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Ua11/1 On Campus, Vol. 5, No. 2, Wku University Relations Feb 1995

Ua11/1 On Campus, Vol. 5, No. 2, Wku University Relations

WKU Archives Records

On Campus newsletter featuring articles about faculty, staff and events at Western Kentucky University. Regular features are:

  • College News
  • Sponsored Programs
  • Hot off the Press
  • Personnel File

This issue includes articles:

  • Women on Campus
  • Women's Studies Gets an A
  • WKU Foundation Trustees Adopt Ethics Statement
  • Studying Earthquakes
  • Big Red's World Famous
  • Reaching for Sky-High Goals - WKU Physics & Astronomy
  • Debate Endowment Honors Local Attorney
  • Life Care Foundation Gives Scholarships to WKU Students


Author Identification Jan 1995

Author Identification

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Ta Training Beyond The First Week: A Leadership Perspective, Glen Williams Jan 1995

Ta Training Beyond The First Week: A Leadership Perspective, Glen Williams

Basic Communication Course Annual

Leadership studies combined with the insights of basic course directors suggest a framework for effectively directing the basic course that may benefit novice directors as well as provide insights for veteran directors of the basic course.

This article illuminates the centrality of effective leadership, noting that it will assist ongoing efforts to train and develop inexperienced staff while simultaneously encouraging and incorporating the insights of seasoned instructors. The suggested framework also ensures consistency across sections and the overall integrity of the course.


Creating And Teaching Special Sections Of A Public Speaking Course For Apprehensive Students: A Multi-Case Study, Karen Kangas Dwyer Jan 1995

Creating And Teaching Special Sections Of A Public Speaking Course For Apprehensive Students: A Multi-Case Study, Karen Kangas Dwyer

Basic Communication Course Annual

This study explored how university professors describe the development and operation of a special communication apprehension (CA) section of a basic public speaking course that is part of a core curriculum requirement. The professors interviewed pointed out the need for more media for instructors and students. They described their efforts in detail and said the CA sections were time consuming, yet rewarding for both faculty and students. Several questions for future research include: Where there is a core curriculum requirement for a public speaking course, what is being done to help the students with high CA? If many of the ...


Editorial Board Jan 1995

Editorial Board

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Contents Jan 1995

Contents

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


The Basic Course In Organizational Communication: A National Survey, Donald Treadwell, Ronald L. Applbaum Jan 1995

The Basic Course In Organizational Communication: A National Survey, Donald Treadwell, Ronald L. Applbaum

Basic Communication Course Annual

This article presents a study describing the current status and characteristics of the basic organizational communication course reported by 285 college or university departments offering this course in North America. This survey is compared with surveys conducted in 1979 and 1988. The results indicate that the course is most typically taught by one faculty member in lecture/discussion format and emphasizes organizational and communication theory over skills. Students are most typically upper-level undergraduates. The course appears to be facing increasing demand. Changes are occurring in the content and structure of the course with the topics of gender differences, organizational culture ...


Call For Papers And Editorial Philosophy Jan 1995

Call For Papers And Editorial Philosophy

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 7 Jan 1995

Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 7

Basic Communication Course Annual

Full Issue (168 pages, 2.147 MB)


Back Cover Jan 1995

Back Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Front Cover Jan 1995

Front Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Gerald M. Phillips' Devotion To Basic Communication Skills, Julia T. Wood Jan 1995

Gerald M. Phillips' Devotion To Basic Communication Skills, Julia T. Wood

Basic Communication Course Annual

The passing of Gerald M. Phillips in April 1995 left a void only partially filled by his students and communication scholars familiar with his work. His commitment to basic communication instruction spanned a lifetime of research and service (including Jerry's serving on the editorial board of the Annual over the last two years.)

Julia Wood, long-time colleague, co-author, student and friend, remembers Jerry for his substantial contributions to basic communication instruction and the speech communication field.


Title Page Jan 1995

Title Page

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Improving Oral Communication Competency: An Interactive Approach To Basic Public Speaking Introduction, Mary Mino, Marilynn N. Butler Jan 1995

Improving Oral Communication Competency: An Interactive Approach To Basic Public Speaking Introduction, Mary Mino, Marilynn N. Butler

Basic Communication Course Annual

An interactive approach to basic public speaking instruction is share in this article. This approach, unlike traditional approaches, allows students to spend a majority of class time applying course concepts and integrating these concepts into their personal, academic, and professional lives. Specifically, this essay describes undergraduate student's oral communication needs, explains an interactive approach, discusses audiotaped lectures, and outlines course requirements,


Context Vs. Process: Revising The Structure Of The Basic Course, Donald D. Yoder, Samuel P. Wallace Jan 1995

Context Vs. Process: Revising The Structure Of The Basic Course, Donald D. Yoder, Samuel P. Wallace

Basic Communication Course Annual

The current structure of most basic courses can be traced to the traditional context-based approach to studying communication. However, there seems to be no agreement on what specific contexts should be covered. Students often become confused with context specific jargon and may have difficulty transferring skills and knowledge across contexts. A different approach is to focus on transactional communication skills, principles, and processes that transcend contextual definitions. Such an approach focuses on similarities rather than differences among contexts and may lead to an integrative, rather than devisive, approach to communication study. Rather than learning specific skills for distinct contexts, students ...


Predictors Of Behavioral Competence And Self-Esteem: A Study Assessing Impact In A Basic Public Speaking Course, Sherwyn P. Morreale, Michael Z. Hackman, Michael R. Neer Jan 1995

Predictors Of Behavioral Competence And Self-Esteem: A Study Assessing Impact In A Basic Public Speaking Course, Sherwyn P. Morreale, Michael Z. Hackman, Michael R. Neer

Basic Communication Course Annual

As evaluation in higher education receives increasing attention, the assessment of the impact of basic oral communication instruction is becoming more important. This study examines the impact of a public speaking course on undergraduates' affective and behavioral competence. Using a pre- and posttest model, assessment was based on administration of the Communication Competency Assessment Instrument and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale at the beginning and end of the course. Communication competence and self-esteem were measured as a function of communication apprehension, gender, age, and ethnicity. Results indicated that the course generally impacted similarly on students regardless of their level of communication ...