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Communication Teaching Resources: Integrating Communication Instruction into Course Design

Module by: The Cain Project in Engineering and Professional Communication. E-mail the author

A number of universities have set quantitative requirements for writing or communication intensive programs. Instructors whose courses have been chosen for a communication intensive designation have been compelled to add specific numbers of word or pages of writing. When such assignments are merely added to existing syllabi, the assignments may not further course objectives or foster better learning. The materials in this section are intended to help faculty think about new ways that communication instruction can be integrated with their courses. Several sample syllabi are included. In addition to resources related to course design and assignment design, there are also materials to help train discussion leaders and student writing mentors or presentation coaches.

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The preparation of these materials was funded through a generous grant from the Gordon and Mary Cain Foundation.

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