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Fraustino, Julia Daisy; Pressgrove, Geah; Colistra, Rita – Communication Teacher, 2019
Numerous institutions encourage service-learning, but few have extended beyond nonprofit realms to include (1) larger budgets, (2) multi-faceted volunteer/staff/leadership constraints, and (3) elevated expectations with immediate impact on full towns. This study explores how strategic communication students construct knowledge in branding and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Communications, Relevance (Education), Social Problems
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Nicolini, Kristine M.; Cole, Andrew W. – Communication Teacher, 2019
This study explores the use of a survey instrument relating to feedback within the organizational context to measure student perceptions of peer feedback in a speech workshop activity conducted in a public-speaking class. A 20-item instrument was adapted from Steelman, Levy, and Snell's Feedback Environment Scale (FES) for coworker feedback (The…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Feedback (Response), Synchronous Communication, Online Courses
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Anderson, Lindsey B. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Ethnography. Objectives: The aims of this class exercise are: (1) To define an autoethnographic approach to communication research; (2) To understand autoethnography as both a research process and product; (3) To emphasize the varied forms of autoethnographic research and writing; (4) To…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Ethnography, Courses, Research Methodology
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LeFebvre, Luke; LeFebvre, Leah E. – Communication Teacher, 2018
This study explores extent and frequency of conventional practices in the basic communication course: speeches, video replay, and self-evaluations from 45 basic course directors and instructors. Results indicated three to four speeches per curriculum, with two prominent speech types: informative (97.8%) and persuasive (91.1%). Approximately 76% of…
Descriptors: Speech Instruction, Speeches, Video Technology, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Gallicano, Tiffany Derville; Stansberry, Kathleen – Communication Teacher, 2012
This study assesses an assignment for incorporating diversity into the principles of public relations course. The assignment is tailored to the challenges of using an active learning approach in a large lecture class. For the assignment, students write a goal, objectives, strategies, an identification of tactics, and evaluation plans for either…
Descriptors: Females, Focus Groups, Cultural Awareness, Public Relations
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Myers, Scott A. – Communication Teacher, 2012
The purpose of this assessment was to examine whether differences exist between students who self-select their classroom work group members and students who are randomly assigned to their classroom work groups in terms of their use of organizational citizenship behaviors with their work group members; their commitment to, trust in, and relational…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Trust (Psychology), Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning
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Cooper, Lynn O. – Communication Teacher, 2011
"WebGrader" is an online instrument developed to evaluate and assess oral competency in the basic course. It is the result of a 15-year study, using Morreale and Hackman's (1994) work as a general model, and "The Competent Speaker" speech rating criteria in particular (Morreale, Moore, Taylor, Surges-Tatum, & Hulbert-Johnson, 1990; Morreale,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Speech Communication, Evaluation Methods, Cultural Awareness
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Liu, Min; Wrobbel, Duff; Blankson, Isaac – Communication Teacher, 2010
Curriculum mapping is a well-known assessment tool used to articulate and align a curriculum. The authors present an improved method of curriculum alignment that combines the traditional curriculum mapping with what is often called prerequisite mapping. This improved method of curriculum alignment mapping we label Program Alignment Mapping (PAM)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Program Effectiveness, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Evaluation
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Myers, Scott A.; Shimotsu, Stephanie; Byrnes, Kerry; Frisby, Brandi N.; Durbin, James; Loy, Brianna N. – Communication Teacher, 2010
Based on the typology posited by Kram and Isabella (1985) that identifies three peer relationships present in organizations (i.e., information, collegial, and special), this assessment examined the association between students' perceptions of their in-class group members and six group outcomes (i.e., grouphate, cohesion, relational satisfaction,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Interpersonal Communication, Student Attitudes, Classification
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Senyshyn, Roxanna; Chamberlin-Quinlisk, Carla – Communication Teacher, 2009
Objectives: The goal of the Intercultural Partnership Project is to introduce students to issues surrounding language and cultural identity, with the ultimate goal of helping students see themselves as engaged participants, rather than observers, in a multicultural community. For students in the intercultural communication class, this goal echoes…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Intercultural Communication, Transformative Learning, Partnerships in Education
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Wallace, J. D. – Communication Teacher, 2008
The internet has given undergraduate students ever-increasing access to academic journals via search engines and online databases. However, students typically do not have the ability to use these journals effectively. This often poses a dilemma for instructors. The accelerated peer-review journal usage (APJU) technique provides a way for…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Information Literacy
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Young, Stacy L.; Bippus, Amy M. – Communication Teacher, 2008
Graduate teaching associates (GTAs) play a vital role as instructors at many universities but often are not confident in their ability to perform their job-related duties. Based on Bandura's (1997) theory of self-efficacy, this project examined a teacher-training program for GTAs and assessed its outcomes. Our results revealed that GTAs reported…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education
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Waldeck, Jennifer H. – Communication Teacher, 2008
The purpose of this report is to describe a rationale and strategies for use of the National Communication Association's online magazine, "Communication Currents", in the undergraduate communication curriculum. "Communication Currents" features essays that translate current scholarship published in NCA journals, making the research "understandable…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Academic Standards, Communication Skills, Electronic Journals
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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
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Waite, Lisa – Communication Teacher, 2008
This article presents an activity which makes use of Don McLean's song "American Pie," to engage students in fantasy-theme analysis. This discussion ultimately demonstrates how reality is constructed to satisfy the views shared by groups and individuals. Fantasy-theme analysis argues that audiences frequently shape their own connotation of an…
Descriptors: Fantasy, Audiences, Rhetorical Criticism, Music
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