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					           Call to Conference

   40th Annual Conference
     October 31-November 3, 2007
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
             Portland, Oregon

                                2007 Conference at a Glance
                                                     A Focus on Learning

                      Monday, October 29                                6:00 pm – 7:00 pm        ITPC Dinner & Meeting
8:30 am—5:30 pm            CRLA Board Meeting                          6:30 pm – 9:00 pm         Kellogg, TIDE & Winter Institute Reunions
                       Tuesday, October 30                             6:30 pm – 9:00 pm         Dinner on the Town
8:30 am—5:30 pm            CRLA Board Meeting                          9:00 pm—11:30 pm          Poetry Corner & Hospitality Suite
2:00 pm-5:00 pm            Central City Walking Tour (approx 1 mile)
                                                                                              Friday, November 2
5:00 pm—9:00 pm            Registration
9:00 pm—11:30 pm          Hospitality Suite                            7:00 am – 8:00 am         Welcome Exhibitors Breakfast
                                                                       7:00 am—3:00 pm           Exhibits open
                      Wednesday, October 31                            7:00 am—8:00 am           SIG: LAC Management Breakfast

8:00 am—8:30 pm            Registration                                7:30 am—3:00 pm           Registration
 8:00 am – 8:30 am         Chairpersons’ Orientation                   7:30 am—8:00 am           Chairpersons’ Orientation
9:00 am—4:30 pm            All-Day Institutes(A&B)                     7:30 am—8:00 am           CRLA Elections Committee
9:00 am—12:00 pm           Pre-Conference Institutes C – M             7:30 am – 7:00 pm         Cyber Café Open
                                                                       8:00 am – 9:30 am        2nd General Session & Presidential Address
1:30 pm—3:30 pm            3 C’s Meeting(members only)
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm          Pre-Conference Institutes N – W             9:45 am – 10:45 am        5th Concurrent Sessions
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm          Awards & Scholarships Committee Mtg         11:00 am – 12:00 pm       6th Concurrent Sessions
5:45 pm—7:45 pm             Leadership Dinner & Meetings (SIG          11:00 am – 5:00 pm        Scholarship Raffle: for sale
                          Leaders, Committee Chairs, and SRC
                                                                       12:15 pm – 1:45 pm        Lunch with a Mentor – must be pre-
5:45 pm – 7:45 pm          POC Dinner & Meeting
                                                                       1:30 pm – 2:30 pm         7th Concurrent Sessions
5:45 pm – 7:45 pm          JCRL & NewsNotes Editorial Board Meeting
                                                                       2:45 pm – 3:45 pm         8th Concurrent Sessions
                          & Dinner
8:00 pm – 9:330 pm         All-Conference Welcome with Treats          4:00 pm – 5:00 pm         9th Concurrent Sessions
9:00 pm—11:30 pm           Hospitality Suite                           4:00 pm – 5:00 pm         CRLA Name Change Discussion
                      Thursday, November 1                             5:00pm – 5:30pm           Scholarship Raffle Drawing & Prize Pick-up
7:00 am—8:00 am            Fun Run                                     6:00 pm – 7:00 pm         All Conference Cocktail Hour & Raffle Prize
7:30 am—6:00 pm            Registration                                                         Pick-up
                                                                       6:30 pm – 9:00 pm         Awards Banquet & 40 Year Celebration
7:30 am—8:00 am            Chairpersons’ Orientation
7:30 am—8:00 am            CRLA Election Committee                     9:00 pm—11:30 pm          Hospitality Suite
7:30 am—7:00 pm            Cyber Café open                                                    Saturday, November 3
8:00am – 9:00 am           1st Concurrent Sessions
                                                                       7:30 am—8:00 am           Open Meeting with CRLA Elections
9:15 am—10:45 am           1st General Session & Keynote Address                                Committee
11:00 am – 12:30 pm        State, Region, Chapter Meetings             7:30 am – 8:00 am         Chairpersons’ Orientation
11:00 am – 5:oo pm         Scholarship Raffle: for sale
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm        MAB Luncheon                                 8:00 am – 10:00 am        Registration
 1:30 pm—2:30 pm            2nd Concurrent Sessions                    8:00am – 9:00 am          10th Concurrent Sessions
2:45 pm—3:45 pm             3rd Concurrent Sessions
                                                                       9:15 am – 10:15 am        11th Concurrent Sessions
2:45 pm—3:45 pm            Special Session :CRLA Name Change
                          Discussion (also on Fri. 4-5 pm)              10:30 am – 12:30 pm      3rd General Session & Keynote Address; On
2:45pm – 3:45pm             ACDEA (ACDEA members only)                                          to Cleveland Brunch
                                                                       1:00pm – 4:00pm           Cultural District Walking Tour – 1 mile
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm           Exhibits Open (open to all)
4:00 pm—5:00 pm             4th Concurrent Sessions                    1:00pm – 6:00 pm         Columbia Gorge Bus Tour w/ Guide
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm           Author Signing (open to all)               1:00pm – 5:00pm           CRLA Board Meeting
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm         SIG Mtg: Learning & Study Strategies
5:00pm – 6:00pm           Grand Opening of Exhibits
                           Welcome to CRLA‘s 40th Annual Conference. CRLA‘s first conference was in
                           Phoenix, AZ in 1968. I was in Phoenix even then, but in high school and knew nothing
                           of this wonderful group I would be hosting as On-site Chair of CRLA in Tempe, AZ in
                           1995, and now as Conference Chair and President-elect in 2007 in Portland, OR.

                           Learning has always been a focus at the CRLA conferences. It is what we work for,
                           trying to help students gain a deeper understanding of how they learn, what they need
                           to learn, and giving them tools to empower them to become independent learners. The
                           theme this year highlights the three aspects or dimensions of learning: Student
                           Learning, Staff Learning, and Organizational Learning.

                          The Three Dimensions of Learning at the right are
grounded in theories of constructivism, metacognition, experiential learning,
student development, professional development, and organizational development.

Student Learning is always at the forefront of what we do, but to provide the best
for our students, staff need training and professional development opportunities.
Should it end with individuals receiving training? New learning opportunities for
staff can lead to systemic approaches in policies or procedures for consistent,
sustainable, improved learning opportunities for students and staff. For more on
the logo, visit

Our Keynote Speakers, will address the theme of learning. On Thursday
morning, renowned, Skip Downing will kick off the conference with a focus on
strategies to empower students to learn; to move from the role of victim (external locus of control) and to see
more than one choice as they encounter problems which distract them from their path to success. He also
provides instructors, tutors, and other college staff with tools to consistently help students ―learn‖ how make the
―Wise choices‖ which lead to success. On Saturday, Joann Wright, Dean of Counseling and Advising, at Moraine
Valley Community College will share organizational learning at its best by describing a model of college-wide
systemic change which continues to document the improved success of new students.

