Core Skill: Communication
Communication is the ability to effectively convey your research and scholarship to multiple audiences and in a variety of media, for example, presenting your ideas through writing, public presentations, and digital media.
Rackham annually coordinates “King Talks,” which are graduate-student, TED-style talks related to U-M’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day theme. Through this program, graduate students publicly communicate the relevance of their work to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
Having a clear understanding of who should be an author on a given publication and establishing expectations at the beginning of a project will help eliminate disputes and misunderstandings down the road.
Sweetland Center for Writing
Writing groups and workshops, courses, and writing and teaching guides.
English Language Institute (ELI)
Language, academic, and intercultural instruction for international graduate students and scholars.
Student organization dedicated to improving science communication.
Engagement program to improve the dialogue between researchers and different public audiences.
Upcoming Communication Events
Contact Professional Development and Engagement
1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: (734) 647-4013
Fax: (734) 936-2848
Professional and Academic Development is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.