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Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson Sep 2005

Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

Worldviews emerge from our individual and collective Levels of Consciousness at given points in time and space and from what we come to “believe” is possible or not. In my own experience, my research on Consciousness, and my study of various cultures, societies, and Consciousness literature, I have identified at least seven Levels of Consciousness, twenty-five Archetypal Energies, and various Earth Lessons, which we seem to commonly experience as human beings, in our own unique personal, societal, and global life spaces.


Differences Between People Managers And Technical Leads In Managing Their Former Peers, Franz P. Bruckner May 2005

Differences Between People Managers And Technical Leads In Managing Their Former Peers, Franz P. Bruckner

Engineering Management Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This paper documents research on differences between two types of managers that manage their former peer groups. The two management types are people managers and technical leads. Differences were researched in three areas: communication, social interaction, and work management. All 2,100+ members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Program Management Institute (PMI) were invited to complete the survey, as were a subset of Lockheed Martin people managers and technical leads. Forty-two surveys were completed. Of these, thirty-seven were from persons who managed former peers. Due to this low response, limited analysis was carried out on the thirty-seven usable ...


Teaching Communication: Getting To The Heart Using Visuals As An Instructional Tool, John Fisher, Melody Hubbard Mar 2005

Teaching Communication: Getting To The Heart Using Visuals As An Instructional Tool, John Fisher, Melody Hubbard

Dr. John R. Fisher

Students become much more engaged in movies than in most other visual aids because they find them entertaining and see greater applications in their own lives. However, the instructor’s goal in showing films is more than to entertain or fill time; it is to assist in learning. By increasing student involvement, higher levels of learning can be achieved. This paper applies a taxonomy of engagement suggested by Rößling and Naps (2002) to the teaching of communication. By engaging students, beyond viewing, in responding, changing, constructing and presenting, greater learning outcomes can be achieved.


Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: A Retrospective Examination Of Social Skills, Linguistics, And Student Outcomes, John W. Hill, Kathy L. Coufal Jan 2005

Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: A Retrospective Examination Of Social Skills, Linguistics, And Student Outcomes, John W. Hill, Kathy L. Coufal

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

A language-based social skills instruction intervention used to prepare middle and high school students with emotional/behavioral disorders for return to less restrictive public school placements was evaluated. The daily 50-minute intervention focused on repetitive readings, recitations, and role-playing of skill step procedures until students achieved mastery on each required task in five broad dimensions: peer relations, self-management, academic, compliance, and assertion. The students were divided into three groups according to the length of intervention (under 2 years, 2 to 3 years, and more than 3 years). Dependent t tests were used to test the effects of prolonged intervention on ...


Submission Guidelines Jan 2005

Submission Guidelines

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Public And Relational Communication Ethics In Political Communication: Integrity, Secrecy, And Dialogue In ‘The Contender’, Jon A. Hess, Joy Piazza Jan 2005

Public And Relational Communication Ethics In Political Communication: Integrity, Secrecy, And Dialogue In ‘The Contender’, Jon A. Hess, Joy Piazza

Communication Faculty Publications

There is no denying the omnipresence of media in the twenty-first century. One form of media that is particularly influential is film. Unlike print forms of entertainment, in which age and reading ability dictate accessibility, movies are accessible to virtually everyone. And, regardless of the producer's purpose for making the film, all movies provide an insight into our culture and the individuals who reside within it. Some movies are produced solely for entertainment value, but others seek to convey some type of message or to stimulate thought on the part of the viewer (Good & Dillon 2002; Kupfer 1999; Lipkin 2002). All ...


Front Cover Jan 2005

Front Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Editorial Board Jan 2005

Editorial Board

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


A Study Exploring The Impact Of Two Instructional Paradigms On State And Trait Communication Apprehension, Amy Rachelle Wolfsen Jan 2005

A Study Exploring The Impact Of Two Instructional Paradigms On State And Trait Communication Apprehension, Amy Rachelle Wolfsen

Basic Communication Course Annual

For decades the communication field has been interested in communication apprehension (CA). However, little attention has been given to developing a link between communication apprehension and instructional strategies. To test this notion, undergraduate students at a medium sized western university were exposed to experimental classrooms involving two instructional methodologies and then asked to complete state and trait CA measures. The study employed a 2x2x2 factorial design with the first factor being the instructors, the second factor being the teaching style and the third factor being the lesson plans. These data were analyzed using MANOVA and Duncan's Multiple Range tests ...