―Lunch with a Mentor‖ has come back home to CRLA with a chance for 117 people to sign-up. Please look at the
conference highlights (Page 8) to be aware of many special events CRLA has to offer, especially our ―Fabulous at
40‖ Awards Banquet, raffle, and exhibits. With more than 20 institutes (Page 17) and 130 concurrent sessions,
there should be plenty of choices for everyone. This year‘s conference strands are CRLA‘s SIGs (Special Interest
Groups). One or two of the SIG/strands are identified for each presentation. Attempts were made to have very
few competing sessions within a strand. CRLA has a new SIG. Welcome to the Graduate and Professional
Student Success SIG.

Our conference hotel, the Doubletree has two great restaurants and great customer service. It was the first hotel in
Oregon to meet Green Seal certification criteria for sustainable practices, to participate in the ‗Portland
Composts!‘ food waste diversion program, and to be named one of the ―100 Best Companies to Work for in
Oregon‖ by Oregon Business magazine at

I welcome you to the conference and invite you to create a GREAT experience this year. Help me to thank the
more than 50 people involved in the conference and on-site support for this, our 40th Conference. A very special
thanks to you and the other participants, presenters, mentors, sponsors, chairs, and volunteers who make CRLA
the special, caring, passionate, learning-oriented organization that it is today!


Rick Sheets, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ
2007 Conference Chair (
                           GREETINGS FROM THE RIVER CITY
                           Forty years ago, one of the brightest and most spectacular events rocked
                           our planet.

                           Although it did put on a remarkable and memorable show in the morning twilight sky,
                           I am not talking about the comet that came out of nowhere and described as 10 times
                           brighter and bigger than the full moon. And, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the
                           Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band, still considered the greatest album ever
                           produced. But, I‘m not talking about that, either. Nor am I referring to the first
televised Tony Awards that happened forty years ago. Yes, all of these things happened 40 years ago this year.
But, they all pale in comparison to the FIRST CRLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE! That‘s right, our annual conference
is 40 years old year, and we‘re heading back to one of the early sites, Portland, OR!

So, come out and join all your friends and colleagues, October 31 thru November 3. We‘ll be at the DoubleTree
Hotel, just across the street from the Lloyd Center, one of the largest malls in the country. The hotel is also within
walking distance of a variety of wonderful restaurants. It also is easily accessible from the airport on the Blue
Star Airport Shuttle and/or the ever-popular MAX, Portland‘s light-rail train. The train stops just across the street
from the hotel, and lots of exciting things to do in Portland are just a MAX ride away. Plus, the ride from the
hotel to anywhere in downtown Portland is FREE!

Portland goes by several different nicknames: City of Roses, City of Bridges, and the River City. But no matter
what you call us, we‘re warm, friendly and welcoming to our visiting friends. We have some of the most amazing
restaurants in and around the conference hotel site, lots of shopping, and things to see. Add to that list the
wonderful variety of conference institutes and sessions, and you‘ve got a recipe for excitement, entertainment, and

To top off your attendance this year, we will be celebrating our 40th Annual Conference Award Banquet in high
style. So, dust off those tails and polish up your shoes. We‘ll be ―puttin‘ on the ritz‖ at the CRLA Fabulous at 40
Awards Banquet Celebration. As always, the evening will focus on the award honorees, but special
entertainment is planned to showcase the talented youth of Portland. You will be dazzled by the big band jazz
stylings of the All American Jazz Band and the melodious crooning of the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir. Each
group has a world-renowned reputation and will surely give you a special treat. So get all spruced up because
we‘re rolling out the red carpet just for you.

See you in Portland!

Frieda Campbell-Peltier
On-Site Chair

         Portland Skyline - Photo courtesy of the Portland Oregon Visitors Association

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the residents of the City of Portland, I welcome the 40th Annual conference for the College Reading
and Learning Association, to the ―City of Roses.‖

I would like to thank you for visiting our city. Portland‘s residents and visitors know our city as one of the most
livable in the world. To me, that means Portland is a model of progressive urban planning, home to an array of
cultural and recreational opportunities, and a vibrant, lively community of families and hard-working individuals in
which education is highly valued. Our city and region are committed to educating our residents, which includes
higher education. The CRLA‘s work towards providing learning assistance, developmental education and tutorial
services to college students and adults alike certainly coincides with the education that we value in Portland.

I hope that you will have time to experience some of the things that make our city so great - whether it‘s a fine
meal at one of our renowned local restaurants, a hike through Forest Park, or an evening of spectacular
performance at one of our celebrated theaters. I hope that your busy schedule will allow you to take advantage of
the entertainment and beauty that our city has to offer.

We are honored to have you as a guest in our fine city. Best wishes for a most successful conference. Please enjoy
your visit, and let us know about your experience!

                                                                            - Tom Potter
                     Things to see and do in Portland

Henry’s Tavern (Pub)
10 NW 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Tel: 503 227 5320
The restaurant boasts 100 beers and hard ciders on tap. Combining the nostalgia of rustic exposed
brick walls and dramatic 24 foot ceilings, Henry‘s provides a "best of both worlds" atmosphere. Its
extensive menu features dinner-house quality and presentation of Northwest and Pacific Rim cuisine,
never to be confused with standard "pub grub" fare.

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub (Pub)
112 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Tel: 503 227 4057
Kells is rated the No. 1 Irish restaurant and pub in the nation and has been serving the Northwest for 25
years. People from all walks of life and from every generation exchange ideas, enjoy life, and gather to
celebrate at Kells. If you can’t go to Ireland, come to Kells.

International Rose Test Garden
400 Southwest Kingston, Portland, OR 97201
Tel: 503-823-3636
This is definitely a "must-see" while visiting Portland. Admission is free. Stroll through the gorgeous
rose gardens here. The International Rose Test Garden was established in 1917 to serve as a safe
haven during World War I for hybrid roses grown in Europe. Later, it became an official testing site for
the promotion and cultivation of exceptional roses. About 200 rose cultivars are under test each year in
24 rose test gardens nationwide.

Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Tel: 503 223 1321
Fax: 503 223 8303
The Portland Japanese Garden is built in an historical style from East Asia, designed on principles of
harmony and respect for nature. The Japanese Garden evokes the surroundings of an estate in pre-
modern Japan. It occupies over five acres of wooded land that offer an outdoor garden setting. Vistas,
landscapes, and winding pathways are leisurely and meditative.

McMenamin's Kennedy School
5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
Tel: 503 249 3983
It’s an old Northeast Portland elementary school that has been converted into a sprawling complex
complete with brewpub, beer garden, movie-theater and pub, and a bed-and-breakfast inn. Order up a
pint and wander the halls checking out all the cool artwork…all slightly unusual and some more funky
and outrageous than others.
                            Airlines & Transportation

Airports Servicing Portland:
       Portland International Airport (PDX)
            Most major airlines
               (See for a complete list of airlines and direct connections to various
            You will exit your aircraft; proceed to the baggage claim and ground transportation.
            Airport situated about 10 miles from the DoubleTree.

