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 since 2007.[3] Baruch received the 2008 TIAA-CREF Institute's Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for innovative professional development programs.[4]

Directors since 1997


  1. ^ "Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute | The Schwartz Institute". Retrieved 2012-02-14.
  2. ^ "Will Crowdsourcing Solve All Our Problems?". Retrieved 2012-02-14.
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  4. ^ Warner, Fara. "Change Magazine - Improving Communication is Everyone's Responsibility". Retrieved 2012-02-14.
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