ERIC Number: ED476269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings from the Communication Across the Curriculum Strand. NCA 2001 Summer Conference: Engaging 21st Century Communication Students.
Dannels, Deanna; Jackson, Nancy; Robertson, Terry; Sheckles, Ted; Tomlinson, Stephanie
This Proceedings from the Communication across the Curriculum (CXC) strand of the National Communication Association's 2001 Summer Conference first highlights and describes five of the most common types of programs across the nation: Speaking Intensive Programs, Combined Speaking and Writing Programs, Discipline-Specific Programs, Faculty Development Programs, and Start-up Programs. The Proceedings next cites 7 questions about CXC programs which were asked of the conference's presenters and provides the answers given by the presenters--examples of questions are: What kind of funding does a new CXC program need?; What are some strategies for sustaining a CXC program?; and What are some strategies for assessing a CXC program? The Proceedings then presents 11 Guiding Principles for this topic which were developed at the conference and which represent recommendations of the conferees and planners--examples of principles are: CXC programs are grounded in communication theory and research and contribute to communication theory; CXC programs promote and reinforce effective communication strategies essential for students' academic, civic, and professional results; CXC programs enhance student learning in the content areas; and CXC programs develop clear procedures for the assessment and evaluation of class assignments, student outcomes, and the CXC program as a whole. Finally, the Proceedings outlines a series of action recommendations for CXC which were generated at the conference. (Contains 13 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Practices, Higher Education, Program Administration, Program Content
For full text: http://www.natcom.org/Instruction/summerconf/summerconf.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Communication Association, Annandale, VA.