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Tour of TYCA 2012 Archive - Previous Revision

Tour of TYCA Showcases TYCA-West (OCtober 2012, Salt Lake City, UT)

Angela Clark-Oates and Duane Roen, Arizona State University, and Whitney Olsen, Utah State, share a FYC redesign project they have been involved with in their presentation, "Writers' Studio: Redesigning the Delivery of First-Year Composition." The learning outcomes are based on the WPA Outcomes Statement and the "Framework for Postsecondary Writing."

In the Prezi, "The Hybridization of Composition Teachers at the Two-Year College," Amanda Murphy and Chris Nielson, Glendale Community College, Arizona, offer practical strategies and resources for "going hybrid" with classes.

Christie Toth, University of Michigan Graduate Student and TYCA devotee (she's on her own physical "Tour of TYCA" with the goal of visiting all regional conferences), has completed a study soon to be published in CCC about two-year college faculty involvement in professional organizations. An overview of her study, featured in her PowerPoint, "Two-Year College Faculty Engagement with Professional Organizations and the Future of English Departments," was presented at both TYCA-West and TYCA-Southwest.

Tour of TYCA showcases TYCA-PNW (October 2012, Des Moines, WA)

·         Joy Barber, City College at Montana State University Billings, shares a survey she created for ascertaining students’ “collegiate literacy” and offers strategies for how to develop students’ “collegiate literacy” in writing classes.  In addition to a PowerPoint of her project, “Facilitating Collegiate Literacy:  Introducing Students to Rhetorical Awareness Utilizing College-Related Texts in the Composition Classroom,” Joy provides several support documents, including the literacy survey she developed.

·         Dodie Forrest and Sandy Schroeder, Yakima Valley Community College, share a range of engaging (and ready-to-use) class activities and assignments to accompany the This I Believe texts, a curriculum they have found to work especially well with developmental writers. See the attached packet

Tour of TYCA showcases TYCA-MW (October 2012, Lincoln, NE)

Talented Associate Professor and filmmaker, Eric Meyer, from St. Louis Community College—Meramec, has created a polished, professional video useful to students and teachers alike, Writing in College: Students and Professors Talk About Their Craft.  In his TYCA-MW presentation, “Documenting Success:  A Film About College Writing Featuring Two-Year College Transfer Students,” Eric discussed the project as well as ways he has utilized particular “chapters” of the film in the classroom context.  See attached document for an overview of his project and related class activities (that you can use TOMORROW in class!). 

TYCA-SE (February 2012, Virginia Beach, VA)

      In their narrated PowerPoint, “Communicative Education:  Establishing Trust in the Teacher Student Relationship,” Greg Kelley and Shane Wilson, Georgia Perimeter College, offer an engaging, thoughtfully theorized, pragmatic discussion about the value of creating classroom environments based on relationships of trust vs. power.

Miles McCrimmon of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, offers a sequel to his “DIY” presentation on open educational resources in the PowerPoint, “Open for Knowledge:  Readings for College.”  Arguing that OERs provide “solutions” to institutional mandates and “big publishing,” Miles presents a rationale for adopting OERs and strategies for doing so, including links to resources, assignments, and other support materials.

To discuss these sessions with other TYCA colleagues or to view Tour sessions at a later date, please visit the TYCA Connected Community (

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