TYCA 2020

From the Program Chair for TYCA 2020, Joanne Baird Giordano:

The second Two-Year College English Association National Conference will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in connection with CCCC 2020. Proposals are due by September 15. The conference theme is “Transforming Our Profession for a Sustainable Future” and TYCA welcomes proposals on this theme or any area of English studies that is relevant to working with diverse students in their first two college years.

The CFP and online submission form are available from NCTE through the following link: http://www2.ncte.org/groups/tyca/2020-tyca-conference-call-proposals/

You may submit a proposal for an updated version of a presentation for a past or future TYCA regional conference, however presentations for the national conference must be different from anything that is on the program for CCCC 2020.

If you have an accepted proposal for CCCC, you may present at both conferences by submitting a proposal to TYCA for a different presentation. If you had a proposal that was not accepted, you may revise and resubmit your CCCC proposal for TYCA.

Please keep in mind that TYCA sessions are evidence-based but focus on issues with practical take aways for attendees.

If you have questions, please contact Joanne Baird Giordano at joanne.giordano@slcc.edu.

 

As the new TYCA Archivist, I am following in Clint’s footsteps by maintaining the physical archive of TYCA minutes at the Student Writing & Reading Center at Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah.

More exciting than filing minutes, however, is the news I get to share about TYCA’s first national convention!

At CCCC 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri, Jeff Andelora, past TYCA Chair, announced the first ever National TYCA Conference.  Set for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this conference will be held in conjunction with events for both the Council on Basic Writing and CCCC 2019.

The theme of the 2019 TYCA Conference is Starting the Conversation: Teaching, Scholarship, and Activism at Two-Year Colleges:

The first National TYCA conference is an opportunity to talk “across country” with two-year college faculty who are facing challenges related to course load, state funding, dual credit, maintaining rigor with underserved student populations, and more. In a system that often fails our students, we’re working together to eliminate barriers and empower students within our communities.

The planning committee and readers received an impressive 147 submissions for this event and are working to put the finishing touches on the conference program. At present, the conference will begin at 8:00 a.m. with an opening session, followed by 50 breakout sessions — including 5 Council on Basic Writing sessions — and all-day poster sessions.

There will be a ticketed luncheon from 12:15-1:45 p.m. (tickets are $40 and can be added to the price of your conference registration), featuring Kiese Laymon as the keynote speaker.

After Mr. Laymon’s keynote address, the TYCA Conference will continue with additional breakout sessions from 2:00-5:30 p.m.  We’ll cap off the day’s events with a variety of fun evening activities. Specific details are still pending, but we’re assured that they’ll be awesome!

For more details about the conference, including links to registration and a preliminary outline of activities, please visit the TYCA page on NCTE’s website.

We hope to see you in Pittsburgh!

 

outline of events, please visit the TYCA page on NCTE’s website.

Moving on…

My last official act as TYCA Archivist–aside from shipping the TYCA physical archive to

shelves containing various folders

The TYCA physical archive currently housed at the Salt Lake Community College Student Writing Center

NCTE headquarters–is this post. I’ve enjoyed my six years as archivist and learning a great deal about TYCA’s organizational history by compiling online the complete physical archive passed on to me by the previous TYCA Archivist, Lois Powers.

While it looks like the official position of “TYCA Archivist” will go away (see the NCTE 2017 agenda action item 9.b), the proposal is that the TYCA Secretary will take on the duties of maintaining the online archive.  It makes sense for the Secretary to take on that job, since that person has ready access to all the current Executive Committee materials.

I hope that future researchers will find this archive useful. Thanks to TYCA for allowing me to compile it.

Clint Gardner
Salt Lake Community College

UPDATE!  Stephanie Maenhardt, former TYCA West Representative and Chair will be taking over as archivist!

