Virtual Faculty Lounge

A Teaching and Learning Resource Center  

NCA members have a wealth of expertise regarding teaching and curriculum development. For nearly 100 years, they not only have honored the importance of classroom work, but also have been leaders in teaching innovations. NCA’s Virtual Faculty Lounge seeks to draw on that experience by providing a virtual space where communication teacher-scholars can develop their aspirations, goals, methods, and ideas for their work in the classroom and receive inspiration from colleagues.

Assessment Resources
Assessing academic programs and student learning outcomes in communication is a challenge. NCA supports communication colleagues as they develop, design, and redesign assessment programs on their campuses.

Assign This 
A collection of classroom tested exercises ready to incorporate into your course 

Course Teaching Tips 
An interview series with resources for teaching typical communication courses

Education Links 
An annotated list of helpful education-oriented websites

eTools: Using Technology in the Classroom
A monthly essay series designed to provide practice advice for Communication instructors on how to integrate technology in the classroom.

In the Classroom 
An essay series focusing on important course-planning topics 

K-12 Resources 
Essential teaching and curricular resources for the inclusion of communication in grades K-12 in the U.S. educational system. NCA supports and promotes a working relationship among communication teachers and administrators through the development of these resources. 

NBC Learn Archives on Demand
Television News Archives available through NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News

NCA Insider
A quarterly e-newsletter that provides information about professional and academic resources that are created by and through the association.

Sample Syllabi 
A collection of syllabi from various communication courses

Teachers on Teaching 
An interview series with outstanding teachers.

TRIP: Translating Research into Instructional Practice 
A monthly essay series designed to provide practical advice for communication instructors based on current instructional communication research.

Wikipedia Initiative
NCA is calling on its members to support the association’s effort to deploy the power of Wikipedia to represent the communication discipline as fully and as accurately as possible and thereby encourage excellence in communication teaching and learning.