Faculty Profile

Mark Hlavacik

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Communication Studies
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014.
Major: Communication Arts & Sciences
MA, The Pennsylvania State University, 2009.
Major: Communication Arts & Sciences
BA, Western Illinois University, 2007.
Major: History

Current Scheduled Teaching*

COMM 5950.763, Master's Thesis, Spring 2022
COMM 5440.001, Public Address Studies, Spring 2022
COMM 4040.001, Rhetorical Theory, Spring 2022
COMM 5950.753, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

COMM 5950.753, Master's Thesis, Spring 2021
COMM 5930.703, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Spring 2021
COMM 5340.001, Rhetorical Methods, Spring 2021 SPOT
COMM 5340.601, Rhetorical Methods, Spring 2021 SPOT
COMM 4040.001, Rhetorical Theory, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3340.001, Methods of Rhetorical Criticism, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4340.001, Rhetoric and Politics, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5910.703, Special Problems, Fall 2020
COMM 2040.001, Public Speaking, Summer 3W1 2020 SPOT
COMM 5440.001, Public Address Studies, Spring 2020 Syllabus
COMM 4040.001, Rhetorical Theory, Spring 2020 Syllabus
COMM 3340.001, Methods of Rhetorical Criticism, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4849.001, Topics in Rhetorical Studies, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 2040.001, Public Speaking, Summer 3W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5080.001, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research in Communication Studies, Spring 2019 SPOT
COMM 5080.601, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research in Communication Studies, Spring 2019 SPOT
COMM 4040.001, Rhetorical Theory, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4340.001, Rhetoric and Politics, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5340.001, Rhetorical Methods, Fall 2018 SPOT
COMM 5340.601, Rhetorical Methods, Fall 2018 SPOT
COMM 2040.001, Public Speaking, Summer 3W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5440.001, Public Address Studies, Spring 2018 SPOT
COMM 4040.001, Rhetorical Theory, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2018
COMM 5950.753, Master's Thesis, Fall 2017
COMM 3340.001, Methods of Rhetorical Criticism, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4340.001, Rhetoric and Politics, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 2040.001, Public Speaking, Summer 3W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5640.001, Classical Rhetoric, Spring 2017 SPOT
COMM 5640.632, Classical Rhetoric, Spring 2017 SPOT
COMM 5950.753, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
COMM 3340.001, Methods of Rhetorical Criticism, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4340.001, Rhetoric and Politics, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 2040.001, Public Speaking, Summer 3W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5440.001, Public Address Studies, Spring 2016 SPOT
COMM 4040.001, Rhetorical Theory, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3340.001, Methods of Rhetorical Criticism, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4340.001, Rhetoric and Politics, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5640.001, Classical Rhetoric, Spring 2015
COMM 3340.001, Methods of Rhetorical Criticism, Spring 2015 Syllabus
COMM 3340.001, Methods of Rhetorical Criticism, Fall 2014 Syllabus
COMM 4340.001, Rhetoric and Politics, Fall 2014 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Hlavacik, M. (2016). Assigning Blame: The Rhetoric of Education Reform. 216. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press. http://hepg.org/hep-home/books/assigning-blame
Book Review
Hlavacik, M. (2020). Review of Beyond Civility: The Competing Obligations of Citizenship by William Keith & Robert Danisch. WPSU. https://radio.wpsu.org/post/bookmark-beyond-civility-robert-danisch-william-keith
Hlavacik, M. (2018). Review of Democracy, Deliberation, and Education by Robert Asen. Rhetoric & Public Affairs. 21, 365-68.
Hlavacik, M. (2018). Review of Selling School: The Marketing of Public Education by Catherine DiMartino & Sarah Butler Jessen. Teachers College Record.
Hlavacik, M. (2012). Review of Challenges of Ordinary Democracy: A Case Study in Deliberation and Dissent by Karen Tracy. 98, 462-467. Abington, Oxfordshire: Taylor & Francis.
Conference Proceeding
Lain, B. A., Hlavacik, M., Ivanovic, M., Ontiveros-Kersch, B. (2018). Recovering Debate Coach as Civic Figure: Highly Active Debate Coaches, Their Participation in Civic Outreach Activities, and Reward Perceptions.. Recovering Argument: Selected Works from the 19th NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation. Annandale: Taylor and Francis.
Journal Article
Hlavacik, M. (2019). The Rhetorical Secretary. Phi Delta Kappan. 101(4), 6. Arlington, VA: Phi Delta Kappan.
Hlavacik, M., Lain, B. A., Ivanovic, M., Ontiveros-Kersch, B. (2016). The State of College Debate According to a Survey of Its Coaches: Data to Ground the Discussion of Debate and Civic Engagement. Communication Education. 65, 382-396. Abington, Oxfordshire: Taylor & Francis.
Mitra, D. L., Mann, B., Hlavacik, M. (2016). Opting Out: Parents Creating Contested Spaces to Challenge Standardized Tests. Education Policy Analysis Archives. 24, 23. Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University. http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/article/view/2142
Rhodes, J., Hlavacik, M. (2015). Imagining Moral Presidential Speech: Barack Obama’s Niebuhrian Nobel. Rhetoric & Public Affairs. 18, 471-503. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.
Adams, H., Engels, J., Faris, M. J., Hawhee, D., Hlavacik, M. (2012). Deliberation in the Midst of Crisis. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies. 12, 342-345. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Hlavacik, M. (2012). The Democratic Origins of Teachers Union Rhetoric: Margaret Haley’s Speech at the 1904 NEA Convention. Rhetoric & Public Affairs. 15, 499-524. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.
Research Report
Hogan, J. M., Hlavacik, M. (2012). 2011 Pennsylvania Civic Health Index: Promoting Civic Education and Public Engagement. National Constitution Center.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Champlin, S. (Supporting), Frith, J. (Supporting), Hlavacik, M. (Principal), Jensen, K. (Supporting), Lakes, R. (Supporting), Larke-Walsh, G. M. (Supporting), Marrero, M. (Supporting), Nogay, D. L. (Supporting), Vickery, J. (Supporting), "Research Colloquium in Communication-Allied Disciplines," Sponsored by Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $12000 Funded. (September 1, 2016May 15, 2017).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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