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Ua3/9/5 Opening Faculty & Staff Convocation, Wku President's Office Aug 2000

Ua3/9/5 Opening Faculty & Staff Convocation, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at fall convocation. He discusses strategic planning, honors and awards, tuition, recruitment, physical plant, Mass Media & Technology Building, new buildings, capital campaign, employee benefits, student health care and University Senate. Also included are remarks regarding Jody Richards and engineering programs.


Responding To Innuendo: A Case From The Ivory Coast, Editor Jul 2000

Responding To Innuendo: A Case From The Ivory Coast, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some of the psychological Issues involved in successfully responding to political innuendo.


Dealing With Co-Workers We Don't Like, Jon A. Hess Jul 2000

Dealing With Co-Workers We Don't Like, Jon A. Hess

Communication Faculty Publications

When we take a job with a company, we instantly develop a large network of new acquaintances. The relationships we have with co-workers are called “nonvoluntary relationships” because as long as we hold a job with that organization, we have no choice but to interact with the other people who work there.

As long as we like our co-workers, the nonvoluntary nature of these relationships is unremarkable, but for most of us it is inevitable that we won’t like a few of those people. This can cause a difficult situation. Relationships with co-workers we don’t like are stressful ...


Governing Reproduction: Women's Empowerment And Population Policy, Ronald Walter Greene Jan 2000

Governing Reproduction: Women's Empowerment And Population Policy, Ronald Walter Greene

Ronald Walter Greene

No abstract provided.


Contents Jan 2000

Contents

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


An Acrostic Approach To Teaching Public Speaking In The Hybrid Communication Course, David W. Worley Jan 2000

An Acrostic Approach To Teaching Public Speaking In The Hybrid Communication Course, David W. Worley

Basic Communication Course Annual

Given the time and pedagogical demands of teaching the principles of public speaking in the hybrid course, both instructors and students are assisted by using a summative, yet sufficiently through, approach to teaching these principles. As acrostic approach described in a preparation outline format and built upon the word S-P-E-A-K provides an integrated, summative and sufficiently thorough instructional approach to meet these demands.


Editorial Board Jan 2000

Editorial Board

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between A Required Self-Disclosure Speech And Public Speaking Anxiety: Considering Gender Equity, Deanna D. Sellnow, Tamara Golish Jan 2000

The Relationship Between A Required Self-Disclosure Speech And Public Speaking Anxiety: Considering Gender Equity, Deanna D. Sellnow, Tamara Golish

Basic Communication Course Annual

This study examines the relationship between a required self-disclosure speech and public speaking anxiety levels expressed by student speakers. If students report higher anxiety levels when asked to self-disclose during a speech, then the potential classroom climate warming advantages of such an assignment may not outweigh the disadvantages. Results indicated: (1) that most students did not report increased anxiety when presenting the self-disclosure speech; (2) there appeared to be no significant gender differences with regard to anxiety and self-disclosure in a public speaking situation; (3) students revealed that feeling confident, in control, and respected are primary factors necessary to reduce ...


Critical Thinking Assessment: The Link Between Critical Thinking And Student Application In The Basic Course, Karla J. Huffman, Christy L. Carson, Cheri J. Simonds Jan 2000

Critical Thinking Assessment: The Link Between Critical Thinking And Student Application In The Basic Course, Karla J. Huffman, Christy L. Carson, Cheri J. Simonds

Basic Communication Course Annual

The intent of this study is to evaluate existing literature on the concept, teaching and assessment of critical thinking. To reach this goal, critical thinking will be examined in terms of its multiple definitions, and its relationship to higher order thinking, critical teaching, and assessment.

In response to the need for a more generative and creative way of assessing critical thinking, the authors offer an activity assigned in the basic course (artifacts) as a viable tool for allowing students to take an active role in learning to think critically. The artifacts are then analyzed to determine if they serve as ...


