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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.


2018 CCCC Annual Convention

2018 CCCC ConventionLanguaging, Laboring, and Transforming
March 14–17, 2018, Kansas City, Missouri

As teachers, researchers, and administrators, we often imagine our work with and about language as work that transforms people, ideas, classrooms, disciplines, communities, and even society. Many of us imagine our work with language as Linh Dich quotework that revolutionizes -- work that changes ideas and people for the better -- but how might our work be more than its product or outcome? How might our work be change, be revolutionizing, be labors that are the practices of transformation themselves? How might we use our annual conference as a space for languaging, for laboring with and about language, for practicing transformation and revolution with and through language?

Read more from Program Chair Asao B. Inoue

Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m. ET, May 9, 2017

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

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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

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

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