Communication 2015—Draft Form

B.[A./S.] in [Program]:
Upper Division Communication Implementation Plan

Each baccalaureate degree program must include, as part of its degree plan, integration of communication at the primarily upper-division level, as evidenced by baccalaureate graduates’ abilities to address the following four communications-related Learning Outcomes:

UAF undergraduates demonstrate effective communication when they are able to:

 

  1. Explain disciplinary content using a variety of modes of communication.
  2. Communicate to audiences in the discipline using appropriate disciplinary conventions.
  3. Translate disciplinary content to audiences outside the discipline, making disciplinary knowledge relevant to broader communities.
  4. Integrate feedback from others to enhance or revise communication.

 

 

Address the following questions:

 

  1. What kinds of communication-related products does your department need students to be able to produce? Are there particular modes of communication graduates should be expert in? (E.g., in biology, students need to be able to produce lab reports and present work via posters and in talks; in theatre, students need to be able to write synopses of plays and characters; in environmental engineering, students need to write reports and accessibly present technical ideas.)[type your response here]
  2. How will students in your program learn to explain disciplinary content using a variety of modes of communication? In particular:
    1. How/where will your students develop written communication skills, specifically?
    2. How/where will your students develop oral communication skills, specifically?
    3. How/where will your students develop other forms of communication, specifically? (e.g. visual, non-verbal, graphical, aural)[type your response here]
  1. How will students in your program learn to communicate to people within the discipline using appropriate disciplinary conventions? In particular:
    1. How/where will your students learn the disciplinary conventions related to written communication?
    2. How/where will your students learn the disciplinary conventions related to oral communication? (e.g., is the convention to give presentations with slides? Read scholarly articles?)[type your response here]
  1. How will students in your program learn to translate disciplinary content to people    outside the discipline, making disciplinary knowledge relevant to broader communities? In particular:
    1. How/where will your students learn to communicate disciplinary ideas to non-expert audiences?
    2. How/where will students acquire practice at communicating in the discipline, via writing or oral presentations or other modes (e.g., poster presentations), to a variety of audiences?

[type your response here]

  1. How will students in your program learn to integrate feedback from others to enhance or revise communication?
    1. How/where will your students have recurring opportunities for students to practice disciplinary communication with feedback from instructor and peers?
    2. How/where will students learn to integrate that feedback?

[type your response here]

6. How will this plan accommodate students who declare their major late? Transfer students?

[type your response here]

 

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