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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]


Supplemental Instruction (SI) Conference - Seattle, Washington

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 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

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. 


Learning Assistance Association of New England Conference (LAANE)

Fri, 10/20/2017

It's time to register for the LAANE Annual Conference, to be held at Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Friday, October 20, 2017! This year's theme is Shifting Landscapes: Building a Foundation for Student Support. An affordable event with discounts for adjunct faculty and students, the one-day conference provides education professionals from across New England the opportunity to learn from and connect with each other.

Dr. Linda B. Nilson, Director Emerita of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University, will deliver the keynote address, "Self-Regulated Learning. " Dr. Nilson is an internationally-known keynote speaker and author of books, book chapters, and articles on college teaching, scholarly writing, and academic career development. Her most recent book, Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors (2016), is now in its fourth edition. Her next book, Online Teaching at Its Best, with co-author Ludwika A. Goodson, is in progress.

Breakout conference sessions during the day will include:

  • Using Motivational Interviewing with Students At-Risk and on Academic Probation
  • iPads Ease Students into Assistive Technology
  • Academic Coaching: Developing and Implementing a New Model
  • Recognizing and Rectifying the Plagiarism Epidemic
  • Screencasting: Providing Students with Enhanced Feedback
  • Initiatives to Increase Student Completion of Developmental Courses
  • Undergraduate Research: Building a Foundation of Inquiry

Please visit our website for other session titles, session abstracts, and online registration.

CRLA 50th Annual Conference 2017 - Pittsburgh, PA

Wed, 11/01/2017 - Sat, 11/04/2017

The 50th Annual Conference for the College Reading & Learning Association will be held on November 1-4, 2017 at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.  This year's theme is: 'Celebrating 50 Years of Building Bridges'.  The conference website is located at:   

Becky Schlevensky,, Sponsorship and Sales Director, CRLA, Ph: 414-908-4961 x111; Fax: 414-768-8001



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.

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.

Beautiful Tucson is surrounded by five mountain ranges: the Santa Catalinas, the Rincons, the Santa Ritas, the Tucsons, and the Tortolitas. While mountains, like academics, can often feel insurmountably challenging at times, they also provide safety, serenity, and inspiring views of what is possible from their summits. At this years ATP conference, we invite you to share your promising and proven practices that bring hope to students seeking and reaching summits of academic success. Submit a proposal today for presentation at our 2018 Conference!

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. We want sessions on all things that make *your *academic support programs distinctive in giving hope to students while they strive to reach various pinnacles of success. Both professionals and students are encouraged to submit proposals.

For more information on the conference and how to apply, 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.