ERIC Number: ED476276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Preparing Future Communication Faculty. NCA 2001 Summer Conference: Engaging 21st Century Communication Students.
Stern, Carol Simpson; Cummings, Melbourne S.; Cherwitz, Richard; Waldhart, Enid; Cramer, Janet; Lee, Ron; Taylor, Orlando; Nyquist, Jody
Engaged communication disciplines put the professional development of future faculty at the center of their mission. The communication discipline values effective and competent interaction within varying contexts, including interpersonal, organizations, public and mass communication, as well as performance studies. Its practitioners therefore affirm the following principles--they: encourage future faculty to adhere to the highest levels of ethical and professional standards and practice; respect differences in students' backgrounds and learning styles and strive to practice inclusiveness in the scholarship and teaching of the discipline; promote sentiments and teach competencies needed to embrace opportunities in diversity; prepare doctoral students for rewarding professional and civic lives within and beyond the academy; facilitate conversations between those institutions that hire PhDs and those that produce communication PhDs to improve education; and embrace the use of instructional technology in the achievement of educational goals. Besides discussing those guiding principles, this paper outlines (and answers) 10 questions which were posed to presenters engaged in programs to prepare future communication faculty. Contains a 6-item bibliography. Also contains these three papers: "Thirteen Things Professors Can Do to Promote the Success of Minority Students in 'Majority' Classroom Environments" (Cecelia Hayes); "Native American Resources" (Mary Meares); and "Diversity in the Classroom" (Melbourne S. Cummings). (NKA)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Communication (Thought Transfer), Diversity (Student), Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, Mass Media, Professional Development
For full text: http://www.natcom.org/Instruction/summerconf/summerconf.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Communication Association, Annandale, VA.