CFP: TYCA-West Annual Conference [UPDATE. Deadline 9/1/11]

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Two Year College English Association for the Western Region
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Conference Dates: October 7-8, 2011

Conference Location: Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ


Transitioning into and out of Academe: Thinking and Writing for College Students

The theme for TYCA-West 2011 Conference centers on the transitions that students make as they join our colleges. Our students have to negotiate new course materials, new methods of instruction, and possibly new academic expectations, all against the backdrop of an unstable job market and potentially busy personal lives. These challenges often manifest themselves in students' writing. Therefore submissions that address the theory, methodology, and curriculum of college writing (with emphasis on basic writing) are encouraged. Topics relating to other English or Humanities courses taught in the first two years of college are also welcome.

If interested, please submit a cover page that includes the title and the name, institutional affiliation, email, and phone number of the speaker(s), along with a brief 100-200 word description of the presentation and the format of the presentation desired (panel/workshop/lecture/paper reading).

The sessions are 1 hour and 20 minutes long. Please tell us if you would like to be partnered with another presenter (so you each will have approximately 40 minutes), or if you would like to have the entire time slot. All rooms will have a computer with Internet connection and projection capabilities. You may request a room with laptop computers for all participants. Only one copy of this information need be submitted.

Proposals should be submitted to Lutfi Hussein, Program Chair, at by August 15, 2011 [EXTENDED TILL SEPTEMBER 1, 2011.]

For more information about the conference, please visit TYCA-West website (