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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...


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

National College Learning Center Association’s 33rd Annual Conference, Call for Proposals

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

The NCLCA Board of Directors and the Conference Planning Committee are excited to announce the theme for this year’s conference, Unleashing the Power of Your Learning Center. The theme is a call for learning centers and educational institutions to organize, resource, and operate learning centers at their peak efficiency in order to empower greater student success.

We are seeking proposals for sessions that are closely focused on issues of concern to learning center administrators and professionals. We invite you to share your research and experience concerning learning center practice, research, or theory. How does your learning center engage with students? How does your learning center measure and improve student outcomes? How is your learning center working with faculty and other professionals to meet institutional goals?

Conference Information

Keynote Speaker: Andrea Vahl, a social media consultant and speaker who is passionate about helping businesses understand and leverage the power of social media to actually grow their business.

Pre-Conference Presentations: Leading experts in the field of Learning Support will present pre-conference presentations on 10 important topics for professionals responsible for establishing or improving learning support for students in higher education.

The deadline for proposal submission is

Friday, May 25, 2018

For further conference info, click here

NCLCA 2018 Conference

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

NCLCA invites you to join them in Niagara Falls for the 33rd Annual Conference.

Here are some things you should know:

  • The deadline for proposals is May 25th - Proposal info Here
  • Conference registration is open.
  •  In addition to Night on the Town activities, NCLCA has coordinated Day Trip opportunities for companions.
  • Attendees who have published a book may request the opportunity to use our Book Signing table at conference to promote their book.

More information will be proivided closer to conference dates

The North Carolina Community College System Conference

Sun, 10/07/2018 - Tue, 10/09/2018

The next North Carolina Community College System Conference will be held October 7-9, 2018, in Raleigh, North Carolina, at the Raleigh Convention Center. More information is to come


Hold your association meeting at the conference. See the conference website to request a meeting space and to recieve more info


Consider making a presentation! The call for presentations proposal site will open in early 2018


Go to, or call 919-515-2261 for more details



TADE/CASP Conference in El Paso, TX

Sun, 10/14/2018 - Tue, 10/16/2018

The Texas Association of Developmental Education will be holding their yearly conference in El Paso, TX this year from October 14 & 15, 2018.  To stay tuned with the latest information this conference click on this link:  TADE/CASP conference 2018.  The proposal phase has already been completed.  

College Reading & Learning Association 2018 Conference

Wed, 10/24/2018 - Sat, 10/27/2018

The 51st Annual Conference for the College Reading & Leaning Association will be held on October 24 – 27, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency, in Albuquerque, NM. This year's theme is En Route to Student Success.

In attendance are over 600 hundred professionals in the higher education fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring and mentoring at the college / adult level in the United States and other countries. The scholars work in universities, colleges, community colleges and technical colleges.

For more info and the full conference site, click Here