September 27, 2017
This activity can achieve several different goals:
- Engage with public and local policy issues in a strategic and structured way
- Support the NCTE vision statement of “NCTE and its members will actively engage families, community members, administrators, colleagues, and other stakeholders and contribute to and critique policy at the local, state, and national levels.”” and CCCC strategic vision of “CCCC will be a clear, trusted public voice for the teaching and learning of writing, composition, rhetoric, and literacy in all higher education contexts.”
- Provide sound pedagogy to help students choose an issue that matters to them, determine an appropriate audience to engage, and develop a rhetorical strategy best suited to their audience and purpose.