Basic Course Division

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The Basic Course Division of NCA promotes the teaching, study, research, assessment, and administration of communication in basic course settings. Focusing on teaching fundamental communication skills and theory to undergraduate students, the division is concerned with a broad spectrum of issues relevant to the maintenance and development of quality basic courses to benefit students, scholars, and the discipline. The division emphasizes both qualitative and quantitative approaches to scholarly work in basic course teaching and administration. To subscribe to the Basic Course Division listserv, send an email to Sam Wallace at and ask to be placed on the basic course list-serv.

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  • Chair: Stevie Munz 
  • Vice Chair: Jessica Welch 
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Nick Tatum
  • Immediate Past Chair: Lindsey Anderson 
  • Secretary: Jenny Keohane 
IDEA Special Committee
  • Drs. Kristina Ruiz Mesa 
  • Stevie M. Munz, and Sergio F. Juáre
  • Joshua Westwick 
Legislative Assembly
  • Stevie Munz
  • Lindsey Anderson

BCD Membership

*Official membership count is taken every January. 

108th Annual Convention -- New Orleans, LA -- Nov. 17 - 20, 2022.

Convention Calls
  • BCD Call -- Deadline: Thu, 3/31 2022 3:00 AM EDT
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election