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Mission Statement

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is committed to supporting the agency, power, and potential of diverse communicators inside and outside of postsecondary classrooms. CCCC advocates for broad and evolving definitions of literacy, communication, rhetoric, and writing (including multimodal discourse, digital communication, and diverse language practices) that emphasize the value of these activities to empower individuals and communities. CCCC promotes intellectual and pedagogical freedom and ethical scholarship and communication. To this end, CCCC and its members

  • sponsor and conduct research that produces knowledge about language, literacy, communication, rhetoric, and the teaching, assessment, and technologies of writing;
  • create collaborative spaces (such as conferences, publications, and online spaces) that enable the production and exchange of research, knowledge, and pedagogical practices;
  • develop evidence- and practice-based resources for those invested in language, literacy, communication, rhetoric, and writing at the postsecondary level;
  • advocate for students, teachers, programs, and policies that support ethical and effective teaching and learning.

Strategic Governance Vision Statement, November 2012

By 2022, CCCC will be a clear, trusted public voice for the teaching and learning of writing, composition, rhetoric, and literacy in all higher education contexts. We will advocate for a broad definition of writing (including composition, digital production, and diverse language practices) that emphasizes its value as a human activity that empowers individuals and communities to shape their worlds. We will be the leading voice in public discussions about what it means to be an effective writer and to deliver quality writing instruction. We will provide conditions under which teachers and scholars can discuss, build, and practice sustainable, relevant, and ethical models of teaching and learning. We will encourage and support a wide and vibrant range of scholarship at the leading edge of knowledge about writing, composition, rhetoric, and literacy. To support this work, CCCC will enhance participation by members who represent a diversity of races, cultures, languages, identities, institutions, and institutional roles.

Constitution & Bylaws

The CCCC Constitution and Bylaws are the governing documents of the organization. The Constitution was last updated in August 2022 and the Bylaws in 2023.

Annual Financial Summary

This annual financial overview provides a brief synopsis of CCCC/NCTE financial strategy, a financial summary for fiscal year 2016, and a summary of the fiscal year 2017 budget.


Click here for information on the CCCC Elections process, how you can get involved, nomination information, and the listing of election offices and their responsibilities.

User’s Guide to CCCC

Learn more about CCCC, its organizational structure, and how CCCC members are involved.


CCCC accomplishes much of its work through the use of committees. It is because of committees that we have position statements, award programs, even a conference itself. We are always looking for potential committee members with expertise, energy, and colleagiality.  Click here for a complete listing of the currently active committees, links to committee websites, committee governance information, and information on how you can get involved.

Member Groups

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has a number of Member Groups that hold meetings, sponsor panels and workshops at the Annual Convention, publish newsletters, and carry on other activities within the framework of the organization. CCCC is pleased to recognize such groups, encourages their existence and growth, and provides time, space, and appropriate publicity to foster their effective operation. Please click here for more information about CCCC Member Groups.

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