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Speaking in the Disciplines Resources

An advanced degree in communication is not required to help students become more adept speakers and listeners. Instructors in any discipline can learn to develop speaking/listening exercises and assignments that meet course-specific goals, offer students basic guidelines for success, and provide fair and productive feedback.

Speaking in the Disciplines Faculty Seminar

Offered in collaboration with the Dietrich School and the University Center for Teaching and Learning, the SID Seminar is an invaluable opportunity to work with colleagues on making student oral communication a significant part of your course. Read past participants’ testimonials on the benefits of this resource.

Oral Communication Lab

The Oral Communication Lab is a partner to Speaking in the Disciplines. It is a place for students to plan, prepare and practice oral communication and receive immediate constructive feedback from trained peer assistants, based on assignment guidelines.

University Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center’s Instructional Designers and Technologists are a vital component of the SID initiative. They share practical knowledge with fellows as the SID Seminar proceeds and remain available for individual consultations throughout each year. Learn more about the University Center for Teaching and Learning.