HIPs on a small scale: Library instruction for first-year students in a speech course

Integrating High Impact Practices on a small scale increases student engagement and encourages active learning. A librarian and two communication faculty members developed collaborative learning activities with a flipped lesson and co-curricular event for a first-year speech course. This speech class is one of the few required courses for freshman on our campus, therefore, it holds great opportunity to introduce the building blocks of research skills.

The librarian and Communication faculty members will present the evolution of the innovative lesson plan and collaborative learning activities (including a competitive opportunity for students to demonstrate their speech and research skills), and include details about the homework and in-class activities, and Persuasive Forum.


Presented at SCIL Works, Feb. 20, 2015