Conference on College Composition and Communication Logo

Constitution of the Conference on College Composition and Communication of the National Council of Teachers of English

ARTICLE I
NAME AND OBJECTIVE

Section 1.

The name for this conference will be the Conference on College Composition and Communication, originally chartered by NCTE in 1949, hereafter referred to as CCCC.

Section 2.

CCCC is a chartered conference of NCTE that supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication by

A. sponsoring meetings and publishing scholarly materials for the exchange of knowledge about composition, composition pedagogy, and rhetoric;
B. supporting a wide range of research on composition, communication, and rhetoric;
C. working to enhance the conditions for learning and teaching college composition and to promote professional development; and
D. acting as an advocate for language and literacy education nationally and internationally.

Section 3.

As a conference, CCCC is dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives toward these ideals in its practice and its promotion of the teaching and study of college composition and communication. For governance purposes, we employ these terms as defined here, but we commit to deeper explorations of these concepts, and we call upon our members to do the same, both in our organizational spaces and in all educational spaces in postsecondary composition and communication.

A. Diversity: The conference supports the heterogeneity of its membership and ensures that its work reflects that heterogeneity.
B. Equity: The conference strives to minimize or remove obstructions to access to tangible and intangible resources in order to eliminate imbalances in power and participation among its members.
C. Inclusion: The conference engages and supports all communities represented by the members and commits to the growth and change that such support and engagement require.

ARTICLE II
MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Membership

Membership will be open to any member or student member of NCTE who is interested in any area of college composition and communication.

Section 2. Member Groups

A. Members have the right to form Special Interest Groups that may become Standing Groups.

1. Definition: A Special Interest Group (SIG) is an affiliation of members with shared professional interests who go through the formal process of requesting meeting space during the Annual Convention.
2. Definition: Standing Groups are groups, typically but not exclusively SIGs, who can demonstrate sustained organizational activity within CCCC for a period of at least five consecutive years, and who want to solidify their relationship to the organization.

B. Status Change Process for Member Groups

1. The process of creating a Standing Group and requesting Standing Group status is articulated in the Bylaws.
2. The process for Standing Groups to apply for a Cultural Identity Caucus seat on the CCCC Executive Committee is articulated in the Bylaws.

Section 3. Categories of Membership

Categories of membership will be set forth in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE III
OFFICERS

Section 1. Officers of CCCC

A. Responsibilities and Duties

1. The responsibilities and duties of all officers will be those set forth in the Bylaws.

B. Membership

1. Chair
2. Associate Chair
3. Assistant Chair
4. Immediate Past Chair
5. Secretary
6. Executive Director of NCTE is the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of CCCC and serves as an ex officio officer of CCCC.

C. Terms of Office

1. Officers will be elected as stipulated in Article IX.
2. The term of all officers will commence thirty days after the NCTE Annual Convention next following the election, except that officers appointed to fill a vacancy (Article IX, Sections 3 and 4) will take office upon their acceptance.
3. The Chair, the Associate Chair, the Assistant Chair, and the Immediate Past Chair will each hold office for one year.
4. The Secretary will hold office for four years.
5. At the end of the term, the Assistant Chair will become Associate Chair, the Associate Chair will become Chair, and the Chair will become Immediate Past Chair.
6. Any elected officer may be removed from office for sufficient cause upon unanimous recommendation of the other officers and a two-thirds vote of a quorum of Executive Committee members present at any scheduled meeting.

ARTICLE IV
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

Section 1. The Executive Committee

A. Responsibilities and Duties

1. Within the rules of NCTE and the limits set by this Constitution, the Executive Committee oversees the operations of CCCC, including its budget and policies.
2. Executive Committee policies and procedures are spelled out in the CCCC Bylaws.

