Texas Speech Communication Association

Welcome to The Texas Speech Communication Association

The Texas Speech Communication Association is the largest state professional communication association in the nation.

Officer Elections

Officer elections at convention this year include a new Vice President-Elect. Two nominees have been forwarded by the Nominating Committee. Aimee Kasprzyk of Blooming Grove ISD and Katrese Skinner of El Campo will appear on the ballot this year. Highlights of the two candidates are in the latest version of the newsletter (see the Newsletter page). Each candidate has also provided additional materials which can be located on the Officer Nominations page.

Membership

Membership in TSCA is open to any communication educator, communication student, communication consultant, or any individual interested in learning about the field of speech communication. All levels of instruction and areas of interests are represented in the association. The rewards of membership in TSCA include updated professional awareness, networking with other professionals, and exposure to innovation, teaching methodologies, and scholarly works relevant to the discipline of speech communication.

 

Tackling the TEKS for Comm. Apps, Speech Comm., and Debate

Debbie Hatton has made the following handout from "Tackling the TEKS for Comm. Apps, Speech Comm., and Debate" convention panel available. Click here to view the Speech TEKS (Draft)

Coachingspeech.com

Jennifer Zinn, one of our own, has created a website designed for speech teachers to share lesson plans, activities, and other ideas that aid in coaching forensic students and teaching communication applications classes. Click on this link to visit www.coachingspeech.com

Mentor List

The Teacher Training Committee has put together a list of coaches that are willing to serve as mentors. Click here to view the list

News

9/19/18
The Fall edition of our newsletter is now available. Click here to view.
8/31/18
A DRAFT verson of the Convention Program is now available. Click here to view. Watch the website for updates as we approach our convention in Corpus Christi, October 4-6.
5/18/18
Read the message from TSCA President Wade Hescht regarding 2018 Convention here. View the convention flyer mentioned in the letter here.
12/14/17
The 2017 Fall edition of TSCJ Online is now available. Click here to view.
10/29/17
The call for panels for the 2018 convention has been posted. See the Convention page for details.
10/11/17
The call for Manuscripts for Volume 42 of the Texas Speech Communication Journal has been issued. Submissions are due no later than March 31, 2018. See the Journal page for more details.
2018 Convention

Combating Truthiness: Teaching in a Post-Truth Era

Date: October 4-6, 2018
Convention begins on THURSDAY
Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Click here for more convention information

2017 Convention Highlights