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We are interested in hearing from faculty across Texas about their experiences of designing teaching, learning, and assessment that addresses the Communication Skills objective.
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In Texas, the Communication Skills (COM) objective is defined as including:
effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
The assessment of Communication Skills is required in ALL foundational component areas:
- Life and Physical Sciences
- Language, Philosophy and Culture
- Creative Arts
- American History
- Government/Political Science Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Component Area Option
Examples From Across Texas
Jolinda Ramsey from San Antonio College outlines an innovative approach using a semi-flipped classroom to develop communication skills in their speech class.
AACU’s VALUE Rubrics provide a good starting point for beginning to think about the design and assessment of Communication Skills. ACCU have organised a number of rubrics underneath the general heading of Intellectual and Practical Skills (see the list below) and institutions across Texas are using one or more of these rubrics to support their work with this core objective.