Chairs are sometimes put in the position of defending their departments, particularly in this time of budget upheaval in higher education. In this section, you will find articles written by NCA members on department advocacy and the centrality of Communication as a discipline.
- Dempsey, S., Dutta, M., Frey, L. R., Goodall, H. L., Madison, D. S., Mercieca, J., Nakayama, T., & Miller, K. (2011) What is the Role of the Communication Discipline in Social Justice, Community Engagement, and Public Scholarship? A Visit to the CM Café, Communication Monographs, 78:2, 256-271.
- Eadie, W. F. (2011). Stories we tell: Fragmentation and convergence in communication disciplinary history. Review of Communication, 11, 161-176.
- Engleberg, I. N. (2016) The case for core competencies in introductory communication courses, Review of Communication, 16:2-3, 151-161.
- Morreale, S. P., & Pearson, J. C. (2008). Why communication education is important: The centrality of the discipline in the 21st century. Communication Education, 57, 224-240.
- Morreale, S. P., Osborn, M. M., & Pearson, J. C. (2000). Why communication is important: A Rationale for the centrality of the study of communication. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 29, 1-25.
- Morreale, S. P., Valenzano, J. M., & Bauer, J. A. (2017) Why communication education is important: a third study on the centrality of the discipline’s content and pedagogy, Communication Education, 66:4, 402-422.
- Curnalia, R. M. L., & Mermer, D. (2018) Renewing our commitment to tenure, academic freedom, and shared governance to navigate challenges in higher education, Review of Communication, 18:2, 129-139.
- Hunt, S., Wright, A., & Simonds, C. (2014) Securing the Future of Communication Education: Advancing an Advocacy and Research Agenda for the 21st Century, Communication Education, 63:4, 449-461.