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 coming soon

Conference Registration coming soon

Every college faculty member, writing tutor, and administrator is familiar with the burdens and opportunities of renewal. When we rethink our practices creatively, revise old assumptions, and remind ourselves of what drives us, great things may happen. We invite you to share ideas and practices concerning how to Re Form, Re View, and Re New the work of classroom teachers, writing tutors, and writing center directors.

Re Form: Just about everyone has ideas about how to reform student learning, not least our students.
• What is foundational, and what is negotiable or subject to reconsideration?

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.

Job Openings!

If you would like to share job opportunities, please contact us using the information at the bottom of the page.

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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