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CCCC Position Statements

CCCC Position Statements are statements on educational issues approved by the Conference on College Composition and Communication Executive Committee.  Please click on any of the titles below to view the summary and/or full statement.

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Digital Literacy and Assessment

A Position Statement of Principles and Example Effective Practices for Online Writing Instruction (OWI) (March 2013)
summary   —   full statement

Electronic Portfolios: Principles and Practices (November 2007, Revised March 2015)
summary   —   full statement

Statement Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment Composition: Policy and Best Practices (November 2012)
full statement

Writing Assessment Principles (November 2006, revised March 2009, reaffirmed November 2014)
summary   —   full statement

Ethical Issues

Ethical Conduct of Research in Composition Studies (November 2003, revised March 2015)
summary   —   full statement

Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Human Participants: A Bibliography (November 2003, revised March 2015)
summary   —   full bibliography

Position Statement on CCCC Standards for Ethical Conduct Regarding Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment, and Hostile Environments (November 2016)
full statement

Language Issues

Ebonics Training and Research (May 1998, revised May 2016)
summary   —   full statement

Statement on Language, Power, and Action (November 2016)
full statement

National Language Policy (March 1988, updated 1992, revised March 2015)
summary   —   full statement

Students’ Right to Their Own Language–with bibliography (April 1974, reaffirmed November 2003, annotated bibliography added August 2006, reaffirmed November 2014)
summary   —   full statement

Teaching Second Language Writing and Writers–with bibliography (January 2001, revised November 2009, reaffirmed November 2014)
summary   —   full statement

Professional Issues

Best Practices in Faculty Hiring for Tenure-Track and Non-Tenure-Track Positions in Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (April 2016)
full statement

Statement of Professional Guidance for New Faculty Members (1987, Revised November 2015)
summary   —   full statement

Disability Policy (November 2006; Reaffirmed April 2011)
summary   —   full statement

Statement on Community-Engaged Projects in Rhetoric and Composition [April 2016 (replaces the CCCC Position Statement on Faculty Work in Community-Based Settings, November 2014)]
full statement

Principles for the Postsecondary Teaching of Writing (October 1989, Revised November 2013, Revised March 2015)
executive summary   —   full statement

Preparing Teachers of College Writing [November 2015 (replaces the 1982 CCCC “Position Statement on the Preparation and Professional Development of Teachers of Writing”)]
summary   —   full statement

Scholarship in Rhetoric, Writing, and Composition: Guidelines for Faculty, Deans, and Chairs [March 2018 (replaces the 1987 CCCC “The Range of Scholarship in Composition: A Description for Department Chairs and Deans”)]
summary   —   full statement

Promotion and Tenure Guidelines for Work with Technology (November 1998, Revised November 2015)
summary   —   full statement

Student Veterans in the College Composition Classroom: Realizing Their Strengths and Assessing Their Needs (March 2015)
summary   —   full statement

Working Conditions for Non-Tenure-Track Writing Faculty (April 2016)
full statement

Position Statement on Undergraduate Research in Writing: Principles and Best Practices (March 2017)
full statement   —   Bibliography of Resources Supporting UR in Rhetoric and Writing Studies (October 2018, pdf)

Statement on Globalization in Writing Studies Pedagogy and Research (November 2017)
full statement

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