Welcome to The Nor’easter! This newsletter, now in a new online format, shares information regarding the annual TYCA-Northeast conference, as well as other information of interest to TYCA-NE members. The “TYCA to You” reports published in the journal Teaching English in the Two-Year College can also be found here.

TYCA-NE 2016 in Hartford

For the first time in 23 years, TYCA-Northeast held its annual conference in Connecticut. “Making Connections: Creative Collaboration for Critical Literacy” took place in Hartford, CT on October 13-15, 2016.

On Tenure in the Northeast

The tenure process plays a significant role at community colleges in the Northeast, with over 80% of those who responded to my query stating that there was some kind of tenured position still offered on their college campuses. That said, the number of new tenure-track hires may be dwindling, and the number of contingent faculty in English departments continues to rise.