Individual Conferences And The Public Speaking Class, Rodney K. Marshall, Michelle T. Violanti Jan 2005

Individual Conferences And The Public Speaking Class, Rodney K. Marshall, Michelle T. Violanti

Basic Communication Course Annual

This study examined the individual conferences created by using the online-assisted method of teaching the Public Speaking class. During the course of the semester, students completed online quizzes to assess their textbook comprehension and met individually with the instructor to prepare for the presentations in the online-assisted course. Students in the traditional course attended and participated in class without use of computers outside of class. The results revealed the online-assisted students were more satisfied with the class, felt more prepared in giving presentations, perceived they learned more, felt better concerning the instruction, and perceived better communication with the instructor than ...


Author Identification Jan 2005

Author Identification

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Talking About Drugs: Examining Self-Disclosure And Trust In Adult Children From Substance Abusive Families, Susan Renee Mattson Jan 2005

Talking About Drugs: Examining Self-Disclosure And Trust In Adult Children From Substance Abusive Families, Susan Renee Mattson

Theses Digitization Project

The main purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between drugs of choice that family members abused and the non-addicted family member's levels of self-disclosure, self-disclosure avoidance, and trust.


What Does Arguing Look Like?, Jean Goodwin Jan 2005

What Does Arguing Look Like?, Jean Goodwin

English Publications

Even on our best days, we teachers of argumentation sometimes suspect that our students are thinking bad things about us: that they don't like our subject! In this essay, I will give an account of a classroom exercise I call "What Does Arguing Look Like?" aimed to elicit and confront this suspected negative view of arguing. I'll start by pointing out why we need to know what our students are thinking. I'll then describe the exercise as I used it in one class, and analyze in detail the results it produced. And I'll close with some ...


Editor's Page, Scott Titsworth Jan 2005

Editor's Page, Scott Titsworth

Basic Communication Course Annual

Volume 17 of the Basic Communication Course Annual offers a great deal of insight on the varied dimensions of basic course pedagogy which, at the end of the day, allows the basic course to embody the ideals of our discipline. The complexity of communication is best illustrated in Turman’s article exploring the use of technology in the basic course. As Paul explains, students’ perceptions of teacher immediacy and affect are influenced not only by gender, but also by the use of technology. Paul’s findings show us that the classroom communication environment must not be characterized with a ...


Contents And Abstracts Jan 2005

Contents And Abstracts

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Title Page Jan 2005

Title Page

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Synthesizing The First 15 Years Of The Basic Communication Course Annual: What Research Tells Us About Effective Pedagogy, Stephen K. Hunt, David R. Novak, Julie L. Semlak, Kevin R. Meyer Jan 2005

Synthesizing The First 15 Years Of The Basic Communication Course Annual: What Research Tells Us About Effective Pedagogy, Stephen K. Hunt, David R. Novak, Julie L. Semlak, Kevin R. Meyer

Basic Communication Course Annual

Despite the popularity of the both the basic course in communication and the Basic Communication Course Annual, questions still remain about the empirical support for the ways in which we teach the basic course. This essay categorizes and synthesizes 61 empirical studies published from 1989 to 2004 in the Basic Communication Course Annual. The studies are classified into five categories: teaching strategies, teacher and student characteristics, status of the basic course, analyses of texts for the basic course, and assessment of the basic course. Several salient themes are developed and suggestions for future research are advanced.


Problematic Student Behaviors In The College Communication Classroom: Reviewing And Re-Envisioning Instructional Communication Research, Javette G. Hayes Jan 2005

Problematic Student Behaviors In The College Communication Classroom: Reviewing And Re-Envisioning Instructional Communication Research, Javette G. Hayes

Basic Communication Course Annual

Climate concerns in basic communication courses often revolve around classroom management issues. Teachers may experience reality shock in the face of complex and challenging classroom situations. This essay offers new and experienced teachers a detailed review, interpretation, and critique of literature on student conduct that may contribute to the “harsh and rude reality of everyday classroom life.” After consideration of research on specific areas of problem student behavior (i.e., participation; hostility, opposition, and aggression; power and resistance; challenge behavior; cheating; and excuse making), attention shifts to the topics of prevention, recommendations, mutual influence, and confrontation. The essay concludes with ...


