Grand Opening - The Communication Center

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    • Wednesday September 28, 2011 - Thursday September 29, 2011
      11:00 am - 12:59 pm
  • Location: Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Suite 447
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Karen Head, PhD

Assistant Professor & Director, The Communication Center

School of Literature, Communication, and Culture

Rebecca E. Burnett, PhD

Director of Writing and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology Class of '58 Professorship, School of Literature, Communication and Culture


Summary Sentence: The campus is invited to the grand opening of the Communication Center in Clough Commons.

Full Summary: You are invited to join the staff of the Communication Center for the Official Grand Opening on September 28th. The event will begin with comments from President Peterson.

You are invited to join the staff of the Communication Center for the official grand opening. The event will begin with comments from President Peterson and a tutoring session led by him for a group of students.

From 11:45-1:00, there will be an open house with refreshments. We are located in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Suite 447. We look forward to welcoming you, and giving you a tour of this important new facility.

Communication Center: Our Space
We designed Georgia Tech's Communication Center to be a leading-edge model for communication education. From its design in the Communication Center Task Force Report in 2007, the Communication Center has presented a strong vision: It not only includes CommLab (with multiple kinds of tutoring and practice spaces for writing and design), but it also includes four Rehearsal Studios (with multiple spaces for coaching presentations and small group interactions as well as providing opportunities for student to use the spaces for presentation rehearsals). In addition, the Communication Center has two offices (for the new Director and her two Assistant Directors), two small group meeting and conferencing rooms, a Resource Room for tutor meetings, and a storage space. In addition to the two Assistant Directors, there are five professional tutors--all of whom hold PhDs in a communication-related disciplines. Later this year, peer-tutors will begin working in the space, and plans to include Research Tutors from the Library and ESL Tutors from the Language Institute are also being developed.

Communication Center: Our History
Before this new Communication Center, Georgia Tech has never had a campus-wide communication resource. Having the Communication Center be part of the Writing and Communication Program provides a clear message — that we designed this center to support our multimodal curriculum as well as to support campus-wide communication needs. We're one of the few communication centers in the country to have such a close and articulated relationship between the curriculum and the tutoring/coaching support for that curriculum. And we're one of the few communication centers in the country to have a research-based program — a center explicitly built on research and a center with research as an explicit and expected outcome.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Economics, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, School of Modern Languages, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, School of History and Sociology, School of Public Policy

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