Public Statements

NCA has three public platforms

This policy platform contains the positions officially endorsed by the researchers, teachers, and practitioners allied as the National Communication Association on issues vital to human communication. The Association is committed to include within this document only positions: (1) upon which the organization and membership have engaged in ample and careful deliberation; (2) upon which a substantial consensus of supporting knowledge has been developed; (3) addressing issues which have attracted the concerted inquiry of an acknowledged segment of the discipline, and (4) central to the contribution of communication to the health and richness of the human condition, or to the commitments of the membership to the study, teaching, or practice of communication.


Public Policy Statements Platform Archive (click to expand)

The following public policy statements are no longer active because they are not currently central to the contribution of communication but are listed here for historic purposes.

This ethical statements platform contains the positions officially endorsed by the researchers, teachers, and practitioners allied as the National Communication Association related to general beliefs of right and wrong that can guide more specific decisions of the association and members of the discipline. The Association is committed to include within this document only positions: (1) upon which the organization and membership have engaged in ample and careful deliberation; (2) upon which a substantial consensus of supporting knowledge has been developed; (3) addressing issues which have attracted the concerted inquiry of an acknowledged segment of the discipline, and (4) central to the concerns of communication scholars and teachers.

This academic/professional statements platform contains the positions officially endorsed by the researchers, teachers, and practitioners allied as the National Communication Association related to issues that are vital to the professional endeavors of communication educators and scholars. The Association is committed to include within this document only positions: (1) upon which the organization and membership have engaged in ample and careful deliberation; (2) upon which a substantial consensus of supporting knowledge has been developed; (3) addressing issues which have attracted the concerted inquiry of an acknowledged segment of the discipline, and (4) central to the enhancement of the ability of communication educators/scholars to do their work effectively and/or to the enhancement of the stature of the discipline in the academy or more broadly.


Academic/Professional Statements Platform Archive

The following academic/professional statements are no longer active because they are not currently central to the contribution of communication but are listed here for historic purposes.

 


Membership is invited to submit resolution proposals for consideration by the Resolutions Committee by June 30. All proposed resolutions submitted by the June 30 deadline shall be published on the website prior to August 1. All resolutions are reviewed by the Resolutions Committee for its recommendation to the Legislative Assembly, who will review, deliberate, and vote on approval..

Please contact Justin Danowski, Director of Membership and Governance (jdanowski@natcom.org) with questions about submitting a resolution proposal. 

Resolutions Committee

  • Mark L. Finney, Emory and Henry College
  • Kurt Lindermann, San Diego State University 
  • Robert Mejia, A New Way of Life Reentry Project
  • David C. Oh, Ramapo College
  • Amy Aldridge Sanford, Middle Tennessee State University 
  • Michelle T. Violanti, University of Tennessee