NCA IDEA Strategic Plan Task Force

Professional OpportunitiesCall for Participation: NCA IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) Strategic Plan Task Force, National Communication Association, Washington, DC. Deadline: January 15, 2021.

NCA is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access and seeks to address how the association can be responsive and transformative in this historical juncture when questions of justice and representation dominate both our national conversations as well as our professional and institutional inquires and actions. Following in the spirit of the recent renaming of the NCA Diversity Council as the IDEA Council, the commitment to create several NCA IDEA Awards for scholarship and institutional excellence, and other significant progress that NCA has made in changing key processes, the next step is to engage in the creation of a comprehensive IDEA – inclusion, diversity, equity, and access – strategic plan for NCA.

This call seeks volunteers to be members of this IDEA Strategic Plan Task Force. Additionally, any volunteers who are interested in co-chairing this Task Force also are welcome. To volunteer, please send an e-mail message explaining your interest in being on the Task Force and highlighting your experience in inclusion, diversity, equity, and access work in NCA or at your home institution. Please send your statement of interest and a CV to Roseann M. Mandziuk by January 15, 2021.

The IDEA Strategic Plan Task Force will be officially constituted and publicly announced by February 1, 2021. The Task Force’s charge will be to produce an IDEA Strategic Plan to be submitted to NCA’s Executive Committee by February 1, 2022.

Collaborative work among Task Force members to create the IDEA Strategic Plan will take place using video conferencing and other electronic means. The Task Force will meet at the 107th NCA Convention in Seattle in November 2021, and also will host a discussion forum at this Convention to gather member input and to share their work to that point. Pending approval by the NCA Executive Committee, the NCA IDEA Strategic Plan would be officially presented at our 108th Annual Convention in 2022 to the Legislative Assembly for adoption, after which the Task Force will be disbanded.