Consortium on Graduate Communication

About the Consortium

Upcoming Events

  • CCCC Convention, Portland, OR March 15, 2017 – March 18, 2017
  • TESOL, Seattle March 21, 2017 – March 24, 2017
  • CGC Summer Institute, MIIS-Monterrey June 7, 2017 – June 10, 2017

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NEWS! CGC announces its 2017 Summer Institute, June 7-10, in Monterey, California! Read the preliminary details here.


The Consortium on Graduate Communication is an international association whose members provide professional development in written, oral, and multimodal communication to students before and during their (post-)graduate academic and professional programs. CGC members work with graduate students in their first and second/additional languages.

CGC’s primary activities include face-to-face and online opportunities to discuss and share resources, pedagogy, research, curricula, and program models for graduate communication.

Membership is free, so join the CGC now! A paid membership system will be instituted later in 2016.

The Consortium was created in April, 2014,and currently comprises over 500 members in at least 27 countries. On this website, you can find information about meetings, resources, and programs offering graduate communication support.

If you would like to host a CGC meeting at conference or other venue (perhaps outside North America!), please contact us. We are also interested in online communication, such as chats and webinars. As an entirely volunteer-run community, we welcome all expressions of interest.

CGC Interim Board of Directors, 2016-2017

  • Founding Co-Chairs: Nigel Caplan, University of Delaware & Michelle Cox, Cornell University
  • Members at large: Steve Simpson (New Mexico Tech), Talinn Phillips (Ohio), Jane Freeman (Toronto), Jim Tierney (Yale)
  • Board elections are planned for February, 2017.