B. Membership1

1. Six members of the Officers’ Committee will be ex officio, voting members (the Assistant Chair, Associate Chair, Chair, Immediate Past Chair, Secretary, and Executive Secretary-Treasurer).
2. The Two-Year College English Association Chair, Associate/Past Chair, and Secretary will be ex officio voting members.
3. Four editors will be ex officio, nonvoting members:

a) College Composition and Communication
b) Studies in Writing and Rhetoric
c) Teaching English in the Two-Year College
d) Forum: Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty

4. Parliamentarian (ex officio, nonvoting; appointed as spelled out in the Bylaws)
5. Five members put forward by the following Cultural Identity Caucuses to be elected and appointed in a manner determined by governing documents of that Caucus will be voting members:

a) American Indian Caucus
b) Asian/Asian American Caucus
c) Black Caucus
d) Latinx Caucus
e) Queer Caucus

6. One member of the current Committee on Disability Issues in College Composition (CDICC) will be a voting member as determined by the Committee.
7. One member of the current DEI Committee will be a voting member as determined by the Committee.
8. Two graduate student representatives will be voting members as determined by the Graduate Student Standing Group.
9. Six members put forward by any CCCC Standing Group in good standing with the organization will be voting members, following the nomination and election processes spelled out in the Bylaws.
10. Six at-large seats to be selected from a pool of at-large nominations in accordance with the processes outlined in Article IV.2.A.3.b, two of which must be CCCC members holding non-tenure-track positions at the time of election, will be voting members.

C. Terms of Office

1. The term of all Executive Committee members will commence thirty days after the NCTE Annual Convention next following the election, except those that officers appointed to fill a vacancy (Article IX, Sections 3 and 4) will take office upon their acceptance.
2. No member may serve more than two consecutive terms on the EC or serve in the same consecutive role on the EC.
3. Any Executive Committee member may be removed from office for sufficient cause upon unanimous recommendation of the other officers and two-thirds vote of a quorum of the Executive Committee members present at any scheduled meeting.
4. Nomination, election, and filling of vacancies will be specified in Article IX.

D. Meetings

1. Regular meetings of the Executive Committee will be held at least twice annually, generally in conjunction with the Conventions of CCCC and NCTE. Additional meetings may be held at other points throughout the year.
2. Fifteen members of the Executive Committee, exclusive of ex officio nonvoting members, present at any regularly authorized meeting of the Executive Committee will constitute a quorum.

1 Changes to any member group or administrative committee name will be automatically updated in the Constitution and do not require a full vote of the membership as spelled out in Article X.

Section 2. The Nominating Committee

A. Responsibilities and Duties

1. Within the rules of NCTE and the limits set by this Constitution, the Nominating Committee will solicit nominations and organize a ballot that reflects the values articulated in Article I.3 for annual CCCC elections with additional attention given to the following:

a) Regional Diversity
b) Institutional Type (for example, HBCUs, minority-serving institutions, two-year colleges, tribal colleges, research-intensive institutions, comprehensive institutions, etc.)
c) Identities and Areas of Professional Interest

2. Gather nominations for Assistant Chair and Secretary, as needed.
3. Gather nominations for double the number of open seats for the ballot for candidates to replace the following Administrative Committee vacancies, preserving the values of IV.2.A.1:

a) Six seats from CCCC Standing Groups not given permanent seats on the Executive Committee
b) Six at-large positions, two of which must be NTT faculty, for open seats on the Executive Committee
c) Five members of the Nominating Committee
d) Open seats on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
e) Open seats on the Committee on Disability Issues in College Composition

4. Secure the consent to serve from each candidate as articulated in the Bylaws.
5. Present final ballot to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer on or around May 1 following the CCCC Annual Convention.
6. Follow procedures for ballot creation as outlined in the Bylaws.

B. Membership

1. Five members of CCCC elected in the annual election from a slate of ten provided by the Nominating Committee
2. The Immediate Past Chair of CCCC
3. The Chair or Immediate Past Chair of TYCA
4. One Chair will be determined by incoming members and reported to the Chair of CCCC within two weeks of election results.

