Instructor's Corner #1: Think RateMyProfessor.Com Doesn't Matter? Think Again.
few years ago, I received a phone call from Sarah,* a friend from graduate
school. By that point, we were beginning our careers as university
communication professors. As we caught up on our new jobs and teaching
experiences, Sarah shared with despair she had recently visited the site RateMyProfessors.com to discover what her
students were saying about her.
Instructor's Corner #2: The Potential, Power, and Pitfalls of Communication Service-Learning
In its most basic
form, service learning asks students to practice in community settings
what they are learning in their disciplines. The hope is that their work will
benefit others. Service learning is rapidly proliferating in communication
classes, leading some scholars to claim that communication is a disciplinary
leader in service learning.
Instructor's Corner #3: What Do You Expect? Exploring Expectations to Improve Communication
Expectations, as part of the filter through which we
communicate with the world, too often go unexplored. In both sending and
receiving messages, it is important that we consider the impact of our expectations
on outcomes, including relationships.
COMM 365: Celebrating 100 Years of Communication Research through 2014
In honor of the National Communication
Association’s upcoming Centennial, I’m excited to announce COMM 365, a project
celebrating 100 years of communication research. Five times per week, the NCA
website will post brief, accessible write-ups of
impactful concepts, theories, and research findings from our field of study.
Converging on Safety: The Most Believable Risk Messages
Over the past two decades, the world has
experienced an alarming increase in the frequency of serious crises such as
industrial accidents, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters. Consistent
across all crises is the need for communication.
Watching or Being Watched: What Are Police Media?
you think about the police and the media, an episode of TV’s most popular
prime-time show NCIS is far more likely to come to
mind than a breathalyzer. Yet, we want to propose a new method for analyzing
the relationship between the media and the police that might change such
Communicating the Safety of a Transparent Social World
maintain their popularity thirteen years after the first season of CSI
aired on CBS. These dramas are important in understanding cultural beliefs
about crime and policing, but they reveal much more than this.
Social Incompetence and Disordered Eating Attitudes: The Role of Critical and Overinvolved Mothers
disorders affect millions of people and their families. In the United States, approximately 600,000 to 1.5 million individuals
suffer from anorexia
nervosa, 3 - 6 million individuals suffer from bulimia nervosa,
and 4.5 - 6 million individuals suffer from binge
Spin Doctors at Work: Intercultural Communication in Global Organizations
Daily global interaction in the workplace is on
the rise. In their search for capital, labor, and markets, a host of firms have
established multinational operations.