What ECCTYC Does

To promote excellence in teaching, ECCTYC
  • publishes inside english, a journal for California community college instructors
  • keeps instructors informed about current state issues, pedagogy, and teaching strategies
  • sponsors biennial statewide general conferences and literature conferences
  • conducts South and North state meetings for English chairs
  • conducts yearly regional meetings and workshops in each of the ten regions
  • honors outstanding professionals who write for inside english and who contribute to the profession by conferring two awards:
    • the Outstanding i.e. Article Award
    • the Nina Theiss Professional Recognition Award
ECCTYC represents the interests of full-time and part-time English instructors throughout the state by
  • preparing workload studies
  • advocating for community college interests with four-year colleges and universities and with state legislatures
  • articulating issues of concern in regard to transfer
  • advocating at the statewide Academic Senate California Community College meetings
  • serving on state committees
ECCTYC sends representatives to
  • the Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) and the National Council of the Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • the California State University English Council
  • the California State University Composition Committee
ECCTYC has developed liaisons with
  • the California State Chancellor’s Office
  • the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges
  • the California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL)