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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2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Jessica Welch, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Vice Chair: Nick Tatum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Kara Burnett, Sinclair Community College
  • Immediate Past Chair: Stevie Munz, Utah Valley University
  • Secretary: Wanlin Chang, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Stevie Munz, Utah Valley University
    • Jessica Welch, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • NCA Nominating Committee
    • Josh Young, Divine Word College Seminary

BCD Membership (2013-2023)

*Official membership count is taken every January. 

109th Annual Convention -- National Harbor, MD -- November 16 - 19, 2023.

Convention Calls
  • BCD Call -- Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific.
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election