Welcome to the Organic Groups page for the Committee on Student Issues and Concerns (COSIAC). This page is organized so that all members of the committee can share and store documents, post questions, and discuss topics pertaining to the Committee.


Established in 2007.


To address issues and concerns of student members.


To address issues and concerns of student members; to review services currently provided to student members, with an eye to expanding and improving them; and to make recommendations to the Executive Committee on ways to increase student participation and involvement in LSA activities. It is expected that this Committee will be composed primarily of student members.

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Expanding and updating content for students on the LSA website.
  • Suggesting topics and speakers for professional development sessions at the Annual Meeting and Linguistic Institute.
  • Assisting with outreach to prospective student members, in consultation with COMSIT.
  • Consulting with COSWL and CEDL on issues affecting female and minority students.
  • Assisting with the development of mentoring programs among LSA members.

Membership (open)

  • Current Bloch Fellow (Chair)
  • At least 6 members, serving three-year terms
  • Composed primarily of students

Instructions for posting to the group:

  1.  Go to http://www.linguisticsociety.org/committee/student-issues-and-concerns-cosiac (bookmark this page when logged in to the website for future use).
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click on the “post" link under the "Content Create Links" heading in the right hand column of this page. 
  3. Provide a title for the item you are posting, such as “Action Item: xyz” or “Discussion Item: abc” or “Information item: efg."
  4. Type any introductory remarks in the text box labeled “Main body (edit summary)."
  5. If you wish to attach a document, scroll down and choose a file to attach. Then click “upload.”
  6. Review what you have drafted. If it looks OK, then scroll to the very bottom and click save.
  7. You should then see a new screen with your item posted to the URL in step 1. You should also see a message in your e-mail inbox that says something like “new post to group.”

Committee Members