Convention

  • Thursday
    31
    2016
    March 31, 2016
    12:00-2:45PM

    Short Course 1

    The Impact Of Sexual And Relationship Violence On [R]Evolutionizing College Campuses: How Academia Can Create Social Change

    Camden

  • Thursday
    31
    2016
    March 31, 2016
    3:00-5:45PM

    Short Course 2

    A Revolution In The Job Market Area: Changing The Focus From Print To Online Portfolios

    Camden

  • Friday
    1
    2016
    April 1, 2016
    9:00-11:45AM

    Short Course 3

    A Nice, Slow (R)Evolution: How To Make Big Changes From Little Ones

    Camden

  • Friday
    1
    2016
    April 1, 2016
    12:00-2:55PM

    Short Course 4

    A Revolution In The Introductory Mass Media Course: Shifting The Focus To Media Convergence And The Web

    Camden

  • Friday
    1
    2016
    April 1, 2016
    3:00-5:20PM

    Short Course 5

    Assessing Oral Communication Across Courses: Lesson Learned, Rubrics Ruined And Outcomes Obliterated

    Camden

  • Saturday
    2
    2016
    April 2, 2016
    9:00-11:45AM

    Short Course 6

    Revolutionizing Our Emphasis On “Life After College”: Preparing Communication Undergraduates For Graduation And Beyond

    Camden

  • Saturday
    2
    2016
    April 2, 2016
    1:30-4:15PM

    Short Course 7

    Teaching The Introductory Communication Theory Course

    Camden

Short Courses


107th Annual ECA Convention
Baltimore, Maryland
Wednesday, March 30, 2016-Sunday, April 3, 2016
[R]evolution

 

SHORT COURSE DIRECTOR
Susan M. Ward
Delaware County Community College
sward@dccc.edu
107th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention

New for 2016!

  • Short courses will be 165 minutes in length and run as a part of the regular convention schedule.
  • There is no additional charge for participants who wish to take a short course (pre-registration will still be required).

1) Thursday 12:00-2:45, Camden Room “The Impact Of Sexual And Relationship Violence On [R]Evolutionizing College Campuses: How Academia Can Create Social Change”

Sponsor:              Short Courses

Facilitator 1:       Rowena L. Briones, Virginia Commonwealth University
Facilitator 2:       Tremayne D. Robertson, Virginia Commonwealth University
Facilitator 3:       Leah Gregory, Virginia Commonwealth University
Facilitator 4:       Caroline Orr, Virginia Commonwealth University
Facilitator 5:       Candace Parrish, Virginia Commonwealth University
Facilitator 6:       Alyssa Glace, Virginia Commonwealth University

According to the Department of Justice, 20-25% of women and 4-6% of men are victims of rape while in college. The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education have recently responded to these incidences by calling for schools to take immediate and effective steps to prevent sexual violence, as required by Title IX mandates. With this said, this short course will focus on how different campus stakeholders can play a role with these regulations. Open discussions and activities will engage participants in determining how to optimize their stakeholders for best communicating policy and procedures to the campus community.

2) Thursday 3:00-5:45, Camden Room “A Revolution In The Job Market Area: Changing The Focus From Print To Online Portfolios”

Sponsor:              Short Courses

Facilitator 1:       Jessi Franko, Rider University

This short course proposes that it is time to revolutionize the student portfolio. No longer is just a print portfolio acceptable in interviews--now it is the norm to have an online portfolio of a professional level of quality, which enhances one's professionalism and marketability in the workplace. In this short course we will discuss why an online portfolio is necessary in today's communication job field, the importance of knowing your audience, how to choose appropriate projects to include within the portfolio, and how to describe and "sell" the projects. Last but not least, we will review and explore several free online portfolio websites that students (or faculty) can use to showcase their work and design style. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops, resumes, and samples of their work to create their own online portfolio.

3) Friday 9:00-11:45, Camden Room “A Nice, Slow (R)Evolution: How To Make Big Changes From Little Ones”

Sponsor:          Short Courses

Facilitator 1:    Christine Courtade Hirsch, SUNY Oswego

Important pedagogical concepts have been teased out over the last few years and applied to the teaching of communication courses, from basic course to senior seminars. This short course will provide rationale, examples, and participant takeaways from three important and intersecting streams of literature and thought, focusing on Ken Bain’s 2004 What the Best College Teachers Do, moving through simple steps to determine when and if “flipping the classroom” is appropriate for the individual participants, and finishing with a very practical way of lessening the time spent grading papers while exponentially increasing the capacity for a discursive/discussion based classroom.

4) Friday 12:00-2:55, Camden Room “A Revolution In The Introductory Mass Media Course:  Shifting The Focus To Media Convergence And The Web”

Sponsor:              Short Courses

Facilitator 1:       Nancy A. Wiencek, Rider University

This short course proposes that it is time to revolutionize the introductory mass media course. As media industries continue to merge, and various media platforms and technologies continue to become more integrated, a new approach to introducing media and its impact on our lives is needed. A broad conceptual framework for teaching media convergence will be introduced. Emphasis will be placed on how the [r]evolution of digital technologies have changed the communication industries and are reshaping content. Short modules with selected readings and applied assignments will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own assignments and ideas to share.

5) Friday 3:00-5:20, Camden Room  “Assessing Oral Communication Across Courses:  Lesson Learned, Rubrics Ruined And Outcomes Obliterated”

Sponsor:              Short Courses

Facilitator 1:       Laura K. Davis, Harrisburg Area Community College
Facilitator 2:       Cheryl Wilson, Harrisburg Area Community College

This short course will examine the difficulty of assessing the basic public speaking course under the pressure of accreditation warning. From developing the assessment process to finding a sustainable cycle of assessment, attendees will learn the challenges of using technology, how to develop effective rubrics and how to improve student learning by adapting outdated outcomes.

6) Saturday 9:00-11:45, Camden Room “Revolutionizing Our Emphasis On “Life After College”: Preparing Communication Undergraduates For Graduation And Beyond”

Sponsor:              Short Courses

Facilitator 1:       Candice Thomas-Maddox, Ohio University-Lancaster
Facilitator 2:       Andrea Weber, West Virginia University

While most campuses provide career services for undergraduates, communication departments can take the initiative and begin preparing students as early as their freshman year for success after graduation. This short course provides faculty, administrators, advisors, and students with strategies to revolutionize the approach to integrating “life after college” as an integral part of the ongoing curricular plan. Inviting alumni to be part of these plans provides an added “bonus” by strengthening a strong departmental network. Topics to be discussed in this course include the development of: alumni mentoring programs, speed networking events, electronic portfolios to archive student work, social media to connect students and alumni, capstone course options, an applied discussion of chaos theory of careers as part of advising…and more!

7) Saturday 1:30-4:15, Camden Room “Teaching The Introductory Communication Theory Course”

Sponsor:              Short Courses

Facilitator 1:       Richard West, Emerson College
Facilitator 2:       Lynn Turner, Marquette University      

This course is for teachers who have little/no experience in teaching the introductory course in communication theory. It is aimed at helping teachers prepare or reinvigorate their theory class. As the field of communication continues to expand, communication theory has fast become an integral part of communication curricula across the country. The “Intro” course has evolved from an elective to a required course in large numbers of communication departments. With so much information available from the growth of communication research, a limited teaching repertoire in communication theory, and inevitable student uneasiness about enrolling in the course, a model of how to teach the course seems both timely and relevant.