C. Terms of Office

1. The term of members will commence thirty days after the NCTE Annual Convention next following the election.
2. Each member will hold office for one year.
3. In the event that one or more of the members cannot serve, the Chair of CCCC will appoint an appropriate substitute as provided in the Bylaws.
4. The Committee will conduct its business in accordance with the Bylaws.

D. Meetings

1. Regular meetings of the Nominating Committee will be held at least twice annually, generally in conjunction with the Conventions of CCCC and NCTE. Additionally, meetings may be held through remote means to address business at other points in the year.
2. Four members of the Nominating Committee will constitute a quorum.

Section 3. The Officers’ Committee

A. Responsibilities and Duties

1. This committee will carry out the policies set by the Executive Committee.
2. It will be the function of the Officers’ Committee to transact routine CCCC business, to prepare recommendations for the Executive Committee, and to act for the Executive Committee between scheduled meetings, when necessary.

B. Membership

1. Chair
2. Associate Chair
3. Assistant Chair
4. Immediate Past Chair
5. Secretary
6. Executive Director/Executive Secretary-Treasurer of NCTE

C. Terms of Office

1. The term of all officers will commence thirty days after the NCTE Annual Convention next following the election, except that officers appointed to fill a vacancy (Article IX, Sections 3 and 4) will take office upon their acceptance.

D. Meetings

1. The Officers’ Committee will meet at the call of the Chair, whenever possible in conjunction with Conventions of CCCC and NCTE, and other meetings.
2. Three members of the Officers’ Committee will constitute a quorum.

Section 4. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

A. Responsibilities and Duties

1. To select one DEIC member to serve on the EC according to procedures articulated in the Committee’s bylaws
2. To name one DEIC member to serve in the annual Stage 2 Convention Proposal Review Group who

a) Makes recommendations on ways to increase equity throughout the process;
b) Makes recommendations on ways to increase diversity within the pool of presenters, chairs, and discussants.

3. To submit, by the Nomination deadline, a minimum of two nominees from historically marginalized groups to the Nominating Committee for the at-large EC positions
4. To identify options and resources to resolve bias incidents, including harassment, discrimination, or any violation of the CCCC Code of Ethics or standards of conduct
5. To present an annual report to the Executive Committee that

a) Recommends annual program offerings that are inclusive of all members’ areas of research and teaching
b) Recommends strategies for supporting engagement of members from underrepresented groups
c) Recommends amendments to the organizational and Convention budgets that outline ways to more equitably distribute organizational resources

B. Membership

1. Nine members, elected from the ballot assembled by the Nominating Committee
2. Two co-chairs, elected from the nine members of the committee

C. Terms of Office

1. The terms of all chairs and members will commence thirty days after the NCTE Annual Convention next following the election, except that chairs appointed to fill a vacancy (Article IX, Sections 3 and 4) will take office upon their acceptance.
2. All chairs and members will serve for a two-year term.
3. Chairs cannot be appointed for consecutive terms. Members can serve no more than two consecutive terms.

D. Meetings

1. The DEIC will meet in conjunction with annual program planning, Convention meetings, and elections. Other meetings may be called at the request of the co-chairs.
2. Five members of the DEIC will constitute a quorum.

Section 5. Committee on Disability Issues in College Composition

A. Responsibilities and Duties

1. To maintain, lead revisions of, and advocate for the principles outlined in the CCCC position statement Disability Studies in Composition: Position Statement on Policy and Best Practices
2. To select one member to serve on the EC according to procedures articulated in the Committee’s bylaws
3. To educate CCCC leadership and membership on disability and access before and during the Annual Convention, including

a) Drafting and circulating the Convention Access Guide
b) Hosting and staffing the access table at the Convention
c) Producing guidelines for members and presenters about accessible and inclusive conference presentations
d) Maintaining a website on accessible conference planning and attending

4. To support the production of an Access Guide for each Convention, including

a) Identifying a team to write the Access Guide
b) Determining compensation provided by CCCC for this team
c) Contributing a CDICC member to serve on the Local Arrangements Committee
d) Helping to circulate the Access Guide

