Speech 213-- Presentation Skills

Student Learning Outcomes
(refined and revised August 2005)

As a result of this course students will be able to:

1.  Identify and demonstrate effective strategies for constructing well-researched, well-organized, and well-written              informative and persuasive speeches.
2.  Identify and demonstrate effective strategies for constructing a group presentation.
3.  Analyze varied audience types and directly apply results to presentations.
4.  Integrate presentation skills with a service learning project that emphasizes diversity and/or community outreach.
5.  Identify and demonstrate use of technology to enhance and/or improve presentations, such as videotaping or PowerPoint.
6.  Display increased comfort and/or confidence delivering presentations to diverse audiences.

Measures
 

Results

Speech 213: Presentation Skills Assessment Results fro 2005-06

 

Outcome (focus on outcomes  2,4,6)

Fall

Winter

Spring

         

2

Identify and demonstrate effective strategies for constructing a group presentation.

 

 

 

4

Analyze varied audience types and directly apply results to presentations.

 

 

 

6

Display increased comfort and/or confidence delivering presentations to diverse audiences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Student Learning Outcomes (for 2003-5)

Think critically, constructing and deconstructing arguments from different points of view.

  1. Analyze the "other" that is the focus of the class (audience).
  2. Gain knowledge of the "self" in order to facilitate meaningful and effective identity management.
  3. Explain the value of community involvement/action/outreach, including the concept of reciprocity.
  4. Explain the connection between public speaking skills and active civic participation.
  5. Demonstrate how audience analysis produces more effective presentations.
  6. Use audience feedback to improve public presentations.
  7. Use concrete reasons to support claims.
  8. Design effective group presentations
  9. Display confidence delivering a presentation to an unfamiliar group.

Measures
In Fall 2004 outcomes 2, 4, and 10 were the focus for the quarter.  Outcome 2 was assessed through a presentation, outcomes 4 & 10 an essay assignment was given.

Results

Speech 213 Assessment Results for Fall 2004 - Spring 2005
 

Outcome Fall 2004 Winter 2005 Spring 2005
    % points
earned

% points
earned

 
2.

Analyze the "other" that is the focus of the class (audience).

84.4
(N=9)
   
4.

Explain the value of community involvement/action/outreach, including the concept of reciprocity.

76.6
(N=9)
   
10.

Display confidence delivering a presentation to an unfamiliar group

85.7
(N=6)