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

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prepared to fulfill their social and civic obligations" ( Prologue and Major Recommendations, 1986, p. 16).
APPENDIX A: ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT
Founded by members of the Church of the Brethren in 1899, Elizabethtown College aims to develop sound intellectual judgment, keen moral sensitivity and an appreciation for beauty in the world. This educational process fosters the capacity for independent thought and commitment to personal integrity. In keeping with its historical and religious tradition, the College affirms the values of peace, justice and human dignity, striving to achieve a distinctive blend of the liberal arts and professional studies. This union of the world of spirit and the world of work is expressed in the College motto, "Educate for Service", and on its seal, Deus Lux et Veritas.The College fulfills this mission by:
Striving to attain a diverse academic community.
Promoting cultural pluralism and international understanding in a collegial community.
Creating an environment that encourages the spirit of free inquiry, stimulates intellectual curiosity, and cultivates academic achievement.
Developing the skills for critical analysis and effective communication.
Designing programs that foster maturity, leadership, and responsible citizenship.
Providing campus-wide support services necessary for the development of mind, body, spirit.
Serving as a learning resource and cultural center for society at large.
The institutional goals for the academic program at Elizabethtown College, in outline, reflect this general statement of educational philosophy:
1. A threefold purpose in the education of students:
a. a. A general education (core) requirement, developing analytical and relational process of thought, clear and coherent means of self-expression, and a growing understanding of self and environment through distributional and integrative requirements in the liberal arts.
b. b. A specific education requirement or major, preparing the student for advanced studies and/or career opportunities by adding the different experience of specialized in-depth knowledge to the breadth of the general educational requirements.

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