This committee is charged to:
- to advise on the design and planning of CCCC research initiatives and on the preliminary evaluation of proposals received;
- to consider and offer recommendations to the officers about the kinds of information that might be gathered in the CCCC database as it evolves;
- to develop strategies for building and stimulating a research culture within the CCCC (including, for examples, creating CCCC roundtables on research and research training issues, maintaining a research-focused presence on the CCCC website; creating Web 2.0 research-focused discussions on the CCCC MemberWeb and/or Ning; and considering whether the current CCCC award structure properly recognizes excellence in research at all stages of career development);
- to gather and disseminate information about the development of research in the field and about the available institutional supports, including research training in graduate programs, available research funding, various research agendas promulgated by various groups and opportunities for presenting or developing research; and
- coordinate with the Committee on Archives.
March 2010 Update
The Research Committee is hosting a discussion at CCCC 2010 on “Remixing our scholarship for audiences and stakeholders outside of CCCC.” This discussion will be on Wednesday evening 6-9 in the Marriott Ballroom VII/VIII. The conversation will focus on ways that Cs members can leverage what we know about student writing to influence university administrators, elected representatives, and other stakeholders who make decisions or hold purse strings. Discussion leaders include Anne Gere, Barbara Cambridge, Mike Palmquist, Cynthia Selfe, Nancy Sommers, Kathleen Yancey, and Sondra Perl. All CCCC members are encouraged to attend. In addition, the John Hayes award for Excellence in Writing Research appearing in Written Communication will be presented at this session.