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.
The College Section of NCTE addresses the interests and needs of college-level English teachers. We are instructors of composition, communication, and literature; cultural, digital, gender and sexuality, and language studies; pedagogy, methods, and mythology.
We are educators who teach English, composition, and literacy studies across the disciplines in colleges and universities, especially to undergraduate students.
We have gathered information relevant to college faculty as well as upcoming programming and events. Join us!
Incoming Assistant Chair
The College Section Steering Committee (CSSC) has elected is new Assistant Chair. Clancy Ratliff (right) of Lafayette, LA will begin her two-year term in November during the 2014 NCTE Annual Convention in Washington, DC. Meet the CSSC.
Our incoming CSSC member, Isabel Baca, (left) is an associate professor in the Department of English at The University of Texas at El Paso.
NCTE Annual Convention
November 20-23, 2014 | Gaylord National Resort
Theme: Story As the Landscape of Knowing
Join your NCTE colleagues and friends as we examine the power of story as the landscape within which we map the significance of experience and build towers of knowledge. Go here for more convention registration information,
March 18-21, 2015
Theme: Risk and Reward
Innovation is a catch-phrase we hear every day in our institutions, a buzzword in the popular consciousness. We’re encouraged to innovate, take chances, try new teaching approaches, apply new research methods, start new degree programs, and reach out to forge new partnerships with the community. More from Joyce Locke Carter, 2015 CCCC Convention Chair
A network of NCTE, CCCC, and TYCA volunteers track state policy developments impacting English language arts, English studies, literacy, and the humanities. These volunteers, one covering P12 education and one covering higher education in each state, provide other members with analyzed information about state policies. Learn more about the NCTE Policy Analysis Initiative.
Highlighted College Level Books
On Multimodality: New Media in Composition Studies
Jonathan Alexander and Jacqueline Rhodes argue that composition’s embrace of new media and multimedia often makes those media serve the rhetorical ends of writing and composition, as opposed to exploring the rhetorical capabilities of those media. CCCC/NCTE Studies in Writing & Rhetoric (SWR) series.
Students' Right to Their Own Language: A Critical Sourcebook
This critical sourcebook revisits the complexities of one of the most controversial statements in CCCC history.
College Composition and CommunicationCollege EnglishEnglish EducationResearch in the Teaching of EnglishTeaching English in the Two-Year College
College Level Journals
The Connected Community
is a digital space where members can come together online. Please join us in making NCTE’s Connected Community a friendly, productive online space for literacy teachers to gain easy access to each other’s best ideas.
English Studies Issue Briefs
View brief introductions to key issues in English Studies.
are membership groups which have been authorized by the NCTE Executive Committee. They:
- serve individuals who share the same special interests or who have similar jobs.
- offer their members the opportunity to meet face to face during the NCTE Annual Convention.
- provide information to members through newsletters, journals, listservs, or websites.
- present sessions at the NCTE Annual Convention
Questions/Concerns? Please feel free to contact Felisa Jones, the College Level Administrative Liaison.