Information for UIR Summer School Courses
Associate Professor Marilee Morrow, American
bio and photo can be found at this link:
教师简介 Brief Biography of Instructor (within 200
Professor Morrow, awarded tenure in 2010,
teaches a variety of mass media courses, conducts international study tours,
takes students to professional association conventions, and presents specialized
workshops as well as her academic research at conferences, conventions and
educational institutions around the world. Morrow also serves as faculty advisor
for the Marietta College chapter of The National Broadcasting Society (and its
honorary, Alpha Epsilon Rho) and served multiple years as an elected national
officer and board member for the organization.
Over her career, Morrow has served in a variety
of on and off-air roles: Award winning senior television news/documentary
producer; talk show producer and announcer; free-lance writer, producer and
special features host; supervisor of studio production for NFL radio broadcasts;
and continuity and production director of major market radio and television
stations. Morrow’s work has been recognized nationally with awards such as an
Associated Press Best Documentary Award and National Broadcasting Society
Professional Electronic Media Awards.
Her classification as a Human Communication and
Media/Technical Communications Specialist stems from her years of professional
experience, her Masters Degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication
from West Virginia University, and her Bachelor of Science Degree in
Telecommunications from Ohio University.
联系方式 Contact Information
Associate Professor Marilee Morrow
课程名称 Course Title
Best Practices for Professional Success: Effective Communication Strategies
and Tactics for Western Environments (This information is geared toward Chinese
课程类型 Course Type
开拓型课程 Enrichment Course
开课时间 Course Dates
(06-‐16 to 06-‐20 or 06/27) (mm/dd – mm/dd)
授课语言 Language of Instruction
学时 Course Hours: 16
学分 Credits: 1
课程描述 Course Description (within 300 words)
Communication is the process by which one
person stimulates meaning in the mind of another person through verbal and
nonverbal messages. It’s a well-known fact that each culture has its own
particular communication style. But, despite this knowledge, communication
differences continue to create numerous challenges for professionals. Today's
global environment requires adjustments to culturally-oriented styles of
communication in order to build positive relationships across cultures because
other people's perceptions – even those of people on the other side of the Earth
– have an impact on success.
This workshop is designed so non-Western
participants can improve their interpersonal interactions with Westerners,
specifically Americans, through communication behavior training and an
orientation to Western culture.
The material is broken into sections and
includes key concepts as they relate to the American communication environment.
Gaining respect involves more than just the spoken word. What typical American
nonverbal behaviors increase immediacy and credibility? How does a person’s
writing style and oral presentation style impact professional success? Mediated
communication has evolved along with technology.
Do your on-camera/on-microphone
performance/communication skills hurt or help your organization and your
professional success? Whether you are being interviewed by a reporter or
producing a podcast for Web distribution, the decisions you make – ranging from
aesthetic approaches to non-verbal demonstrations – have an immediate impact on
viewer perceptions of you and your organization.
By the end of this course, participants
will understand how their communication behaviors impact their level of
effectiveness in Western environments and learn how to apply the workshop
material to gain a higher level of confidence and more international
None – Enrichment course
授课方法 Methods of Instruction
Lecture, discussion and workshop-‐style
Written report/exam, class participation, student
project/presentation to assess understanding/level of application of
material and oral English competence.