We exist to promote the practice of effective oral communication within the University of Mississippi community.
Enabling communication confidence is central to our every endeavor. We strive to create increased awareness of communication principles, as well as develop capable communicators. We believe communication is integral to building connections with others, and through effective oral communication we flourish personally, professionally, and publicly.
Responding to a need at The University of Mississippi for more support of speech communication classes, a committee of instructors in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric began exploring the feasibility of a Speaking Center. One year later, the committee’s work was recognized as a goal in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric’s 2018-2022 strategic plan. The Speaking Center now works in tandem with the Writing Center to promote strong communication skills on our campus.
Limited Services Offered 2020-2021
Fall 2020: We will offer online support for students working on presentations for Spch 102 and 105 courses. You may schedule an appointment through this link.
Spring 2021: If the center opens on schedule, we will be available for in-person and online consultations with students who have a speech/presentation in any course. Please make an appointment (here) or walk-in.
Coming in AY 2021-2022
- Class visits
- Instructor support
- Interpersonal coaching
- Group communication coaching
- Conversational English