5. To submit a budget annually to the EC for approval to fund the CDICC’s accessibility work
6. To present an annual report on accessibility and disability issues within the organization

B. Membership

1. Nine members elected by CCCC membership
2. Affiliate members, as needed

C. Terms of Office

1. The terms of all chairs and members will commence thirty days after the NCTE Annual Convention next following the election, except that chairs appointed to fill a vacancy (Article IX, Sections 3 and 4) will take office upon their acceptance.
2. All chairs and members will serve for a three-year term; terms will be staggered so that no more than three seats will be filled in any election cycle.
3. A chair or co-chairs will be selected by the CDICC membership by the process spelled out in the bylaws.

D. Meetings

1. The CDICC will hold open meetings at the CCCC Convention and provide virtual access.
2. In addition, the CDICC will meet in conjunction with annual program planning, Convention meetings, and elections. Other meetings may be called at the request of the chair or co-chairs.
3. ASL interpreters and CART services will be funded by CCCC and available at the meetings.

ARTICLE V
STANDING COMMITTEES

Section 1: Standing Committees

A. Responsibilities and Duties

1. Standing Committees are proposed by the CCCC officers, typically on the recommendation of Special Committees as articulated in Article IV.E, and are constituted by a vote of the Executive Committee, on a motion from the Officers’ Committee.
2. Standing Committees engage in tasks with specific, ongoing annual charges. They are required to work directly with CCCC Officers to identify charges and deliverables and create regular reports for review by the Executive Committee.

B. Membership

1. CCCC Officers will appoint a Standing Committee Chair and, with input from the Executive Committee, will select a number of members appropriate to the committee’s charge from a pool of candidates. See Bylaws XYZ for the procedures for pool formation.
2. Standing Committee Chairs will be responsible for compiling annual reports to the CCCC Chair and Executive Committee.
3. Current Standing Committees are listed in the CCCC Bylaws.

C. Terms of Service

1. Members of Standing Committees will serve a three-year term, renewable upon review of the Executive Committee.
2. In the event that one or more of the members cannot serve, the Chair of CCCC, in consultation with the Standing Committee Chair, will appoint an appropriate substitute as provided in the Bylaws.

D. Meetings

1. Standing Committees have autonomy to meet and discuss how to accomplish their charges.
2. Meeting minutes should be kept and reported to the CCCC Chair and Executive Committees when requested.
3. Fifty-one percent of members constitute a quorum.

E. Standing Committee Dissolution:

1. A Standing Committee may request dissolution through the process described in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE VI:
SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Section 1: Special Committees

A. Responsibilities and Duties

1. Special Committees are formed at the discretion of the CCCC Chair.
2. Special Committees convene for no longer than a three-year period, after which they may renew or apply for Standing Committee status as articulated in the Bylaws.
3. Funding for Special Committees may be authorized by the Officers’ Committee.
4. Special Committees will follow the procedures established or approved by the Executive Committee.

B. Membership

1. Special Committee members are put forward by CCCC Officers and approved by the Executive Committee. Once formed, members of the Special Committee will select a Chair to represent their work to the Executive Committee in the form of annual reports.
2. Special Committee Chairs will be responsible for compiling annual reports to the CCCC Chair and Executive Committee.

C. Terms of Service

1. Members of Special Committees remain on the Committee for the duration of its term.
2. In the event that one or more of the members cannot serve, the Chair of CCCC, in consultation with the Special Committee Chair, will appoint an appropriate substitute as provided in the Bylaws.

D. Meetings

1. Special Committees have autonomy to meet and discuss how to accomplish their charges.
2. Meeting minutes should be kept and reported to the CCCC Chair and Executive Committees when requested.
3. Fifty-one percent of members constitute a quorum.

E. Request for Standing Committee Status

1. A Special Committee may request Standing Committee status by following the procedures articulated in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE VII
MEETINGS

Section 1. Convention

CCCC will hold an Annual Convention insofar as possible, as determined, when necessary, by the Officers and a vote by the Executive Committee.

