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ERIC Number: EJ1055636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
Shared Characteristics of College Faculty Who Are Effective Communicators
Ginsberg, Sarah M.
Journal of Effective Teaching, v7 n2 p3-20 2007
This study sought to identify what characteristics faculty who are effective classroom communicators share. Qualitative methods of interviews and observations were used to collect data at two public, comprehensive universities. College faculty with good communication, particularly, immediacy and clarity, were all found to have humanistic views of their students and to be reflective about their teaching and their communication. Those who demonstrated poor communication skills were neither humanistic nor reflective teachers. This would suggest that in order to improve faculty effectiveness, we must consider underlying views and thought processes, rather than teach successful communication techniques in isolation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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