SCA Legislative Council acts on busy agenda

Gaudino, James L.
January 1996
Spectra;Jan1996, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p3
This article presents updates on the Legislative Council (LC) of the Speech Communication Association (SCA) as of January 1996. The SCA LC met during the convention and acted on a lengthy agenda, Sharon Ratliffe presided the meeting. Several of the actions taken by the LC involve complex issues and will manifest themselves over time. An ad hoc committee chaired by Anita Taylor reviewed the SCA Affirmative Action Statement and members' reactions to it. Based on that review, a revised statement was presented to and approved by the LC. In April 1994, the SCA Program Evaluation Committee noted that the SCA does not have a policy regarding decisions relating to affiliations with related organizations. The LC approved requests for an African American Communication and Culture Division, Training and Development Commission, a Communication and the Future Commission and a change in status for the Applied Communication Section to the Applied Communication Division. The LC adopted resolutions to be placed in the SCA Policy Platform on Mentor Programs on California Proposition 187, on Political Communication, on Diversity and in support of the communication program at Columbia University.


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