Ground Transportation:
      Airport Shuttle Service
           Blue Star Airport Shuttle: As reported earlier, the Blue Star Airport Shuttle as agreed to give us a
              rate of $12.00/person one way for all conference attendees. Offer 24-hour service, departing
              PDX every half hour on the top and bottom of the hour. This is door-to-door service. The
              shuttle is located outside the baggage claim area, across two lanes, then left. Just mention the
              conference. Contact Information: Anthony Bilic, Manager, 800-247-2272

        Auto Rentals
            Alamo: 800-462-5266
            Avis: 800-331-1212
            Budget: 800-527-0700
            Enterprise: 800-261-7331
            Hertz: 800-654-3131

Directions to DoubleTree from the Airport:
   Start out going west                                                 0.2 miles
   Turn Left                                                            0.1 miles
   Turn Slight Left onto NE Airport Way                                 1.9 miles
   Merge onto I-205 S/ Veterans Memorial Hwy toward
         I-84 / Portland/Salem                                          3.0 miles
   Merge onto I-84 W/ US-30 W via Exit 21B toward Portland              4.6 miles
   Take the Lloyd Center Exit – Exit 1                                  0.2 miles
   Keep Right at the fork to go on NE 13th Ave                          0.1 miles
   Turn Left onto NE Multnomah St                                       0.1 miles
   End at DoubleTree – Lloyd Center
        1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232

Total Estimated Time: 16 minutes        Total Estimated Distance: 10.54 miles
                                  Conference Highlights

Pre-conference Tour                                        SIG (Special Interest Group) Meetings
Wednesday, October 31, 2:00pm – 5:00pm                     CRLA has identified 15 groups designed for people
Central City Walking Tour                                  with special interests. Many CRLA members are
Get some exercise and an up close and personal taste of    members of more than one SIG. In response to past
Portland on this guided walking tour that features the     evaluation comments, the SIG meetings are scattered
history, art, architecture, urban parks and fountains      throughout the conference sessions.
located in beautiful Portland, OR. A rest and snack
break in Portland‘s Living Room (Pioneer Courthouse        Open Dialog: CRLA Name Change
Square) is planned. You may choose to stay downtown        Discussions
and do some shopping at Pioneer Place or continue on       Should CRLA consider changing its name? Why or
the second half of the tour.                               why not? If so, what should the change be? The
                                                           discussion started last year, has been published in
Leadership Meetings                                        NewsNotes and continues at this year‘s conference.
Wednesday, October 31, 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm                   Two open discussions are scheduled during
NewsNotes and JCRL Editorial Boards, Committee,            concurrent sessions.
Past Officers‘ Council, Committee Chairs, CRLA SIG
leaders, and the CRLA State/Region/Chapter leaders         CRLA State, Regional and Chapter Meetings
will have meetings in separate rooms. Leaders will then    Thursday, November 1, 11:00am – 12:30 pm
go to the All-Conference Welcome Reception. Sign up        You are invited to attend the meeting of your state,
for these meetings on the registration form.               region or chapter. These meetings, especially
                                                           valuable to newcomers, enable attendees to meet and
All-Conference Welcome & Newcomers’                        network with colleagues from their own state, region
Reception                                                  or chapter. They will be held right after the second
Wednesday, October 31, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm                   concurrent sessions. You may even want to continue
Come join us at Welcome and Newcomers‘ Reception           the discussion in one of the hotels two restaurants
by helping welcome the newcomers to CRLA 40th              following the meeting.
Conference and renew past conference acquaintances.
Lots of tricks and treats are planned to encourage         Scholarship Raffle Sales
mixing and mingling. Enjoy hors d‘oeuvres and treats       Thursday, November 1, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
as we come together to renew old friendships and make      To raise money to fund CRLA‘s Professional
new ones. Door prizes will be available.                   Development Scholarships, the Awards &
                                                           Scholarship Committee will conduct its annual raffle
Hospitality Suite & Poetry Corner                          during the Conference. You can support this effort in
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 31,               two important ways. First, contribute an item to the
November 1, and November 2, 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm             Scholarship Raffle. Whether it represents your
We‘re showcasing the best of the Northwest and its         institution, geographic region, or personality, the item
colleges in the Hospitality Suite. Join your old and new   you donate transforms into scholarship dollars. Just
friends for spirits, treats, and door prizes. The sixth    drop your item off at the Scholarship Raffle table as
annual CRLA Poetry Corner also will be encouraged.         you register. Second, buy Raffle tickets. You can
Whether and expert or a novice, you‘re invited to read     purchase tickets as part of your registration and
aloud. Come enjoy light refreshments and spirits in the    during the Conference.
NW CRLA-sponsored Hospitality Suite.
                                                           Kellogg, TIDE and Winter Institute Reunions
Cyber Café                                                 Thursday, November 1, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 1, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm                    We invite past participants of the Kellogg Institute,
Friday, November 2, 7:30am – 7:00pm                        TIDE (Technology Institute for Developmental
The cyber café is a place to check your email or           Education), and the Winter Institute to reunite.
correspond briefly with associates. If you need            Gather together with friends and share past memories
extensive computer time, however, please plan to bring     at the fabulous Rock Bottom Café, just a quick and
your laptop with you. The hotel offers wireless Internet   free MAX ride away from the hotel.
service in your room for $9.95 per 24 hours.
                    Conference Highlights (continued)

