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First Edition   ©2012

Coordinating the Communication Course

A Guidebook

Deanna L. Fassett , John T. Warren

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-62345-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-312-62345-6
  • Paper Text , 272 pages

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The indispensable resource for every course director

Written by leading scholars and course directors, Deanna Fassett and John Warren, Coordinating the Communication Course: A Guidebook offers the most practical advice on every topic central to the coordinator/director role.  Starting with setting a strong foundation—establishing a clear program vision—this professional resource continues on with thoughtful guidance, tips, and best practices on crucial topics such as creating continuity across multiple sections, orchestrating meaningful assessment, hiring and training instructors, and advocating for promotion, and for the course and program itself.  Model course materials, recommended readings, and insights from successful coordinators from around the country make this professional resource a must have book for anyone directing a course in communication—whether they are a first timer or a seasoned pro.
“It’s the only book of its kind on this topic, and explores the complexities of course coordinating thoroughly. If I had this book when I became a course coordinator it would have made my life much easier. Especially because there are not clear-cut academic paths to course coordinating, this book is essential to help fill in the gaps and provide a foundation for effective course coordination. Even if you have been course directing for many years, you will still discover ideas in this book that you can use.”
—Cynthia Duquette Smith, Indiana University