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Ohio College Learning Center Association 2018 Conference

Thu, 06/28/2018

The Ohio College Learning Center Association is celebrating its first year in existence as an affiliate of the National College Learning Center Association by paying homage to our homegrown roots at the Inaugural OCLCA Conference in the Kingsgate Marriott on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. The OCLCA's existence is the result of the combined interest of learning center professionals throughout the state of Ohio to seek a forum where the great variety, wonderful work, and robust energy of this diverse state can have the opportunity to share, collaborate, investigate, and celebrate the work and importance of Learning Centers throughout Ohio.

The 2018 OCLCA Conference seeks to connect Learning Center Professionals in Ohio, chart a course for the future of the Association, and build upon the solid foundation constructed throughout the formative process. We hope you will join us, share with us, and celebrate with us as we use our combined expertise to advance the role that Learning Centers can and should play in the landscape of our state and throughout Higher Education.

For further conference/registration info, 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

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