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Welcome to the College Section

The College Section of NCTE supports the exploration of English Studies in a variety of collegiate settings that include higher education institutions and early colleges.  We are educators who teach English, composition, and literacy studies across the disciplines in colleges and universities, especially to undergraduate students.  

The publication of the College Section is College English, the professional journal of the college scholar-teacher.

The College Section is committed to intellectual freedom and diversity and participates actively in NCTE intellectual freedom and diversity initiatives.


Policy Analysis Initiative
Policy Analyst ReportsLearn more about the NCTE Policy Analysis Initiative, a network of NCTE, CCCC, and TYCA volunteers who track state policy developments impacting English language arts, English studies, literacy, and the humanities. See what is happening in your state!

Twitter as an Advocacy Tool, Literacy & NCTE Blog

What Does It Mean to Advocate for Literacy? 
#nctechat archive with hosts Ernest Morrell & Darren Cambridge

Check out the stories of advocacy told by NCTE members.

Explore ways to become an everyday advocate for teachers, for teaching and for student learning.


CCCC Annual Convention

2017 Convention LogoMarch 15-18, 2017, Portland, Oregon
Cultivating Capacity, Creating Change

Program Chair Carolyn Callhoon-Dillahunt's goal for CCCC 2017 is to use the Convention as a space to cultivate members and member capacity for action. To achieve this involves re-envisioning the first “C” in CCCC, Conference, as more than an association of professionals, but a “meeting of minds,” and it involves engaging as a “conference,” as the etymology of conference suggests, coming together to discuss and work on shared interests and issues. To that end, Carolyn would like to build upon the transformative work of her immediate predecessors to encourage innovative and interactive session proposals, to create space within the program for the less structured, grassroots exchanges among members, and to plan a Convention that utilizes time together to the fullest, from Wednesday’s preconvention workshops through Saturday’s closing events.  Read more . . .  

College Level Books

On MultimodalityCCCC/NCTE Studies in Writing & Rhetoric (SWR) series influences how writing gets taught at the college level. The methods of studies vary from the critical to historical to linguistic to ethnographic, and their authors draw on work in various fields that inform composition—including rhetoric, communication, education, discourse analysis, psychology, cultural studies, and literature.


College Journals

College English



English Education





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