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A Life Of Scholarship And Service To The Communication Discipline: Celebrating Lawrence W. Hugenberg, Jeffrey T. Child 2010 Kent State University

A Life Of Scholarship And Service To The Communication Discipline: Celebrating Lawrence W. Hugenberg, Jeffrey T. Child

Basic Communication Course Annual

A tribute to the Basic Communication Course Annual's founding editor, Lawrence W. Hugenberg, who died on August 11, 2008.


Assessing Preemptive Argumentation In Students’ Persuasive Speech Outlines, Kevin R. Myer, Ryan R. Kurtz, Jamie L. Hines, Cheri J. Simonds, Stephen K. Hunt 2010 Illinois State University

Assessing Preemptive Argumentation In Students’ Persuasive Speech Outlines, Kevin R. Myer, Ryan R. Kurtz, Jamie L. Hines, Cheri J. Simonds, Stephen K. Hunt

Basic Communication Course Annual

The purpose of the present study was to determine if critical thinking skills, a key component of basic communication course pedagogy, can be assessed through students’ use of preemptive argumentation. Persuasive speech outlines were coded to determine if preemptive argumentation was present in students’ speeches and to determine the quality of preemptive argumentation. The results indicated that the majority of outlines contained preemptive argumentation. However, of those speeches containing preemptive argumentation, the majority of outlines employed low-quality preemptive argumentation. Finally, the findings revealed that the quality of preemptive argumentation employed in the persuasive speech outlines did not predict the students ...


Competent Public Speaking: Assessing Skill Development In The Basic Course, Judy C. Pearson, Jeffrey T. Child, Liliana L. Herakova, Julie L. Semlak, Jessica Angelos 2010 North Dakota State University - Main Campus

Competent Public Speaking: Assessing Skill Development In The Basic Course, Judy C. Pearson, Jeffrey T. Child, Liliana L. Herakova, Julie L. Semlak, Jessica Angelos

Basic Communication Course Annual

Effective public speaking skills are essential for a successful life. The authors provide an overall assessment of the basic public speaking course by examining fifteen student attributes divided into three categories (course engagement characteristics, dispositions, and demographics) hypothesized to affect learning and public speaking skill development in the basic course. A four-step hierarchical multiple regression tested two research questions (N = 709). Course engagement characteristics improved students’ public-speaking grade averages, but dispositions did not. The effects of demographic characteristics, particularly biological sex, were not eliminated after controlling for course engagement and dispositional factors (twelve variables). Implications and limitations of the study ...


The Influence Of Instructor Status And Sex On Student Perceptions Of Teacher Credibility And Confirmation Across Time, Roxanne Heimann, Paul Turman 2010 University of Northern Iowa

The Influence Of Instructor Status And Sex On Student Perceptions Of Teacher Credibility And Confirmation Across Time, Roxanne Heimann, Paul Turman

Basic Communication Course Annual

Universities continue to rely heavily on graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) to teach many of their entry level courses, with limited research emphasizing student perceptions of GTAs. With this in mind, the purpose of this investigation was to assess the combined influence of instructor status (GTA vs. Professor) and sex on student perceptions of teacher credibility and confirmation behaviors across time. Results from the repeated measures analysis indicated interaction effects for instructor sex and time, whereby female instructors (regardless of their status) were perceived to have higher levels of character, trustworthiness, and perceived caring. Three-way interaction effects emerged for instructor confirmation ...


(Re)Constructing Ell And International Student Identities In The Oral Communication Course, Richie Neil Hao 2010 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

(Re)Constructing Ell And International Student Identities In The Oral Communication Course, Richie Neil Hao

Basic Communication Course Annual

There have been numerous studies (e.g., Dick, 1990; Ferris, 1998; Jung & McCroskey, 2004; Yook, 1995; Yook & Seiler, 1990; Zimmerman, 1995) that discuss the obstacles that English Language Learners (ELL) and international students face in oral communication classrooms. Although these studies provide teaching strategies that can be employed to better serve ELL and international students, they also reinforce stereotypical student identities. By exploring and engaging in critical communication pedagogy (Fassett & Warren, 2007), I problematize some of the foundational studies that construct ELL and international student identities as “at-risk” in oral communication classrooms and offer possibilities by specifically advocating for hybrid oral communication classes where ...


