CLADEA Organizations:

  • National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE): Rating Reforms in Developmental Education

During the past decade many colleges and universities have engaged (willingly and unwillingly) in the reform of developmental education.  This presentation explores three of the most common reforms:  Corequisite remediation, multiple assessment measures, and math pathways. It describes the research on their efficacy and also rates these reforms in terms of their advantages, disadvantages, and costs.  The presentation will be beneficial to those considering reforms and those who are already implementing them.  Participants will also receive an advance copy of "Rating Developmental Education Reforms:  Part 1", the forthcoming issue of Research in Developmental Education.

Presenter: Hunter Boylan

  • National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA): The National College Learning Center Association and You

Join members of NCLCA as we chat about the past year and how COVID has affected our Learning Centers and organizations. With a mission “to support learning assistance professionals as they develop and maintain learning centers, programs, and services to enhance student learning at the postsecondary level” learn how we provided monthly webinars, podcasts, and M3’s (monthly member meetings) to support you during this pandemic. Catch up with your learning center colleagues and learn how you can get involved with NCLCA. Get involved with NCLCA and let us be part of your “Onward & Upward! Building a Learning Center to Last.”

Presenter: Diana Garland

  • Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning Assistance (ACTLA): Certify Your Online Tutoring Program: Standards to Follow and Steps for Applying

Interested in gaining recognition for your online tutoring program? Why not get it certified? The Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning Assistance (ACTLA), a sister association of CRLA, has just launched a new online tutoring program certification. Certification is based on the ACTLA Online Tutoring Standards, created in 2019. 

This session will outline the application consisting of four major categories: Infrastructure, Meaningful Engagement, Training, and Evaluation/Assessment. These align with the ACTLA Online Tutoring Standards. More information is at

Not yet ready for certification?  Join us to learn more about the Standards and how to use them for future certification. Find out how to develop your program so it is effective and qualified. Learn more about ACTLA and how the Standards were developed with input from all sister CLADEA associations.

Presenter: Howard Masuda, Lindsay Laney, Johanna Dvorak

  • Association for the Coaching and Tutoring Profession (ACTP): An Introduction to Academic Coaching (A Program for At-Risk Students)

Statistical data shows that more than a significant number of students begin college but do not persist past their first year.  This is not usually congruent with their academic skills when they were in high school.  The Exploratory Studies coaching program was developed for students who have earned less than a 2.0 and are in academic jeopardy.  Although the concept of coaching is not new (circa 1987), the delivery of such a program is unique.  The program uses student engagement which is the positive relationship between cognition and behaviors (Solominedes, 2012). The program is a student-centered learning environment with a focus on students’ academic needs and strengths to promote academic development (Andrade, Huff  & Brooke, 2012).  This presentation discusses the theories of positive psychology, (Seligman, 2007, 2011) and Self-Efficacy Theory (Bandura, 1997) and is designed to support students in an alternate manner which uses different methods to engages students in a proactive and positive fashion.  

Presenters: Jack Truschel and Jan Hoffman

  • National Organization for Student Success (NOSS): Breaking Ground, Moving Forward: A Case Study of IRW Implementation

This presentation will provide an overview of one Midwestern community college’s journey implementing and supporting IRW from a lens of structural and pedagogical change. Theoretical influences that helped lay the groundwork as well as other national influences will be touched on as change formed starting in 2012. How faculty changed placement, sequence of courses, and established professional development resources combined to allow accelerated pathways are part of this case study. Instructional cycle and sample curriculum will conclude this session.

Presenter: Phip Ross

Exhibitor Sessions

  • Taylor & Francis Group, LLC: Publish with Us: Tips for Publishing with Routledge

In this presentation, we will highlight the benefits of and provide an overview of  the publishing your research with Routledge. This presentation will cover both the books and journal publication journey. We will begin with guidance for selecting right journal for your research and tips for writing a book proposal. From there, we will provide an overview of both the book and journal review processes. We will then showcase our Author Resources and cover FAQs before ending the presentation with questions from the audience.

Presenter: Kristen Brida
Co-Presenter: Karen Adler

  • GoBoard Free Tutoring Platform and Tutor Training Courses by Tutor Matching Service: Innovations in Tutoring: On Campus, Online, and Beyond

These days, online learning is more important than ever, but it creates new challenges for many students and educators. Learning centers around the country have had to quickly move from in-person tutoring to serving thousands of students primarily through remote learning experiences. In this interactive session, we will explore the latest innovations in online tutoring, including the best options in online tutoring platforms and online tutor training. Participants will learn about free scheduling software for learning centers and low-cost options for providing online learning support to students. Finally, we will discuss the future of tutoring through VR -- and how by partnering with us you can use cutting edge technology to more effectively serve your students.

Presenter: Melissa Thomas
Co-Presenters: Elizabeth DiMartino, Ethan Fieldman

  • Innovative Educators: How To Quickly Build An Online Academic Support Center Using StudentLingo & TutorLingo

Since their inception, academic resource centers have been positioned to respond to the needs of all learners. Regardless of “college readiness,” learning professionals know how to meet students “where they are at” and help them achieve success. How is this accomplished? Learning support professionals are innovative, adapting and pivoting when special populations present with varied challenges. Academic resource centers expertly work with student-athletes, transfers, English Language Learners, first generation students, at-risk students, and more, creating programs and services designed to augment academic achievement and engagement. It is no surprise then, that as technology entered into the realm of our work, professionals in the field of learning assistance have adapted these innovations into their practices.  Now, with institutions responding to the COVID crisis, by implementing remote learning and hybrid approaches, academic resource centers are turning to technology to provide all students access to academic support. Certainly, the shift to an online model comes with challenges, but our centers can still rely on best practices while simultaneously integrating technology to assist this generation of learners. This endeavor is made easier with ready-made, interactive on-line workshops like StudentLingo and TutorLingo. Come learn how to successfully leverage these resources in your center. 

Presenter: Laurie Hazard
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Carter

  • The International Center for SI at UMKC: Supplemental Instruction:  A Model of Successful Academic Support and Retention

This presentation provides an overview of the student support model called Supplemental Instruction (SI), including a brief history of the model, an overview of its critical components, and how it impacts student success.  This session is highly recommended for anyone exploring how the SI model would fit in at their institution, for those new to SI, or for anyone who wishes to refresh their knowledge of the SI model.

Presenter: Heather Miller

  • Knack: Award-Winning Tutoring Technology

Knack’s platform is built to power existing peer tutoring programs or launch new targeted peer tutoring programs, enabling an accessible & equitable tutoring experience that serves all students on campus. During this presentation, you’ll learn about our flexible technology and the way our partners use it to power their on-campus and virtual tutoring programs, our self-paced online tutor training modules which are provided for FREE to any institution looking to use them, and our Skills Development Program designed to help augment the peer tutoring experience for tutors on our platform.

Presenter: Samyr Qureshi

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