SIG Directory

SIG Leader(s)

Pamela Segal
Towson University
8000 York Road
College Of Education Hh 413-C
Towson, MD 21252
9548159248
psegal@towson.edu

Dorothy Kemp
1904 Southland Ct
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
504-343-7083
dkemp2@lsu.edu

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Purpose

To develop a communication network of researchers and academic support professionals focused on the unique challenges of working with student-athletes. Topics include compliance and eligibility issues, student advocacy and accountability, tutoring, literacy, and career and life skills within the context of college reading and learning.

Activities

SIG Leader(s)

Crystal Bickford
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 01306
508.943.5599
c.bickford@snhu.edu

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Purpose

To share information, exchange news of methods, techniques, and best practices focusing on the use of technology and distance learning. The wide range of interests in this group include such topics as:

  • distance learning courses
  • hybrid classes
  • tutoring online
  • effective uses of technology in teaching
  • Learning Center Web Sites

Activities

Activities include exchange of information and sharing of ideas.

Other activities and projects include SIG sponsored conference activities and a professional development project at TIDE (Technology Institute for Developmental Educators).

SIG Leader(s)

Susan Roach
352 Union Street
Joliet, IL 60433
815-723-1233
susan.roach@elmhurst.edu

Jodi Lampi
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, IL 60178
815-753-2213
jlampi@niu.edu

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Purpose

To encourage CRLA members to become researchers, to aid in the development of a research base in Learning Assistance and Developmental education, and to disseminate information on current research and evaluation issues.

Activities

Activities include sponsoring conference activities (e.g., SIG breakfast, concurrent session or institute, business meeting) and publishing a newsletter which include addresses for relevant websites, reviews of publications, information about research topics and methods, and/or communications among SIG members.

SIG Leader(s)

Wendy Simmerman
Brigham Young University
146 Morc
Provo, UT 84602
8014222524
wendy_simmerman@byu.edu

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Purpose

To share innovative materials, research, and best practices related to effective peer assistance programs, primarily tutoring and mentoring, but including other successful models (e.g. Supplemental Instruction and Peer-Led Team Learning) in order to:

  • improve recruitment , training, and education
  • explore different types of programs
  • assist in program design and assessment
  • keep members informed of cutting edge research
  • increase faculty involvement
  • create opportunities for networking and professional growth

Activities

Publish a newsletter that includes addresses for relevant websites, reviews of publications, information about research topics and methods, and/or communications among SIG members

Sponsor activities at the national conference (e.g. presenting Institutes and/or concurrent sessions, sponsoring SIG breakfast/ business meetings) at the national conference

Serve as a clearinghouse for tutoring/mentoring ideas

Promote the CRLA International Tutor and Mentor Certification Programs

SIG Leader(s)

Michael Keleher
1503 Shadow Ridge Circle
Woodstock, GA 30189
678-494-8596
mkeleher@kennesaw.edu

Yolanda Clarke
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Tutoring Services
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-274-3381
yclarke@ithaca.edu

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Purpose

To increase awareness of and provide space for discussion and sharing on various topics related to multicultural issues and diversity in higher education and how these concerns encounter and influence learning and student success in college.

Members are encouraged to share their practical experience and perspectives along with critical research and publication on any matter related to multiculturalism, broadly defined (e.g. race and racial identity; gender and gender identity; international student concerns; trauma culture; underprepared students and affirmative action programs and services, etc.).

Members are also encouraged to bring to the forefront of SIG discussions those concerns that are most controversial and need space for focused deliberation within the CRLA through SIG activities, conference proposals and publication in CRLA journal.

Activities

Activities include a publication of a quarterly newsletter, the exchange of information between members, and sharing of ideas and concerns through networking on SIG email listserve; networking at the conference; and through SIG-sponsored conference activities, such as the SIG luncheon, sessions, and a roundtable.