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Share Your Idea with Your Colleagues; Ask Them to Support Your Resolution
The NCTE Committee on Resolutions encourages NCTE members to propose a resolution for consideration during the Annual Convention in November.
Each year NCTE members have the opportunity to take a stand on the issues that matter most to them in the teaching and learning of English and the language arts. These stands come in the form of resolutions that pass through a series of steps and ultimately require a vote by our full membership in order to become official statements of the Council.
Proposed resolutions should deal with issues not previously addressed or with aspects of issues not covered by existing resolutions. Your submission should include
- a brief background statement,
- be presented in proper format, and
- be accompanied by the signatures of at least five NCTE members.
See the resolutions on the NCTE website for samples of the form to follow in drafting resolutions. The Committee on Resolutions can provide technical assistance in development of a new resolution. The Committee on Resolutions decides which of the submitted texts to present to the membership.
Resolutions must be submitted by October 15, 2020. Send resolutions, including a contact name, e-mail address, and phone or fax number, to Chair, NCTE Committee on Resolutions, 340 N. Neil St., #104, Champaign, IL 61820; fax: 217-328-9645. If you would like to submit your resolution by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), please include the full name and NCTE member number for each of the five required members who support the resolution text.
Voting: All NCTE members are invited to attend the Annual Business Meeting and take part in discussions and vote on resolutions on issues of concern to the profession! Please verify your membership and obtain a voting card for the meeting by presenting your NCTE membership card at the door before the start of the meeting.
Sense-of-the-House Motions: Sense-of-the-house motions are statements that reflect the opinion of the majority of members attending the Annual Business Meeting. They may be prepared at the Convention and offered for discussion and action at the Annual Business Meeting. A written text of such a motion should be prepared in triplicate and handed to the NCTE President or Parliamentarian at the meeting on Friday before the adoption of the agenda. Sense-of-the-house motions should be no longer than 50 words, not including background statements. Such motions, if passed, are advisory to the Executive Committee or other appropriate Council bodies. They do not constitute official Council policy.