Office Hours–Using Artifacts to Assess Professionalism

Using Artifacts to Assess Professionalism by Galen Leonhardy, Black Hawk College The concept of academic professionalism in local contexts remains common in my writing. The basic question I ask is, what is professionalism in English education? Answering that question results in a kind of journalistic ethnography allowing me to look at micro-contexts and assess them […]

TYCA to You–General Education Outcomes

  The next edition of TYCA to You will have information on college practices surrounding gen ed outcomes for higher ed and how people feel about the outcomes themselves and/or the revision processes within their states. In order to provide a full picture, our region’s national representative, Suzanne Labadie, seeks feedback from Midwest members on […]

Scholarship–Call for Book Chapters: Approaches To Teaching LGBT Lit

Call for Book Chapters: Approaches to Teaching LGBT Literature at the Post-Secondary Level Contact: John Pruitt, University of Wisconsin-Rock County, john.pruitt@uwc.edu In 1995, George Haggerty and Bonnie Zimmerman’s landmark volume Professions of Desire: Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature (MLA), followed by William Spurlin’s Lesbian and Gay Studies and the Teaching of English (NCTE, 2000), […]

Adjunctified–Game Planning the High Education Interview Game

Adjunctified–Game Planning the High Education Interview Game by Brian Harrell, University of Akron I love to interview–to be placed on the hot seat, actively engaging in a battle between unseen opponents, not knowing the rules or how to score, but hoping my audience awareness and ability to rhetorically analyze a committee will provide me with just […]

TYCA to You–The Tenure Process

The next edition of TYCA to You for the September issue of TETYC will focus on two-year college practices surrounding tenure. In order to provide a full picture, our region’s national representative, Suzanne Labadie, seeks feedback from Midwest members on the following questions: What does the process to earn tenure on your campus look like?  […]

TYCA to You–Dual Credit

Interested in adding your two cents? The new topic for the TYCA to You column in the next issue of TETYC will look at how Dual-Credit initiatives are affecting you and your colleagues:   Does your campus/department offer dual-credit courses? If so, what is the process used? Is it working well? What kinds of credentials […]

Conference Reflection — A Review of “Thank You Pragmatism: How Pragmatic Theory Validates Personal Narrative as Art”

A Review of “Thank You Pragmatism: How Pragmatic Theory Validates Personal Narrative as Art” by Brian Harrell, University of Akron During the 2014 TYCA Conference in Grand Rapids, a number of presentations provided attendees with the opportunity to ponder their own classroom theories. One of those presentations was Heidi Thoenen and Sara Ehret’s session entitled, “Thank […]

Students Speak — You CAN Take It With You!

Students Speak – You CAN Take It With You! by Jen Richrath, Illinois Central College At the end of a writing course, I often strive to remind students that all the work they did is not only applicable within a composition classroom.  I ask them this question: “What is at least one thing you learned […]

Conference Reflection–Through the Eyes of an Interloper

Through the Eyes of an Interloper by Sukanya Kemp, University of Akron It all started innocently enough. I had invited my colleague Michelle Byrne to an economics conference and here she was bearing an invitation to TYCA, the Two Year College Teachers of English Association. As the days to the conference grew closer, the butterflies […]

Congratulations to Leslie!

2015 Nell Ann Pickett Award Winner For her outstanding dedication, service, and leadership, Leslie J. Roberts of Oakland Community College, Orchard Ridge Campus, Farmington Hills, Michigan, has been selected as the 2015 winner of the Nell Ann Pickett Service Award. This award honors an outstanding teacher who exemplifies creativity, sensitivity, and leadership. It is named […]