This committee is charged with the following:
- To guide members through the workings of the organization and help them derive the best of CCCC conference for their interests, through the Newcomers Welcome, the introductory sessions, the Mentoring Booth, and the like.
- To coordinate conference mentoring activities, assess them, and propose activities for the next conference (this would include identifying people to carry out activities, such as reception, publishing panels, events for first-time attendees, etc.).
- To develop welcoming activities for PEP participants especially.
- To continue to assess the effect of committee efforts and to work with CCCC program chairs to design new efforts as needed.
November 2009 Update
At CCCC 2010 the Newcomers’ Orientation Committee will offer the following events and resources to newcomers: an orientation session on Wednesday, a welcome breakfast on Thursday, a think tank for newcomers planning to propose sessions/presentations for CCCC 2011, a tip sheet with advice regarding the conference, and a Welcome Station (staffed Wednesday-Friday).