2015 Conference

Re Form, Re View, Re New

TYCA-PNW and PNWCA Joint Conference
Spokane Falls Community College
October 23-24, 2015 in Spokane, WA

Keynote Speaker:
Jess Walter
New York Times #1 Bestselling Author

Pre-conference Workshop
Cheryl Hogue Smith
"Interrogating Texts: Taming Chaotic Thought through Metacognitive Revision"

Proposal Deadline:
June 30, 2015

Conference Hotel Information
Book a room at the Fairfield Inn at the group rate of $89
Book a room at the Marriott Courtyard at the group rate of $99

Conference Registration coming soon

Winter 2015 TYCA-PNW Newsletter is Here!

Congratulations Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt and Dodie Forrest!

Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt and Dodie Forrest, both from Yakima Valley Community College, are winners of the 2014 Mark Reynolds TETYC Best Article Award for 2014. Their article, "Conversing in Marginal Spaces: Developmental Writers’ Responses to Teacher Comments" (full access requires NCTE/TYCA membership. If you are not a member, check with your librarian) in the March, 2013 edition of Teaching English in the Two-Year College.

The article describes a pilot study on developmental writers’ attitudes toward and use of instructor-written feedback in multiple sections of a precollege-level writing course at Yakima Valley Community College.

TYCA-Pacific Northwest

Welcome! TYCA-Pacific Northwest is part of the College Section of the National Council of Teachers of English. We remain committed to our original purposes:

  • to provide professional activities for teachers in two-year colleges of the Pacific Northwest region;
  • to sponsor an annual conference on the teaching of English in two-year colleges in the region;
  • to encourage research, study and writing by teachers in two-year colleges (see links at our resources page);
  • to recognize excellence in teaching, we invite nominations for the Lisa Ede Teaching Excellence Award; two faculty, one full-time and one adjunct, may receive this award each year, which includes a cash grant of $500.

As the fastest-growing of the seven regions of the TYCA, we welcome your interest and invite your membership in the organization.

Cheryl Siemers and Dodie Forrest
Chairs, Regional Executive Committee

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