This is the website of the Committee on Physics in Two Year Colleges (CPTYC) of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).
The AAPT has charged the Committee on Physics in Two Year Colleges to
Provide a common meeting ground and opportunities for communications
for two-year college teachers of physics and astronomy.
Explore topics of professional concern to two-year college teachers,
including the framework of conditions and extra-classroom activities
that affect the teacher and educational process.
Cooperate with the
High School and
Professional Concerns Committees on professional topics of mutual concern.
Cooperate with the
Undergraduate Education Committee Committee on
courses and curricula and on matters related to articulation for
students transferring between institutions.
Make recommendations, through the Review Board and Executive Board,
to the AAPT Council and membership, for activities that would be helpful
to physics education and physics teachers.
These pages detail the committee's
efforts to sustain the network formed by the "Two Year
Colleges in the 21st century" (TYC21) program funded by the AAPT. You will find
information about the TYC21 program, other funded TYC programs, as
well as other information on issues we as physics teachers and AAPT
members are dealing with.
Meetings of the committee are held
during national AAPT meetings and are open to all. Come participate in
making two year colleges better places to learn and teach physics. You can
also share concerns and ideas related to physics instruction at two year
colleges via our committee listserv:
join the mailing list, send a blank email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or go
Once you join the list, you can keep up with news via the web by logging in
with you e-mail address and a blank password. Use these
instructions with cptyc-l as the list name to set preferences.
Credits: The material found on these
pages is courtesy of their authors, the AAPT-CPTYC , the AAPT and the
American Institute of Physics (AIP). Most of the content
web-site was originally
put together by William
Waggoner. Your comments/critiques are welcome. Please
send comments and any material you might want displayed here to
the current CPTYC Chair.