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Language Policy Committee

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Students’ Right to Their Own Language

CCCC Guideline, April 1974, reaffirmed November 2003, annotated bibliograhy added August 2006


Language Knowledge and Awareness Survey

Conducted by the Language Policy Committee. This is the final research report from January 2000. The full survey can be found at the end of the report.

Committee Members

Elaine Richardson, Co-Chair
Denise Troutman, Co-Chair

Isabel Baca
April Baker-Bell
Qwo-Li Driskill
David Green
Austin Jackson
Rashidah Jaami Muhammad
Gail Okawa
Octavio Pimentel
Geneva Smitherman
Denise Troutman
Victor Villanueva
Bonnie Williams
Ana Celia Zentella

Committee Charge

The Language Policy Committee is charged to:

  • Research and draft a statement on the presence of “white language supremacy” in the evaluation/assessment of writing in higher education and civic spaces, particularly around the use of standards in classrooms and professional settings (this is not a statement on assessment though – we have that).
  • Provide up to 2 members of the committee to be active members of the joint committee that is drafting a companion piece to STROL in 2019.


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