Section 2. Business Meeting and Special Sessions

A. The Annual Business Meeting will be held as part of the regular CCCC Annual Convention. Members may attend virtually.
B. Other meetings and sessions at the NCTE Annual Convention will be arranged with the NCTE Executive Director, and with approval of the NCTE Executive Committee.

Section 3. Meetings apart from Annual Convention

Other meetings may be held each year at a different time, as determined by the Executive Committee.

Section 4. Meetings of Elected Bodies

All meetings of Administrative Committees will be held to allow for remote participation by members.

ARTICLE VIII
VOTING

Section 1. Voting during Annual Business Meeting

All individual members present at the Annual Business Meeting of the membership are entitled to vote, and a simple majority of those present and voting will be required for action, except as specifically stated elsewhere in the Constitution or Bylaws.

Section 2. Voting in Annual Elections

In ballots, all individual members are entitled to vote during CCCC elections. A simple majority of the legal votes cast within the time designated will be required for action, except as stipulated in Article X, Section 5. At least thirty days must be allowed for the submission of ballots.

ARTICLE IX
ELECTIONS AND VACANCIES

Section 1. Ballots

A. Officers, at-large Executive Committee, DEI Committee, and CDICC seats will be elected by ballot.
B. Ex officio seats are seated by the procedures outlined in the electing subgroup.
C. Ballots will be sent out no later than October 1 of each year.
D. CCCC members will have at least thirty days to consider ballots before the voting period ends.
E. Ballots will

1. Provide adequate space for announcing the names of candidates, and
2. Offer space for write-in candidates not appearing on the ballot.

Section 2.Selection of Publications Editors

Editors of CCCC publications will be appointed by a committee composed of the CCCC Chair, the Associate Chair, the Executive Secretary-Treasurer, and two additional members chosen by the Executive Committee according to procedures set forth in the Bylaws.

Section 3. Vacancy of CCCC Chair

If the office of Chair becomes vacant, the Immediate Past Chair will complete the term.

Section 4. Vacancy of Non-CCCC Chair Positions

In the event of vacancies in the offices of Associate Chair, Assistant Chair, Secretary, or vacancies on the Executive Committee, the Chair, in consultation with the Officers and, if necessary, appropriate Caucus members, will make temporary appointments, effective until the next annual election, and will notify the Nominating Committee to include candidates for the vacant offices at the next annual election.

Section 5. Vacancy of Editors

If a publications editor position becomes vacant, the Chair, in consultation with the officers, will make a temporary appointment until a regular search can be completed.

ARTICLE X
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

Section 1. Who May Propose an Amendment

Amendments to this Constitution may be proposed either

A. by the Executive Committee;
B. by a two-thirds vote of the members attending the Annual Business Meeting;
C. by petitions signed by fifty members and forwarded to the CCCC Chair.

NCTE’s governing body, the NCTE Executive Committee, will review proposed changes. Approval is needed prior to moving forward in presentation and consideration of CCCC membership as a matter of good governance and efficiency.

Section 2. Announcement of Amendments

All proposed amendments will be announced in the February issue of CCC and in the CCCC Annual Convention materials and will be discussed at the Annual Business Meeting prior to submission to the membership for vote.

Section 3. Period of Consideration

After an amendment has been proposed, the membership must be notified by mail or in CCC at least thirty days prior to the submission of the ballot.

Section 4. Presentation of Amendments

Proposals to amend the Constitution will include both the existing language of the Constitution and the proposed change.

Section 5. Ratification of Amendments

A two-thirds majority of the legal votes cast by mail within the time designated will be required for actions on amendments. At least thirty days after amendments are made available must be allowed for the return of ballots.

August 2022

BYLAWS OF CCCC

I.  Membership

CCCC offers the following categories of membership: regular voting membership and student voting membership.  (Individual comprehensive members of NCTE are automatically members of CCCC.)

