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

The following public policy statements are no longer active because they are not currently central to the contribution of communication but are listed here for historic purposes.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

Our membership is invited to submit feedback on proposed resolutions for Resolution Committee consideration. All resolutions are first reviewed by the Resolutions Committee whom then makes a recommendation to the Legislative Assembly, who will review, deliberate, and vote on these public statements.

Our membership was invited to submit resolution proposals for consideration by the Resolutions Committee by June 30. The following are new proposed resolutions:

In addition to the new proposed resolutions above, a Legislative Assembly policy mandates a comprehensive review of most of our current resolutions. To this end, the following recommendations have been submitted to the Resolutions Committee for consideration by expert review committees:

This year’s resolutions committee is comprised of Joseph Mazer (chair), Leah Bryant, Cerise Glenn, Michael Butterworth, John Hooker, and Helen Sterk. If you have comments for the Resolutions Committee to consider, please contact Resolutions Committee staff liaison Mark Fernando at mfernando@natcom.org by Friday, August 4, 2017 with “NCA Resolutions” in the subject line.