Communication Skill Center (CSC)

Spring 2021 CSC Staff

The Communication Skill Center (CSC) is a free student resource devoted to supporting the development of all stages of the speech creation process–we help take the panic out of public speaking!

Spring 2021: CSC Services will be available virtually

The Communication Skill Center physical space will be closed Spring 2021; however, we are still available for synchronous (real time) online video consultations and synchronous (real time) chat help, as well as support via email.

Our appointment and chat hours for Spring 2021:

Monday: 8:00am to noon; 2:00pm-4:00pm; 5:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesday: 10:30am to 4:30pm; 5:00pm-10:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am to 4:00pm; 5:00pm-10:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am to 4:00pm; 5:00pm-10:00pm

Friday: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Connecting with us:

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

To access our online chat, 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: communicationskillcenter@ualr.edu

What we can help with:

We can help with ACOM 1300 or other ACOM classes as well presentations in other classes or contexts. We also offer public speaking professional development for faculty and staff.

Our 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 
  • one-on-one rehearsal coaching
  • ACOM major advising

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. 

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

WORKSHOPS (offered virtually Spring 2021)
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.

ONSITE LOCATION (Closed Spring 2021):

Room 201, Speech (SPCH) Building (across from parking lot 3)
Hours: TBD; Closes the last day of classes
Summer: Closed
Phone: 501-916-6028
Email: communicationskillcenter@ualr.edu

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/UALRCommSkillCenter
Walk-ins and appointments are welcome

ONSITE RESOURCES (Not available Spring 2021)

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