Department of Rhetoric & Writing
Department of Rhetoric & Writing

Professional Development

UT Resources

State and National Resources


  • CCCC--"The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication by 1) sponsoring meetings and publishing scholarly materials for the exchange of knowledge about composition, composition pedagogy, and rhetoric; 2) supporting a wide range of research on composition, communication, and rhetoric; 3) working to enhance the conditions for learning and teaching college composition and to promote professional development; and 4) acting as an advocate for language and literacy education nationally and internationally."
  • RSA--"The purposes of the Society shall be to gather from all relevant fields of study, and to disseminate among its members, current knowledge of rhetoric, broadly construed; to identify new areas within the subject of rhetoric in which research is especially needed, and to stimulate such research; to encourage experimentation in the teaching of rhetoric; to facilitate professional cooperation among its members, to organize meetings at which members may exchange findings and ideas; and to sponsor the publication of such materials dealing with rhetoric."
  • International Society for the History of Rhetoric--"The International Society for the History of Rhetoric promotes the study of both the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and the relationship of rhetoric to poetics, literary theory and criticism, philosophy, politics, religion, law and other aspects of the cultural context."
  • MLA--"Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities."
  • CCTE--"a statewide organization of English teachers in Texas senior and junior colleges. For 70 years it has served a twofold purpose: to improve teaching [and] to advance research in English language and literature"


  • CCC--"invites submission of research and scholarship in composition studies that supports college teachers in reflecting on and improving their practices in teaching writing."
  • College English--"provides a forum in which scholars working within any of the various subspecialties of the discipline can address a broad cross-section of the profession. Appropriate subjects are literature (including nonfiction), linguistics, literacy, critical theory, reading theory, rhetoric, composition, pedagogy, creative writing theory and pedagogy, and professional issues."
  • Philosophy and Rhetoric--"publishe[es] some of the most influential articles on relations between philosophy and rhetoric. Topics include the connections between logic and rhetoric, the philosophical aspects of argumentation (including argumentation in philosophy itself), philosophical views on the nature of rhetoric among historical figures and during historical periods, philosophical analyses of the relation to rhetoric of other areas of human culture and thought, and psychological and sociological studies of rhetoric with a strong philosophical emphasis.
  • RSQ--"published in the months of January, April, July, and October by the Rhetoric Society of America. Article-length manuscripts on all areas of rhetorical studies including theory, history, criticism, and pedagogy are invited. Announcements of conferences, calls for papers, and other events of interest to rhetoricians are invited also."
  • Rhetorica--"Rhetorica, published quarterly for the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, includes articles, book reviews and bibliographies that examine the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and their relationship with poetics, philosophy, religion and law."
  • Written Communication--"an international multidisciplinary journal that publishes theory and research in writing from fields including anthropology, English, history, journalism, linguistics, psychology, and rhetoric."
  • JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory--"a forum for scholars interested in theoretical approaches to the study of rhetoric, writing, multiple literacies, and the politics of difference.