NCA members are invited to submit new resolution proposals to
the Resolutions Committee for review or proposals to revise existing
resolutions. All proposals are due no later than June 30, 2016. There are three types of resolutions:
These refer to issues that are public and specific for which our
disciplinary expertise can lend itself to a particular understanding.
Public policy statements have direct implementation requirements.
These address issues related to general beliefs of right and wrong that can
guide more specific decisions of the association and members of the
discipline. They do not have immediate specific implementation
requirements, but rather they are among the many guiding principles that are
used by NCA’s decision-making bodies who are considering support for public
policy and other statements on behalf of the association. They can also
be used in the classroom, and for other purposes.
These refer to issues that are tied to the interest of the discipline and its
members within the professional sphere. Academic/professional statements
are relevant if there is a compelling argument that support for a particular
position would enhance the ability of communication educators/scholars to do
their work effectively and/or enhance the stature of the discipline in the
academy or more broadly.
For details about submission and review procedures, please click here .
Please send proposed resolutions to the Chair of the Resolutions
Committee, Bree McEwan, via NCA’s Chief of Staff, Mark Fernando (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions about the resolutions process may be directed to Mark Fernando as