Call for Proposals

tycawestlogoTYCA West Annual Conference ( Conference Dates: October 13-14, 2017 Conference Location: Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ

TYCA-West 2017:

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.

Session Format

Sessions will be:

  • 25 minute presentation, discussion, or workshop with Q and A.
  • 60 minute presentation, workshop, panel or paired presentation with Q and A.

Proposals should be submitted May 19th, 2017. Presenters will be notified by July 15th and must accept invitation to submit and register for the conference by August 19th, 2017.

Proposals Format

Please submit your proposal using the following form below or direct link:

You’ll need to provide the following:

  • title, speaker(s) and bios, institutional affiliation, email and phone contact for all participants,
  • 100-200 word abstract of presentation,
  • 1-2 participant outcomes,
  • format (panel, workshop, lecture, paper reading) ,
  • session time, and
  • special equipment all presentation rooms have a computer and presentation system

For more about the conference contact:

Alisa Cooper (

Beth Eyres (

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