Call for Proposals

Making Connections: Creative Collaboration for Critical Literacy

Submit by May 1; Conference Oct. 13-15, 2016.

Connect with us in Connecticut as we celebrate our 51st year by renewing our commitment to pedagogy and scholarship as English educators. We are interested in hearing how you address the theme of Making Connections: Creative Collaboration for Critical Literacy

If you have an idea or approach that works in your classroom, or if you want to share your thoughts as a seasoned professional about what it means to teach English in a two-year college, we encourage you to submit a proposal. We suggest your collaboration with teaching colleagues, both within and outside of your college community.

Traditional proposals will be accepted, but non-traditional proposals and poster session proposals are also welcomed. Presentations should focus on some aspect of the TYCA purpose: “the intellectual and pedagogical growth of English teachers and administrators in the two-year college throughout the northeast region.”

Proposal Format Options

  • 25 minute talk, discussion, or workshop followed by questions and answers.
  • 60 minute full-panel discussion of groups of two or more followed by questions and answers.
  • New this year! Poster Sessions to visually document your research and best practices.

**Presentations may be combined with other proposals by the program planning committee**

Proposals should be submitted by May 1, 2016.

Presenters will be notified by June 15, 2016 and must register for the conference by August 1, 2016.

Full submission instructions can be found and proposals submitted at

Host Colleges:
Capital Community College
Gateway Community College
Date and Location:
October 13-15, 2016
Hilton Hartford
315 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Hartford. The city Mark Twain called “the best and the handsomest town I have ever seen.”
Hilton Hartford is located three blocks from the Hartford Amtrak Station, and Bradley International Airport (BDL) is fifteen miles from the hotel.   Area attractions include the Mark Twain House and Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Wallace Stevens Walk, Wadsworth Atheneum, The Old State House, Hartford Stage, AHL Ice Hockey, and more…

For more information about Hartford, see

Elizabeth Nesius
TYCA Northeast Membership Chair
Hudson County Community College