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Related Assemblies and Groups

Among the many groups and assemblies supported by and affiliated with NCTE, the goals and agendas of the following are most closely aligned with those of the College Section.

Higher Education

College Forum
The College Forum draws together the College Section, CCCC, and TYCA into conversation with the Presidential Team member elected from the College Section to identify and address issues of broad concern to NCTE members in higher education; develop position statements and other publications helpful to teachers, administrators, and policymakers in higher education; maintain a presence in the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and similar organizations securing grants for special initiatives; and explore ways to increase memberships by engaging other college groups in collaborative projects.

Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 
Since 1949, the Conference on College Composition and Communication has been the world's largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media. Welcome to our community. You'll find the field's leading resources and, more important, expert scholars and teachers eager for you to join us.

Two-Year College English Association 
TYCA unites teachers committed to the teaching and study of English in the two-year college, to advancing the profession, and providing a national voice for the two-year college in postcsecondary education.


Conference on English Leadership
The Conference on English Leadership (CEL) is a collaborative, dynamic, discussion-based forum for English language arts leaders to explore current and emerging issues. CEL welcomes the involvement of all persons who wish to work with others to seek solutions to problems and to share their special insights with others. Leaders of English programs in a variety of settings--rural or urban, small districts or large, public or private, traditional or experimental--will find a vibrant forum for exploring contrasting and controversial ideas within CEL.

Conference on English Education
CEE serves those NCTE members who are engaged in the preparation, support, and continuing education of teachers of English language arts/literacy.


The Assembly on Computers in English
ACE is a non-profit organization of English language arts teachers and teacher educators dedicated to intelligent technology integration into the English language arts. A long-standing assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, ACE believes that new technologies can reinforce reading and writing instruction in powerful and productive ways. ACE promotes communication, cooperation, and expertise among English teachers who want to use computers in their classrooms and curriculum. As key parts of this mission, we present a yearly workshop at the NCTE conference and offer year-round consulting to ACE members.

International Writing Centers Association
The International Writing Centers Association, an NCTE affiliate founded in 1983, fosters the development of writing center directors, tutors, and staff by sponsoring meetings, publications, and other professional activities; by encouraging scholarship connected to writing center-related fields; and by providing an international forum for writing center concerns.

Assembly for Research
The Assembly for Research promotes inquiry into literacy practices and considers continually what it means to engage in that inquiry; provides opportunities for researchers in different sites and from different perspectives to come together to learn from one another; encourages greater participation in research by teachers from all levels of schooling; promotes the growth of research and researchers through the forum provided by the Assembly for Research; supports the development of early-career researchers through Assembly for Research activities; and provides a democratic body that strives to incorporate research activities into the broader goals and practices of the National Council of Teachers of English.

English as a Second Language Assembly
This NCTE assembly encourages interchange among teachers of English at all levels on issues in bilingual education and English as a second language.

Gay Straight Educators' Alliance
The Gay Straight Educators Alliance (GSEA) is an assembly of NCTE which provides a forum for discussion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues as they pertain to all levels of instruction.

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