Program for the 2010 PDI

10:00 AM

Session Title:
21st century multi-modal communication: A model for CSU?
Kathleen Kiefer,Sue Doe,Tobi Jacobi,Jill Salahub,Brad Benz
Writing and WAC
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
228 LSC
As post-baccalaureate demands for clear communication increase, students are more and more challenged to develop expertise in writing print texts, delivering oral presenations, and developing a range of electronic texts. This session will first define the various ways in which communication becomes increasingly complex and will address some of the current practices in multi-modal communication. Presenters will then turn to workable models from other universities of courses that integrate multi-modal communication into larger plans for departmental majors. Finally, the group as a whole will consider what a "communication plan" for CSU departments and major programs of study might look like.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session aims to engage participants in conversations about the communication requirements their undergraduate majors should anticipate after graduation and the ways those demands can be integrated into existing departmental and university curricula. The session should attract faculty from across the campus interested in Writing across the Curriculum or Communication across the Curriculum initiatives or in integrating all manner of communication skills into their courses and departmental programs.