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Boyd, Josh; Morgan, Melanie – Communication Teacher, 2018
Assessment is often treated as an unwelcome and time-consuming university or departmental requirement. This project proposes that assessment is actually an opportunity that communication faculty should embrace. Beginning with the end in mind, this study used stated course learning outcomes to construct a pre-/posttest instrument, administering…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Achievement Gains, Instructional Improvement, Pretests Posttests
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Boyd, Josh; Morgan, Melanie; Ortiz, Anna Victoria; Anderson, Lindsey B. – Communication Teacher, 2014
Assessment is an increasingly important part of communication pedagogy, not just for periodic accreditation reviews but for ongoing justifications for resources and course design. This project relates the story of how another college at our university prompted us to prove that our Science Writing and Presentation course really delivered what it…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Undergraduate Students, Public Speaking, Content Area Writing
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Morgan, Melanie – Communication Teacher, 2008
This article presents an activity in which students explore the impact of implicit stereotypes in everyday interactions while examining issues of attitudinal measurement. Social cognitions that underlie stereotypes often operate implicitly and even unconsciously. Consequently, these implicit attitudes have the potential to affect the way people…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Cognition, Association Measures, Stereotypes