Volume 32 (2020)

Outgoing Editor's Note: Joseph P. Mazer

The articles presented in Volume 32 encompass a wide range of topics that advance our understanding of basic course pedagogy, practice, and administration.

For the Basic Course Forum, contributors were asked to highlight best practices for recruiting to and/or from the basic course. In the section’s three essays, scholars address best practices for recruiting students from the basic course and the need to cultivate assistant basic course director positions to be more intentional and deliberate in recruiting and nurturing a pipeline of future course directors.

The publication of Volume 32 completes my three-year term as editor. The journal is now in the very capable hands of Brandi Frisby of the University of Kentucky. Under her leadership, I am confident that we will continue to publish the best scholarship on our discipline’s introductory course.

Front Matter


Editor's Page
Joseph P. Mazer



Measuring Essential Learning Outcomes for Public Speaking
Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post, Karla M. Hunter, Joshua N. Westwick, Angela Hosek, Kristina Ruiz-Mesa, John Hooker, and Lindsey B. Anderson


Using Virtual Reality for Speech Rehearsals: An Innovative Instructor Approach to Enhance Student Public Speaking Efficacy
Brandi N. Frisby, Renee Kaufmann, Jessalyn I. Vallade, T. Kody Frey, and Joe C. Martin


Can Course Format Drive Learning? Face-to-Face and Lecture-Lab Models of the Fundamentals of Communication Course
Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post, Andie Malterud, Anthony Arciero, and Katherine E. Hyatt Hawkins



Recruiting and Nurturing a Pipeline of Future Basic Course Directors
Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post and Cheri J. Simonds

Back Matter


Call for Manuscripts
Brandi N. Frisby


Joseph P. Mazer
Editorial assistant
T. Kody Frey
Review Board
Lindsey B. Anderson
LeAnn M. Brazeal
Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post
Katherine J. Denker
Karen Kangas Dwyer
Adam C. Earnheardt
Deanna L. Fassett
Brandi N. Frisby
Amy L. Housley Gaffney
Elizabeth Graham
Jon A. Hess
Stephen K. Hunt
John F. Hooker
Angela M. Hosek
Marian L. Houser
Adam C. Jones
Jeffrey H. Kuznekoff
Luke LeFebvre
David T. McMahan
W. Bradford Mello
Kevin R. Meyer
Scott A. Myers
C. Kyle Rudick
Kristina Ruiz-Mesa
William J. Seiler
Cheri J. Simonds
Blair Thompson
Scott Titsworth
Joseph M. Valenzano III
Beth M. Waggenspack
Samuel P. Wallace
Tiffany R. Wang
Joshua N. Westwick
Andrew D. Wolvin