TETYC Articles About TYCA History

In volume 35  of TETYC (2007-2008), Jeff Andelora produced a series of articles about the early history of TYCA:

Early TYCA Memories: Photos by Georgia A. Newman (TYCA Chair, 2000-2001)

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1. CCCC 1998 – Paul Bodmer, NTCC Chair; authored bylaws for National TYCA; later, Associate Director, NCTE; Judy Bodmer (wife)

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2. John Lovas, second Chair, National TYCA; Michael (Mike) Matthews, TYCA SW Rep, headed the first National TYCA Gala at CCCC (memorable ice sculpture there); Marsha Nourse, TYCA NE Rep; Janice Albert, TYCA Pacific Coast Rep (California); Mark Reynolds (right), Editor, TETYC

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3. Howard Tinberg, Editor, TETYC (following Mark Reynolds); Ron Weisberger, Bristol Community College

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4. Libby Bay, TYCA NE Rep (part of original group for NTCC reps meeting in Indianapolis to form National TYCA); Mark Reynolds, Editor TETYC; Nell Ann Pickett, founding mother of National TYCA before National TYCA was a reality, also co-founder of Institute for Technical Communications

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5. 1st TYCA Breakfast after National TYCA formed: Center—Beverly Ann Chin, NCTE President; Left to Right—Janet Portolan, VP, worked with TYCA on National project spearheaded by Lynn Troyka; Lois Powers, TYCA Pacific Coast (California), NTCC Rep, helped form National TYCA (Indianapolis Workshop), 1st Secretary of National TYCA

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6. 1st TYCA Breakfast after National TYCA formed: Front table facing—Howard Tinberg, Editor, TETYC; Carrying coffee in background—Jean Boland Bridges, Chair, TYCA SE

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7. 1st TYCA breakfast after National TYCA formed: Front of screen, facing, in white coat—John Lovas; Right corner—Beverly ___, TYCA SE Rep, later secretary of National TYCA; Lynn Troyka, 1st 2yr College prof to chair national association, including NCTE & CCCC (twice!)

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8. Judith (Jay) Wootten, National TYCA Chair (1999-2000), following Ben Wiley (later 2006), chaired CCCC; Michael Matthews, TYCA SW Rep

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9. Eric Bateman, early TYCA SW Rep (a decade later, Chair, National TYCA 2008); John Lovas, Chair National TYCA (1997-1998), (later 2000) chaired CCCC

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10. Paul Bodmer and Lynn Troyka, 1st recipients of the Nell Ann Pickett Award for Distinguished Service to Two-Year Colleges (Paul chaired NTCC at transition of National TYCA; Lynn was 1st chair of National TYCA)

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11. Michael Matthews and Paul Bodmer

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12. NCTE Nashville 1998: Paul and Judy Bodmer

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13. NCTE Nashville 1998: Libby Bay, TYCA NE Rep (NTCC rep helped form National TYCA)

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14. NCTE Nashville 1998: Mark Reynolds and Lois Powers – TYCA Executive Committee meeting

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15. TYCA SE regional, Memphis, TN, 1999, Rowan Oak, Faulkner Home: Lois Powers, Representative for National TYCA (shown here at (convention trip)

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16. TYCA SE Regional, Memphis, TN, 1999, visiting Rowan Oak, Faulkner Home: Georgia Newman, Associate Chair, National TYCA (Chair 2000-2001), (convention trip)

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17. TYCA SE Regional, Memphis, TN, 1999, visiting Rowan Oak, Faulkner Home: Jean Bolen Bridges, 1st Chair of TYCA SE (1986); Mark Reynolds, Editor, TETYC; Georgia Newman, TYCA Associate Chair (Chair 2000-2001)

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18. Jay Wootten, TYCA MW Rep, National TYCA Chair following Ben Wiley; Mike Matthews, TYCA SW Rep

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19. Georgia Newman, TYCA SE Rep on 1st National TYCA Executive Committee, later chair of National TYCA (2000-2001) when TYCA got the vote on NCTE and CCCC Executive Committees

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20. CCCC 1999 – TYCA Executive Committee (left to right): Jay Wootten, National TYCA Past Chair; Rod Keller, TYCA W; Paul and Judy Bodmer; Ida Short, TYCA NW; Gesa Kirsch; Stasia Callen, TYCA NE; Marsha Nourse, TYCA NE; John Lovas; Janice Albert, TYCA PC; Lois Powers, Secretary; taking photo – Georgia Newman, Chair, National TYCA

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21. Ben Wiley, Chair, National TYCA (1998-1999); Rod Keller, TYCA West Rep

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22. Ida Short, TYCA NW

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23. CCCC 1999—TYCA TALKS: Foreground – Betty Nelson, Volunteer State Community College, TN, author

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24. CCCC 1999—TYCA TALKS: Foreground – Betty Nelson, Volunteer State Community College, TN; Beverly ____, South Carolina

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25. CCCC 1999—TYCA TALKS: Foreground – Lorne Kotler, Miami-Dade Community College; Judy Bodmer, wife of Paul Bodmer