II.  Relationship to NCTE

A. The officers of CCCC serve as voting members of the NCTE Board of Directors.

B. The Chair of CCCC serves as a voting member on the NCTE Executive Committee.

C. The Associate Chair of CCCC serves as a non-voting member of the NCTE Executive Committee.

D. The Chair is responsible for an Annual Report to be published in the NCTE Annual Reports.

E. The Chair of CCCC will serve on the NCTE College Forum Committee.

III. Duties of Officers

A. The Chair

1. Assumes responsibility for the functioning of the organization.
2. Plans the agendas for and presides at the business meetings of CCCC, the Executive Committee, and the Officers’ Committee.
3. Represents the organization in making public its policy decisions.
4. Appoints all special committees, with the exception of those committees stipulated in Bylaws III.B.5.
5. May authorize committees and define their functions.
6. Arranges any CCCC program sessions for the NCTE Annual Convention.
7. Arranges the CCCC program session for the MLA Annual Convention.
8. Serves as a voting member of the NCTE Board of Directors and the NCTE Executive Committee.
9. Prepares the Annual Report to NCTE.
10. Prepares a report to the membership of CCCC after the CCCC Annual Convention.

B. The Associate Chair

1. In the temporary absence of the Chair, presides at all business meetings of CCCC, the Executive Committee, or the Officers’ Committee.
2. Directs the program of the current CCCC Annual Convention in accord with Bylaws adopted to govern the convention and the Annual Business Meeting.
3. Represents CCCC on the NCTE Board of Directors as a voting member and on the NCTE Executive Committee as a non-voting member.
4. Attends all meetings of the NCTE Executive Committee as a non-voting member.
5. Appoints the Resolutions Committee and the Braddock Award Committee.

C.  The Assistant Chair

1. In the temporary absence of the Chair and the Associate Chair, presides at all business meetings of CCCC, the Executive Committee, or the Officers’ Committee.
2. Represents CCCC on the NCTE Board of Directors.
3. Assists the Associate Chair and the Local Chair with managing the current CCCC Annual Convention.
4.  Develops plans for the subsequent convention.

D. The Secretary

1. Prepares the minutes of the Annual Business Meeting, the meetings of the Executive Committee, and the meetings of the officers.
2. Delivers the minutes within sixty days to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer for distribution to the relevant body for approval and subsequent entry into the permanent records of CCCC in the NCTE office.
3. Delivers to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer true copies of the Bylaws, resolutions, and authorizations of expenditure for transmittal to appropriate administrators, other persons, or files.
4. Is a voting member of the NCTE Board of Directors.
5. Prepares a list of Executive Committee actions and Annual Business Meeting actions for CCC.

E. The Executive Secretary-Treasurer

1. Handles all financial transactions of the group.
2. Pays bills incurred by CCCC within the budget adopted by the Executive Committee or otherwise authorized by the Officers’ Committee.
3. At the Annual Business Meeting and at the meeting of the Executive Committee preceding the CCCC Annual Convention, submits a written financial report that also includes a report on membership.
4. Notifies the Chair if at any time CCCC appears to violate the proviso that it shall not, without the express permission of the Executive Committee of NCTE, incur any obligation exceeding its funds in the hands of the Executive Secretary-Treasurer.
5. Assists the other officers and other committees in carrying out their responsibilities.
6. Supervises the maintenance of CCCC permanent files and archives.

F.  The Immediate Past Chair

1. Assumes the duties of the Chair, if the Chair is unable to serve.
2. Coordinates membership development.
3. Serves on the Nominating Committee.
4. Is a voting member of the NCTE Board of Directors.

G. The Officers’ Committee, made up of the six officers listed above, is the primary administrative body of CCCC.

1. It monitors the finances of CCCC and authorizes changes in the budget as needed.
2. It advises the Chair on the functioning of CCCC.
3. It reviews agendas, committee reports, proposals, and other materials to be presented to the Executive Committee. Members of the Executive Committee may also introduce questions to be placed on the agenda at the time the agenda is developed.
4.  It may authorize committees and give them specific charges.

