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ERIC Number: ED415556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Communications Skills Resource Center at St. Louis Community College Meramec.
Grupas, Angela
A preliminary study examined a project proposal to develop a Communication Skills Resource Center at St. Louis Community College at Meramec. The center would serve to help any students enrolled at Meramec to improve their oral communication skills. Currently there is no academic support service specially designed for students experiencing communication problems in the classroom. The study sought to answer four questions: (1) "What are the appropriate and valid components for such a center?"; (2) "What does the literature yield regarding such a development?"; (3) "What specific subject information should be offered at the center?"; and (4) "How would students and faculty utilize the resource center?" In addition to the observational data obtained, a preliminary proposal for the development of a Communication Skill Resource Center was distributed to all full-time communications faculty to survey their attitudes about initiating such a project in the communications department. Results indicated widespread support for the proposal. Additional survey data will need to be gathered before implementing the Resource Center, and support from other departments and the administration will be very important for continuation of the development plan. Research is needed to address the feasibility of the program and the planning of the resource center. (A sample survey is appended.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A