About the GCC
The Global Communication Center (GCC) will be opening in the Hunt library in late 2012. Beginning September 17, 2012, we will open in a temporary space in the FMS building where we will offer one-on-one tutoring and workshops for any student at any level from any academic discipline; our tutors will provide students support on their written, oral, and visual communication projects in any course. Students may receive assistance at any stage of the composing process, from brainstorming and content development to revising and editing. Our goal is to help students develop a rhetorical awareness that enables them to navigate and respond to a variety of communication problems in diverse contexts.
In addition, the GCC mission includes individualized assistance and support for faculty as they develop, present, and respond to communication assignments. The GCC directors can help faculty articulate their criteria for successful communication in their discipline and conduct workshops tailored to specific assignments or communication needs. The GCC can also facilitate student peer review sessions in classes and design individualized or group tutoring sessions for specific classes.
The GCC will bring CMU’s well-established reputation for cutting-edge research in communicating in global contexts to strengthen the overall education of its students. Our directors both hold Ph.D.s in rhetoric, have extensive experience with academic and professional writing in a range of disciplines, and are active researchers in communication studies and pedagogy. They intend to make the GCC a leader in providing cutting-edge communication instruction and support to CMU students and faculty.