ERIC Number: ED194936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Role of a Communication Department in a Center for Instructional Service and Research.
Ranta, Richard R.
Although effective faculty development programs rely heavily on evaluation and instructional techniques related to speech communication, very few faculty development centers have utilized the expertise of speech communication professionals. Speech communication professionals can do five things to improve their profession and to use their professional expertise to help others. These five things include (1) becoming aware of the activities of the program or center for faculty development on campus; (2) developing contacts with center personnel to understand their needs and offer help; (3) encouraging formal relationships between the speech communication department and the faculty development center; (4) encouraging students in speech communication to look to the faculty development center as an employment opportunity; and (5) developing cooperative programs in conjunction with schools of education and departments of psychology so that speech communication students can be trained to operate effectively in the environment of the faculty development center. (RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (66th, New York, NY, November 13-16, 1980).