Welcome to the Academic Communication Program


The Academic Communication Program of the Graduate College fosters excellence in the communication skills of developing scholars, enhancing the graduate and research missions of Iowa State University.

The program coordinates and implements opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral associates to master the necessary communication skills as they move toward the attainment of their academic and career goals. Our commitment to improving the sustainability and comprehensiveness of effective academic communication support is realized through identifying immediate needs and addressing them by offering new specialized services informed by scholarship of teaching, learning, and assessment of academic writing and speaking. We also strive to introduce cutting-edge technologies to enhance our services. 

A significant part of the program's formal assessment and instruction activities is to prepare international graduate students with teaching appointments for successful performance in a variety of instructional roles at Iowa State University.

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Upcoming Events  

Join the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity - FREE for ISU students and faculty - Click here for details                April 18:  Symposium on Research Writing for Publishing in Journals - Click here for details                 April 29:  Criterion Workshop - Click here for details           Fall 2014:  New Course Available!  PL P 628X - Improving your professional speaking skills                   Spring 2014: New Course Available! GR ST 529X Preparing publishable thesis chapters. More info