The Two-Year College English Association of Mississippi

How do I become a member of TYCAM?

Our bylaws say that all full-time, part-time, or retired two-year English teachers are members of TYCAM. They cannot vote on officers or determine policy if they do not attend a conference, but they are members and should receive the fairly constant emails. Check the website, tycam.org, and email the webmaster or chair for more information.

Additionally, no membership fees or conference fees are assessed.

What happens at a conference?

The emphasis of each conference is largely determined by the host college, but through its seminars, roundtables, and speakers, the conference always centers on improving pedagogy and fostering professional relationships.

Conference locations in Mississippi since the beginning of TYCAM:

  • Hinds in Raymond in 2003
  • Holmes in Ridgeland in 2004
    • February of 2005—TYCA-SE regional conference in Jackson
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast in Gulfport, hurricane cancellation, 2005
  • Coahoma in Clarksdale in January of 2006, substitute conference
  • Itawamba and Northeast in Tupelo in 2006
  • Copiah-Lincoln in Wesson in 2007
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast in Gautier September 12-13, 2008
  • Hinds in Raymond in 2009
  • Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond in 2010
  • Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond in 2011
  • Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond in 2012
  • Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond in 2013
  • Hilton Hotel Jackson Conference Center in Jackson in 2014

We have a continuing commitment with technology training with TYCAM members. Planners of each conference have worked with the State Board, library personnel, or technical advisers to ensure that we update one another in this vital area.

Plain old conversation is almost everyone’s favorite part of each conference. We share war stories and triumphs and seek advice.


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