The PWC’s staff offers pedagogical training and support to help you design and teach communication-intensive courses in your field.
Our staff will review a department's goals, identify courses that provide opportunities to use communication assignments to support learning, and develop a feasible vertically integrated curricular plan to achieve desired outcomes.
We discuss course goals and the ways you can use communication assignments to contribute to students’ understanding and retention of course content.
We help articulate the goals of an assignment, signal expectations, and define evaluation criteria.
We provide handouts, presentations, and annotated examples.
Our staff visit your class and teach communication topics (e.g., design and deliver an oral presentation, write abstracts or papers for publication, design posters) tailored to your students’ needs and your goals.
We share strategies with you and your TAs for providing thoughtful, timely feedback to students on their written and oral communication.
We arrange for your students to work individually with trained peer consultants.