Central States Communication Association (CSCA) is an academic organization of communication professionals including college and university professors, students, and K-12 educators.
CSCA was founded in 1931 to promote the communication discipline in educational, scholarly, and professional endeavors. The association, which consists of the 13 Midwestern states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio, is governed by an Executive Committee and is legislated by its constitution and bylaws.
The organization has grown to become the largest regional communication in the United States and the fourth largest academic communication association in the world.
CSCA has 24 Interest Groups, Caucuses, and Sections that promote particular communication areas or other member interests. The association hosts a yearly convention within the 13 states, maintains a website (www.csca-net.org), publishes a newsletter three times yearly, and publishes the journal Communication Studies on a quarterly basis as well as the Journal of Communication Pedagogy on an annual basis.