Happy Spring Listers!

What do you enjoy about Spring?  Warmer weather?  Longer daylight?  Spring flowers?  Preparing my proposal for NCLCA?  Yes!  It's time to "Spring" into action and submit your proposal for the 2016 NCLCA Conference in Tampa where the weather is great!  Don't let the April 15th deadline slip away.

We are actively seeking proposals that are closely focused on issues of learning center administration for the 2016 NCLCA Conference in Tampa, Fl. Presenters will conduct a formal, in-depth presentation (often supported by electronic media) that will ideally include time for discussion, application, as well as supplementary materials.

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Thinking about an idea?
Do you have experience to share concerning practice, research or theory?  How is your learning center an essential place at your institution? Proposals in the past have centered on these learning center topics:

*                     Best practices

*                     Student success and retention

*                     Program/center start-up

*                     Program/center assessment

*                     Tutor/mentor/SI Leader training

*                     Hiring and staffing

*                     Funding

*                     Campus partnerships

*                     Marketing

*                     Early academic alert and intervention programs

*                     First year or second year student programs

*                     Programs designed for at-risk populations

*                     Programs designed for specific populations (online learners, transfer students, international students, athletes, students with disabilities, etc.)

*                     Technology

Concurrent sessions will be 60 minutes in duration.  Presenters will conduct a formal, in-depth presentation (often supported by electronic media) that will ideally include time for discussion as well as supplementary materials.

Poster sessions will take place during a 60-minute block in which attendees rotate in order to participate in informal conversations.  Presenters will prepare a poster and, ideally, supplementary materials will be available.

Proposals will be submitted to a committee for review.  The committee will be judging based on the following criteria, and will judge a proposal as "accepted," "rejected," or "returned with revision suggestions."

*                     Does the proposal address a topic that is specifically tied to issues relevant to learning center administration and relevant to an audience of learning center professionals?

*                     Does the (concurrent session) proposal describe an interesting and interactive method of presentation that encourages participants to apply new information to their own centers?

*                     If applicable, is there positive feedback from past NCLCA conference presentations?

The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, April 15, 2016. Late submissions may be considered if space is available, but no extensions are planned.  All those who submit proposals will be notified by May 20, 2016.

If you have any questions about developing and/or submitting a proposal, please contact Sam Meyer ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> ), NCLCA Professional Development Officer.

I look forward to welcoming you to Tampa!

Pat Maher

Patricia A. Maher, Ph. D.
NCLCA Vice President and 2016 Conference Chair
Director, Academic Success Center
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL  33620
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