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2021 CCCC Standing Group and SIG Business Meeting Information

As program chair Holly Hassel noted in recent messages, CCCC Standing Group and SIG business meetings will be held outside of the 2021 CCCC Virtual Annual Convention. Below you will find dates and times for the virtual meetings as well as information on signing up to attend! This list will be updated as meetings are scheduled.

Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition

Meeting Date & Time: April 7, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. ET

The Coalition fosters inquiry in feminist histories, theories, and pedagogies of rhetoric and composition. We welcome and sustain all who do feminist work, inclusive of all genders, sexualities, races, classes, nationalities, religions, abilities, and other identities, in their research, their administration, and their classrooms. Our Advisory Board meeting typically features a full agenda of reports and motions for discussion.

Sign up: Please email if you would like to attend.

Cognition and Writing Standing Group

Meeting Date & Time: April 1, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. ET

The Cognition and Writing Standing Group will use our Thursday night session to conduct regular business of the Standing Group and to offer a roundtable discussion on cognition research and writing instruction. This discussion will be led by one of our members who will share teaching strategies informed by cognitive science research. The roundtable discussion will also share scholarship that will be featured in our second edited collection currently under contract with Parlor Press. The meeting will close with a transition from current Standing Group leadership and new leadership.

Sign up: Participants may register at

Dual Enrollment Studies

Meeting Date & Time: April 8, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. ET

Dual Enrollment is changing the landscape of composition studies, especially during the COVID era as more students seek ways to gain college credit for writing in high school—and now online. The 2021 DE Studies SIG will provide a forum for discussing and understanding those changes.

Sign up: Participants can register by using the following link:

English Education/Composition Studies Connections SIG

Meeting Date & Time: April 8, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. ET

This SIG welcomes all who are interested in the intersections between composition, English education, cross-level collaborations, and related areas. Alongside a little group business, at this year’s meeting participants will share their own interests and connections to this work. Join us in meeting others with similar scholarly and professional interests.

Sign up:–hrzopG9R83YoZjIE-7D0qjHjEmmZy

Global Non-Western Rhetorics SIG

Meeting Date & Time: April 23, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET

The Global and Non-Western Rhetorics Standing Group brings together emerging and established scholars interested in a global and an inclusive understanding of various rhetorical traditions around the world. Our business meeting will focus on updating attendees on our accomplishments and discussing new opportunities, upcoming events, and our expanding web presence.

Sign up:–fmVbl

Independent Writing Departments / Programs Assocation (IWDPA)

Meeting Date & Time: April 21, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. ET

The Independent Writing Departments and Programs Association (IWDPA) represents departments and programs that explore the production of written and digital communication, engage in the study of writers, and the activity of writing. It welcomes all types of freestanding academic units: departments, programs, and centers.

Sign up: Sign up using the following link:

Lifespan Writing

Meeting Date & Time: April 12, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. ET

Annual meeting of those interested in researching writing across the lifespan. We’ll discuss current lifespan writing initiatives, opportunities to get involved, and share new lifespan research. All are welcome, whether to learn more about the state of lifespan writing research or to join our efforts.

Sign up: Email for the meeting link.

Literacy Studies SIG

Meeting Date & Time: April 8, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET

Meeting for compositionists interested in Literacy Studies. Friendly conversation.

Sign up: Email

Mothers in Rhetoric and Composition

Meeting Date & Time: April 8, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. ET

We are a group of faculty and graduate students at institutions around the country who are mothers, interested in becoming mothers, and/or interested in motherhood and infertility as research topics. We use the business meeting to connect and share stories, as well as getting a sense of our members’ current needs.

Sign up: We will meet over zoom. Attendees can email for the meeting link.

Non-Native English-Speaking Writing Instructors Standing Group

Meeting Date & Time: March 30, 2021, 5:00 p.m. ET

The Non-Native English-Speaking Writing Instructors (NNESWIs) Standing Group provides a forum for NNESWIs to continue their conversations and to foster networking and collaboration.

Sign up: Register in advance for this meeting using the following link:

Rhetoric and Religious Traditions

Meeting Date & Time: April 8, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. ET

The RRT SIG is for any scholar interested in the ways in which writing (construed as broadly as possible) shapes and is shaped by religious experience (construed as broadly as possible). We welcome scholars and teachers from any career stage who study and/or teach anything and everything that falls under the categories “religious” and/or “spiritual.”

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Studio PLUS

Meeting Date & Time: April 9, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. ET

The Studio PLUS SIG works to support Studio and other kinds of programs that support college student writers taking courses across different higher education contexts. Our meeting this year will focus on discussions of how our programs adapted to COVID, as well as work to build cross-institutional relationship among programs.

Sign up: Register for the meeting using this link: If this link doesn’t work, please contact Mark Sutton for an alternate.

The Role of Reading in Composition Studies

Meeting Date & Time: April 5, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. ET

This special interest group brings together those interested in research and scholarship on effective ways to teach reading in the writing classroom. This year’s meeting will focus on recent and forthcoming research projects on reading within Writing Studies and consider future opportunities for collaboration and research in this area.

Sign up: To indicate your interest in attending the meeting, please email Ellen Carillo at and put “Reading SIG” in the subject line. She will send out a meeting link closer to the date of the session.

WAC Standing Group

Meeting Date & Time: April 16, 2021, 2:30 p.m. ET

Join us for small group discussions on topics ranging from program development to WAC research and future WAC Standing Group initiatives.

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Writing and Rhetorics of Code

Meeting Date & Time: April 5, 2021, 3:00 p.m. ET

In this 90-minute meeting, participants invested in the writing and rhetorics of code and software will have the opportunity to collaborate and discuss their research and pedagogical interests. They will also review information about how they can potentially participate in more formal SIGWROC service roles.

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Writing with Current, Former, and Future Members of the Military

Meeting Date & Time: April 10, 2021, 11:00 a.m. ET

The annual business meeting of this standing group allows current members to conduct business and to collaborate on new opportunities for research, pedagogy, and outreach. Those interested in the intersections of military service writing, research, and/or teaching are welcome to join.

Sign up: Participants can register by emailing Cathrine Hoekstra at

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