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The CRLA board is watching with great interest as legislative battles over learning assistance take place around the country. California Bill AB 1935 is an active bill pending referral which should be of great interest to us.

Please consider sharing this information with your own representatives and other interested parties. The CRLA Board provides this information to you as a tool, and encourages you to become more active in the legislative arena.

Thank you for your support of learning assistance!

 

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California AB 1935
June 2018

CRLA (formerly WCRLA) is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring at the college/adult level. CRLA is inherently diverse in membership. CRLA’s most vital function and overall purpose is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, methods, and information to improve student learning and to facilitate the professional growth of its members.

CRLA has long supported supervised tutoring in a wide variety of areas in postsecondary education. Pursuant to the consideration of current bill CA AB 1935, which proposes to apportion funding for tutoring to classes that include basic skills, degree-applicable courses, and transfer level courses, CRLA is in favor of such legislation that helps students in a variety of circumstances, and the association encourages educators and lawmakers to maintain or when appropriate expand the principles of inclusivity that are listed in subdivision (a) of the proposed bill.

CRLA certifies tutoring programs, and maintains standards for the professionalization of tutoring, and believes that learners have a fundamental right to such tools to aid in their academic success. Among these, is the right to have “access to support services and/or learning resources (i.e., workshops and tutoring) that support learning and build confidence in ways accessible to them” (http://www.crla.net/index.php/membership/about-us). Funding for such programs should reflect the diversity of learner needs, variety of programs offered at the community college level, and the empirically proven track-record that such learning supports have in academia.

More information about CRLA can be found at: www.crla.net

 

Jack Trammell, Ph.D.
CRLA Past President

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The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is accepting proposal submissions for its 51st Annual Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 24-27, 2018. The 2018 CRLA conference theme — En Route to Student Success — makes reference to famous Route 66, which runs through the heart of diverse and dynamic Albuquerque. For more than a half-century, we, a community of reading and learning researchers and practitioners, have been on a journey to enhance student academic success. In our everyday work, we cross geographic, cultural, and socio-economic borders; merge disciplinary and technological boundaries; overcome age and language differences; and narrow gaps in high school, college, and career transitions. Join us at our 51st Annual Conference as we continue our journey together in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico! We are accepting proposals for 60 and 90-minute concurrent sessions, 60-minute round tables, and half and full-day pre-conference institutes. The pre-conference institutes are held on Wednesday, October 24, and last three hours for the half day and six hours for the full day institutes. Please consider submitting a proposal to present at the conference. The proposal submission deadline is April 2, 2018. Please contact Page Keller (conferencechair@crla.net) if you have any questions. We hope to see you in Albuquerque! To download the full Call for Proposals, click below: http://www.crla.net/conference/2018/img/2018_CRLA_Call_For_Proposals.pdf.

December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm

WEBINAR: The Newly Revised Standards from CAS for Learning Assistance Programs THIS FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (2 p.m. EST, 1 p.m. CST, 12 p.m. MST, 11 a.m. PST, 10 a.m. AKST, 9 a.m. HST) Overview The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recently approved the revised Learning Assistance Program (LAP) Standards, which learning assistance programs may use for self-assessment and program evaluation. This webinar will describe how the recently-updated CAS Learning Assistance Program (LAP) standards may be used for program self-assessment and evaluation. The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), a consortium of forty-two professional associations in higher education in which CRLA has membership, develops and promotes standards to guide higher education institutions in their work with college students. The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) standards and guidelines address twelve essential areas relevant to learning assistance program evaluation; this webinar will describe each of those areas and describe relevant data sources and criteria for program evaluation. Included in the webinar will be a description of CAS resources available to CRLA members and learning assistance center personnel. Presenter Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt, Ph.D., our presenter, is a Professor of Education in Reading and Language Arts at the University of Bridgeport, where she is also the Director of the Graduate Literacy and English Education Programs in the School of Education. She is a CRLA Past President, and a Past President of the CRLA Northeast Chapter. She currently serves as the CRLA representative on the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) Board of Directors. Reserve Your Spot This webinar is a member benefit and is available free to CRLA members. Since space in the webinar is limited, you can register here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0E4DA4AC29A20-crla.

December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm

The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is now accepting proposal submissions for its 51st Annual Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 24-27, 2018. The 2018 CRLA conference theme — En Route to Student Success — makes reference to famous Route 66, which runs through the heart of diverse and dynamic Albuquerque. For more than a half-century, we, a community of reading and learning researchers and practitioners, have been on a journey to enhance student academic success. In our everyday work, we cross geographic, cultural, and socio-economic borders; merge disciplinary and technological boundaries; overcome age and language differences; and narrow gaps in high school, college, and career transitions. Join us at our 51st Annual Conference as we continue our journey together in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico! We are accepting proposals for 60 and 90 minute concurrent sessions, 60 minute round tables, and half and full day pre-conference institutes. The pre-conference institutes are held on Wednesday, October 24, and last three hours for the half day and six hours for the full day institutes. Please consider submitting a proposal to present at the conference. The proposal submission deadline is April 2, 2018. Please contact Page Keller (conferencechair@crla.net) if you have any questions. We hope to see you in Albuquerque! To download the full Call for Proposals,click below: http://www.crla.net/conference/2018/img/2018_CRLA_Call_For_Proposals.pdf

December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm

December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm