Open Mouth. Insert Knowledge.
Faculty who include oral communication activities in their classes enjoy increased student learning of course content as students actively engage in the formulation and expression of ideas. Oral presentations, debates, group discussions, role-plays, interviews, and panel presentations are just a few of the many oral communication options available to instructors.

Tools in the Ferguson Center for Public Speaking

  • Oral Presentation 6-point scale (pdf) - scoring guide for faculty
  • Incorporating Oral Assignments - provides faculty with the tools for designing assignments that will both enhance student learning of course content while giving students the opportunity to strengthen oral competencies
  • Evaluating Oral Assignments - offers suggestions for critiquing oral work
  • Leading Discussions - offers some basic tips for increasing oral participation in class