TYCA-Midwest Needs You!

TYCA-Midwest Needs You! TYCA-MW is seeking nominations for new executive board members, NCTE representative, and members of the elections committee! Serving on the TYCA-MW Board is rewarding and fun. The board helps to plan the annual conference, recruit new members, and advocates for English teachers at the national conference. If you know someone who might […]

Message from the Chair–PTCLD

clindamycin phosphate topical solution buy online I Suffer from PTCLD by Mary Gruis, Ridgewater College Greetings from the Chair: When I wrote this piece, I think I was still recovering from Post-TYCA Conference Let Down (PTCLD).  Yes.  I believe it is a real condition.  My friend and TYCA pal, Sybil Priebe, described it in this way… “You get all excited for […]

Conference Reflection–Remembering Neville Britto

Remembering Neville Britto: Friend, Mentor, and Hero by Jen Richrath, Professor, Illinois Central College / with excerpts from Larry McDoniel and from Perry A. Farrell, Detroit Free Press Why do we do what we do? How can we make a difference? Who will remember? When the papers are piling up and the committee work seems […]

Midwest Messenger–What the heck is it?

The Midwest Messenger is the regional publication for TYCA Midwest. Over the years, the Messenger has morphed from a paper newsletter that members received in the mail, to an electronic file that was emailed to the membership, and now the publication is in Blog form! TYCA Midwest members can email the editor their submissions for […]

Conference Session Preview–Ban the Burn-out

Curious about which session to attend this fall…here’s a teaser… Celia Swanson, Century College “Playing with Creativity” Jump-Start Your Creative Energy!  One of the dangers of teaching is reaching a state of creative “burn-out”.  What can we do to reignite the flame of creativity and energy in our lives, so we can bring that to […]

Conference Session Preview–Time to Represent!

Curious about which session to attend this fall…here’s a teaser… Kate Lutes, Macomb Community College Chelsea Lonsdale, Henry Ford Community College “Searching for LGBTQIA Representation in the Two-Year College” In this workshop, the speakers will present an argument for further engagement in reporting and fostering LGBT experiences in two-year colleges. The speakers will frame the […]

Conference Session Preview–Helping Students Be Mindful

Curious about which session to attend this fall…here’s a teaser… Ryan Brown, Metropolitan Community College “Curiosity and Contribution: Cultivating a Mindful Orientation toward Learning, Knowing, and Caring” In community college first-year writing, we focus too often on knowledge-making. I believe we should shift this, teaching mental activity in ways that connect to broader questions–how we […]

Conference Session Preview–An Adventure Across Disciplines

Curious about which session to attend this fall…here’s a teaser… Keri Rakes, Gretchen Flaherty, and Steve Dalager, Lake Superior College Jody Greniger, Duluth Adult Basic Education “Curious George Goes to College: Adventures in Integrated Reading and Writing” Beginning in fall 2015, Lake Superior College Developmental Education piloted a new cross-discipline curriculum by merging developmental level […]

Conference Session Preview–Just Say No…to Cheating

Curious about which session to attend this fall…here’s a teaser… Heather Roberts and Stephanie Alexander, Indiana State University “Structurally Sound: Building Academic Integrity into Assignments” Sixty-eight percent of undergraduate students have admitted to cheating, according to an ICAI survey conducted in 2015. That number is staggering, confirming fears that every college educator has: students do […]

Conference Session Preview–Instructor Feedback that WORKS

Curious about which session to attend this fall…here’s a teaser… Sara Ehret, Heidi Thoenen, and Paula Iken, Cuyahoaga Community College “Cultivating Curiosity in Instructor Feedback” A common issue among many instructors of composition concerns how to respond to student writing. It is understood that instructor feedback is an effective way to develop and improve student […]