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HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE MARTHA MAXWELL CONFERENCE
 A block of rooms has been reserved at The Congress Plaza Hotel for $129,
double occupancy, for both Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th.
Reservations can be made at this rate until April 17th and are held under
"National-Louis University/Martha Maxwell Conference".  The Congress is
located just three blocks south of NLU.
The Congress Plaza Hotel
520 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
312/427-3800


REGISTRATION FORMS FOR THE CONFERENCE ARE AVAILABLE ON THE NLU WEBSITE.

www.nl.edu      (Conferences - Martha Maxwell)
or click the link on the home page



Dr. Martha Maxwell, pioneer in the field of developmental studies and
learning assistance and author of classic texts such as  "Improving Student
Learning Skills"  and "When Tutor Meets Student", has donated her
collection of materials to National-Louis University.  This contribution of
various books, journals and notes is a reflection of the dedication of an
outstanding woman and her life in the field of education.

The Martha Maxwell Conference: Visiting the Past, Creating the Future will
be a daylong event held Friday, May 5, 2000 at NLU's new downtown campus at
122 South Michigan Avenue (across form the Art Institute), Chicago, IL.

As a professional development day, the occasion will host a panel of
speakers throughout the field and the opportunity to earn graduate credit.

Guests Include:

Phoebe Helm, President of Truman College, will preside over the dedication
honoring Martha Maxwell.

Hunter Boylan, Appalachian State University, will speak on the History of
Developmental Education as Foundation for the Future.

The American Council of Developmental Education Associations, ACDEA,
representatives from the learning assistance and developmental education
organizations will present their visions for the future of the field.
Panelists include:  Sandi Ayaz, President, National Tutoring Association
(NTA); Linda Thompson, President, National Association of Developmental
Education (NADE); Jackie Robertson, President, National College Learning
Center Association; Pat Jonason, President, College Reading and Learning
Association (CRLA).

Emily Miller Payne from Southwest Texas State University, will conduct the
morning professional development workshop, "Teacher-Initiated Action
Research".  Following an introduction to teacher-initiated research,
participants will learn how to plan, develop, complete, and disseminate the
finding of a research project.  Using a six-step action research process,
participants will draft a project plan for themselves or for groups of
colleagues.  Each participant will leave the workshop with a draft of a
professional development project on a topic that is applicable to his or
her classroom or program, a timeline for completing the project, and a list
of ways to share the results with the field.  This workshop is available
for one graduate semester hour.

Dr.  Maxwell will be present.



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Erin Neumeier
Mathematics Program Coordinator
Center for Academic Development
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National-Louis University
122 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL  60603
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312/621-9650 x3083
fax 312/261-3057
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