Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute

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The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College was founded with the support of Bernard L. Schwartz in 1997 and dedicated to helping faculty integrate communication-intensive activities into course curricula. Sponsors an annual Symposium on Communication and Communication-Intensive Instruction. Operates under the office of the Provost.

The Institute is a nationally recognized academic service unit and faculty development program dedicated to infusing the curriculum with oral, written, and computer mediated communication-intensive activities to aid in undergraduates’ development as confident, purposeful and effective communicators. The Institute oversees many programs and initiatives at Baruch. These include curricular development and support of Communication-Intensive courses across the curriculum, professional development for Fellows, faculty members and staff, program assessment, educational technology, software development.[1] The Institute has published the education weblog since 2005[2] and has developed the VOCAT oral communication assessment instrument sine 2007.[3] Baruch received the 2008 TIAA-CREF Institute's Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for innovative professional development programs.[4]

Directors since 1997[edit]