Book Signing by CRLA Authors and                           CRLA, “Fabulous at 40”
Grand Opening of Exhibits                                  Awards Banquet Celebration
Thursday, November 1, 4:00pm – 5:30pm                      Friday, November 1, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
If you have recently had a book published or a new         We are rolling out the Red Carpet just for you. So don‘t
edition produced, this is your opportunity to              miss out on your chance to shine in the spotlight and
autograph your book and tell others about it. This         congratulate the winners of the 2007 service, research,
book-signing event is an effort to make our authors        teaching, and travel awards and recipients of this year's
more accessible to conference participants and will        professional development scholarships. New ACDEA
be held in conjunction with the Grand Opening of the       Fellows will be recognized, too. Two amazingly
Exhibits. If you are an author, please send your           talented youth groups will be performing: The All Star
name, your institutional affiliation, and the title and    Jazz Band and the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir. You
copyright date of your book to Linda Russell               don‘t want to miss what Portland‘s young people have
(, or call her at 612-        to offer.
659-6413, no later than Monday, August 14, to
ensure that you and your book will be listed in the        On-to-Cleveland Brunch
conference program.                                        Saturday, November 1, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
                                                           The On-to-Cleveland Brunch on Saturday morning will
Dinner on the Town                                         feature Joann Wright of Moraine Valley Community
Thursday, November 1, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm                      College. Her presentation will illustrate organizational
Join your old and new friends for dining in some of        learning at its best as she presents a nationally
Portland‘s finest restaurants and savor fresh fish and     acclaimed systemic, sustainable student success
other dishes of the Pacific Northwest in our most          program. There will be a brief induction ceremony for
popular restaurants. Take a short walk from the hotel      new officers and then presentations from next year‘s
to Newport Seafood Grill, or go just around the            conference and onsite chairs inviting everyone to the
corner to the ever popular Stanford‘s, or take the Max     2008 CRLA conference (October 22-25). Chat with
to the trendy Pearl District to enjoy the ambiance of      friends, discuss conference happenings, and celebrate
Henry‘s Tavern or Jake‘s Famous Crawfish. Finish           another successful conference. You may check your
off the evening at the Rock Bottom Restaurant and          luggage early at the front desk, if you are checking out
Brewery with live music and a variety of freshly           on Saturday.
brewed beers.
                                                           Post-conference Tours:
Lunch with a Mentor
Friday, November 2, 12:15-1:45pm                           Saturday, November 2, 1:00pm-6:00 pm
Friday‘s Lunch with a Mentor offers the opportunity        Columbia River Gorge & Multnomah Falls
to share ideas and experiences with colleagues who         Take in the breathtaking view from Crown Point Vista
are interested and/or have expertise in a specific area.   House on the Historic Scenic Highway high above the
Each lunch table will have one mentor and up to nine       Columbia River. This tour passes several waterfalls
colleagues who have chosen to be with that mentor          and unusual rock formations on your way to visit
for the lunch. The mentor, topic, discussion               Bonneville Dam. Here, you‘ll learn everything you
description, and brief mentor bio are available to help    didn‘t even know you wanted to know about the life
you decide if you want to attend this ticketed event.      cycle of the salmon.
Scholarship Raffle Drawing & Pick-up                       Saturday, November 2, 1:00pm – 4pm
Friday, November 2, 4:30 am – 5:00 pm                      Cultural District Walking Tour
Winners may pick up their prizes at this time or at the    Get a taste of the art culture in Portland‘s South Park
Awards Banquet Celebration on Friday night.                Blocks and ride the Portland Streetcar to the Pearl
Unclaimed prizes will be given away during the On-         District to explore its art and architecture on this guided
to-2008 Brunch on Saturday; no prizes will be              tour. Lots of food and shopping options are available
mailed.                                                    in this area. You may choose to stay in the area and
                                                           shop or return to the hotel with the guide.
                                   Lunch with a Mentor
                       Friday, November 2, 12:15pm – 1:45pm

Friday’s Lunch with a Mentor offers the opportunity to share ideas and experiences
with colleagues who have expertise in a particular area. Each mentor’s group is
actually like a symposium with lunch included. Each mentor’s table will be limited
to ten individuals, and pre-registration is required.

Lunch with a Mentor fees are $20 for early registration, $22 for regular registration,
and $25 for on-site registration.

          Mentor A: Tina Barnes (

Tutor Program Certification-Consider the Possibilities!
    The CRLA International Tutor Program Certification has certified over 800 programs and receives
approximately 100 new applicants annually. Come find out the benefits of certification, how it can help you
strengthen the professionalism and credibility of your program, and much more! Materials and loads of
information will be provided.
Tina Barnes, coordinator of CRLA‘s International Tutor Program Certification, has been in education since 1975
and teaching in public schools for 25 years. She began working at Randolph-Macon Woman‘s College (now
becoming Randolph College) in 2000 where she is the director of the Learning Resources Center.

          Mentor B: JoAnn Carter-Wells (

Individual Professional Certification: Issues and Implications
    Join JoAnn to explore the issues and implications of CRLA offering individual professional certification.
Topics might include rationale/purpose, previous proposals, other professional certification models,
procedures/processes, timelines, fee structures, levels and certification options.
    Dr. Carter-Wells is Professor and former Reading Department chair at CSU Fullerton. She served as JCRL
editor and is Chair of CRLA‘s Professional Development committee. She developed an online certificate in
postsecondary reading and learning and is coordinator for CSUF‘s 1st online MS degree which is in Instructional
Design and Technology.
          Mentor C: David Caverly (

Using New Digital Literacies to Develop Academic Literacy
    Many traditional students come to college proficient in new, digital literacies (e.g., text messaging, blogs, or
MySpace or Facebook) while non-traditional students often are not. Still, both often struggle converting these
social literacies to academic literacies. How can we use these new, digital literacies to foster academic literacies?
    Dr. Caverly is best known for his TechTalk column in the Journal of Developmental Education and his edited
book, the Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research. As Professor of Education at Texas State
University-San Marcos, he directs the reading program and teaches reading, technology, and research classes.

          Mentor D: Frank Christ (
Integrating Learning Assistance in Online and Hybrid Courses
    Learning center administrators and staff are invited to join Frank for suggestions and discussion on how to
impact state, district, and institution distance ed administrators and on online course designers and instructors to
integrate learning support in online courses. Includes topic handouts and a copy of 100 Things.
    Frank‘s recent publications include 100 Things Every Online Student Ought to Know (Cambridge Stratford
Publishing, 2007), Online Student Skills and Strategies Handbook (Allyn & Bacon, 2005), "Content and Study
Strategies to Help Online Students Succeed," in Campus Technology, and a ―TechTrends‖ interview on his career
in higher education.

          Mentor E: Janet Elder (

Brain-Friendly Strategies for Developmental Reading Classes
     Are you teaching reading in brain-friendly ways? Current research holds a host of implications for engaging
students and enhancing learning. A handout of simple, practical brain-based strategies will launch our discussion.
If you‘re a reading instructor who‘s interested in helping students tap their brain power more fully, please join us.
     Janet Elder taught developmental reading at Richland College (Dallas, TX) for 30 years before taking early
retirement to write full-time. She is the author/co-author of five college reading improvement textbooks. A regular
conference presenter, she has a particular interest in brain-friendly instruction that capitalizes on the way the brain
learns naturally.

          Mentor F: Trish Grega (

Teaching Integrated and Linked Reading and Writing Courses
    Our lunch conversation will open with descriptions of integrated and linked reading/writing courses including
Trish‘s experiences teaching these at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Discussion will include challenges
common to both the linked and integrated reading/writing models, including organizing course content, choosing
a text, creating materials, and applying teaching strategies.
    Dr. Grega is an Associate Professor of Developmental Education/English at the University of Alaska
Anchorage. Over the last ten years, she has taught a variety of reading, vocabulary, and study skill courses.
Professor Grega specializes in reading and learning skills, with emphasis on strategies that prepare students for
college success.
          Mentor G: Carolyn Hopper (

Classroom Assessment Techniques: Assess Before You Test
    Assessment before teaching a topic gives a clearer idea of where students are and where to begin. A quick
assessment during class can reveal how well students are following the lesson in progress. Classroom assessment
immediately after a class session helps reinforce the material taught and uncovers gaps in understanding before
they become serious.
    Dr. Hopper, Learning Strategies Coordinator at Middle Tennessee State, is the author of Houghton Mifflin‘s
Practicing College Learning Strategies, 4th edition. Her website, The Study Skills Help Page gets 3000-5000 hits
per week. Hopper, a frequent presenter at conferences such as CRLA, NADE and FYE, also conducts faculty
development workshops both nationally and internationally.

