Professional Development Courses & Workshops

Communication & Education Faculty Research Colloquiums

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The Communication Studies program is committed to fostering an understanding and examination of the crucial role of communication in human relationships, organizations, cultures, society, and civic affairs, and to developing students’ personal and professional communication skills. The faculty is committed to promoting ethical, responsible, and effective communication and to preparing students for their roles as citizens in a democratic society and as citizens of the world.

College of Communication and Education Faculty Research Colloquiums

Each semester, CSU, Chico’s College of Communication and Education sponsors faculty research colloquiums. In our continuing effort to bring more on-campus events to our online students, we are recording these talks and putting them online. The online application allows students to access these materials anytime, to review the presentation multiple times, and to print any handouts. A schedule of upcoming presentations is available at College of Communication and Education website.

Effects of Over-involved Parenting on Young Adults’ Identity and Family Satisfaction

Dr. Michelle Givertz

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, CSU, Chico

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Dr. Michelle Givertz presents her research paper about the phenomenon popularly known as “helicopter parenting” or “invasive parenting.” Part of her research involved conducting a study of 339 college students and their parents, each of whom filled out a survey. Dr. Givertz discusses how factors such as family environment, parenting styles, and family satisfaction all play into situations in which parents try to manage the lives of their college-aged children. She shows how this affects students’ expectations of entitlement and degrees of self-efficacy.

Presentation time: 50 minutes