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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...
The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) has commissioned a white paper "to engage in a critical look at the field to illuminate both the role and impact of college developmental reading." The full text of the document is available for download at
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...
A special issue of the Journal of Developmental Education (Volume 34, Issue 3) was developed to provide an update on emerging models and related promising practices in the field of developmental mathematics. It includes information on the impact of incorporating study strategies in developmental mathematics, a review of recent initiatives and corresponding practices, an interview with Paul Nolting on improving student success, and reports describing the design and delivery of developmental...
New NCDE Publication Available: Attaining Excellence: Research-Based Recommendations for Administrators, by Hunter R. Boylan and D. Patrick Saxon. Order your copy today!


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

37th Annual First Year Experience

Sat, 02/10/2018 - Tue, 02/13/2018

This years annual First Year College Experience Conference will be help February 10-13, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. The conference provides a forum where higher education professionals can share experiences, concerns, and accomplishments. You are invited to be a part of productive collarborations, conversations, and relationships aimed at providing successful transitions in the first college year.

Proposals are invited on topics addressing the myriad aspects of the first year of college. Proposals undergo blind review and are selected based on appropriateness of session topic, adherence to proposal guidelines, and overall quality of the proposal. Detailed guidelines and selection criteria for each session type are listed on the proposal submission website.

Click here to view the website for further information

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.

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