TYCA to You–Hybrid Composition Courses

In the next edition of TYCA to You, we’ll be talking about hybrid composition courses and how they work for you. Interested in offering your two-cents? Here’s what we’d like to know… 1) How does your school handle hybrid courses? Do students have to take orientation to sign up? Do these classes count as a regular […]

TYCA to You–Politics in the Classroom

Dear TYCA Midwest Members:  Let your voice be heard! Please respond to the survey below about the role politics should (or shouldn’t) play in the composition classroom. The survey has 6 questions and shouldn’t take you much longer than 5 minutes. Your feedback on these questions may be used in the next Midwest Update in the […]

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 […]

TYCA to You–The Times They Are A-changin’

Interested in adding your two cents? The topic for the TYCA to You column in the December 2015 issue of TETYC will look at how our teaching practices change over time: How has your teaching changed from when you were a newbie to now? As younger teachers enter the field, what advice do you give […]

TYCA to You–Success!

Interested in adding your two cents? The topic for the TYCA to You column in the September issue of TETYC looks at teaching success stories: No matter how small, share a success story from one or more of your classes. Please share your experiences with Suzanne Labadie for possible incorporation into the next TYCA to […]

TYCA to You–Recharge

Interested in adding your two cents? The topic for the TYCA to You column in the May issue of TETYC is as follows: How do you recharge in the summer? What do you do to re-energize the “teacherly part” in you to be better? Please share your experiences with Suzanne Labadie for possible incorporation into […]

Meet the Board–Suzanne Labadie

Suzanne serves as the TYCA/NCTE Representative for the TYCA-MW Board. She teaches full-time at Oakland Community College in Royal Oak, Michigan. Her courses include Composition 1 and 2, Introduction to Literature, British Literature, and Shakespeare. Other professional interests include assessment, placement strategies, multimodal writing, and brain-based learning strategies. When not in the classroom or grading […]