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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.
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 2017. We look forward to receiving your application to attend one of these leading edge Institutes 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...
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 McGraw-Hill Developmental Educator Scholarships for the Kellogg Institute. Please join us in congratulating Virginia Leonard of East Mississippi Community College and Ellenar Harper of Tallahassee Community College, who each will be awarded $2,500 toward their cost of attending this summer's Institute. We look forward to their participation in Kellogg and the contributions they will continue to make to the field, and extend our heartfelt thanks...
CRLA is pleased to announce the release of our third white paper, Meeting the Needs of Linguistically Diverse Students at the College Level. It was written by Christa de Kleine of Notre Dame of Maryland University and Rachele Lawton of the Community College of Baltimore County, and it provides a comprehensive review of the scholarship related to language diversity in postsecondary context, and includes evidence-based practical suggestions for improving institutional support for linguistically...
The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is pleased to announce that their second white paper is now available online for free download. The paper, Assessment of Learning Assistance Programs: Supporting Professionals in the Field, was written by Jan Norton, University of Iowa, and Karen S. Agee, University of Northern Iowa. The paper provides a comprehensive review of current thinking about the improtance of assessment in Learning Assistance programs, as well as evidence-based...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper, president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy, testified today at a U.S. House of Representatives' Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training hearing to discuss postsecondary education policies that improve access and completion for low-income and first-generation students. Dr. Cooper testified to the important role minority-serving institutions (MSIs) play in educating these students and provided...
Appalachian State University is now offering their Ed.S. in Higher Education, Adult and Developmental Education, ONLINE. A new cohort is forming for FALL 2015, and courses taken during the Kellogg Institute apply to the program of study. Space is limited. Click here for more information: Online EdS at AppState.
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...
On April 8, 2014, National Center for Developmental Education Director Dr. Hunter Boylan spoke to the annual meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges. Dr. Boylan has made his presentation slides available to interested parties at the NCDE Web site. Please click the title below: Politics and Policies of Developmental Education [pdf]


ATP 2017 Conference

Sun, 03/26/2017 - Wed, 03/29/2017

Please register for the 2017 Conference of ATP, an organization that brings together tutors, tutor coordinators, faculty, educators and administrators to make a difference in the lives of their students each year. We invite you to join in celebrating this good work and explore the opportunities that come from networking with others from across the United States and abroad.

Gain insights into the innovative ways you can use technology and social media, learn about creative learning strategies and training techniques that others are using in their centers, and the effective ways you can manage your program, collect data, and report on your successes.

REGISTER TODAY at:  Click Here.  

For Conference Information, Pre- and Post-Conference Institute Descriptions, and the Schedule for Concurrent Sessions Please Go To

Conference Highlights Include Sunday Pre-Cons. And a Sunday Night Reception.

* Monday Night Jazz Club Visit

* Tuesday Night Visit to the Learning Center at Rockhurst University

ATP's Keynote Speaker : Dr. Zadina is an internationally renowned speaker, consultant, and author. She is known for her extraordinary ability to debunk popular myths about the brain while keeping educators aware of credible brain research. The Society for Neuroscience honored her with the 2011 Science Educator Award for making significant contributions to public education and raising awareness =
of neuroscience through her powerful conference presentations and transformational workshops. She was awarded a CLADEA Fellowship in 2013 for her work.

4th Annual FCLCA State Conference

Thu, 04/06/2017 - Fri, 04/07/2017

Early bird registration is now open until March 11th for the FCLCA Conference in Jacksonville, FL.  "Reaching for the Stars: Helping Students Discover their Dreams by Delivering Excellence in Academic Support"

With Keynote Speaker Dr. Jennifer L. Bloom, Co-Founder of the Appreciative Advising and Appreciative Education movements. 

Hosted by Florida State College at Jacksonville/Early-bird registration (through March 11) is only $150 for professionals /
$75 for full-time students and includes the keynote address, concurrent sessions, visit to FSCJ learning centers, and several conference meals!

For more information click HERE.


ACTLA Conference 2017

Thu, 04/27/2017 - Sat, 04/29/2017

Learning Assistance, Developmental Education, and Tutoring Colleagues:

We look forward to seeing you at the annual ACTLA conference in Sacramento in April. 

