WHAT ARE CI-BADGED COURSES?
CI-badged courses are courses that consist of a syllabus with components that explicitly develop students’ communication-related:
understanding of communication as it relates to human interaction
skills in communicating effectively with others, using language and/or other means
the attributes of effective communicators
WHAT ARE the formal requirements for CI-BAdging?
CI-badged courses are subject to the following formal requirements:
The course documentation of CI-badged courses must clearly specify communication-related course learning outcomes (in terms of communication related knowledge, skills and attributes).
CI-badged course learning outcomes must include learning outcomes that relate specifically to at least two of the following four communication ‘literacies’:
The ability to communicate through spoken texts that are constructed with the appropriate content, structure and language features, fit for their intended academic or professional purpose and audience.
The ability to communicate through written texts that are constructed with the appropriate content, structure and language features, fit for their intended academic or professional purpose and audience.
The ability to communicate in speech and writing through appropriate visual modes (e.g., diagrams, graphs, charts) and/or visual media (e.g., posters, 3-D printed objects, stage performances).
The ability to use appropriate information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information in speech and writing (e.g., wikis, websites, virtual reality projects).
CI-BAdged courses and pedagogical approach
The University’s expectation in relation to the teaching and learning approach adopted on CI-badged courses is that it be active and dialogic, that assessment be both formative and summative, and that feedback be frequent, timely and relevant.