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ERIC Number: EJ792025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6291
Forging a National Identity: TYCA and the Two-Year College Teacher-Scholar
Andelora, Jeffrey
Teaching English in the Two-Year College, v35 n4 p350-362 May 2008
Although it took longer than anyone anticipated, five years after the Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) was first proposed at the 1992 meeting in Hinds, Mississippi, two-year college English faculty around the nation finally had a professional organization of their own, and, with it, the beginning of a national identity. This article reviews TYCA's accomplishments during its early years and explores the following questions: How successful has the organization been in fulfilling the vision of its founders? How successful has TYCA been in reaching the goals set out in its first strategic plan? Is TYCA currently meeting the professional needs of its constituents? What challenges are TYCA leaders currently facing? This article also evaluates TYCA's achievements, as well as addresses ongoing issues and challenges. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi