Communication Skill Center (CSC)

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Availability Beginning Monday March 30, 2020 until the end of the semester:

During this time of online instruction for our campus, the Communication Skill Center physical space will be closed for walk-in appointments, but we are still available for synchronous (real time) online video consultations and synchronous (real time) video drop-in help, as well as support via email.

To schedule an online video call appointment, please use the following link: https://ualrcommunicationskillcenter.setmore.com/

To access our online chat (available Monday 8am to 1pm, Tuesday through Thursday 8am to 2pm, and Friday 8am to noon), please use the following link (and be sure to log-in to your email): https://hangouts.google.com/group/ncmX9d991pbMAkV66

To request support via email, please send your request to the following address: communication.skill.center@gmail.com

While we are ready to help students on their presentations and other communication-related skills, we also want to encourage students who are feeling isolated during this time to feel free to use our online services whenever they need a sense of connection and community.

LOCATION:

Room 201, Speech (SPCH) Building (across from parking lot 3)
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00am to 2:00pm; Friday 8:00am to noon; Closes the last day of classes
Summer: Closed
Phone: 501-569-8208
Email: communication.skill.center@gmail.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/UALRCommSkillCenter
Walk-ins and appointments are welcome
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ONLINE SERVICES:

Synchronous (video chats during open hours via Collaborate Ultra–Book an Appointment)

Asynchronous (Email–communication.skill.center@gmail.com; please allow 72 hours for a response)

The Communication Skill Center (CSC) helps take the panic out of public speaking!
The CSC is a free student resource devoted to helping with all stages of the speech creation process. We can help with any of your ACOM 1300 or other ACOM classes as well your presentations in other classes or contexts. Our face-to-face and online services include, but are not limited to:

  • managing communication and public speaking anxiety
  • brainstorming topics
  • conducting research
  • organizing content
  • adapting messages to audiences
  • designing and integrating effective presentational aids such as PowerPoint and Prezi
  • one-on-one video coaching
  • ACOM major advising

Schedule an appointment today with the CSC and become a more comfortable, confident speaker!

RESOURCES

Technology. In the CSC we have PCs and Macs.

Software. We have a computer with Jaws and Magic for students who are blind or with low vision.

Printing. We also offer printing services—the first four pages are free; each additional page is 10 cents.

Conferences/Walk-in Appointments. Students are encouraged, but not required, to schedule conferences with staff in the CSC. Walk-ins are welcome. When checking-in clients will need their T#s. Book an Appointment

WORKSHOPS
Can’t bring your class or office to the CSC? We’ll bring the CSC to you!

Workshops can focus on any stage of the presentation creation process (brainstorming, researching, organizing, creating and using effective presentational aids, rehearsing, etc.) as well as other communication topics (active listening, assertiveness, team building, professionalism, etc.). We are happy to tailor workshops to specific assignment expectations. Please contact the CSC Director, Dr. Kristen McIntyre, with questions or to schedule workshops Email: kagullicksm@ualr.edu.