Preparing To Participate: An Exploration Of Student Engagement Through Student Work And Instructors’ Observations, Allison N. Rattenborg, Cheri J. Simonds, Stephen K. Hunt Jan 2005

Preparing To Participate: An Exploration Of Student Engagement Through Student Work And Instructors’ Observations, Allison N. Rattenborg, Cheri J. Simonds, Stephen K. Hunt

Basic Communication Course Annual

The present study investigates two instructional strategies that promote student preparation for and participation in class: reading objectives and participation sheets. In the first study, students were asked to complete the reading objectives (knowledge level questions about the assigned reading) and write the extended comments. Extended comments move beyond the knowledge level by demonstrating comprehension, application, or evaluation of the content.

These include personal examples, insights, or questions about the course material. A content analysis of the students’ ex-tended comments found evidence of student engagement as 76.3% of the comments moved beyond the “knowledge” level. Study 2 examined instructors ...


Implementing Technology Into The Basic Course: The Influence Of Sex And Instructional Technology Use On Teacher Immediacy And Student Affective Learning, Paul D. Turman Jan 2005

Implementing Technology Into The Basic Course: The Influence Of Sex And Instructional Technology Use On Teacher Immediacy And Student Affective Learning, Paul D. Turman

Basic Communication Course Annual

This study explored the impact that instructional technology use and instructor gender have on students’ perceptions of immediacy and affective learning in the basic communication course. Participants included 1526 undergraduate students from 72 sections of the basic course over the course of four semesters. A series of 2 X 2 factorial designs were used to uncover main and interaction effects. Results of the Multivariate analyses revealed a two-way interaction effect of technology use by instructor gender with the use of presentational software, and main effects for each form of technology (i.e., presentational software, video material, course webpages, course chatrooms ...


Back Cover Jan 2005

Back Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Index Of Titles, Volumes 1-16; Index Of Authors, Volumes 1-16 Jan 2005

Index Of Titles, Volumes 1-16; Index Of Authors, Volumes 1-16

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Women In The Web Of Secondary Copyright Liability And Internet Filtering, Ann Bartow Jan 2005

Women In The Web Of Secondary Copyright Liability And Internet Filtering, Ann Bartow

Law Faculty Scholarship

This Essay suggests possible explanations for why there is not very much legal scholarship devoted to gender issues on the Internet; and it asserts that there is a powerful need for Internet legal theorists and activists to pay substantially more attention to the gender-based differences in communicative style and substance that have been imported from real space to cyberspace. Information portals, such as libraries and web logs, are "gendered" in ways that may not be facially apparent. Women are creating and experiencing social solidarity online in ways that male scholars and commentators do not seem to either recognize or deem ...


First Phase Information Literacy On A Fourth Generation Website, Shawn Apostel, Moe Folk Dec 2004

First Phase Information Literacy On A Fourth Generation Website, Shawn Apostel, Moe Folk

Shawn Apostel

Prevailing advice to students on how to evaluate websites (look at the URL, date of publication, webmaster, etc.) is adapted from how we evaluate books. This is an example of First Phase Information Literacy, a term we have adapted from Lankshear and Knobel's discussion of Bezos's distinction between the "first phase of automation" and the second phase. The way we as teachers have approached the evaluation of credible websites is still in the "first phase" of information literacy. In other words, we have merely adapted the methodologies we have used for books so that they apply to websites ...


Archetypal Energies And The Four Faces Of Romantic Relationships, Carroy U. Ferguson Dec 2004

Archetypal Energies And The Four Faces Of Romantic Relationships, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

All relationships are valuable learning experiences. They are mirrors to assist us in our various Earth lessons. As mirrors, relationships, particularly romantic or intimate relationships, reflect to a large extent energies that are going on inside of us. At much deeper levels, these energies are what I call our authentic Archetypal Energies. Over the years, I have come to recognize at least twenty-five of these primary Archetypal Energies, each with a unique function and purpose for our human experience. I use easily recognized terms to evoke a common sense of these energies. Love, for example, is one of these deeper ...