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Dear Listserv members:

JUST A REMINDER:

[cid:[log in to unmask]]NCLCA Call for All Proposals
Deadline is Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The mission of NCLCA, The National College Learning Center Association, is to support learning center professionals as they develop and maintain learning centers, programs, and services that enhance student learning at the post-secondary level.  To help meet that mission, the 2014 annual conference will be held on October 1-4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The NCLCA Board of Directors and the Conference Planning Committee are excited to announce this year's theme  - "REACHING NEW ACADEMIC HEIGHTS".  The theme identifies the need for institutions to identify high impact practices that enhance student success and retention.  NCLCA is pleased to welcome George Kuh, Chancellor's Professor of Higher Education Emeritus, Indiana University, as the keynote speaker.
If you have any experience in one of the following areas dedicated to helping students reach new academic heights in the areas of academic support, student success and retention, submit a proposal to share your experiences and expertise with your colleagues at the New Mexico Conference:

 *   Best Practices for Learning Centers
 *   Student Success & Retention
 *   Program Start-Up and/or Assessment
 *   Tutor/Academic Coaches and Mentor Selection and Training programs
 *   Learning Center Outcomes - setting measurable goals and assessing effectiveness
 *   Funding/Institutional Buy-In

 *   Early Academic Alert and Intervention Programs
 *   First Year or Second Year Student Programs
 *   Programs Designed for At-Risk Populations
 *   Success Programs Designed for Specific Populations (online learners, transfer students, international students, athletes, students with disabilities, etc.)

 *   Using Technology in Learning Centers, Student Success and Retention
There are two types of proposals:  regular concurrent sessions which offer in-depth information about a topic and poster sessions which are relatively informal conversations about the basics of a topic.  Submit proposals electronically at http://www.nclca.org/2014conference/cfp.html.  You can also view a sample concurrent session proposal online for you to follow as a guide.  The deadline for submitting proposals is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

All presenters must register for the conference upon proposal acceptance.  If you have any questions about developing and/or submitting a proposal, please contact Jenny Pippen ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>), NCLCA Professional Development Officer.  Any other questions about the conference can be directed to me.

Sincerely,

Peggy Mitchell
NCLCA Vice-President and Conference Chair
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