What is TYCA-West?
TYCA-West is the Two Year College English Association for the Western Region. TYCA-West functions under the umbrella of our parent organization, National TYCA. National TYCA is part of NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English). Within National TYCA there are seven regions. TYCA-West serves faculty in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii.
What is our purpose?
National TYCA unites teachers committed to the teaching and study of English in the two-year college, to advancing the profession, and to providing a national voice for the two-year college in postsecondary education.
The purpose of TYCA-West is to foster the intellectual and pedagogical growth of English teachers and administrators in two-year colleges throughout the western region. We hold an annual conference every October where we encourage faculty to share their teaching expertise and projects they are working on at their various institutions.Read more »
Our fabulous keynote speaker, Ryan Goble, passed along the following items (see the list just below) which relate to his presentation on Friday, October 19th, “The Power of Paradox: Active Learning for the 21st Century Professor!” Please check out the program link just above for details about the time and location of Ryan’s keynote address.
FYI: The first two items are articles and the last two are blog postings Ryan did about using “This American Life.” While the blog postings were initially created for high school teachers, Ryan notes they “[scale] up for the college set easily.”
The submission date for conference proposals has been extended! Please email your proposals for TYCA-West’s 2012 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah to email@example.com by September 15th. You can also email us this address with any questions. Thanks!
TYCA-West Annual Conference: October 19-20, 2012
Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT
Conference Theme & Proposal Deadline: “Alterations: the future of two-year English departments”
Conference Hotel: Fairfield Inn Salt Lake City SouthRead more »
2011 “Transitioning into and out of Academe: Thinking & Writing for College Students” Mesa Community College in Arizona; October 7-8.
2010 “Entering the Conversation: Creating Actionable Knowledge” College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV; October 8-9th
2009 “Point and Counterpoint: Converging Fugues within Composition and Community” Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah; October 9-10.
2008 “Reaching Across Communities: Service in and out of the Classroom.” Valley Verde Campus of Yavapai College Clarkdale, Arizona; October 10-11.
2007 “Building Bridges of Lifelong Learners.” Las Vegas, Nevada; October 12-13
2006 “New Literacies: Teaching Writing in the Twenty-First Century.” Park City, Utah; October 20-21.
2005 “Moving Mountains: Changing the Landscape of Community College Classrooms.” Prescott, Arizona; October 6-8.
2004 “Striking It Rich: Cross-Talk in English.” Las Vegas, Nevada; October 7-9.Read more »