Course Evaluation Form for designation as fulfilling requirements for: Oral Communication Competency Definition of Oral Communication/ Speaking: Competence in speaking is the ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience. Developing this competency includes acquiring poise and developing control of the language through experience in making presentations to small groups, to large groups, and through the media. Prefix Number Course Title Criteria Explicit, near verbatim Clear connection Obscure, vague Missing 1. Instruction in the skills identified on the TWU Basic Rubric for Oral Communication Literacy - instruction/ guidelines for developing Content and methods of presentation. 2. Documentation of scheduled (individual) oral presentations. 3. Evidence that the TWU Basic Rubric for Oral Communication Literacy will be used to evaluate presentations. 4. Evidence of providing students with feedback (from class and teacher) on which they can improve their skills. 5. Evidence of academic significance of the oral presentation in the course. Recommendation: □ Approve for Oral Communication Competency □ Recommend revisions □ Deny Note to departments: Courses approved for oral communication competency must meet all five criteria above. A memo should accompany syllabi proposed for this competency that explains how the course meets each criterion.