Institute for Teaching and Learning

 Core Competencies-Oral Communication

     Oral Communication is characterized by clear, persuasive, logical, and coherent presentation of information, ideas, and values to a specific audience.  It can be described by the following set of learning outcomes.  A student is able to  …

  • Synthesize primary and secondary sources for use in oral presentations with appropriate citation;
  • Demonstrate vocal qualities (pace, inflection, volume, enunciation) and physical behaviors (gestures, stance, eye-contact, movement) that maintain audience interest;
  • Give an oral presentation which is clear, confident, persuasive and uses language appropriate for different target audiences;
  • Employ visual aids, when appropriate, to provide useful illustrations or examples; and
  • Lead and participate effectively in group discussions and meetings.


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