Front Cover Jan 2000

Front Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


An Examination Of Male And Female Students' Perceptions Of Relational Closeness: Does The Basic Course Have An Influence?, Jennifer M. Heisler, Susan M. Bissett, Nancy L. Buerkel-Rothfuss Jan 2000

An Examination Of Male And Female Students' Perceptions Of Relational Closeness: Does The Basic Course Have An Influence?, Jennifer M. Heisler, Susan M. Bissett, Nancy L. Buerkel-Rothfuss

Basic Communication Course Annual

Several scholars have argued that men and women are socialized to establish interpersonal relationships, such as friendships, in different ways. Traditionally feminine individuals emphasize empathy, self-disclosure, and interdependence while masculine individuals rely on activities, helping behaviors, and advice/problem-solving. In spite of these differences, basic communication courses have provided students with only a model of traditionally feminine closeness skills in coursework and materials. This study sought to determine if, after 16 weeks of instruction in a basic communication course emphasizing feminine intimacy skills, male students would prefer masculine closeness behaviors. Three-hundred and seventy-three male and female students provided self-report data ...


Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 12 Jan 2000

Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 12

Basic Communication Course Annual

Full issue (232, 7.896 KB)


Title Page Jan 2000

Title Page

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Praise On Student Motivation In The Basic Communication Course, B. Scott Titsworth Jan 2000

The Effects Of Praise On Student Motivation In The Basic Communication Course, B. Scott Titsworth

Basic Communication Course Annual

This exploratory study tested the effects of praise on student motivation and affect toward a class and instructor. Participants (N=64) listened to a teacher-student interaction containing either praise or neutral feedback from the teacher. Students hearing praise reported higher levels of hypothetical affect and motivation than students hearing neutral feedback. Qualitative data were examined to help explain these results. Results are discussed in terms of future research possibilities in the basic course.


Assessment Of The Repeated Speech Performance As A Pedagogical Tool: A Pilot Study, Mark A. Gring, Jera W. Littlejohn Jan 2000

Assessment Of The Repeated Speech Performance As A Pedagogical Tool: A Pilot Study, Mark A. Gring, Jera W. Littlejohn

Basic Communication Course Annual

Realizing the ongoing need to develop pedagogy in public speaking, these researchers investigated the learning achieved by asking students to repeat one of their speech assignments. They assessed the value of this practice from the students' viewpoint as well as the statistical change in performance outcomes. Across the eight competencies evaluated, students' average scores increased significantly on the repeated speech. Students who scored in the lower quartile on the first speech benefited most from the second opportunity. The researchers conclude that allowing students to repeat a speech appears to have pedagogical and practical merit.


Peer Mentoring For Graduate Teaching Assistants: Training And Utilizing A Valuable Resource, Katherine G. Hendrix Jan 2000

Peer Mentoring For Graduate Teaching Assistants: Training And Utilizing A Valuable Resource, Katherine G. Hendrix

Basic Communication Course Annual

Experienced graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) can be valuable resources capable of assisting basic course directors with training novice GTAs. Peer mentoring is suggested as one means for training GTAs in departments with two year M.A. programs; but is also useful in departments offering the doctoral degree. Peer mentoring is highlighted as the first of three GTA training stages. A specific program is described based on a the experiences of a department offering the Master of Arts as the terminal degree.


Author Identifications Jan 2000

Author Identifications

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Call For Submissions Jan 2000

Call For Submissions

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Back Cover Jan 2000

Back Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Introducing Change: A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Early Communications In Mergers And Acquisitions , Janel M. Bloch Jan 2000

Introducing Change: A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Early Communications In Mergers And Acquisitions , Janel M. Bloch

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Change and uncertainty are integral elements of any organization, yet they are not easy to face and they elicit a wide range of responses among organizational members. This study uses a rhetorical approach to examine the communications directed to employees in one type of organizational change---mergers and acquisitions;Based on a review of the mergers and acquisitions, management, organizational behavior, and rhetoric and professional communication literature, I identify four major rhetorical challenges that need to be addressed in the early communications in mergers and acquisitions: setting the stage for cultural change, addressing emotions, dealing with uncertainty, and building an identity ...


The Effects Of Empathy On Speech Ratings, Jill Mcnamara Jan 2000

The Effects Of Empathy On Speech Ratings, Jill Mcnamara

Masters Theses

This research project tests whether empathy has an affect upon ratings of speeches. First the rater' s individual level of empathy is surveyed. Next, the many different definitions of empathy are broken down into cognitive and affective perspectives and altruistic motivations. The likelihood of empathy being a dispositional or situational trait is discussed. Various methods used to train individuals to enhance their empathic skills through behavior observation and schools and how effective these methods have proven to be is identified. Empathy was then examined as to gender affects an individual's ability to experience that emotion. Using two different speeches ...