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ERIC Number: ED225211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Model for Evaluating the Communication Skills of College Students.
Brady-Ciampa, Bartholomew
In the first stage of a project to improve the general education offerings at Wayne State University (Michigan), the ad hoc committee on general education defined those basic academic skills that a general education program should promote. The process of defining and evaluating the basic skill of communication typified the process of defining and evaluating each of the other basic skills in the program. The second stage dealt with establishing criteria for determining whether students had acquired these basic skills. In the third stage of the project, the committee developed a procedure to determine whether, where, and to what extent the students were acquiring skills in communication. This stage required gathering data on the general education program and selecting appropriate tests. It was decided that the least obtrusive and intrusive way of gathering information would be to collect papers, tests, and quizzes written for specific classes. In stage four, faculty evaluation committees were formed to deal with the material collected in the previous stage and to finalize evaluation criteria. In stage five, the data on student performance was evaluated and the program reassessed. (A communication skills data summary is included.) (JL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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