          Mentor H: Emily Miller Payne (

Publishing your manuscript in JCRL: Getting there from here
    In this mentor session, I will describe the JCRL publication process and then we‘ll discuss the types of
manuscripts JCRL publishes and strategies for getting research projects ready for submission. I encourage
participants to bring manuscript ideas and questions about the process.
    Dr. Miller Payne is an Associate Professor and graduate faculty in Developmental and Adult Education at
Texas State University. She is editor of the Journal of College Reading and Learning. She was co-chair of the
NADE Publication and Professional Development committees. She is published in national and state refereed

          Mentor I: Jan Norton (

Differential Tuition: One Approach to Improving Student Services
    At several University of Wisconsin colleges, students have volunteered to pay additional tuition in order to
improve student services. At UW Oshkosh, this Differential Tuition has created a new learning center. Come find
out about the stipulations, benefits, and drawbacks of this unique funding source.
    Jan Norton directs the Center for Academic Resources at UW Oshkosh; her M.A. is in Educational Research
& Psychology. Jan has led two CRLA SIGs (Learning Assistance Center Management and Research &
Evaluation), reviews program certification applications for NADE, and serves as an evaluation consultant for
learning centers.

          Mentor J: Rita Smilkstein (

Helping Students Fulfill Their Potential as Motivated, Engaged Natural Learners
   This will be an interactive discussion on the brain‘s natural, self-motivating learning process. When
developmental teachers know how the brain learns and how to translate this knowledge into curriculum and
pedagogy, they are able to help their students become engaged, motivated, and successful learners—regardless of
gender, age, or culture.
   Dr. Smilkstein speaks nationally and internationally on brain-compatible teaching, is Professor Emerita
(English), North Seattle Community College, and Invited Faculty at Western Washington University‘s College of
Education. Among her many teaching awards are two Excellence Awards from NISOD, CRLA‘s Robert Griffin
Award, and election as a Fellow of the ACDEA.

          Mentor K: Penny Turrentine (

Online Tutoring: Pedagogy before Technology
    As online tutoring grows, the first question is often, ―What software are you using for your online tutoring?
While technology is a very important aspect of providing an online tutoring service, a more important facet of the
endeavor is to effectively address the tutoring process in cyberspace.
    Penny Turrentine (PhD in Language, Reading, and Culture, University of Arizona) is Director of the West
Campus Learning Center, Pima Community College and Coordinator of Pima‘s online tutoring program. She is an
evaluator for CRLA‘s International Tutor Program Certification. Her current research interests include online
tutoring, tutor training programs, professional development and credentialing for learning center leadership.

          Mentor L: Nic Voge (

Exploring the Socio-Cognitive Complexities of Reading in College Courses
    Reading in the context of college courses is a multi-faceted complex cognitive, but also a social and cultural
process requiring the orchestration of a multitude of meaning-making resources beyond the text itself. We will
explore and clarify these many demands and expectations our students must navigate when reading under
authentic circumstances.
    Nic Voge is working on his doctorate in Education and is coordinator of the Study Strategies Program at the
University of California, Berkeley. Adopting a socio-cognitive perspective, his work focuses on college reading,
academic literacy, motivation and faculty development. He is co-author of Life Beyond Grades (Cambridge
University Press).

          Mentor M: Janet Zadina (

Anxiety And The Brain: Overcoming Hidden Stress Triggers
    You know that high stress impedes learning. But do you know which subtle factors in the classroom increase
stress? Learn hidden triggers and a strategy that improves attitude, behaviors, and stress. Topics include
neuroanatomy of stress, priming, cognitive load, arousal, environmental factors, mirror neurons, modeling and
Coping Self Efficacy theory.
    Dr. Zadina is a former community college instructor and reading specialist. She is currently an Assistant
Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Tulane, where she is
researching neuroanatomical risk factors for developmental language disorders through MRI brain scans.
                                     Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker at the First General Session, 9:15am – 10:45am, Thursday, November 1st

                                        Dr. Skip Downing
                                        (Our mentor at keeping our students on course)

Skip Downing is an international consultant in the field of faculty development and student success strategies.
His popular text, On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life (Houghton Mifflin) is
used in both student success courses and college writing courses.

Dr. Downing has earned degrees from Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of
Santa Monica and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds advanced degrees in both English and counseling
psychology. He was Professor of English at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) for 32 years.

In addition to his role as an academic instructor, Dr. Downing created and coordinated BCCC‘s Student
Success and Learning Community Programs. These programs teach students how to apply proven strategies
of success to achieve their full potential in college and in life. The College Success Program resulted in a
significant increase in both student academic success and retention.

Before developing the College Success and Learning Communities Program at BCCC, Dr. Downing was
Coordinator of Writing for eight years, overseeing the revision of the college‘s writing program, including the
creation and implementation of an innovative curriculum and assessment process for freshman writing and
developmental writing courses.

The American Community College Trustees has recognized Dr. Downing as its Northeast Region teacher of
the year. He is a recipient of the NISOD Community College Leadership Award for teaching excellence, and
he was named in USA Today as on of the fifty best community college teachers in the United States and

Dr. Downing has made numerous presentations at national conferences and conducted faculty development
workshops at many two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and
the Virgin Islands. Since 1996, he has facilitated the On Course Workshops, intensive four-day retreats for
college educators focusing on proven strategies for empowering students to become active, responsible
partners in their education and to achieve greater success in college and in life. These workshops offer
participants the option of earning three graduate credits in a follow-up course on-line.

Dr. Downing‘s teaching, writing, and consulting are all guided by his belief that the greatest mission of any
educational institution is empowering its students to live rich, personally fulfilling lives.
   Keynote Speaker at the On-to-Cleveland Brunch, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Saturday, November 3rd

                                              Joann Wright

                              (Mentor for model program for success for new students)

The On-to-Cleveland Brunch on Saturday morning will feature Joann Wright of Moraine Valley Community
College. Her presentation will illustrate organizational learning at its best as she presents a nationally
acclaimed systemic, sustainable student success program.
                                      Hotel Information

Conference Hotel Accommodations
DoubleTree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center
Portland – Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232
Call 1-800-996-0510 and ask for the group rate for

The Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting
Center Portland - Lloyd Center is adjacent to the
fabulous Lloyd Center Mall and just blocks from the
newly expanded Oregon Convention Center, the
Rose Garden Arena, and Memorial Coliseum. The
hotel is close to the offices of PacifiCorp, Kaiser
Permanente, Liberty Northwest, Integra Telecom,
KinderCare, CH2M Hill, Bonneville Power
Administration, NACCO, Adidas, Freightliner, and
the campuses for Oregon Health Science University,
Portland State University, and Concordia University.    Check-in and Check-out Times
Located only 9 miles from the Portland International    Based on the DoubleTree‘s occupancy and
Airport, the MAX light rail system now pick up at       availability, the hotel will provide early check-in
baggage claim and drops you off directly across the     upon arrival on October 31, 2007. Normal check-in
street from our front door.                             time is 3:00 pm, and check-out time is 12:00 noon.
Relax in one of our beautifully appointed guest         You may check your luggage early at the front
rooms and suites featuring large work desks, high       desk, if you are checking out on Saturday. A guest
speed internet access, two phones, in-room coffee       who checks out prior to the date for which the
and tea, hair dryers, on-demand movies, personalized    room was reserved will incur a $50.00 early check-
voice mail, and incredible views of either the city     out fee on the guest‘s individual account. If you
skyline or the Cascade Mountains. Dine in one of our    wish to avoid this fee, advise the hotel, at or before
two excellent restaurants, the Multnomah Grille or      check-in, of any change in planned length of stay.
Eduardo's Mexican Grill and Cantina, offering both a
taste of the Northwest and the Southwest. After
dining take a relaxing swim in our outdoor seasonal     Special Accommodations
pool. We are just across the street from the fabulous   Please direct your accommodation needs to the
Lloyd Center Mall, featuring over 200 stores, 18        hotel at 1-503-281-6111. Special needs for the
movie theaters, and an ice skating rink. The trendy     conference, however, such as dietary requests,
shops on Broadway are just blocks away, and             should be indicated on your registration form.
Holladay Park is across the street, where you can
relax and take in the beautiful Oregon scenery.         Finding a Roommate
                                                        If you would like to have another conference
Room Rates                                              participant share a room at the Hyatt Regency,
Conference attendees who make their reservations on     please contact Frieda Campbell-Peltier. Let her
or before October 8, 2007, will receive the special     know your gender and preference for a smoking or
CRLA conference rate: single or double, $114 plus       non-smoking room. Email Frieda at
tax ($75 off regukar rate); triple or quad, $154 plus .
tax. Please mention the CRLA rate and make your
hotel reservations directly with the DoubleTree at 1-
800-996-0510. Reservation requests received after
the cut-off date will be based on availability at the
Hotel's prevailing rates.
                             Pre-Conference Institutes
                                    Wednesday, October 31st
Wednesday‘s pre-conference institutes provide participants with in-depth learning in a particular area of
interest. You will find that this year‘s institutes offer a wide variety of choices from leading experts in
our field. For complete institute summary and presenter bios please go to

Strands Key:
      BRAIN - Brain Compatible Teaching/Learning
      COL/RDG - College Reading
      DEV/WRIT - Developmental/Basic Writing
      ESL/EFL - English as a Second/Foreign Language
      FRESH - Freshman Year Experience
      LAC/MGT - Learning Assistance Center Management
      LRNG/DIS - Learning Disabilities
      LRNG/STRAT - Learning & Study Strategies
      MATH - Mathematics
      MULTICUL - Multicultural Issues
      PAIR - Paired Courses
      PEER/TUT - Peer Tutoring
      RES/EVAL - Research and Evaluation
      TECH/DIST - Technology & Distance Learning

                               Wednesday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
                                      All-Day (A-B)
Fees for Institute A are $235.00 during early registration, $250.00 during regular registration, and
at on-site registration.

Fees for Institute B are $60.00 during early registration, $70.00 during regular registration, and $80.00 at
on-site registration.

 Institute A                                                                                 3 Sisters
 NADE Certification Training Institute
 Jennifer Ferguson, Cazenovia College

Strand(s): RES/EVAL

CRLA conference participants who are interested in assessment and evaluation of their program(s)
and/or are interested in pursuing NADE Certification will have an opportunity to complete the NADE
Certification Training at this pre-conference institute. This workshop will involve discussion of self-
study instruments as well as methods of data collection and analysis in relationship to student learning
outcomes and program component outcomes. In addition, participants will learn how they can prepare
their program for eligibility for NADE Certification.
 Institute B                                                                      Morrison
 Bifocal Teaching: Enhance Student Comprehension of Gateway Texts
 Karen Hattaway, San Jacinto College North; Beverly Fischer, San Jacinto College North

Strand(s): COL/RDG

This no-nonsense approach assumes reading comprehension develops best when learning activities offer
students the double lens of contextual and syntactical reading, that incorporates complementary
strategies from writing. Presenters guide participants through no-tears sentence and paragraph analysis.
By the session‘s end, participants will have developed their own learning activities and assessments.

                              Wednesday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
                                Half-Day Morning (C - M)

Fees for half-day institutes are $30.00 during early registration, $35.00 during regular registration, and
$40.00 at on-site registration.

For complete institute summary and presenter bios please go to

 Institute C                                                               Mt. Bachelor
 Certifying Your Tutoring Program-Getting Started
 Tina Barnes, Randolph College; Terri Massie-Burrell, Towson University; Penny Turrentine,
 Pima Community College

Strand(s): LAC/MGT

This institute will present an introduction to tutor program certification. It is intended for learning center
directors, personnel in charge of tutor training and anyone interested in learning about the tutor program
certification process. It will include:
        -Clarification of certification requirements;
        -Benefits of certification to the institution, the tutor training program, and tutors;
        -Explanation of the application process;
        -Application do's and don'ts;
        -Small group, hands-on review of exemplary applications; and
        -Completion of the tutor program certification "Self-Assessment."
Institute D                                                                      Mt. Hood
Increasing Student Engagement, Empowerment, and Success with Brain-Based Teaching
Rita Smilkstein, Western Washington University's Woodring College of Education, Seattle
Urban Campus

Strand(s): BRAIN

This interactive institute presents classroom/field research about how students naturally learn and
research about how the brain learns. This converging research gives us guidelines for developing and
delivering brain-based curricula that help all students be motivated, successful learners. Hands-on
experiences with brain-based, classroom-proven lessons, and a focus on developing brain-compatible
curricula for participants' own courses. Handouts provided.

 Institute E                                                                        Mt. St. Helens
 Tutoring and Codependency: Learning to Empower our Staff and Students
 Karin Winnard, Bryant University

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; PEER/TUT

The self- esteem of tutors significantly influences the academic development and performance of their
tutees. This workshop will discuss how codependent behavior manifests itself within tutorial sessions
and tutorial programs and provide examples of what training activities and program policies/guidelines
can be implemented to minimize this occurence and enhance the effectiveness of the overall tutorial
experience. For new and experienced program directors and trainers.

