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Centers & Institutes

The College of Communication & Information hosts a number of centers and institutes that contribute to the development of new knowledge, spread of innovation, and implementation of practices well-suited to the diverse Florida communities, the nation, and the world.

Visit the Center for Hispanic Marketing and Communications websiteCenter for Hispanic Marketing Communication

The Center is the first of its kind in the United States devoted to educating students as well as professionals in the field. Faculty and students working with the Center are conducting ground-breaking research and serving as an innovative resource for the Hispanic marketing industry.

Visit the CEC-RAP websiteCommunication and Early Childhood Research and Practice Center

The Communication and Early Childhood Research and Practice Center (CEC-RAP) is designed to promote interdisciplinary contributions to the field of early intervention/education for young children with disabilities, communication disorders, and/or dual language learning needs. CEC-RAP focuses on the continued expansion of research, personnel preparation, and service delivery through collaboration with interrelated projects.

Visit the Speech and Hearing Clinic website

L.L. Schendel Speech and Hearing Clinic

The Speech and Hearing Clinic provides effective community services that improve the communication abilities of clients as well as a teaching and clinical research laboratory that seeks to develop exemplary assessment and treatment procedures.

Visit the Institute for Digital Information & Scientific Communication websiteInstitute for Digital Information and Scientific Communication

The institute will create repositories of information of particular interest to one or more research disciplines, make the information accessible to interested parties, and foster improvements in scientific communication. We will develop and apply analysis and organization methods to create decision support systems for the individual disciplines. The Center activities will advance the science of information analysis and organization, improve the research capabilities of research disciplines, and engage students in research and communication activities.

Visit the Information Institute website

The Information Institute

The Institute conducts research that focuses on the information user, the interaction of the user with information products, services, policies, technologies, and organizations. We also conduct information policy research on current issues at every level of government related to public access, privacy, records management, and use of information in electronic forms.

Visit the PALM Center websiteThe PALM Center

The center offers an array of services to support school librarians and other educators throughout the U.S. and internationally to improve their districts and schools through a wide range of research and evaluation services as well as individualized, in-depth case studies of school libraries, technology implementation and whole school change.