Using the NCW to advocate for full-time, tenure-track faculty

I started work on the National Census of Writing (NCW) because I longed for comparable data from institutions similar to my own. Like all of us who have read any of the listservs for the discipline, I have seen the multiple emergency requests for data—and have even made a few—and I hoped to help create a resource that provided this information so that we, as administrators, would have this information as we need it.