Registration opens in January
The NCA Institute for Faculty Development, also known as the “Hope Conference,” is a small conference that provides undergraduate Communication faculty members opportunities to solicit feedback on scholarship, to build collaborative research and pedagogical relationships, to learn about new directions in theory and pedagogy, and to develop new course area expertise. The 2018 conference will be held at Denison University in Granville, OH from July 22-28. Faculty seminars include "This Ain’t Your Grandparent’s Research Methods: Holistic Research for 21st Century Problems and Issues," led by Christine S. Davis (University of North Carolina at Charlotte); "Communicating about Taboo Topics," led by Mark P. Orbe (Western Michigan University); "Communicating Positive Deviance for Social Change," led by Arvind Singhal (University of Texas at El Paso); "Gender Matters in Contemporary News Media," led by Linda Steiner (University of Maryland); "Critical Interpersonal and Family Communication," led by Elizabeth A. Suter (University of Denver); and "Inventing a Rhetoric of (Black) Suffering," led by Eric King Watts (University of North Carolina). Patrice Buzzanell, Chair of Communication at the University of South Florida, will serve as the 2018 Scholar-in-Residence.