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ECA PHILADELPHIA 2016 CONVENTION SPECIAL EVENTS
107th Annual ECA Convention
Wednesday, March 30, 2016-Sunday, April 3, 2016
[R]evolutions in Communication Courses:
Theory, Research, Pedagogy, and Assessment
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Constellation Room E
Sponsor: Community College Section
Committee: Rebecca M. Townsend (Coordinator), Carole Bennett, Rod Carveth, Kerry Byrnes-Loinette, Laura Davis, Isa Engleberg, Jessica Papajcik, Nyia Lacey, Susan Ward, Jenny Warren, Nancy Willets, Cheryl Wilson
This program advocates the inclusion of contemporary advancements in first- and second-year communication course content: Listening, Deliberation and Dialogue, Communication Ethics, and Media and Mediated Communication. Two of these topics—Listening and Communication Ethics—have moved beyond what is often a routine, but outmoded approach in both content and instruction. The other two topics—Deliberation and Dialogue and Media and Mediated Communication—have emerged as contemporary, research-based practices worthy of inclusions in introductory courses. This special event invites first- and second-year course instructors, directors, and researchers to learn more about the ways in which a more contemporary approach to these topics better serves the interests and needs of college students. The program will feature advancements in theories and research, instructional methodologies for teaching those concepts, and philosophies and strategies for assessing that learning.
Registrants will want to bring a syllabus of a class they teach, with objectives and any assessment rubrics. Snack are provided.
Cost $35 for one day community attendees. ECA convention registrants may add this option for $20 in conjunction with their registration.
8:45-9:00 Welcome from Thomas Flynn, Immediate Past President
- ADVANCEMENTS IN MEDIA AND MEDIATED COMMUNICATION.
Guest Speaker Nicholas Bowman, West Virginia University.
Media-specific G.I.F.T.S presented
- ADVANCEMENTS IN DELIBERATION AND DIALOGUE.
Guest Speakers Rebecca Townsend, Manchester Community College and
Lori Britt, James Madison University.
Deliberation & Dialogue-specific G.I.F.T.S presented
- ADVANCEMENTS IN COMMUNICATION ETHICS.
Guest Speaker Janie M. Harden Fritz, Duquesne University.
Communication Ethics-specific G.I.F.T.S presented
- ADVANCEMENTS IN LISTENING.
Guest Speaker Andrew Wolvin, University of Maryland.
Listening-specific G.I.F.T.S presented
12:50-1:00 Closing comments
Invitation to lunch/networking opportunities with Program organizers.
Questions? Please contact Jenny Warren, JWarren@collin.edu
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