IV. Duties of the Executive Committee

A. It sets policies for the general operation of the organization.

B. It approves the budget and authorizes additional expenditures.

C. It chooses the convention site at least three years in advance.

D. It may authorize committees and give them specific direction and instructions.

E. It may authorize publication of monographs and special publications, and it reviews the actions of the publication committee.

F. It sets dues for various classes of membership.

G. It may propose amendments to the Bylaws of the Two-Year College English Association.

H. It receives reports from officers and committees.

V. Fiscal Control

A. Budgets

1. An annual budget will be proposed by the Executive Secretary-Treasurer.
2.  The budget will be adopted by the Executive Committee and may be amended by the Officers’ Committee.

B. Operations

1. Payments will be made by the Executive Secretary-Treasurer in accord with the approved budget or other authorizations by the Officers’ Committee.
2.  Regular reports of the financial status of CCCC will be made to the officers and the Executive Committee by the Executive Secretary-Treasurer.

C. Dues for various classes of membership are determined by the Executive Committee.

D.  Budgets for the CCCC Annual Convention will be adopted in accord with Bylaws Section VIII.

VI.  Publications

A. Editor, College Composition and Communication.

1. The Editor is responsible for editorial direction and publication of CCC.
2. The Editor is chosen by a committee composed as specified in Article VII, Section 4 of the Constitution. The additional two members required therein are selected by the Executive Committee from at least three nominees offered by the officers.
3. The term of the Editor is five years.
4. The Editor will be assisted by a committee recommended by the Editor and approved by the Executive Committee. Members of the committee serve a term not longer than three years.

B.  CCCC will publish a monograph series entitled Studies in Writing and Rhetoric.

1. This series is addressed to those who are primarily concerned with the theory, practice, and teaching of composition in college and with the relationships between composition and other disciplines.
2. Responsibility for this publication series is borne by a Publications Editor and an editorial board of twelve members, to be appointed by the Officers’ Committee in consultation with the Executive Committee from a slate of nominees submitted by the Publications Editor.  The Editor’s term is five years, and the terms of editorial board members are four years on a staggered basis.
3. To the extent possible, the Publications Committee should aim toward publishing works that will make the series self-supporting, but it may, subject to approval of the Officers’ Committee, investigate possible sources of outside support for any title or titles proposed for the series.
4. The Editor will make an annual report to the Executive Committee.

C. CCCC may appoint editors responsible for the publications outlined in Article VIII, Section 2 of the Constitution.  The details of these editorial positions will be outlined in the CCCC Executive Committee Handbook.

D. An editors’ team will be convened by the CCCC Chair and include all of the current appointed CCCC editors.

E. CCCC editors may be removed from office for sufficient cause upon unanimous recommendation of the officers and two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee members present at any meeting.

VII. General Committee Operations

A. Except where otherwise provided by the Constitution and Bylaws, committee members are appointed by the CCCC Chair after consultation with the officers and the Executive Committee.

B. Committee budgets are adopted by the Officers’ Committee after discussion with the Executive Committee.

C.  General plans for committees are approved by the officers.

D.  Committees report their actions in writing prior to each regularly scheduled meeting of the Executive Committee and also at the end of their tenure.

VIII. Administrative Structures

A. Committees

1. CCCC administrative (Executive, Nomination, Officers, and Special) committees are included in the CCCC Constitution. These groups are governance-oriented and complete recurring charges related to the function of the organization and its convention within a finite time frame.
2. “Special committees” are appointed by the CCCC Chair or their delegate in consultation with the Executive Committee. Most of these committees carry out charges defined by the Chair in consultation with the EC.
a. Special committees are not permanent. With the exception of committees
with annual recurring charges (see VIII.A.2.b), a committee may be
constituted for no longer than three years, but may be renewed on an
annual basis by action of the Executive Committee until the completion of its
charges (See “CCCC Committee Management Guidelines”).
b. Some special committees have annual recurring charges (e.g.,
resolutions, awards). Membership of these committees is reconstituted
annually and appointed by the CCCC Chair or their delegate.
3. Committee budgets are adopted by the CCCC Executive Committee.
4. General plans for committees are approved by the Officers.
5. Committees report their actions in writing prior to each regularly scheduled meeting of the Executive Committee and also at the end of their tenure.