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26. CCCC 1999—TYCA TALKS: Jay Wootten, TYCA Chair (1999-2000)

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27. CCCC 1999 (dinner): left to right – Lorne Kotler, Miami-Dade Community College (head of table, in dark); ___; ___: Rod Keller, TYCA W Rep, BYUI, Rexburg, ID

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28. CCCC 1999 (dinner): ___; ___; ___; Lois Powers, National TYCA Secretary; Lorne Kotler, Miami-Dade Community College

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29. CCCC 1999: TETYC celebrates 25th birthday

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30. CCCC 1999: Mark Reynolds, Editor, TETYC; TETYC’s 25th birthday celebration

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31. CCCC 1999: Mark Reynolds, Editor, TETYC; TETYC’s 25th birthday celebration

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33. CCCC 1999 (dinner): left to right — ___; ___; Georgia Newman, TYCA SE Rep, National TYCA Chair, 2000-2001; ___; Jean Reynolds, Polk Community College, Winter Haven, FL; ___

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34. Lorne Kotler, Miami-Dade Community College; Ben Wiley, Chair, National TYCA, 1998-1999

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35. Paul Bodmer, NCTE Associate Director

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36. Paul Bodmer, NCTE Associate Director; Georgia Newman, TYCA Chair 2000-2001

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37. TYCA SE Regional, Savannah, GA, 2000: Center – Virginia Thigpen, TN—an early chair of TYCA SE (Volunteer State Community College, TN); Georgia Newman, TYCA SE Rep before becoming Chair, National TYCA (2000-2001)

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38. TYCA SE Regional, Savannah, GA, 2000: John Lovas, TYCA Chair (became Chair of CCCC 2002) present for conference; Betsy (Griffiths?) and Charles Smires, both of Jacksonville Community College

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39. TYCA EC Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2002, NCTE Convention: Head of table – Frank Madden, TYCA Chair, 2001-2002; Facing – Paul Bodmer, NCTE Associate Director; Sharon Mitchler, TYCA Pacific NW Rep (become Chair of TYCA, 2004-2006); Sally Fitzgerald, TYCA PC Rep; Backs to camera – Mike Matthews and Lois Powers

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40. TYCA EC Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2002, NCTE Convention: Facing, left to right – Jody Millward, Associate Chair (TYCA Chair 2002-2003); Sally Fitzgerald, TYCA PC Rep; Marilyn Valentino, TYCA Chair 2003-2004, CCCC Chair 2009-2010; Howard Tinberg; Kent Williamson, NCTE Executive Director; Back to camera, left to right – Mike Matthews, Lois Powers, Sterling Warner

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41. TYCA EC Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2002, NCTE Convention: Paul Bodmer, NCTE Associate Director; Sharon Mitchler, TYCA PNW Rep (become TYCA Chair 2004-2006); Jody Millward, TYCA Chair 2002-2003

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42. TYCA EC Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2002, NCTE Convention: T. Ella Strother, TYCA Secretary (accepting thank you gift; Back to camera – Sandie Barnhouse, incoming Secretary (became TYCA Chair 2008-2010)

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43. TYCA EC Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2002, NCTE Convention: Frank Madden, TYCA Chair 2001-2002 (accepting thank you gift); Jody Millward, incoming TYCA Chair (2002-2003)

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44. TYCA EC Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2002, NCTE Convention: Frank Madden concludes tenure as TYCA Chair

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45. CCCC, San Francisco, 2005: TYCA Leaders – Lorne Kotler, Miami-Dade Community College; Frank Madden, TYCA Chair 2001-2002; Ben Wiley, TYCA Chair 1998-1999; Howard Tinberg, Editor, “TYCA to You” for TETYC; Georgia Newman, TYCA Chair 2000-2001 (taking picture)

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46. CCCC, San Francisco, 2005: Ben Wiley, TYCA Chair 1998-1999; Lorne Kotler, Miami-Dade Community College

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47. CCCC, San Francisco, 2005: Past and future TYCA Leaders – Jay Wootten, TYCA Chair 1999-2000; Bradley Bleck, future TYCA Webtender 2010

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48. CCCC, San Francisco, 2005: Brenda Lovas (wife of John Lovas); Georgia Newman, TYCA Chair 2000-2001; John Lovas, TYCA Chair 1997-1998, CCCC Chair 2002