This committee is charged with the following:
Charge 1: Guide new members through the workings of the organization, including PEP participants, and help them derive the best of CCCC conferences for their interests, through the Newcomers’ Welcome, the orientation sessions, the Think Tank, and other programs, working with CCCC program chairs as needed
Charge 2: Analyze the effect of the committee’s various programs and report findings to EC.
Charge 3: Recommend new member resources in a variety of formats, including the new member services online.
March 2016 Update
The Newcomers’ Orientation Committee offered several resources and events at CCCC 2016 to welcome first-time attendees and to introduce them to the opportunities for professional development available at the conference and within the organization. This committee hosted a coffee hour (Thursday morning), an orientation (Wednesday afternoon), a welcome booth (Wednesday-Friday), and a think tank for developing proposals for CCCC 2017 (Saturday). Our goal is to help newcomers feel welcome at the conference, to engage with the opportunities that this conference and organization offer them, and to contribute to the field.