Student Evaluations For The Online Public Speaking Course, John J. Miller 2010 Western Illinois University

Student Evaluations For The Online Public Speaking Course, John J. Miller

Basic Communication Course Annual

Despite criticisms raised about online public speaking classes, the growth of these online courses cannot be denied. This essay attempts to develop student course evaluations aimed at reflecting the unique characteristics of online instruction to assist instructors with improving their online pedagogy. Just as instructors seek to improve classroom instruction, they should likewise seek to improve online instruction through the realization and acceptance that online instruction is not simply course development, but the ongoing interactions between the student and instructor in the context of two significant differences between a traditional classroom and online instruction: (1) student-centered-controlled learning and (2) instructor-student ...


Repetition And Possibilities: Foundational Communication Course, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Etc., Chris McRae 2010 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Repetition And Possibilities: Foundational Communication Course, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Etc., Chris Mcrae

Basic Communication Course Annual

This essay considers repetition as a site for change and possibility in the foundational communication course. Using performative writing, I consider repetition as simultaneously comfortable and dangerous. As repeated actions become commonplace they can easily go unnoticed, and unchallenged. However, repeated actions can also become recognizable as patterns that can be changed. Repetition is then, a useful and even necessary starting place for the recognition of possibilities and the enactment of change. As a graduate teaching assistant, I find repetition useful for my pedagogy, but I am wary of how power operates through repetition in discursive and material ways. I ...


Author Biographies, 2010 University of Dayton

Author Biographies

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Place As Text: Approaches To Active Learning (Second Edition), Bernice Braid, Ada Long 2010 Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus

Place As Text: Approaches To Active Learning (Second Edition), Bernice Braid, Ada Long

NCHC Monographs Series

CONTENTS

Dedication and Acknowledgments

Preface to the Second Edition Ada Long and Bernice Braid

Introduction Bernice Braid

Honors Semesters: Anatomy of Active Learning William Daniel

Honors Semesters: An Architecture of Active Learning Bernice Braid

Internal Assessment of Honors Semesters Ann Raia

External Evaluation of Honors Semesters Ada Long

Student Perspectives on Honors Semesters Elizabeth Beck

Other Structural Models of Active Learning

City as Text™ Bernice Braid

Faculty Institutes William Daniel

Summer High School Field Experiences Bernice Braid

Sleeping Bag Seminars Joan Digby

College Recruitment Exercises Bernadette Low

Orientation Exercises Bernadette Low

Professional Development Exercises Bernadette Low

Other Courses Bernadette Low ...


Partners In The Parks: Field Guide To An Experiential Program In The National Parks (1st Edition), Joan Digby, Bill Atwill, Angela Calise, James Clarke, Rebecca Cole-Will, Rony Enriquez, Greg Fahy, Sarah L. Fann, Pavel Goriacko, Andy Grube, Kathleen King, Matt Nickerson, Joy Ochs, Elizabeth O’Donnell, C. P. Price, Heather Thiessen-Reily 2010 Long Island University - C W Post Campus

Partners In The Parks: Field Guide To An Experiential Program In The National Parks (1st Edition), Joan Digby, Bill Atwill, Angela Calise, James Clarke, Rebecca Cole-Will, Rony Enriquez, Greg Fahy, Sarah L. Fann, Pavel Goriacko, Andy Grube, Kathleen King, Matt Nickerson, Joy Ochs, Elizabeth O’Donnell, C. P. Price, Heather Thiessen-Reily

NCHC Monographs Series

When Joan Digby first proposed taking collegiate honors students into our national parks, I jumped at the chance. Within minutes of reading her email, I not only responded with an enthusiastic “Yes!” but went so far as to volunteer the resources of the Southern Utah University Honors Program to get things started. Nestled among 5 national parks in southwestern Utah, I felt our campus would be a natural focal point for the kind of program Joan envisioned. Within weeks we had laid the groundwork for a proof-of-concept pilot project at nearby Bryce Canyon National Park. Little did I know at ...


