Assessing Communication Education: A Handbook for Media, Speech, and Theatre Educators

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Classroom Research
1. Have you experimented with different types of tests and testing procedures to see which actually does a better job of measuring achievement?
2. If you are looking for class differentiation, do your tests differentiate in a meaningful way?
3. How well do your students, and tests, perform over semesters and across different student populations and class sizes?

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments x
  • I - Background 1
  • 1 - Assessment: An Overview 3
  • APPENDIX B: NATIONAL EDUCATION GOAL 5 OBJECTIVES 23
  • References 26
  • 2 - Mission Statements, Outcomes, and the New Liberal Arts 31
  • APPENDIX A: PROGRAM ASSESSMENT AUDIT 49
  • References 53
  • 3 - Regional Accrediting Association Requirements and the Development of Outcomes Statements 57
  • APPENDIX A: GENERAL FRAMEWORK FOR AN ASSESSMENT PROGRAM 83
  • References 85
  • II - Broad Assessment Strategies 87
  • 4 - Teaching Evaluation 89
  • APPENDIX A: EXERCISE 109
  • References 111
  • 5 - Course Evaluation 113
  • APPENDIX A: COURSE EVALUATION QUESTIONS 127
  • References 129
  • 6 - Student Portfolios 131
  • APPENDIX A: ORGANIZATIONAL PACKET AND INSTRUCTIONS 146
  • References 154
  • 7 - The Capstone Course 155
  • APPENDIX A: ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT 171
  • References 178
  • 8 - Internships, Exit Interviews, and Advisory Boards 181
  • APPENDIX A: APPLICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP 195
  • References 200
  • III - Context-Specific Assessmento Strategies 201
  • 9 - Oral Communication Assessment: An Overview 203
  • References 216
  • 10 - Public Speaking 219
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENT 235
  • References 235
  • 11 - Interpersonal Communication 237
  • APPENDIX A: ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW 252
  • References 253
  • 12 - Small Group /Communication 257
  • APPENDIX A: SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES 285
  • References 285
  • 13 - Organizational Communication 291
  • References 305
  • 14 - Assessment in Theatre Programs 311
  • APPENDIX A: THEATRE ORGANIZATIONS 327
  • References 332
  • 15 - Using Accreditation for Assessment 333
  • APPENDIX A: DEPARTMENT GOALS 342
  • References 348
  • 16 - Exit Examinations for the Media Major 351
  • References 381
  • Author Index 383
  • Subject Index 391
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