TYCA Pacific Northwest
TYCA Pacific Coast (ECCTYC)
The Two-Year College 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.
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.
The TYCA National Executive Committee
Writing the Community: Concepts and Models for
Democracy's Open Door
Two-year College English: Essays for a New
Border Talk: Writing and Knowing in the Two-Year
Nell Ann Pickett Service Award Winners
Mark Reynolds 2000
TYCA Breakfast at the CCCC Convention
Sat. March 17, 2001
Regional Web Sites
TYCA Progam ChairsTYCA Northeast
TYCA Pacific Northwest
TYCA Pacific Coast