October 29th, 2016
For several years now I have been developing and using a term long paper writing model to help my students become better researchers and writers—and it is paying dividends.
- It breaks up the tasks students need to complete into Six Steps so that I can use Specifications Grading.
- My colleagues report that our students’ writing has improved in the higher level courses.
- Most of all, it yields papers that are more interesting to read at the end of the semester.
Recently, while I was explaining the process to a colleague, I realized that every step of this paper process corresponds to the flow of Benjamin Bloom’s Hierarchy of Learning Model (Bloom’s Taxonomy). So I created a visual…
August 25th, 2016
Many thanks to Rhett Allain and his post in Wired today…
College Won’t Train You for a Job and that’s just fine 🙂 Before you jump all over me for that, read his post. I love his “Build a time machine” comment!!
March 14th, 2016
To help with what seems to be growing confusion, here is what is available in Fall 2016.
COMM 390 Qualitative Research Methods in Communication is Recommended for Majors only
COMM 100 Introduction to Communication Studies – multiple sections offered every semester
…and any FOUR of the following (at least one must be at the 200-level and two at the 300/400-level) for Core Concentration
…and any FIVE of the following (at least one must be at the 200-level and two at the 300/400-level) for the Minor
||200 level (1 req’d)
||300-400 level (2 req’d)
|*COMM 165 Intro to Visual Comm
||*COMM 250 Intercultural Comm
||COMM 330 International Communication
||*COMM 265 Visual Rhetoric, Visual Culture
||COMM 365 Digital Media in a Global Context
||COMM 375 Global Audiences, Global Consumers
||COMM 380 Visual Media in a Cultural Context
||COMM 385 Gender, Globalization and the Media
||COMM 432 SpTopics in Global Communication
||COMM 465 McLuhan’s Global Village
|* OFFERED EVERY SEMESTER
||WTNG 300 Rhetoric and Cultural Differences
|| FA 2018
AVAILABLE FALL 2016
COMM 165 Introduction to Visual Communication
COMM 250 Intercultural Communication
COMM 265 Visual Rhetoric, Visual Culture
COMM 375 Global Audiences, Global Consumers (???)
COMM 385 Gender, Globalization and the Media
OTHER OFFERINGS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FUTURE YEARS:
COMM 330 International Communication (SP 2017)
COMM 365 Digital Media in a Global Context (SP 2018)
COMM 380 Visual Media in a Cultural Context (SP 2017, was last offered SP14)
COMM 432 Special Topics in Global Communication (as needed)
WTNG 300 Rhetoric and Cultural Differences (FA 2018)
November 22nd, 2015
No one turns the table quite as astutely! How does he do it?
This is the part of the semester where the rubber really meets the road. This past week, I reminded students that we only had three weeks left to the semester and many of them were running out of time to get things they’ve been putting off done.
Some might think lowering expectations is in order — on my part. But I’m firmly of the opinion that if even one student is able to keep up the pace and do well without a significant diminishment in their overall quality of life, the rest had the same opportunity.
We all make decisions along the way that gets us to where we are now. Lowering the bar at this juncture only reinforces the notion that “If I procrastinate long enough, those that expect something of me will lower their expectations and I won’t have to do the work.” And what message does this send to those that applied themselves all along?
The question I set myself is this: “What would it be like to spend the next five (or ten) years working with one of these students, side by side, on my team?”
What kind of workmate do I want? What kind of workmate do YOU want? That’s the kind of student you want to be.
October 19th, 2015
The Presentation for RWU Innovations in Teaching Series