Communication consultants serve as a resource for students and faculty in communication enhanced disciplinary classes.

Working with Students

Consultants serve as peer mentors who support students in navigating a communication enhanced curriculum. The consultant’s role when working with students is to act as an engaged reader/listener, providing informed, constructive criticism directed toward the focus, scope, evidence, analysis, organization, clarity, and style of papers and presentations. Consultants focus on global issues of assignment criteria, organization, development, and purpose with respect to the disciplinary conventions rather than on correcting surface errors. They also are knowledgeable about other campus resources, like the University Speaking Center and Writing Resources CenterPlease read Student Success Stories to learn more about consulant experiences with CxC.

Working with Faculty

Consultants assist faculty teaching communication enhanced courses by providing constructive feedback on how students are experiencing the curriculum and assignments. Consultants also can develop communication related documents, activities, and workshops to complement faculty instruction. Please read Faculty Success Stories to learn more about faculty experiences with CxC.

Outstanding Communication Consultant Award 

Every year we acknowledge the accomplishments of our communication consultants with an Outstanding Communication Consultant Award presented at our end of the year celebration. 

The Outstanding Communication Consultant Award recognizes a consultant(s) who has demonstrated the willingness and ability to

  1. provide high quality empathetic, process-oriented feedback in consultations,
  2. serve as an outstanding representative of the academic department and CxC in the campus community, and
  3. exceed expectations to ensure departmental and student success in meeting their communication outcomes.

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Overview