Upcoming Conference

TYCA-West 2017 will take place on October 13-14, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona!

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CFP: The Measure of Tomorrow: Assessment through the Lens of Race, Diversity, & Inclusion

In October of 2017, TYCA-West rotates back to Arizona where Glendale Community College will host its first TYCA West conference. The theme for our 2017 conference is The Measure of Tomorrow: Assessment through the Lens of Race, Diversity, & Inclusion. Community colleges serve some of the most at-risk students.  Nearly half of all students enrolled in higher education in the United States are enrolled in two-year colleges. Nationally, 58% of two-year college students receive aid, while 72% apply. Demographically, two-year college students are widely diverse in age, race, ethnicity, and income-status (American Association of Community Colleges).

Race, gender and class shape the experience of all people. Therefore it is natural to agree that this should be considered when developing assessments in education, as well as the importance of infusing culturally relevant pedagogy into the academic curriculum. And in so doing, faculty today must consider alternative assessment methods that include strategies of assessment that could be put into practice to include, rather than exclude, students in order to serve more diverse learners.

For the 2017 conference in Glendale, we invite proposals about diverse assessment practices, projects, activities, lessons, or theories you use to help create an inclusive environment in the classroom and on campus.

For more information on the CFP, visit the Call for Proposals page or send any inquiries to tycawest@gmail.com.

Keynote: Asao B. Inoue, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of University Writing & Director of Writing Center at The University of Washington, Tacoma


Contact Glendale Community College

Chair of Local Arrangements:

  • Alisa Cooper (alisa.cooper@gccaz.edu)

Program/Conference Chair:

  • Beth Eyres (beth.eyres@gccaz.edu)

Interim Chair for TYCA West:

  • Stephanie Maenhardt (stephanie.maenhardt@slcc.edu)