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All students may schedule a consultation at the Center for Academic and Professional Communication (Fondren Library) to review a written, oral, or visual communication assignment. Our consultants can assist you.

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About the Center for Academic and Professional Communication

Our Mission

About the Center for Academic and Professional Communication

The Center for Academic and Professional Communication serves as the communication support hub of the university.

Our mission is to assist all members of the Rice community in effectively communicating their ideas to a wide range of audiences, using various written, oral, and visual modes of communication.

Our staff and peer consultants support undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and staff through one-on-one consultations, workshops, and online resources.

 

Our Services

 

Oral, visual, and written communication take many forms, and it's essential to adhere to best practices and guidelines for each. Our staff offer assistance with various modes of communication, including the following:

  • Written Communication
    • Academic writing
    • Scientific writing
    • Graduate school applications
    • Fellowship applications
  • Oral Communication
    • In-class presentations
    • Conference presentations
    • Research or elevator pitches
  • Visual Communication
    • PowerPoint slides
    • Research posters
    • Graphs and charts
    • Data visualization