Conference presentation files have been added to most of the sessions. They can be found by clicking the session title and will be beneath the session's description.

Official Statement from the CRLA Board 

October 18, 2017
We understand that over the last several months there have been unusual technical and communication issues regarding Customer Care and ITTPC applications. CRLA has a reputation for being responsive and collaborative, but in the recent months there has been a breakdown in communication, for which we are deeply sorry. We are working closely with CRLA's management company to resolve these issues as swiftly and smoothly as possible. We are taking appropriate measures to restore the level of service, support, and guidance that our members and certification applicants have been accustomed to receiving in CRLA's fifty-year history. To that end, we have hired a Certifications Assistant to manage all IMTPC/ITTPC communication and to facilitate ITTPC application reviews in a timely and efficient manner. Once this new addition is fully trained and in place, we expect a return to transparent, timely, and complete communication regarding all ITTPC applications. We appreciate your patience and understanding through this difficult situation. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress toward improving communication and responsiveness.

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) just released the new Learning Assistance Program Standards. You can click here to review the recently-updated standards. You can also find them under the "My Professional Development" tab when you log in to the Members Only section of the CRLA website. For more information on CAS and other available standards, click here

CRLA is excited to announce the dates for the upcoming Summer Institute for Mentor and Tutor Trainers!

The Summer Institute will be held July 30 through August 2, in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.  Participants will sign up for either the Mentor Trainer Track or the Tutor Trainer Track. Registration is strictly limited to 35 participants per track in order to keep the groups small and allow for one-on-one interaction with faculty members.

For those participants who want to learn more about CRLA’s International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC) or International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC), we will offer a 3-hour pre-conference workshop on July 30.

Registration is $675 for CRLA members and $775 for nonmembers.  Registration includes the Institute registration fee, training resources, breakfast and lunch on July 31-August 2, and a welcome reception on July 30. 

Rooms at the Ritz-Carlton are $159 a night single or double.  

You’ll leave the Summer Institute with a bibliography of resources, a SWOT analysis, practical, interactive training activities, and more. Whether you are an experienced higher education professional looking for new training techniques and tools or someone who is new to the field or to a new position, you will leave this Institute with the knowledge to implement best practices in mentor and tutor training.

Registration will open on April 3, 2017.

To learn more or register, visit the CRLA Summer Institute website.

Journal of Developmental Education (JDE) Discounted Subscription

A discounted subscription rate to the Journal of Developmental Education (JDE) is one of the many benefits offered to active CRLA members. Your CRLA Board of Directors, working with the National Center for Developmental Education, is pleased to extend the opportunity to save while you expand your professional knowledge and development via access to an additional scholarly publication.

Published three times each academic year, the JDE serves as a forum for educators concerned with the practice, theory, research, and news of the postsecondary learning assistance and developmental education communities. The JDE’s inclusion of implications for practice within research-based articles is intended to make practical applications from research findings transparent for readers. Read a sample article, “Impact of Learning Assistance Center Utilization on Success“ here. Editorial content focuses on a variety of content areas from both instructional and administrative perspectives, including:

  • study skills
  • learning strategies
  • curriculum development
  • tutoring
  • evaluation
  • placement and advising

We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to keep up with the latest developments in postsecondary reading, learning assistance, developmental education, and tutorial services. Additionally, reading a variety of professional publications in the field can assist potential authors to develop voice and identify the best submission target for sharing their work.

Click here to download and complete the subscription form. The completed form, along with payment, should be submitted by September 30, 2016.