The Consortium of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition, founded in 1993, is a research-oriented coalition of Ph.D. programs in Rhetoric and Composition that meets as a Special Event on Wednesday at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Universities with doctoral studies in Rhetoric and Composition, including independent degrees, concentrations, tracks, and interdisciplinary configurations for advanced study, are invited to join and to name representatives. The Consortium also welcomes and provides support for those planning new doctoral programs. It maintains a listserv for program representatives.
The Consortium pursues activities and projects intended to support and foster communication and collaboration among doctoral programs, faculty, and graduate students in Rhetoric and Composition. Relatedly, it seeks to enhance research capabilities, dissemination of scholarly work, and visibility for the work of scholars in Rhetoric and Composition and for the field as a research discipline. The Consortium hopes to network its activities with professional organizations, policy makers in higher education, funding agencies, and other groups. See the links in the menu above for further information.