Daisy Levy, Chair
Marcos Del Hierro
T. J. Geiger
The CCCC Committee on the Status of Graduate Students is charged with promoting and supporting ongoing understanding about all aspects of teaching, graduate study, research, publication, professional development, professional hiring and other issues relevant to the well-being of graduate students as a vital component of our discipline and of the CCCC membership.
1. To gather information about the needs of graduate students in CCCC. This might include:
- polling membership regarding the effectiveness of CCCC in meeting the needs of graduate students
- identifying other professional academic organizations that have substantial interest in graduate student issues in the humanities and determine what actions they’ve engaged in that CCCC could adapt to suit its own needs reviewing the history of the CCCC with respect to its activities on behalf of graduate students
- survey scholarship in the discipline of Rhetoric & Writing in order to identify work that specifically addresses graduate student issues
- other actions appropriate to the task as the Committee sees fit
2. Identify graduate student concerns that should be brought to the attention of the CCCC Officers and Executive Committee or to the general membership;
3. Recommend appropriate actions to the CCCC Officers and Executive Committee. This might include position statements, support mechanisms, professional development or research opportunities, and future charges for this committee.
Spring 2014 Update
The Committee is continuing to work with the Graduate Student SIG at annual meetings to raise general awareness and build support for graduate student attendance and participation at the convention. This takes the form of livetweeting graduate student panel presentations, building bridges between other subcommittees, such as the Committee for Disability Issues, and the Newcomers Committee.
We have also assisted in publicizing the call for nominations of a graduate student representative to the Executive Committee, for the next election.