If you have concerns about issues that affect your teaching, or positions you would like to support, and you think NCTE should take a stand, you have an opportunity to be heard! You can initiate action to deal with these issues by proposing resolutions which may be voted on and passed at NCTE's Annual Convention.
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. Sheldon Wrice 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.
At open hearings, NCTE members may offer opinions about proposed resolutions. Final discussion and voting will take place during the Annual Business Meeting.
Resolutions must be postmarked. Send resolutions, including a contact name, e-mail address, and phone or fax number, to Sheldon Wrice, Chair, NCTE Committee on Resolutions, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; fax: 217-278-3761. If you would like to submit your resolution by e-mail, please include the full name and NCTE member number for each of the five required members who support the resolution text.