Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 4, Winter

Central States Outstanding Teacher Award Winners: A Teaching Philosophy
For Palmer (1998), it requires courage. For Grasha (1996), it is understood in terms of style. For Boyer (1990), it is scholarship. For Angelo and Cross (1993), it must be assessed. For Weimer (1990), it is only developed through careful and ongoing...
Central States Outstanding Teachers Award Winners: Recognizing the Importance of Teaching: An Introduction to Our Very Best!
We have all thought about and even agonized over how much time and energy should we invest in preparing course syllabi, lectures and assignments, in addition to grading and meeting with students. Is it realistic to find any balance in teaching, service...
Central States Outstanding Teaching Award Winners: "Learn to Play the Game:" Recommendations for Being Successful as a Graduate Teaching Assistant
As you walk into the classroom on your first day, you need to take attendance, cover the course syllabus, explain the assignments, and complete an ice-breaker. All in that order. With this information, and two weeks of training, I was introduced to...
Central States Outstanding Teaching Award Winners: Reflecting on the Relationship between Instructional Communication Theory and Teaching Practices
At his retirement dinner, a professor once said that he wished he could gather all of his students from the first ten years of teaching into one large auditorium. He would then stand out in the middle of that auditorium looking into the faces of those...
Central States Outstanding Teaching Award Winners: Wisdom, Eloquence, and a Little Bit of Yourself: A Philosophy for Teaching
Wisdom without eloquence has been of little help to states, but eloquence without wisdom has often been a great obstacle and never an advantage. Cicero (Kennedy, 1980, p. 91) The above quotation is my touchstone. It embodies what I want my students...
"If I Knew Then What I Know Now": Seropositive Individuals' Perceptions of Partner Trust, Safety and Risk Prior to HIV Infection
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus responsible for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), was isolated and identified in 1981 (Gallo et al., 1984). Since the official identification of this virus, the number of reported cases of HIV...
Keynote Address from Cincinnati: Harnessing Hope and Imagination for Public Life
Good morning. It's a delight to be here with colleagues committed to improving communication. That topic is central to my own work at Imagine Chicago. I'd like to share with you this morning some thoughts about harnessing hope and imagination on behalf...
Narrative and Social Change: A Case Study of the Wagner Act of 1935
The Wagner Act was one of the most drastic legislative innovations of the decade. It threw the weight of government behind the right of labor to bargain collectively, and compelled employers to accede peacefully to the unionization of their plants....
Testing the Mediating Role of Cognitive Responses in the Elaboration Likelihood Model
Petty and Cacioppo's (1981, 1986a, 1986b) Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) is perhaps one of the most researched theories of attitude change. Nevertheless, the considerable research on this theory provides scant evidence for the mediating role of...

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