As college teachers we have a responsibility to communicate to our students, not only for content which leads to understanding the subject matter we teach, but also to motivate and engage students to want to learn that content. Our student body is changing rapidly. Many of us teach not only “first generation” college students, but students that reflect our country’s diversity as well. To be more effective communicators we need to better understand the communication dynamics this change imposes on us.


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Ilipolito, Alfonso and Robert L. Stevens. Limitations of Communication, National Social Science Proceedings, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2014.

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