ERIC Number: ED210729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Development in the Small College.
Mix, C. Rex
The development of speech communication curricula in two diverse small colleges--one state supported and the other a private liberal arts school--is traced in this paper. Following a description of each college, the paper discusses the problems each faced in developing its speech communication curriculum, including opposition from members of other departments, lack of time and faculty to provide courses in all essential areas, the number of preparations necessary for each instructor, and the lack of exposure to several perspectives for the students. The paper also discusses five factors that contributed to the success of the programs: (1) student demand for the courses, (2) perseverance of the faculty, (3) clearly articulated goals, (4) reciprocity with other departments, and (5) faculty participation in state, regional, and national professional conferences. The paper concludes by offering possible strategies for use by other small colleges in similar situations. Appendixes contain course listings for the two colleges. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (67th, Anaheim, CA, November 12-15, 1981).