This article discusses the results of a survey administered to faculty and administration at a small U.S. liberal arts college associated with the Lutheran Church, to assess the attitudes toward the speech communication discipline at the college. Speech communication discipline was assessed according to its level of respect, its overall status and its identity as a reputable academic field. Speech communication received its highest ranking for the descriptor applications based, matching the perception that the field is dominated by utility courses that teach students how to give a speech.
Adler, B. J. (1997). A “Glimpse” of the Status of the Discipline: Internal Identity of Speech Communication at a Small College. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 26(2), 110–116.