Speaking Intensive Policy

All students will take at least two speaking-intensive courses beyond Goals 1 through 11 and 14. Speaking-intensive courses shall be designated in the Catalog, in the registration schedule, and on the course syllabus. Transfer courses do not normally satisfy the speaking intensive requirement.

To qualify as speaking-intensive, a course must meet the following guidelines:

1. Speaking-intensive courses should require at least one formal speaking occasion for each student.
2. Instructors in speaking-intensive courses are encouraged to require informal speaking opportunities to lead students to explore and articulate course content.
3. Instructors in speaking-intensive courses should give explicit instruction in how to complete the required assignments. This explicit instruction must include giving
detailed assignments and a scoring guide showing the explicit criteria, including grading scale, used to score the assignments. If possible, this information should be attached to the course syllabus. Other explicit instruction might include discussing procedures for gathering and organizing information, providing models of appropriate forms, and encouraging rehearsal and revision.
Transfer courses do not normally satisfy speaking intensive requirements.