Communication Assessment Division

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The Communication Assessment Division (CAD) provides resources to members in the vital area of assessment. The term “assessment” has multiple meanings, but whatever its definition, assessment impacts every communication department though state assessment requirements, program review, or regional accreditation requirements. CAD coordinates the development and dissemination of assessment materials. These include print and online resources in areas of learning objective development, development of site-specific assessment tools, standardized assessment instruments, program review support, and materials for accreditation review. In addition, CAD offers convention programs devoted to these issues. NCA members who are interested in assessment are encouraged to become involved in CAD.

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  • Chair – Dakota Horn
  • Vice Chair – Sarah LeBlanc 
  • Vice Chair - Elect – David Rhea
  • Immediate Past Chair – Heather Jane Hether
  • Secretary – Heather Jane Hether 
Legislative Assembly
  • Dakota Horn
  • TBD

CAD Membership 

Official count taken each January. 

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

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