 Institute F                                                                               Oregon
 Maximizing the TutorTrac Experience, Part 1
 Kelly Corder, Redrock Software Corp


VENDOR SESSION: TutorTrac users will be able to recapture the synergy experienced during the
TutorTrac conference held earlier this year. This institute will provide valuable training to a large
number of TutorTrac users who attend CRLA. Maximizing participants‘ TutorTrac experience will
enable them to better serve their learning center populations. Part 1: A brief overview of TutorTrac 3.0
and highlights of new features.
 Institute G                                                                                   Alaska
 Coaching Skills and the Habits of Mind: Motivation for Every Student
 Carol Carter, LifeBound, LLC

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

Since all of learning is based on emotion, the skill of coaching allows the teacher, tutor, advisor, or
counselor to artfully ask the questions which can lead students to their own best answers. In this highly
interactive pre-conference institute, Carol Carter will link coaching skills to Art Costa's Habits of Mind.
Each attendee will explore not only the basics of coaching, but also how to apply coaching to get
students to manage themselves more effectively by taking responsibility for their choices and developing
the requisite discipline to be successful in college, career and life. We will explore all aspects of
coaching and dig deeply into inquiry and powerful questions. This can be used one on one as well as
with a group of students or professionals. In addition to helping you with whatever role you play with
students, this session promises to be one of the most meaningful and fulfilling sessions for your own
personal development as well.
 Institute H                                                                     Idaho
 Enhancing Student Learning: Technology in Higher Education and Learning Assistance
 Lisa D'Adamo-Weinstein, SUNY Empire State College; Craig Lamb, Empire State College


Focusing on current theories and best practices in enhancing student learning through technology,
attendees will learn about new advances, engage in activities, and plan how to implement technology on
their campuses. This institute is appropriate for learning assistance, tutorial services, and developmental
education faculty and staff who develop curriculum, workshops, and other resources for students.

 Institute I                                                                                   Broadway
 Focused Learning: Study Skills Paired Courses, A How to Guide
 Michal Zivan Coffey, Virginia Commonwealth University


Focused Learning courses are paired study skills based courses to improve student success and learning
in traditional freshman level courses. These courses are designed for a range of students from
conditional to honors. This institute will provide participants with a ―course in a box‖. All participants
will leave the institute with the materials and understanding to create these paired study skills courses at
their institution
 Institute J                                                                    Weidler
 From the Crosshairs to the Spotlight: Leading a Learning Organization
 Mary Jo Gonzales, Dickinson State University; Derek Brandes, Columbia Basin College; Kevin
 Moberg, Dickinson State University

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; RES/EVAL

Administering a learning or tutoring center requires leadership skills that transcend day-to-day
operational issues. Fiscal and operational difficulties threaten to constrain learning and tutoring centers
due to declining budgets and increasing pressures of accountability. Rather than accept those limitations
and pressures, leaders of those units must manage change, stakeholders, and resources effectively and
productively. The presenters will facilitate a discussion for organizational leaders on managing change
from an assessment perspective. Participants will engage in a thorough assessment of both their
leadership style and of the organization that they lead. Theoretical, practical, strategic, and tactical
implementation techniques will be examined within the contexts of managing organizational change

 Institute K                                                                                 Hawthorne
 Sandie Crawford


 Institute L                                                                                 Sellwood
 Inviting Students to Disciplinary Conversations: The Think-Aloud Technique
 Linda Lora Hulbert, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Wayne State


In content area courses, the ―texts‖—written, visual, and spoken—used are foundations of student
information-gathering and learning. Students‘ comprehension of these texts is frequently a challenge
and is crucial to student academic success; effective text engagement is seminal to comprehension.
Appropriate for all content area instructors, this pre-conference institute explores the think-aloud
technique to improve text comprehension as students are shown how the disciplinary expert interacts
with and reacts to text.
 Institute M                                                                                  Ross Island
 Helping Struggling Readers Become Wonderful Readers (And Nothing Less)!
 Jill Schwimmer, Northwest Christian College and Reading World Inc.

Strand(s): COL/RDG

Let's focus on the "why" (theory), the "what" (methodology), and the "how" (practical application). An
overview will be presented including accuracy, fluency, and comprehension in a constructivist approach
based upon reading theory and process learning theory. This is a productive, interactive, hands-on
workshop to eliminate reading struggles. It might even be fun!

                               Wednesday, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
                                Afternoon Institutes (N – W)
Fees for half-day institutes are $30.00 during early registration, $35.00 during regular registration, and
$40.00 at on-site registration

For complete institute summary and presenter bios please go to

 Institute N                                                           Mt. Bachelor
 CRLA Certifying Your Tutoring Program II –Let‟s Get It Done
 Tina Barnes, Randolph College (formerly Randolph-Macon Woman's ; Terri Massie-Burrell,
 Towson University; Penny Turrentine, Pima Community College

Strand(s): LAC/MGT

This institute is designed for those working with tutor training programs that are farther along in the
certification process. Participants can bring their applications, materials, documentation, etc., and
actually meet with ITPC evaluators to get advice on what needs to be done to complete the application
process. If the application is complete, the program can actually receive certification on the spot!
Participants can also review copies of applications from currently certified programs. A great
opportunity to get hands-on help with your Tutor Program Certification application!

 Institute O                                                                    Mt. Hood
 Task Analyses as a Foundation for Hiring, Training, and Assessment
 Idna Corbett, West Chester University; Miranda Morehead, West Chester University

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; RES/EVAL

This presentation is aimed at administrators and tutor coordinators/trainers who would like to develop or
revise personnel management tools and forms. Participants will learn how to develop strategies to use at
their own institutions, such as analysis and development of hiring forms, criteria for evaluation of tutor
performance, and evaluation and assessment forms.
 Institute P                                                              Mt. St. Helens
 Fostering Outstanding Tutors: Fresh Ideas for Tutor Training
 Russ Hodges, Texas State University-San Marcos; Carol Dochen, Texas State University-San
 Marcos; Todd Phillips, East Central College

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; PEER/TUT

Combining resources from 4- and 2-year public postsecondary institutions, the presenters will share
unique tutor training formats (campus-wide conference and off-campus retreat) and experiential
activities used to train tutors. The formats and activities are designed for CRLA‘s International Tutor
Program Certification. Come experience exciting activities such as ―The Circle Trust,‖ and ―Learning
Preference Interactions.‖

 Institute Q                                                                                Oregon
 Maximizing the TutorTrac Experience, Part 2
 Kelly Corder, Redrock Software Corp

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; TECH/DIST;

VENDOR SESSION: TutorTrac users will be able to recapture the synergy experienced during the
TutorTrac conference held earlier this year. This institute will provide valuable training to a large
number of TutorTrac users who attend CRLA. Maximizing participants' TutorTrac experience will
enable them to better serve their learning center populations. Part 2: Will showcase and discuss
modules for TutorTrac including SurveyTrac, WhiteBoard, SAGE Early Warning System and using
TutorTrac with your Supplemental Instruction program.

 Institute R                                                                                Alaska
 Creating Electronic Discussion Circles to Jumpstart Writing
 JoAnn Yaworski-Usher, West Chester University

Strand(s): DEV/WRIT

Participants will learn how to create Electronic Discussion Circles and link them to classroom discussion
in hybrid courses. Participants will be shown how to (1) organize the electronic discussion circles, (2)
link the electronic discussions to classroom discussion, and (3) help students use these interactions to
organize for essay writing. Intended Audience: Those who are interested in hybrid courses,
developmental reading and writing instructors.
 Institute S                                                                                    Idaho
 Design for Learning: Creating Hybrid Courses - Part 1
 Lucy MacDonald, Chemeketa Community College

Strand(s): TECH/DIST

In this hands-on institute, participants will be guided through the process of creating their own hybrid
class or tutor training. Participants are encouraged to bring their own syllabi or materials. A hybrid
checklist and planning matrix will be used to assist participants in creating their own class. Part 2 of this
presentation will be held at the annual TIDE Institute, Summer 2008.

