ERIC Number: ED476274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices in General Education.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requires that students demonstrate communication competency. It is up to the institution to demonstrate how these competencies are achieved. Broward Community College (Florida) chose to identify competencies using the National Communication Association (NCA) Sophomore Exit Level Speaking and Listening Competencies. These competencies had been developed by a task force and are available on the NCA Website. Advantages to using the NCA Competencies were that the credibility of the work had already been accomplished and it became easier to examine how these competencies would be met. At Broward two existing courses offered by the Communication Department addressed all of the speaking and listening competencies--the Public Speaking course and the hybrid Introduction to Oral Communication course. Broward decided that all students attempting an Associate's Degree must include either of the two courses as part of their general education requirements. An alignment of the Speaking and Listening Competencies and the units of the Common Course Outline show how these courses fill the need of addressing student oral communication competence. This paper contains copies of: The NCA Sophomore Level Speaking and Listening Competencies; Broward Community College Hybrid Course Outline (SPC 1024) with course units and competencies addressed in each unit; and Broward Community College Public Speaking Outline (SPC 1600) with course units and competencies addressed in each unit. (NKA)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Course Descriptions, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, General Education, Higher Education, Listening Skills, Speech Communication, Speech Skills
For full text: http://www.natcom.org/Instruction/summerconf/summerconf.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Communication Association, Annandale, VA.