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PRESENTED AT NADE 2018 This paper was presented to attendees at the NADE (National Assn. of Developmental Education) Conference on March 22, 2018.  To view this powerpoint presentation, click the following title:  'Flawed Research & Self-Fulfilling Prophecy' - NADE 2018 Arendale, Boylan, Saxon, Stahl
The National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges (NACTC) has established the Robert H. McCabe Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Research in Developmental Education to recognize research that assists colleges in developing effective developmental education programs. Established in honor of the late Dr. McCabe, the award carries with it a $1,000 stipend along with travel expenses (up to $1,000) for the recipient to attend the Summer NACTC Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, July 19-20...
We are pleased to announce the scholarship winners for the 2018 Kellogg Institute ,who will receive the following awards: - The winner of the 2018 McGraw-Hill Developmental English Scholarship is Kimberly DeHainaut of Pennsylvania State    University-Allegheny Campus. - The winner of the 2018 Knewton Scholarship is Betty Stack of Cleveland Community College in North Carolina. - The winner of the CRLA Scholarship, as well as the Ohio Association of Developmental...
This paper contends that, although there is much to commend in the remediation reform movement, it is unlikely to attain its goals. The authors suggest that there are three phases involved in attaining the dramatic increase in college completion desired by foundations and government.....  Presented by:  Hunter R. Boylan, Barbara J. Calderwood and Barbara S. Bonham of the National Center for Developmental Education.  "College Completion - Focus on the...
Kellogg Institute participants funded by the Flint Family Foundation-Tulsa Community College was able to send eight attendees to the 2016 Kellogg Institute. View the following to hear their story.
Hunter R. Boylan (LES/NCDE) and Barbara S. Bonham published their book, "Developmental education: Readings on its past, present, and future," with Bedford/St. Martins publishing company in New York. The book provides commentary and readings on critical issues in the field of developmental education from 1841 to the present as well as readings on future directions in the field. The book was introduced and featured at the 2014 National Association for Developmental Education Conference in Dallas...
The premiere book release from the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations is now available. Co-published with the National Center for Developmental Education's DevEd Press and edited by Jeanne Higbee, The Profession and Practice of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education: Essays in Memory of Dr. Martha Maxwell can be used for scholarly research, professional development enhancement, course instructional material, and applicaitons to practice. The book is...
These principles are designed to serve as a guide for state policy makers seeking to improve postsecondary developmental education through mandated statewide innovations.  They are based on sound principles of research and policy analysis and should be considered when implementing new policies and programs in developmental education. Read the full recommendations:  CLICK HERE.
After learning that his obituary had been published in the New York Journal, Mark Twain responded that "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." The same might be said for remedial courses; reports of their failure are greatly exaggerated. Based on either misinterpretation or misrepresentation of the available research, many policy makers and higher education organizations are asserting that remediation has failed. This is not a valid assertion, nor one that is supported by a careful...
In an essay in the June 19, 2012 issue of Inside Higher Ed ("Knee-Jerk Reforms on Remediation," by Hunter R. Boylan and Alexandros Goudas), NCDE Director Dr. Hunter R. Boylan responded to Complete College America's conclusion that remediation is ineffective and thus should be eliminated. According to Boylan, "The news media, policy makers and various higher education agencies are using flawed interpretations of data about remediation to make unsupported assertions and repeat them...


Call for Papers - 'Basic Writing, Developmental Education' - Jensen/Suh

Thu, 01/11/2018 - Tue, 05/01/2018

In the age of neoliberalism and attacks on Basic Writing and Developmental Education, we ask how do programs resist and foster best practices in the face of austerity, deprofessionalization, and the instrumentalization of education, which reduces education to a mere economic outcome?

Neoliberalism predicates a reality dominated by market ideologies, particularly those prizing efficiency, austerity, production, and competition over other values (Welch and Scott; Saunders; Stenberg).  

Faculty advocacy is essential to preserving best pedagogical practices that serve students and a rich vision of our profession in the face of these pressures.

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The Association for the Tutoring Profession 14th Annual Conference

Sun, 03/18/2018 - Wed, 03/21/2018

Come and enjoy the beauty of spring in the Sonoran Desert at the 14th annual Association for the Tutoring Profession (ATP) Conference in Tucson, Arizona, March 18 - 21, 2018, at the Hilton El Conquistador Hotel!

Our theme, Reaching the Summit of Success, focuses on the hope and inspiration that we in the tutoring professions work diligently to instill in our students to help them reach the top of their academic aspirations.

The annual ATP conference is a wonderful opportunity to share ideas and best practices and grow professionally in the process. Come and showcase your innovative technologies, social media endeavors, creative learning strategies, tutor training techniques, and/or research findings. Or let your colleagues in on how your effective management, data collection, assessments, and reporting techniques contribute to reaching summit successes. . Both professionals and students are encouraged to submit proposals.

For more information on the conference and how to apply, click here

North Carolina Association for Developmental Education (NCADE) 2018 Spring Regional Conferences

Fri, 04/06/2018

Call to Conference - North Carolina Association for Developmental Education2018 Spring Regional Conferences: - Western Region: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College - April 6, 2018 - Central/Eastern Region: Wayne Community College - April 13, 2018Join us as we spend time this spring collaborating with our colleagues to improve student success from a student’s first experience on campus to their graduation. Come explore new ideas to help students succeed at all levels of the educational journey.

