About the GCC
The Global Communication Center (GCC) offers free one-on-one communication consulting and workshops to undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline, and is certified by the College of Reading and Learning Association. Our consultants are trained to provide research-backed communication strategies on written, verbal, and visual communication projects in the sciences and the humanities. Our consultants provide a second set of eyes and expert feedback at any stage of the composing process, from brainstorming and developing content to revising and editing.
The GCC opened in the Hunt library in late 2012 to bring CMU’s well-established reputation for cutting-edge research into the realm of communication. Our goal is to prepare CMU students for an interconnected world. In other words, we want to help students develop a rhetorical awareness that enables them to navigate and respond to a variety of communication problems in academic and professional contexts. Our mission is to strengthen the overall education of CMU students, and help them become leading communicators in diverse global contexts. By helping CMU students write and present more effectively, we help students tell their innovative ideas to the world.
Our mission also includes providing individualized assistance and support to faculty as they develop, present, and respond to communication assignments. The GCC director 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 peer review sessions and individualized workshops for specific classes.
The GCC Director
Our director, Professor Joanna Wolfe, is an internationally recognized expert on engineering communication and has extensive experience with academic and professional writing in a range of disciplines. Professor Wolfe holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and is an active researcher in communication studies and pedagogy. For more on information on Professor Wolfe, visit her bio page.
"My tutor gave me great feedback about the organization of my presentation and really helped me understand where my audience would struggle with my talk."
Graduate student, English