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ERIC Number: ED427366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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Constructing a Partnership with the Community: Distance Education.
Bankston, Ronnie G.
The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Northern Iowa has made a commitment to establish and maintain partnerships with its Iowa Communications Network (ICN) based learning communities and with the institutions of higher education throughout the state that facilitate the delivery of experiential learning to students. In January 1997, graduate student enrollment doubled when the department began offering programs in Communication Education and Public Relations over the ICN. The program has moved from a top-down pedagogical model to the creation of a partnership with its learning community. Students in the ICN Communication Education program must successfully complete a non-credit teaching practicum at a university/college/community college to fulfill one of the necessary requirements for licensure in the state of Iowa. Preliminary evaluations have indicated that the department has been effective in its efforts. (Appendixes contain a list of courses in the Communication Education program and the Public Relations program; and graduate teaching practicum evaluation forms for the graduate student, the observer/supervisor, and for the student assessment of the practicum supervisor.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A