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February 9, 2017

2017 Chairs’ Summer Institute

The 2017 NCA Chairs’ Summer Institute, “Communication that Matters: Creating Inclusive Environments,” will be held June 23-25 in Washington, DC. Designed to help department chairs better understand and address issues of inclusivity within their departments and larger university communities, this year’s institute will feature seminar leaders Brenda Allen (University of Colorado Denver), Jon Hess (University of Dayton), Shawn Long (University of North Carolina Charlotte), and Helen Sterk (Western Kentucky University), among others. 

Attendance is limited to 30 participants; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants should be current or incoming department chairs. Applications are due Friday, April 28, 2017.

For more information about this and past institutes, or to download an application, visit Please contact LaKesha Anderson, NCA Assistant Director for Academic and Professionals Affairs, with any questions.  

Doctoral Honors Seminar 

The NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar (DHS) brings together promising doctoral students and distinguished faculty members from across the discipline and around the nation to discuss current topics in Communication. The 2017 DHS, "Communication in a Post-Truth Age," will be held July 27-30 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. Approximately 30 doctoral students will be selected to participate based on submitted papers and recommendations from their advisors. Application and nomination materials are due April 1, 2017. 

For more information on this and past seminars, visit Please contact Trevor Parry-Giles, NCA Interim Executive Director, with questions.

Institute for Faculty Development  

The 2017 NCA Institute for Faculty Development, also known as the “Hope Conference,” will be held July 23-29 at Denison University in Granville, OH. Faculty seminars include "Communication & Sport," led by Michael Butterworth (Ohio University); "Qualitative Research," led by Laura Ellingson (Santa Clara University); "Family Narrative," led by Jody Koenig Kellas (University of Nebraska); "Queering Rhetoric & Communication," led by Charles E. Morris III (Syracuse University); and "Health Communication," led by Teresa Thompson (University of Dayton). Raymie McKerrow, Ohio University, will serve as the 2017 Scholar-in-Residence. Please contact LaKesha Anderson, NCA Assistant Director for Academic and Professional Affairs, with questions.