The following resolutions were passed at the CCCC Annual Business Meeting held on Saturday, March 17, 2001, in Denver, CO:
Resolution 1: Honoring John Lovas
WHEREAS John Lovas has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to teaching in a two-year college, has assumed prominent leadership roles in TYCA, and has fostered stronger ties between two-year and four-year faculty to form a more extensive yet inclusive vision of the profession;
WHEREAS he has proven himself to be a great innovator by making creative and informative revisions to the CCCC’s convention proposal form and program format, by welcoming newcomers with a special breakfast, and by encouraging conversation clusters among the convention participants;
WHEREAS he has had the good fortune of selecting an able assistant, Krista Hiser, who persisted in shouldering her responsibilities in the face of personal challenges;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the 2001 Conference on College Composition and Communication thank John Lovas for creating a program that invites each of us to compose our own professional sense of community and take that renewed professionalism back to the communities in which we work and live.
Resolution 2: Honoring Margaret Whitt and the Local Arrangements Committee
WHEREAS Margaret Whitt has organized a dedicated and energetic committee to welcome us to the Mile High City and ensure that we enjoy its extensive cultural riches;
WHEREAS she has demonstrated an extraordinary talent for showcasing local authors and local sites;
WHEREAS she has supported writing instruction in Denver Public Schools by encouraging us to provide pencils and notebooks for the young composers of the new millennium;
WHEREAS she has warmed our stay with her graciousness and humor;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the 2001 Conference on College Composition and Communication thank Margaret Whitt and the entire Local Arrangements Committee for their generous hospitality.
Resolution 3: Endorsing U.S.-Canada Equity Week
WHEREAS the exploitive working conditions–including inadequate salaries, contracts, benefits, and professional development opportunities–of part-time and non-tenure-track writing faculty remain a major concern of our membership;
WHEREAS U.S.-Canada Equity Week (October 2001) will entail a series of locally, regionally, and nationally organized events that will call attention to the exploitive working conditions of part-time and non-tenure-track faculty;
WHEREAS U.S.-Canada Equity Week will draw attention to the link between part-time and non-tenure-track-faculty’s working conditions and the provision of quality instruction;
WHEREAS concerned part-time and full-time faculty, students, labor activists and labor unions, professional associations, and community activists will band together to organize campus events and activities (teach-ins, rallies, lectures, street theater performances, petition drives, letter and editorial writing campaigns) that call attention to the academy’s increasing use of part-time and non-tenure-track faculty and to the issues of salary equity, contractual stability, and professional working conditions;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Conference on College Composition and Communication join with the Coalition on Contingent Academic Labor, the California Part-Time Faculty Association, the American Association of University Professors, and other professional and labor organizations to endorse U.S.-Canada Equity Week.