ERIC Number: ED269830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Crossing the Bridge: Teaching Credit and Noncredit Courses for the Community College.
Cohen, Marlene C.
By fall of 1986, the mechanism should be in place for the speech faculty of a Maryland community college to be able to teach any combination of academic credit, community service noncredit, and off-campus training as part of their teaching contract. Noncredit courses include Parent-Child Communication and Overcoming Speech Anxiety. The noncredit enrollment option into credit courses on campus includes Public Speaking and Television Production. Contract training off-campus in business and industry includes Making Meetings Work and On-the-Job Interaction Skills. Credit courses offered off-campus at industrial parks include Public Speaking and Working Effectively in Groups. Speech faculty must be prepared to take on many roles for such noncredit programs to be successful, including that of a liaison for the department who will market and design courses, and that of course planner. Teaching styles will also require adjustment, starting with the skills orientation of the course titles, the "passing" policy of grading in the courses, and the prior research required to adapt each course to its audience. Success for the program requires that the costs and profits be shared across the credit/noncredit line. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (77th, Atlantic City, NJ, April 30-May 3, 1986).