Evaluating the Basic Communication Course
This paper presents a rationale for evaluating the basic course to determine the extent to which it meets the communication needs of the students. The results of a study undertaken at one institution are offered to illustrate the questions and implications such an evaluation might address. The literature relevant to basic course assessments are reviewed, and suggestions for basic course programs undertaking this type of evaluation are discussed.
Bendtschneider, Lyn B. and Trank, Douglas M.
"Evaluating the Basic Course: Using Research to Meet the Communication Needs of the Students,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 2
, Article 14.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol2/iss1/14