RCA LIBRARY PROJECT: PHASE TWO
Thanks to many generous contributors in the USA, RCA has collected a library of American textbooks on several topics. The topics include:
- Principles of communication
- Public speaking
- Interpersonal communication
- Intercultural communication
- Organizational communication
As well as a variety of other communication related books and materials.
In order to capture information that will help Russian scholars write texts, and to generally increase the understanding of effective communication in cultural contests, we ask the users of books from the RCA library to respond to the following questions. If you used the texts in research, rather than teaching, please describe the research and how you used the materials, and answer the questions below as appropriate, otherwise, the questions apply to use of the texts in teaching.
The names of the responders will not be released in any way, the responses will be grouped so that no individual or institution will be recognized. Since the books are in English, and the compiler of the survey speaks English, please write comments in English. Do not worry about the grammar or writing style, as the material will be compiled.
Please submit your report to Nancy Jackson at Clemson University, or direct any questions or concerns to: Nancyj@clemson.edu. The books are located at the Institute for Business, Management and Law in Rostov-on-don, and may be obtained by writing to Irina Rozina or Vicktor Shakovsky at : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The results of the surveys will be combined into a report that will be available to all members of RCA. Thank you for your participation.
- What text did you use?
- What was the title of the course? What was the major focus of the course? (attach a syllabus, if possible)
- Did you teach the course in English or Russian? (or another language?)
- What is your academic background?
- How many students, and how often did you meet?
- What parts of the book did you use? Did you supplement the book with other texts? What were they?
- Please write in detail what aspects of the text you used, and how you used them.
- Please write what you used that was effective, and in what way you think the material was appropriate to a Russian context.
- Please write in detail what you used that did not work, and please say why you think it did not work.
- Was there anything you did not understand, or that you skipped because it was inappropriate or unintelligible? Describe, please.
- Please write what was missing from the text, or should be added for the text to be useful to you and your students.
- Please write any additional thoughts or comments you have that would be useful to others using the text.