Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt and Dodie Forrest, both from Yakima Valley Community College, are winners of the 2014 Mark Reynolds TETYC Best Article Award for 2014. Their article, "Conversing in Marginal Spaces: Developmental Writers’ Responses to Teacher Comments" (full access requires NCTE/TYCA membership. If you are not a member, check with your librarian) in the March, 2013 edition of Teaching English in the Two-Year College.
The article describes a pilot study on developmental writers’ attitudes toward and use of instructor-written feedback in multiple sections of a precollege-level writing course at Yakima Valley Community College.
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Spokane Community College--info coming soon
We may witness DIY (Do-It-Yourself) culture all around us as part of a larger shift towards producing rather than consuming: urban homesteaders with chicken coops on their tiny back porches; fan art or mashups that reimagine or pay homage to subcultural icons; Trickster campaigns that utilize grassroots community support to fund art and invention; and the resurgence of arts and crafts culture that celebrates a renaissance of all things handmade. Along with the shift towards a culture of production, comes a shift in mindset:
The critical question at the heart of our 2013 conference is:
How do we see ourselves practicing the DIY maker mindset in our institutions, classrooms, and writing centers? In what ways are we making new and innovative things out of existing space, place, pedagogy, and objects?
Welcome! TYCA-Pacific Northwest is part of the College Section of the National Council of Teachers of English. We remain committed to our original purposes:
As the fastest-growing of the seven regions of the TYCA, we welcome your interest and invite your membership in the organization.
Dodie Forrest and Cheryl Siemers
Chairs, Regional Executive Committee