The CCCC Executive Committee made the decision to allow Special Interest Groups (SIGs) the opportunity to become a standing group. From their webpage
Existing member groups may take on a more formal, long-standing relationship to CCCC by applying for Standing Group status. A Standing Group begins as a Special Interest Group (SIG) or other group with sustained organization and membership…. Standing Groups are formally reviewed by the CCCC Officers every three years. In recognition for this level of responsibility to CCCC, each Standing Group will be allotted one designated panel in addition to a business meeting at the CCCC Annual Convention, subject to the Program Chair’s approval. Standing Group panels will be vetted in consultation with the Program Chair. Standing Group business meetings will be held during the regular slots made available for such meetings by the Program Chair.
In 2015, the Medical Rhetoric SIG applied (*.doc that will open in a new window) for and was awarded standing group status.
Current executive committee members of the standing group are:
- Chair: Lisa Meloncon, University of South Florida, firstname.lastname@example.org (term 2017-2019)
- Associate Chair: Lora Arduser, University of Cincinnati, email@example.com (term 2016-2018)
- Communication Officer: Rachel Bloom-Pojar, University of Dayton, firstname.lastname@example.org (term 2017-2019)
- At-Large Member: Candice Welhausen, Auburn University, email@example.com (term 2016-2018)
- Graduate Student: (term 2017-2018)
Positions are for two years (except the grad student, which is one year). See the by-laws for descriptions of positions, and contact any of the officers if you are interested in running.
Minutes from the CCCCs
Medical Rhetoric SIG Minutes 2015
During this meeting, it was unanimously decided that the SIG would apply for standing group status with the Cs.