2017 Award Winners

Randall Popken Rhetoric Award presented to Arch Mayfield (TCU), for his paper “Nuns vs. Cowboys”

Rhetoric Area Pedagogy Award presented to Troy White and Zachary Beck (ETBU), for their paper “Reaching Out to the Tested Out: Investigating the Preparedness of Students Enrolling with Prior Composition Credit”

British Literature Award presented to Steve Weathers (ACU0, for his paper “Newman as Novelist: The Heart’s Secret Theology in _Callista_”

Literature Area Pedagogy Award presented to Brent Gibson (UMHB), for his paper “Why Read Literature?”

L.D. Hendricks Award, Best Literature Area Paper presented to Salena Parker ( Lamar U.), for her paper ” ‘A Fine Tang of Faintly Scented Urine’: An Analysis of Scorned Acts in Joyce’s _Ulysses_”

2017 TCEA Best Paper Award presented to Jerry Bradley (Lamar U.) for his poetry collection “Approaching the Coast of Arizona”, and to Moumin Quazi (Tarleton State U.), for his paper, “My Texas Inheritance”

2017 CCTE Frances Hernandez Teacher-Scholar Award presented to Moumin Quazi (Tarleton State U.), for his mentoring, teaching, and scholarly achievements.

Important Information

Deadline for CCTE Dues has been extended to December 30, 2016.

2017 Conference Location

Tarrant Community College, Northeast Campus
828 W Hardwood Rd, Hurst, TX 76054

Website: http://www.tccd.edu/locations/northeast-campus/

Campus Map: http://www.tccd.edu/locations/northeast-campus/map/

Driving Directions: http://www.tccd.edu/locations/northeast-campus/directions/

Local Arrangements Chair: Lisette Blanco-Cerda
LAC Email: Lisette.blanco-cerda@tccd.edu

2017 Conference Hotels

Primary Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
820 Thousand Oaks Drive
Hurst, TX 76054

To register by phone, call (817) 427-1818 Say you are with the CCTE group.

To register online:

Go to http://www.hiexpress.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=ex&locateCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=DFWHT&_PMID=99801505&GPC=CCT

Code is CCT

**This link does not work with a mobile device or iPad – please use from a computer**

Room rates per night are $99.00 (tax is not included) for two queen beds, standard king beds, queen or king suites.

Deadline to make reservation
Committed guest rooms will be held until Monday, February 6, 2017, at which time they will be released. Reservations received after the deadline will be accepted on the basis of availability, even if the group block is filled.

Check in at 3pm, check out at 12noon.

Included in the discounted rate:

A hot breakfast buffet every morning from 6am – 10am and a Manager’s Reception Mon-Thur from 5pm – 7pm.

Complimentary shuttle service to and from DFW Airport as well as anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel (this includes TCCD NE and restaurants within the 5 miles).

Indoor heated pool, fitness center, and business center.
All rooms have free high speed Internet, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board hair dryer and flat screen TVs.

Overflow Hotel
Hampton Inn
1600 Hurst Town Center Drive
Hurst, TX 76054

To register by phone, call (817) 503-7777, and use the group code CCT for the group CCTE.

To register online:

Go to http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/D/DALHTHX-CCT-20170302//index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

The group name is CCTE
The Group Code is CCT

Room rates per night are $99.00 (tax is not included)

Check in is 02-MAR-2017
Check out is 04-MAR-2017

Executive Council Positions

Area Committees 2016-2017
includes the chairs of the various areas over the next few years

Darlene Beaman (2017, Chair of Creative…)
Cheryl Clements (2018, Chair of Rhetoric…)
Amy Dennis (2019, Chair of Literature…)

Laura Bedwell (2017, Chair of Rhetoric…)
Pamela Saur (2018, Chair of Literature…)
Joyce Tarpley (2019, Chair of Creative…)

Jana Anderson (2017, Chair of Literature…)
Mark Busby (2018, Chair of Creative…)
Sara Hillin (2019, Chair of Rhetoric…)

Frances Hernández Teacher-Scholar Award Nominations

Frances Hernández Teacher-Scholar Award

Nomination deadline February 10, 2017

Each year the Conference of College Teachers of English honors the memory of Dr. Frances Hernández, longtime member of CCTE. Recipients should manifest the excellence in teaching, scholarship and service exemplified by Dr. Hernández herself. Recipients receive a plaque at the spring CCTE conference and an award of $1,000.

Specifically, nominees for this award should demonstrate their dedication to the profession through the following

Outstanding teaching,
Service to CCTE, to college or university, and to other professional organizations, and
Academic and scholarly achievement.

Nominees must be CCTE members in good standing at the time of the nomination.

Nominations, including self-nominations, should be sent to the CCTE Executive Secretary/Treasurer by January 15, 2016. Materials must include a letter of nomination and a complete c.v. for the nominee.

Nominations go to Trudi Beckham
or by mail:
Trudi Beckman
University of Texas at Arlington
Women’s & Gender Studies
P.O. Box 19579
Arlington, TX 76019

Due by January 15, 2016.