Looking for ideas for speaking assignments? Here are a few sites to explore:
The GVSU Speech Lab also stands at the ready to assist you and your students.
Quigley, B. L. (1998) Designing and grading oral communication assignments, New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 1998(74), 41-49.
Speaking and Listening Competencies for College Students, National Communication Association, 1998
Avanzino, S. (2010). Starting from Scratch and Getting Somewhere: Assessment of Oral Communication Proficiency in General Education across Lower and Upper Division Courses. Communication Teacher, 24(2), 91-110.