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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Responsibilities

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. When you agree to accept the nomination for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, you are making a two-year commitment to serve as a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

 Responsibilities and Duties

  • To select one DEIC member to serve on the EC according to procedures articulated in the Committee’s bylaws 
  • To name one DEIC member to serve in the annual Stage 2 Convention Proposal Review Group who
    • Makes recommendations on ways to increase equity throughout the process;
    • Makes recommendations on ways to increase diversity within the pool of presenters, chairs, and discussants.
  • 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
  • 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
  • To present an annual report to the Executive Committee that 
    • Recommends annual program offerings that are inclusive of all members’ areas of research and teaching
    • Recommends strategies for supporting engagement of members from underrepresented groups
    • Recommends amendments to the organizational and Convention budgets that outline ways to more equitably distribute organizational resources

Membership

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

Terms of Office

  • 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.
  • All chairs and members will serve for a two-year term.
  • Chairs cannot be appointed for consecutive terms. Members can serve no more than two consecutive terms. 

Meetings

  • 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. 
  • Five members of the DEIC will constitute a quorum.

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