CAHSS Faculty Articles

Department

Department of Writing and Communication

Publication Date

3-2019

Publication Title

College English

ISSN

0010-0994

Volume

81

Issue/No.

4

First Page

273

Last Page

296

Abstract

Those of us who work at universities are accustomed to the way diversity and inclusion initiatives become institutionalized. Internal grant applications ask how the proposed research is relevant to a university's mission in relation to diversity; required online surveys are distributed to assure that faculty and staff understand accessibility guidelines; task forces, committees, and planning groups articulate goals related to diversity and inclusion. The application of these rhetorical acts in daily academic life undulates, sometimes visible and meaningful, other times fading into the scenery, becoming background to seemingly more pressing matters. We address these questions as they relate to scholarly publishing in rhetoric and composition journals, questions that affect editors and authors as well as those who teach and study in the field. As editorial team members of Composition Studies, a biannual independent print journal, we detail strategies for creating a home for diversity in our field.

Comments

©2019 by the National Council of Teachers of English. All rights reserved.

ORCID ID

0000-0001-6702-3651, 0000-0001-5607-2618, 0000-0002-0319-4918

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