Strategic Plan

Mission: The National Communication Association advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific and aesthetic inquiry.

The NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, the NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems.  

Goal 1 

Cultivate Communication research

Goal 2 

Enhance Communication teaching and learning

Goal 3 

Disseminate knowledge about Communication

Goal 4 

Facilitate professional development for Communication scholars and educators

Goal 5 

Manage the association effectively and efficiently

Objective 1.1
Foster collaboration among researchers

Objective 2.1
Support curricular development

Objective 3.1
Maintain appropriate outlets for sharing Communication research within the discipline

Objective 4.1
Foster career advancement

Objective 5.1
Maintain financial health and stability

Objective 1.2
Advocate for disciplinary research to policymakers, campus administrators, and the public
Objective 2.2
Advocate for Communication education to policymakers, campus administrators, and the public   
Objective 3.2
Translate Communication research for public engagement
Objective 4.2
Foster professional success in teaching, research, service, and administration
Objective 5.2
Maintain appropriate member and staff human resources
      Objective 4.3
Advocate for inclusive, positive, just, and safe academic workplaces to policymakers, campus administrators, and the public
Objective 5.3
Maintain appropriate risk management strategies
        Objective 5.4
Modernize technological capabilities
        Objective 5.5
Improve governance processes