The SPDC Communication Center was established in 2014 to foster integrative learning experiences for students through enhancing their verbal, written, and visual skills. It is located in the Human Ecology Building in Room 102. Today, the Center continues to provide consultations and critiques on research theses and reports, scholarship applications, resumes, design portfolios and SPDC courses assignments. See the full list below:
Unlike other technical writing and English language resource centers on campus, the Communication Center provides a service unique to SPDC students. Targeted and comprehensive in its discipline-specific and industry-oriented application, the Center is structured to provide an additional layer of support for ensuring both academic, as well as professional success.
Students in need of assistance can walk-in for immediate consultations or schedule appointments in advance for planned sessions.
The Center is open Monday through Friday. Hours of operation vary slightly. Students may call SPDC Student Services at (517) 432-3393 for information on hours. Hours are also posted in the SPDC Student Services Office (Human Ecology, Room 102) as well as in the weekly SPDC Communication Center newsletter that is sent to students via email. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our newsletter captures pertinent and applicable announcements about upcoming events, workshops and deadlines at SPDC or on campus, and is emailed weekly to all students.
The Center is staffed with three students (one undergraduate, two graduate) from SPDC majors able to provide relevant direction on discipline-specific inquires. Guidance and oversight is provided by SPDC's academic advisors.
SPDC students have been both receptive and grateful for the assistance they receive at the Communication Center, especially international students who use English as second language.