Standards in Oral Communication

Fall
2007
Resolution Number: 
09.06
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Oral communication skills, including public speaking presentations, are important for students entering the workplace;

Whereas, Oral communication courses are required for many associate degrees;

Whereas, The A1 General Education Area for transfer to the California State Universities (CSU) has stated expectations that oral communication classes will include public speaking; and

Whereas, California community colleges have significant variations in their oral communication courses that satisfy local graduation requirements and/or the CSU A1 standard;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges convene statewide conversations among discipline faculty about expectations for oral communication courses. MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Convene statewide conversations among discipline faculty about expectations for oral communication courses.
Recommendation: 
Completed.
Status Report: 

Committee discussed the topic and determined that other projects such as C-ID , CSU GE and LDTP clarify such expectations and to convene a new group could be costly and difficult. The discipline's professional organizations (e.g. NCA and WASC) additional have identified such standards. The topic may be primarily of local concern.