   For further conference and registration info, click here

The Heartland Chapter College Reading and Learning Association Conference

Thu, 04/12/2018 - Fri, 04/13/2018

Heartland 2018 Conference InformationConference Schedule: 
- April 12  12:00 pm - 5:00pm- April 13   8:30 am - 1:00pm- Location:  The Oread Hotel.  1200 Oread Ave., Lawrence, KS 66044- Registration:  $125 Regular, $80 Student- Registration deadline:  March 30, 2018- Lodging: The Oread Hotel - Lawrence, KS - Reserve lodging by March 12, 2018 to receive group rate of $125  + tax per night.  Call 1-785-843-1200 and request the "Heartland CRLA" group rate . Group Rate is not available on-line- Need travel money?  Apply fo rthe Heartland 2018 Travel Award
To see  the conference website with further details, click here

Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning Assistance Conference

Thu, 04/26/2018 - Sat, 04/28/2018

Come joing the ACTLA for their annual conference at the Crowne Plaza, in San Diego, CA.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Conference - Seattle, Washington

Thu, 05/24/2018 - Sat, 05/26/2018

The International Center for Supplemental Instruction is pleased to announce our 10th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction! We will hold the conference from Thursday, May 24-Friday, May 26, 2018, at the Sheraton
Seattle Hotel in downtown Seattle, Washington. The theme for this conference, Sustaining Safe Harbors, seeks explore the ways that Supplemental Instruction sustains its commitment tocommunity, incluSIvity, and accessibility in ever-changing landscapes and how it can continue to inspire students to pursue these values in their own educational experiences and in the impact they will make on the future.  Keep checking the website for more registration information. 

Click the following for more info: General InformationAwards Nominations , Conference Schedule. Conference Sponsors, Hotel Information.

For questions contact:                                              

Megan Cross, Assistant Director, SIJ Managing Editor
International Center for Supplemental Instruction, University of Missouri-Kansas City

UC Davis Learning Support Conference

Mon, 06/18/2018 - Tue, 06/19/2018

The 2018 Learning Support Conference at the UC Davis Conference Center will be hosted by Academic Assistance and Tutoring at the University of California, Davis in partnership with Sacramento State University and the University of California, Santa Cruz. All members of the learning support community in higher education are invited to attend including administrators, staff, faculty, and student employees.Registration for this two-day conference will be open through April 27, 2018. Registration is only $350 per person. Payment for registration must be made through Conference and Event Services.

Please see the conference website Here for further information

2018 Learning Support Conference, UC Davis

Mon, 06/18/2018 - Tue, 06/19/2018

We are pleased to announce the first University of California and California State University Learning Support Conference.  The 2018 Learning Support Conference will be hosted by Academic Assistance and Tutoring at UC Davis in partnership with Sacramento State University and the University of California, Santa Cruz.  All members of the learning support community including administrators, staff, faculty, and student employees in the UC and CSU systems are welcome.

For further conference information, click here

Kellogg Institute 2018

Sat, 07/14/2018 - Fri, 07/27/2018

The National Center for Developmental Education in Boone, NC, at Appalachian State University is pleased to announce the Kellogg Institute's line-up of presenters for 2018. We look forward to receiving your application to attend this leading edge Institute addressing the most current topics in the field of Developmental Education.

Please click HERE for more information.

* The Kellogg Institute is intended for Instructors, Tutors, and Administrators in the field who are responsible for addressing the needs of students requiring remedial education. Participants will have the option to obtain Certification in Developmental Education. Kelloggers who have previously attended are invited to apply to take advantage of a two-week session with new topics.  They also may choose to complete a Campus Innovation Project, if one had not been previously completed.    

* The Advanced Kellogg Institute is intended for previous attendees of the Kellogg Institute; seminars will delve into pressing topics today which address the implementation of Developmental Education success strategies.  The next ADVANCED Kellogg Institute is scheduled for Summer 2019  

National College Learning Center Association Conference

Tue, 10/02/2018 - Fri, 10/05/2018


Each year, NCLCA hosts an Annual Conference focusing on learning center administration, research, staffing, funding, program evaluation, best practices, and an array of other practical issues in our field. Our four-day conference includes a variety of Pre-and Post-Conference Institutes, a Plenary Session with a keynote speaker, a Welcome Reception, a Continuing the Conversation Luncheon, a Member Breakfast, a Presidential Reception for Newcomers, over 50 concurrent sessions, exhibitors, and exciting Night on the Town options.

NCLCA conferences are well-known for friendly, tight-knit collegiality. We are an organization devoted to one audience: learning center professionals. Our annual gathering allows us to connect in ways that may be difficult in a larger venue.


Sheraton at the Falls hotel

Scholarship Information:

  • Hunter Boylan Research Scholarship
    • Application Deadline - May 31st, 2018
    • Purpose - The Hunter Boylan Research Scholarship is awarded to recognize completed research related to how Learning Centers contribute to student academic success as well as persistence.
    • For more info and to apply, click here
  • Karen Quinn Summer Institute Scholarship
    • Application Deadline - March 31, 2018
    • For more info and to apply, click here