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Communication in the Disciplines

Growing Students' Communication Skills Within Their Majors

What is CID?

Communication in the Disciplines (CID) programs facilitate students’ mastery of course content and develop their scholarly expertise, while improving their communication skills. CID courses emphasize discipline-specific modes of inquiry, vocabulary and concepts, genres, and discourse conventions in a particular field of study, while reinforcing general rhetorical principles. CID instruction can be embedded in existing courses in a variety of ways, from the introduction of an in-class workshop to coach or TA training to wholesale curricular change.

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CID Projects

Consulatations

CID Projects

See how we've supported students' communication skill development across the curriculum.

Project List

Faculty Resources

Consultant Bios

Faculty Resources

Learn how the PWC can support your students' communication skill development.


Teaching Resources

Workshops

Workshops & Writing Groups

Workshops

The CAPC offers a variety of free workshops on communication topics.

About Workshops

Contact Us

FAQ

Contact Us

Contact the Rice University Program in Writing and Communication or the Center for Academic Communication.


Contact Us

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Faculty Spotlight

The CAPC Director worked with me to design and then hone writing assignments for BIOC 300 over a period of years. The instruction and support system provided by the CAPC for the undergraduate TAs (and for me) was exceptional, and the TAs improved their own writing by being on the other side of the grading process. This partnership was a wonderful adventure!

PWC Consultant

Kathy Matthews
Stewart Memorial Professor, Biosciences