Conference Information:  Here.

CONFERENCE THEME: Striking Gold with Tutoring and Learning Assistance
LOCATION: Sacramento, California
CONFERENCE DATES: April 27-29, 2017
PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS: Thursday, April 27, 3-hours, 9:00am-12:00pm
60-MINUTE PRESENTATIONS: Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29


2017 Institute on General Education and Assessment

Wed, 05/31/2017 - Sat, 06/03/2017

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) is sponsoring the 2017 Institute on General Education and Assessment in Chicago, IL at Loyola University Chicago May 31-June 3, 2017.  The registration fee for the Institute covers room, most meals, tuition, materials and team consultations with the Institute faculty.  Meals begin with a reception on Wednesday May 31 and continue through a final lunch reception on Saturday, June 3rd.  

Visit for more information.

Application deadline is February 1, 2017.

The Teaching Professor Technology Conference - St. Louis, MO

Fri, 06/02/2017 - Sun, 06/04/2017

For more information on this conference CLICK HERE.

2017 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success - Boston

Sat, 06/24/2017 - Tue, 06/27/2017

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) is sponsoring an Institute called High-Impact Practices and Student Success to be held at Boston University June 24-27, 2017. 

for more information visit:

Application deadline is March 8, 2017.  To complete an application, click HERE.


NCLCA 2017 Summer Institute Registration is Open!

Sun, 06/25/2017 - Wed, 06/28/2017

Join us at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) June 25-28 for an immersive workshop-style experience with field mentors of learning center administration. Housing is included in registration this year, saving attendees hundreds of dollars in hotel costs. 

The cost?  $675 for members, $775 for non-members.  Registration includes all meals except one, a brewery tour and dinner, a tour of Milwaukee, bus transportation, and housing!  Registrations are capped at forty attendees.

Attendees will be placed in mentor groups of ten, and each group will be assigned a mentor.  Mentor groups will be given working time and space to digest the information they received from mentor presentations and put those resources into action, applying it to their own project goals. Mentors for this year’s Institute are Laura Sanders (assessment and benchmarking), David Reedy (budget and income streams), Jackie Harris and Johanna Dvorak (professional development), and Alan Craig (programming, staffing, training, annual report and advisory board). 

Registration is open!  Please visit for more information.  A PDF is also attached here

37th Kellogg Institute

Sat, 07/08/2017 - Fri, 07/21/2017

37th Kellogg Institute for the Training and Certification of Adult and Developmental Educators and Learning Skills Specialists

July 8-21, 2017, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Visit the website by clicking HERE for more information.

Florida Developmental Education Assn. Conference (FDEA)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - Sat, 10/21/2017

We have an exciting agenda for the FDEA's conference to be held on October 20-21 in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida,  filled with innovative workshops and dynamic speakers.

We are pleased to have nationally acclaimed developmental education researcher and Director of the Kellogg Institute, Dr. Hunter Boylan, as our keynote speaker. Additionally, we will hear from Dr. Patrick Saxon, NADE Board member and director of the Developmental Education Administration Doctoral Program at Sam Houston State University. Florida State University's Center for Postsecondary Success will also be on the agenda to share their research on the aftermath of SB 1720 (Florida Statute 1008.30)-Florida's developmental education reform law.

We do hope that you will be able to join us and that you will forgive us for not posting more detailed information earlier as we are still in the process of redesigning our website. Regarding registration, please contact: Sharisse Turner or Sharon Williams, FDEA president,

Finally, we are still accepting proposals for presentations during the concurrent sessions, so if you have any innovative high impact best practices you wish to share, please consider being a part of the program. The deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to October 7. 


43rd Annual AMATYC Conference - San Diego

Thu, 11/09/2017 - Sun, 11/12/2017

AMATYC members are very creative and talented.  Please join your colleagues by submitting a proposal to present at the 2017 AMATYC Conference in San Diego.  The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina will be the host site.  

Presenter proposals and presider application forms are accepted only online at beginning November 1, 2016.

Conference information available HERE.

The deadline for presenter proposals is February 1, 2017.   The submission website will be open until HERE.