National Conferences

NCTE Convention
Nov. 18-21, 22-23 1999
Denver

CCCC Convention
April 13-15
Minneapolis

CCCC Winter Workshop on Teaching Composition to Undergraduates
Jan. 5-8
Clearwater Beach, Florida



Regional Conferences

TYCA Southeast
"Charting a Course for the New Millennium: Learning from the Past, Shaping the Future"
Feb 24-26, 2000
Savannah, GA


TYCA Northeast
[Theme TBA]
Oct 12-14, 2000
Pittsburgh, PA
Proposal Deadline:
[TBA]


TYCA Midwest
"Diverse Teaching, Diverse Students, Diverse Ways of Thinking"
Oct 5-7, 2000
Detroit, MI
Proposal Deadline:
May 1, 2000


TYCA Southwest
"Slouching Toward the Millennium: Celebrating Language in Turbulent Times"
Oct 19-21, 2000
Richardson, TX
Proposal Deadline:
[TBA]


TYCA West
"Shaping Writing and English Studies: Reflection, Transgression, and Innovation"
Sep 28-30, 2000
Tempe, AZ
Proposal Deadline:
June 1, 2000


TYCA Pacific Northwest
"Taking the Longer View: Teaching English in the Next Millennium"
April 8, 2000
Corvallis, OR
(Tentative)
Proposal Deadline:
[TBA]


TYCA Pacific Coast/ECCTYC
[Theme TBA]
Oct 17-21, 2001
Sacramento, CA
Proposal Deadline:
[TBA]


 

The Two-Year College English Association
of the
National Council of Teachers of English

National TYCA, an organization formed in 1996 within NCTE, focuses on issues related to teaching English in two-year colleges. It welcomes all full-time, part-time, and prospective teachers into a community of scholars and faculty who share concerns about important issues influencing the teaching of English—composition, literature, and rhetoric.

National TYCA is one of four higher education groups within NCTE: these four groups work as a coalition, called the College Forum, on joined projects. National TYCA addresses interests and concerns of two-year college English faculty. The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) addresses interests and concerns of writing instructors from first-year writing to graduate education. The College Section, soon to be renamed the College English Studies Association (CESA), addresses interests and concerns of generalists who teach predominately at the undergraduate level, with a specific focus on the "scholarship of teaching."

The newly formed College Forum provides a national voice for two-year college English faculty. National TYCA provides a variety of resources to support teachers, develops strategies to improve the profession, and advocates on behalf of all who teach English to first and second year college students.

All members of National TYCA are eligible to vote for national officers who are joined by elected representatives from each of the TYCA Regions to form the National TYCA Executive Committee.

Teaching English in the Two-Year College

Teaching English in the Two-Year College, the only journal focused on two-year issues, provides an opportunity for the two-year teacher/scholar/writer to share ideas about teaching practices, to examine research and theory as it relates to teaching, to explore issues related to the needs of two-year students, and to address professional concerns. The journal also includes reports from the seven regions in "TYCA to You," a special section designed to highlight the work of the regionals.

Highlights of the Executive Committee Meeting
Spring 1999

[Coming Soon]

The Seven Regionals

National TYCA coordinates the work of the seven Regions which serve every section of the United States and many Canadian provinces. The Regions have a long history of dynamic leadership and successful conferences.

TYCA-Northeast
TYCA-Southeast
TYCA-Midwest
TY CA-Southwest
TYCA- West
TYCA-Pacific Northwest
TYCA-Pacific Coast

Membership Information

National TYCA

TYCA Regionals

The TYCA National Executive Committee

Chair
Associate Chair
Past Chair
Secretary

Ben Wiley
Jay Wootten
John Lovas
Lois Powers

Editor, TETYC
Editor, "TYCA to You"

Mark Reynolds
Howard Tinberg

TYCA-Northeast
TYCA-Southeast
TYCA-Midwest
TYCA-Southwest
TYCA-West
TYCA-Pacific Northwest
TYCA Pacific Coast

Stasia J. Callan
Georgia Newman
Paul Bodmer
Mike Matthews
Rod Keller
Fred Chancey
Janice Albert

CCCC Representatives

Rebecca Burnett
Elizabeth Nist

College Section Representatives

Ida Simmons Short
Kathleen Blake Yancey

Books

Writing the Community: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Composition
Linda-Adler-Kassner, Robert Crooks, and Ann Watters, eds.

Democracy's Open Door
Marlene Griffith and Ann Connor

Two-year College English: Essays for a New Century
Mark Reynolds, ed.

Border Talk: Writing and Knowing in the Two-Year College
Howard Tinberg

Awards

Nell Ann Pickett Service Award Winners

Kathryn Staples 1999
Charles Annal 1998
Paul Bodmer 1997
Elisabeth McPherson 1996
Lynn Quitman Troyka 1995
Audrey Roth 1994
Nell Ann Pickett 1993

 

What's New?

25th Anniversary TETYC

Journal

Teaching English in the Two-Year College


TYCA Breakfast at the CCCC Convention

Sat. April 20, 2000
Minneapolis

For Information:
Michael Matthews


TYCA Strand CCCC Convention
Minneapolis

Check out the presentations focused on two-year teaching


TYCA Workshops CCCC Convention
Minneapolis


Regional Web Sites

TYCA Northeast

TYCA Southeast

TYCA Midwest

TYCA West

TYCA Pacific Coast
ECCTYC


TYCA Progam Chairs

TYCA-Northeast

TYCA-Southeast

TYCA-Midwest

TYCA-Southwest

TYCA-West

TYCA-Pacific Northwest

TYCA Pacific Coast


TYCA Membership Chairs

TYCA-Northeast

TYCA-Southeast

TYCA-Midwest

TYCA-Southwest

TYCA-West

TYCA-Pacific Northwest

TYCA Pacific Coast


Job Postings