Mission, Values, Goals

Our Mission

ECCTYC, as TYCA Pacific Coast, a region of the Two-Year English Association of the National Council of Teachers of English, represents community college English departments and faculty by promoting excellence in teaching English and by articulating the concerns of the discipline to professional and policy making groups.


As a group of committed professionals, ECCTYC values

  • broad access to the power and pleasure of language and literature
  • innovative, responsive, and effective teaching and curriculum
  • cultural diversity in curriculum and personnel
  • communication and cooperation among all segments of education

To carry out its mission and promote its values, ECCTYC

  • participates in TYCA, the national two-year college English organization in NCTE
  • provides support and information for all community college English departments
  • provides a regional and statewide network within the discipline
  • provides forums for sharing professional concerns and for remaining current in the discipline
  • promotes optimum conditions for teaching English in California community colleges
  • supports professional status of California college English faculty
  • facilitates articulation among English faculty at high schools, community colleges, and four-year institutions
  • promotes and disseminates research pertinent to the discipline