As the largest national organization dedicated to advancing communication scholarship and education, NCA serves scholars, teachers, and practitioners by providing a number of resources for its members and the discipline as a whole.

Recognition, Leadership and Networking Opportunities  

Interest Groups*  
Discussion Forums 
Online Member Directory* 
Teaching, Research, and Service Awards
Association Leadership Opportunities*  

National Convention and Other Events 

Annual Convention 
Topical Conferences, Meetings and Events  


Eleven Scholarly Journals 
Spectra magazine§
Communication Currents e-magazine 

 Professional Development Resources 

Career Center
Career Navigation Support*

Teaching and Learning Support 

Extensive Instructional Resources*   
Student, Class, and Departmental Assessment Resources  

Administrator Support  

Extensive Resources for Department Chairs 

Research and Funding 

Grant-seeking, Writing, and Management Support*   
Publishing Resources and Trends
Grants for Advancement of the Discipline

External Relations 

Public Programs 
Media Outreach  
Advocacy Work with Public Policy Makers  

Undergraduate Student Organizations  

Lambda Pi Eta, Sigma Chi Eta, and NCA Student Clubs  


Join NCA Today to access these and many more members-only benefits.  

*   Exclusively for NCA members
†   Some resources are exclusively for members
‡   Subscription to one journal is included with regular and student NCA memberships; additional subscriptions available for individual purchase or through patron, life, and emeritus memberships.
§   A subscription is included with NCA membership; individual subscriptions are available for purchase.