The URI Speaking Center provides assistance for students who want to improve their public speaking skills or manage issues regarding speech apprehension and anxiety. Peer tutors in the the Center ensure that students are adequately trained to prepare, develop, and deliver oral presentations in their classes, providing supplemental support for classroom instruction. To facilitate the mission of the Center, the staff uses digital video technology to record and edit student speeches for playback and critique – a critical tool proven effective for developing students’ public speaking skills.
Acting Director: Jerry Jalette, Ph.D.
Location: Davis Hall 205