization, and delivery is appended. (TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Wood Community Coll., Quincy, IL.