What is ECCTYC?
The English Council of California Two-Year Colleges (ECCTYC) is a professional organization whose membership includes departments of English and their faculty in all public and private two-year colleges in California, including the 112 state community colleges. ECCTYC also represents California two-year college English faculty at the national level as the Pacific Coast Region in the Two-Year College English Association. TYCA is part of the College Section of the National Council of Teachers of English.
The purpose of ECCTYC is to advance English teaching and learning in the two-year college by providing opportunities for the exchange of discipline information, promoting professional interaction and growth among its members, and articulating concerns of the discipline to professional and policy-making groups.
To support these goals, ECCTYC publishes the journal inside english, sponsors statewide conferences, holds annual statewide meetings of English department chairs, and represents two-year college English teachers’ concerns in state and national issues affecting the English discipline.
On behalf of two-year college English faculty, ECCTYC has in the past developed position statements regarding minimum qualifications for two-year college English teaching, matriculation, workload, common course numbering, and content standards for high school graduation. In addition, ECCTYC works closely with the California State University English Council to identify and jointly articulate the needs of college English teachers and their students. ECCTYC also coordinates its efforts with those of the California State Chancellor’s Office and the Statewide Academic Senate.
ECCTYC is a proactive organization. The officers and regional directors welcome participation from all individuals who value the power and pleasure of language and literature, innovative, responsive, and effective teaching, cultural diversity in curriculum and personnel, and communication and cooperation among all segments of education.