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Pennsylvania Communication Association

Purpose

The Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) promotes teaching, scholarship, service, and an ongoing commitment to the discipline of human communication.

The Association believes in:

Teaching

Advancing and developing communication curricula
Responding to student and societal needs
Attending to and caring for the student inside and outside of the communication classroom

Scholarship

Promoting communication scholarship within the Keystone State
Providing a disciplinary commitment to Pennsylvania scholars, reaching out to the larger discipline
Being a dwelling place of Pennsylvania communication scholarship history

Service

Connecting the larger community to the communication discipline
Supporting efforts to professionalize students in communication fields
Serving our students inside and outside of formal institutional structures

Commitment to the Discipline

Nurturing the grassroots application of communication in the wider community
Caring for the discipline on the local academic campus
Supporting the larger discipline at the regional, national, and international levels

The Organization

The Pennsylvania Communication Association was originally founded as the Speech Communication Association of Pennsylvania (SCAP) in 1939. Its current title, the Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA), commenced in 2003.

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