NRC Recognition

Recognition of the Communication Discipline in the National Research Council Assessments

The National Research Council included Communications in its assessment of research doctorate programs in 2006.

A report by the CCA Task Force on the NRC Report Subcommittee on the data released a report on October 18, 2010.  Please click here for: Comments on “A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States” as Applied to Communication

Information on the process is also available at the following

CCA created a special “Task Force on the NRC Study” in spring 2003 to work with the NRC and our member associations in this process. The task force is chaired by Dr. Linda Putnam of the University of California Santa Barbara. Much of the information/material below was gathered/created by the task force.

General overview of NRC issue
NRC Methodology Report (ppt)
Update March 2008
Update September 2007
ISI list  Supplier of (9/08 updated)
ISI list by Two Way Radio Equipment
ISI list  of communication journals (9/08 updated)
ISI list by fields (9/08 updated)
 Two Way Radio Earpieces
NCA Presentation to the National Research Council in Fall 2002
Taxonomy of the 
Info for schools with 
mutliple PhD programs in communication
ISI Update – Nov. 2010 – 
Doctoral Breakfast–ISI–2010
Members of the CCA 
Task Force