Lectures & Workshops
The Speaking in the Disciplines initiative provides lectures, workshops, and short seminars to faculty and students on a wide variety of communication-related topics. Contact Janet Skupien for more information about our services, or fill in our form to schedule a lecture, workshop, or seminar for your course or department.
Possible topics include:
- Planning and moderating class discussions
- Integrating oral assignments and activities into the curriculum
- Preparing and evaluating oral assignments and activities
- Improving the quality of student communication and oral contributions to class
- Assigning group presentations and debates, or related projects.
- Encouraging participation by all students.
- Presentation skills development (how to speak like a professional)
- Effective use of PowerPoint
- Professional ethos, image, and identity
- Presenting scientific research and findings
We work with students and instructors on a variety of oral assignments and activities including, but not limited to:
- Case studies
- Chapter/Article reviews and summaries
- Demonstration lessons
- Discussion questions and subsequent deliberations
- Formal addresses
- Individual/group presentations
- Mock trials
- News casts
- Oral exams/quizzes
- Panel discussions
- Poster presentations
- PowerPoint presentations
- Press conferences
- Reporting of research findings
- Role playing activities
- Roundtable discussions
- Sharing and pairing exercises
Contact Janet Skupien, Director of the Speaking in the Disciiplines initiative, for help in tailoring these and other assignments to fit your course objectives.
Students can obtain individual instruction and support in oral communication from the Department of Communication’s Oral Communication Lab.
Visit the Writing in the Disciplines Web site for more information about writing assignments and activities in the classroom.