B. Standing Groups (SGs)

1. Standing Groups are member-organized coalitions approved by the CCCC Officers. Standing Groups begin as Special Interest Groups and may apply for SG status after fulfilling the requirements outlined for that status. Standing Groups define their own mission and charges in conjunction with the broad mission and vision of CCCC.

C. Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

1. SIGs are member-organized coalitions. SIGs carry out activities defined by members in relation to the broad mission and vision of CCCC. SIGs may apply for space to meet at the CCCC Annual Convention.

IX. Annual Convention

A. A Resolutions Committee of five members will be appointed by the CCCC Chair. The committee will invite members or groups of members to submit resolutions, will receive such resolutions and create any of its own that may seem proper, will edit all resolutions to ensure clarity, and will present the resolutions to the Annual Business Meeting in written form. Other rules for handling resolutions will be presented to the Annual Business Meeting for adoption at the outset, but until procedures are adopted, rules from the previous Annual Business Meeting will prevail.

B. The site of the CCCC Annual Convention will be chosen at least three years in advance by the Executive Committee from a list of options prepared by the Executive Secretary-Treasurer. The Officers’ Committee may recommend revisions of the list.

C. Budgets for the convention program and Local Arrangements Committee must be approved by the Officers’ Committee.

D. Special awards may be presented at the CCCC Annual Convention. Such awards are established upon the approval of the Executive Committee. Recipients of these awards will be determined by committees appointed by the Chair or Associate Chair.

E. Bylaws governing participation in the program of the CCCC Annual Convention may be established by the Executive Committee.

F. Convention fees are set by the Officers’ Committee.

G. For the transacting of business at the Annual Business Meeting, a quorum of 75 CCCC members is required.

H. The Chair will appoint a Local Chair, who will be responsible for local arrangements at the CCCC Annual Convention.

I. The CCCC Past Chair and Chair will co-chair a Convention Concerns Committee, which will meet at the close of each Annual Convention to evaluate the Convention and to provide suggestions for the next year’s Convention.  Other members of this committee are the elected chairs of the Black Caucus, the Latino/Latina Caucus, the Asian/American Caucus, the Caucus for American Indian Scholars and Scholarship, and the Queer Caucus.  CCCC members are invited to offer ideas and suggestions to the Convention Concerns Committee.

X.  Amendments

A. Amendments to these bylaws may be proposed (1) by the Executive Committee; (2) by a two-thirds vote of the members attending the Annual Business Meeting; or (3) by petitions signed by fifty members and forwarded to the Chair.

B. These bylaws may be amended (1) by a majority vote of the Executive Committee, (2) by a majority vote of members attending any Annual Business Meeting, if notice of the proposed change, including the existing language and the proposed language, has been given to all CCCC members at least thirty days before the meeting; (3) by a three-quarters vote of members attending the Annual Business Meeting; or (4) by a majority of the legal votes cast by mail within the time designated, to be not less than thirty days after mailing out the ballots.

August 2018

Renew Your Membership

Join CCCC today!
Learn more about the SWR book series.
Connect with CCCC
CCCC on Facebook
CCCC on LinkedIn
CCCC on Twitter
CCCC on Tumblr
OWI Principles Statement
Join the OWI discussion

Copyright

Copyright © 1998 - 2022 National Council of Teachers of English. All rights reserved in all media.

1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801-1096 Phone: 217-328-3870 or 877-369-6283

Looking for information? Browse our FAQs, tour our sitemap and store sitemap, or contact NCTE

Read our Privacy Policy Statement and Links Policy. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use