TYCA-NE annual conference October 25-27, 2012- Syracuse, NY CFP

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Two Year College Association Northeast (TYCA-NE) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

2012 TYCA (Two-Year College Association) Northeast Call for Proposals

From the World Desk: Situating Our Practice within a Global Context

October 25-27, 2012 Conference

Syracuse, New York

TYCA-NE of the National Council of Teachers of English is currently seeking presentation proposals for its October 2012 conference in Syracuse, NY. Presentations should focus on some aspect of the TYCA purpose: "… the intellectual and pedagogical growth of English teachers and administrators in the two-year colleges throughout the northeast region."

Presentation topics may include: pedagogical creativity, instructional innovation, research, partnerships with four-year colleges, high schools, or community groups.

Special consideration will be given to proposals for presentations fitting this year's conference theme. Theme-based proposals may include: multiculturalism or trans-nationalism in the composition classroom and developmental studies, English as an international language, TESOL, and multiculturalism, internationalism, or trans-nationalism in literature.

Presenters may submit proposals for 20 minute talks (followed by Q&A) that could be combined with other individuals' proposals by the Program Planning Committee. Groups of two or more presenters may submit full-panel proposals for 60 minute talks (which include Q&A).

Proposals should include a 200-250 word abstract elaborating on both the topic and format of the presentation for Planning Committee consideration, a 50 word title and description for the conference program and schedule, a brief biography of each presenter, and contact information for all presenters.

TYCA Northeast hopes to foster creativity and innovation. While traditional conference papers will be accepted, proposals for non-traditional presentations are greatly encouraged and may receive priority consideration.

Computers, LCD Projectors, and on-site tech support will be provided in each presentation room. Wireless internet access will also be available throughout the conference venue.
Send proposals to: tycaneconference@gmail.com – document attachment to an email is preferred.

Proposals should be submitted by May 31, 2012. We will notify presenters of proposal acceptance by June 22, 2012. Presenters should register for the conference by August 31, 2012. Full submission instructions can be found on the conference website: http://www.tycanortheast.org/annualconference.html