Who We Are

The staff at the Center for Global Communication+Design is composed of graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate mentors who enjoy reading and responding to writing, oral presentations, and visual or multimodal projects from all disciplines! All of the mentors and teaching assistants who work at the Comm+D have significant experience in composing and responding to many types of either written or visual work. All undergraduate mentors have also excelled in a 4-credit course, Writing and Response, that has prepared them to read and respond to a wide range of texts.

Director:  Patricia Search, Professor
Department of Communication and Media
Email:  searcp@rpi.edu

Lead Faculty:  Barbara Lewis, Lecturer
Department of Communication and Media
Email:  lewisb2@rpi.edu

Visit Us

The Comm+D is located on the lower level of the Folsom Library, next door to the ALAC tutoring space.

Folsom Library--Lower Level
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thurs.: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please view our scheduling system for the most accurate hours—we are usually around more often than this and also host special events!

Schedule an Appointment

1. Click on the "LIMIT TO" drop-down menu at the top of the schedule. Choose the kind of appointment you need. GRADUATE STUDENTS, be sure to choose a “GRADUATE” appointment

2. Click on the open appointment you want (a WHITE space), which will bring you to a short form.

3. CAN’T FIND AN APPOINTMENT? Next to each weekday name, there is a small white CLOCK SYMBOL. Click on the clock to enter your name on the WAITING LIST for that day.

4. Set the TIME for the appointment: choose 30 minutes or make two back-to-back appointments for 1 hour. Make 1-hour appointments for Online or E-Tutoring.

5. Tell us about what you’re working on by filling out the form that opens in the scheduler and submit it. You’ll get a reminder email to confirm your appointment.