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The College Section of NCTE supports the exploration of English Studies in the variety of collegiate settings. 





 Mike Palmquist, Chair, College Section Steering Committee

Join the College Section at the 2010 NCTE Annual Convention! this year's program offers a wide range of sessions and events that address many professional issues and concerns.


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 Connect with us. Talk with elementary educators today!The NCTE Annual Convention sparked many discussions among new and continuing college educators.  Continue the conversations on the NCTE Ning today!


English Studies Issue Briefs 
View brief introductions to key issues in English Studies.

NCTE Assemblies
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

Assembly on American Literature (AAL) (
This assembly promotes communication and cooperation among people who have a special interest in the field of American literature; presents programs and special projects on this subject; encourages the development of research, experimentation, and investigation into effective teaching and scholarship; promotes writing of articles and publications devoted to it; and integrates the efforts of those with an interest in the subject. The assembly does not promote only the "canon" of American literature, but encourages teachers to explore and utilize the rich and diverse cultures within American literature in their classrooms.

NCTE Interview with a Researcher Series

Listen to an interview with Charles Kostelnick conducted by Matthew Sharp, created in a graduate course in rhetoric and writing at Virginia Tech.  We wanted to interview him and other researchers for their perspectives on the field in general and research methods/methodologies in particular.


College Level News

+Turning Surveys Into Reforms  Inside Higher Ed
October 26, 2009

Admissions Competition vs. Learning Inside Higher Ed
August 25, 2009

Reputation Without Rigor  Inside Higher Ed
August 19, 2009

Using Adjuncts, Off the Payroll
August 11, 2009
Michigan community college's discussion of arrangement with company that would allow institution to end contributions to state retirement fund for part-time faculty alarms advocates for those off the tenure track.

+Budget cuts devastate California higher ed eCampus News August 7, 2009;_hbguid=8ecdf177-824a-4fbe-81e8-bd426876249c

Say Hello to Underachieving  The New York Times July 2, 2009

“In Uncertain Times, Valedictorians Look Ahead” New York Time s (6/26/09).


Split Over Open Access
June 4, 2009

10 university press directors back requirements for free online versions of federally sponsored research -- even as presses' association fights to end such a requirement. 

+Gaming the Rankings
June 9, 2009
Inside Higher Ed

+Clemson Explains Its Approach to U.S. News Rankings

The New York Times June 5, 2009

On the Chopping Block
Inside Higher Ed, May 14, 2009

College for the Unemployed Inside Higher Ed May 11, 2009

Departments Without Chairs Inside Higher Ed May 5, 2009

Blackboard Buys Angel Inside Higher Ed May 7, 2009

Research Shows Evolving Picture of E-Education

 (Education Week) March 26, 2009


FTC urged to investigate security of Google services
An online privacy group is calling on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google is making deceptive claims over the security of data stored in cloud-computing services such as Gmail and Google Docs, PC World reports. | Read More


The New Cool Kids Boston Globe March 22, 2009


Texas anti-evolution mandate could change textbooks nationwide: The Texas Board of Education is The Wall Street Journal March 23, 2009

Some colleges offering 3-year bachelor's degrees - USA Today, February 24, 2009

What's next for digital music on campus? eCampus News Febuary 25, 2009;_hbguid=8391229b-f99f-44b4-8b8f-d08718200471

Educating 'Middle-Skill' Workers  Inside Higher Ed February 27, 2009

Survey: College vital but less accessible

USA TODAY  February 4, 2009


Online students learned more than peers in traditional lecture format
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/1)


Survey of Chief Academic Officers Raises Concerns About Diversity and Longevity The Chronicle of Higher Education February 10, 2009


Professors Regard Online Instruction as Less Effective Than Classroom Learning The Chronicle of Higher Education February 10, 2009

Who Needs a 5-Day Schedule?  Inside Higher Ed December 15, 2008
Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn. offered its students the opportunity to maintain full-time status by attending four general education courses that met in lengthy Friday-only sections. “Full Time Friday,” as the institution calls it, could have potentially kept an industrious student in class from 8 a.m. until nearly 10 p.m. at night — a schedule one administrator called “not for the faint of heart” at the beginning of the semester. 



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