Use Of Self 101: The Case For Teaching Personal Development In The Entrepreneurship Curriculum, Marty Mattare 2010 Frostburg State University

Use Of Self 101: The Case For Teaching Personal Development In The Entrepreneurship Curriculum, Marty Mattare

New England Journal of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship education is rapidly growing, both in the number of schools offering programs and in the range of courses. But, survey data shows that entrepreneurship education is more likely to focus on how to evaluate business opportunities, write a business plan, present a proposal to investors, and conduct analytical exercises to determine value. The success of a venture begins with the entrepreneur, and as students become entrepreneurs, they will need to wear a variety of “hats” and serve as the primary finance, marketing, human resources, and operations person. High self-efficacy, emotional intelligence, and well-developed interpersonal skills have been shown to ...


Library Annual Report, 2010 Georgia Southern University

Library Annual Report

Library Annual Reports

No abstract provided.


Olivet Nazarene University Annual Catalog 2010-2011, Olivet Nazarene University 2010 Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University Annual Catalog 2010-2011, Olivet Nazarene University

Course Catalogs

No abstract provided.


College Of Human Sciences Matters (Winter 2009–2010), Iowa State University College of Human Sciences 2010 Iowa State University

College Of Human Sciences Matters (Winter 2009–2010), Iowa State University College Of Human Sciences

College of Human Sciences Matters

STEM education is in full force and gaining even more steam in the College of Human Sciences. Iowa State University enjoys an uncommon spirit of collaboration across the STEM and education fields. Despite the challenging economic climate, we maintain a steadfast commitment to STEM education. The College of Human Sciences is redoubling its already-robust efforts to strengthen STEM education across the university, in our schools, and throughout our society.


A Time-Honored Model For The Profession And The Academy, Michael A. Fitts 2010 University of Pennsylvania Law School

A Time-Honored Model For The Profession And The Academy, Michael A. Fitts

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Academic Success For Stem And Non-Stem Majors, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley 2010 Iowa State University

Academic Success For Stem And Non-Stem Majors, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Publications

Enrollment in STEM majors has improved recently, but there continues to be concern over retention in those majors, especially of women and minority students. The purpose of this study is to develop an integrated understanding of how multiple predictor variables affect student degree attainment and to ascertain how the variables impact is regulated by whether students are in STEM or non-STEM majors. Six-year cohort retention/graduation outcomes are predicted for all students in STEM and non-STEM majors, and are adjusted separately for whether students remain in, or shift into or away from, STEM majors. Long-term retention/graduation is predicted significantly ...


Reflective Writing As An Assessment For Student Analysis And Synthesis Ability In A Landscape Design Course, Ann Marie VanDerZanden 2010 Iowa State University

Reflective Writing As An Assessment For Student Analysis And Synthesis Ability In A Landscape Design Course, Ann Marie Vanderzanden

Horticulture Publications

Horticulture graduates entering the field of landscape design and installation must be able to integrate technical skills with practical applications. This requires higher-order thinking skills such as critical thinking, which can be practiced through various teaching and learning strategies in an undergraduate curriculum. The objective of this project was to develop a series of three reflective writing assignments in a landscape design course to help students improve their critical thinking skills of analysis and synthesis. Scores on an 18-point quiz question for 110 students enrolled in Beginning Garden Composition (HORT 380) from 2005 to 2009 were compared. The comparison was ...


2009-2010 Cedarville University Annual Report, Cedarville University 2010 Cedarville University

2009-2010 Cedarville University Annual Report, Cedarville University

Cedarville University Annual Reports

No abstract provided.


Unibusiness: The Alumni Magazine Of The College Of Business Administration University Of Northern Iowa, 2009-2010, University of Northern Iowa. College of Business Administration. 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Unibusiness: The Alumni Magazine Of The College Of Business Administration University Of Northern Iowa, 2009-2010, University Of Northern Iowa. College Of Business Administration.

UNIBiz

CONTENTS

-- Advocate for Innovation ••• 4
-- American Aristocracy ••• 2
-- After the Deluge ••• 12
-- Goodbye, Dear Friend and Colleague ••• 15
-- Fast Company ••• 16
-- International Business and Culture ••• 22
-- Alumni News ••• 28


Eagle Executive, 2010 Georgia Southern University

Eagle Executive

Eagle Executive Magazine

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