 Institute T                                                                    Broadway
 Procedural Learning Requires a Constructivist Model--Why? And How?
 Dee Tadlock, Central Washington University; Read Right Systems; Jan Swinton, Spokane Falls
 Community College

Strand(s): BRAIN; COL/RDG

Procedural learning happens implicitly--below the level of conscious awareness. Processes cannot be
explicitly taught; rather, the instructor must construct an environment that compels the brain to figure
out the process for itself. This institute will explore the characteristics of a constructivist environment
and present three examples (reading, spelling, and critical thinking) of application of a constructivist

 Institute U                                                                                    Weidler
 A Framework for Learning and Teaching
 Carolyn Hopper, Middle Tennessee State University


The focus of this workshop is on finding ways to connect students to a better understanding of what
learning is and of how they learn. Using brain research as the foundation, participants will discover
practical strategies for helping students learn how to learn, and ways we can apply these strategies in the
 Institute V                                                                        Hawthorne
 Reading and Learning in the Disciplines: An Apprenticeship Model
 Jane Braunger, Strategic Literacy Initiative/WestEd; Diane Waff, Strategic Literacy
 Initiative/WestEd; Cynthia Hicks, Chabot College; Patricia Schade, Merced College; Marie
 Bruley, Merced College

Strand(s): COL/RDG; PEER/TUT

College teachers and tutor trainers will learn how Reading Apprenticeship (RA) draws on the
disciplinary expertise of teachers to help college students become more engaged and effective readers of
academic texts. We will explore ways to make the invisible processes of reading visible and accessible
to students as part of ongoing metacognitive conversation in the classroom. RA Implementation
experiences in several California community colleges will be shared.

 Institute W                                                                     Sellwood
 Classroom Assessment Techniques: Improving the Quality of Learning and Teaching
 Linda Lora Hulbert, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Wayne State

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

Today‘s college instructor is faced with the need to verify that relevant, effective, and engaging teaching
and learning are taking place in the classroom. And today‘s college classroom is become ―laboratory,‖
an environment in which the study of learning and teaching techniques as an on-going process has equal
footing with the learning of content. Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) are effective strategies to
monitor that study, and they are the focus of this interactive pre-conference institute. Join your faculty
colleagues as we investigate CATs and how you can use them to improve your teaching, your students‘
learning, and your classroom environment.
                                          SRC Meetings
CRLA Leadership Dinner & Meetings
Wednesday, October 31st
5:45 pm to 7:45 pm

CRLA Special Interest Group (SIG) Leaders and State/Region/Chapter (SRC) Leaders, both current and
incoming, will participate in the CRLA Leadership Meetings. (Newsletter and JCRL Editorial Boards, the Past
Officers‘ Council, and Coordinators and Committee Chairs will be meeting at the same time.) SIG and SRC
Leaders should mark on the registration form that they will attend this meeting. There is no cost to attendees.
Directly following this event, leaders will then help host the All Conference Welcome.

Chapter, State and Region Meetings
Thursday, November 1st
11:00am – 12:30pm

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet with others who live and work within your geographic area. Agendas
will vary, but most meetings will focus on setting goals, networking, and planning state/regional/chapter CRLA
conferences in Spring 2008. Newcomers are especially encouraged to attend these meetings.

                          Alaska (AK) – Hawthorne Room
                          Arizona (AZ) – Sellwood Room

                          Arkansas/Louisiana (AR, LA) – Sellwood Room
                          California Chapter (CA) – Weidler Room

                          Canada – Idaho Room
                          Great Lakes (IL, MI, WI) – Oregon Room

                          Hawaii (HI) – Idaho Room
                          Heartland Chapter (IA, KS, MO, NE, OK) – Oregon Room

                          Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, VA, WV) – Oregon Room
                          Mid-South (AL, MS, NC, TN) – Idaho Room

                          Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota (MN, ND, SD) – Oregon Room
                          Nevada (NV) – Hawthorne Room

                          New Mexico Chapter (NM) – Hawthorne Room
                          Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT) – Alaska Room

                          Northwest Chapter (WA, ID, MT, OR) – Alaska Room
                          Ohio River Valley (IN, KY, OH) – Idaho Room

                          Pennsylvania/New Jersey Chapter (PA, NJ) – Ross Island Room
                          Southeast (FL, GA, SC) – Alaska Room

                          Texas Chapter (TX) – Broadway Room
                          Utah (UT) – Hawthorne Room

                          Wyoming/Colorado (WY, CO) – Morrison Room
                                          SIG Meetings

Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
Meeting Times Vary

Each Special Interest Group (SIG) provides a forum for the sharing of expertise with other CRLA members who
have similar interests and concerns. A highlight of each group‘s interaction is its annual meeting at the annual
conference. Members meet to share research and practice, discuss current issues, and creatively solve common
problems. You may participate in conference SIG meetings whether or not you are a member of that SIG. Visit for more information about CRLA SIGs.

      Brain Compatible Teaching/Learning – Friday, November 2nd, 9:45am – 10:45am Hawthorne Room

      College Reading – Thursday, November 1st, 8:00am – 9:00am Oregon Room

      Developmental/Basic Writing – Thursday, November 1st, 1:30pm – 2:30pm Mt. St. Helens Room

      English as a Second/Foreign Language – Thursday, November 1st, 8:00am – 9:00am Hawthorne Room

      Freshman Year Experience – Friday, November 2nd, 2:45pm – 3:45pm Morrison Room

      Graduate & Professional Student Success – Friday, November 2nd, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
      Meet in Lobby for Lunch (own cost, not ticketed)

      Learning Assistance Center Management – Friday, November 2nd, 7:00am – 8:00am
      Breakfast in Hawthorne Room (ticketed event)

      Learning Disabilities – Saturday, November 3rd, 9:15am – 10:15am Broadway Room

      Learning & Study Strategies – Thursay, November 1st, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Morrison Room

      Mathematics – Thursay, November 1st, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Broadway Room

      Multicultural Issues – Saturday, November 3rd, 8:00am – 9:00am Broadway Room

      Paired Courses – Friday, November 2nd, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Alaska Room

      Peer Tutoring – Friday, November 2nd, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Ross Island Room

      Research and Evaluation – Friday, November 2nd, 9:45am – 10:45am 3 Sisters Room

      Technology & Distance Learning – Thursday, November 1st, 8:00am – 9:00am Broadway Room
                                Concurrent Sessions

                       Thursday – 1st Concurrent Sessions (1-9)
                                 8:00 am – 9:00 am
For complete session summary and presenter bios please go to

Strands Key:
     BRAIN - Brain Compatible Teaching/Learning
     COL/RDG - College Reading
     DEV/WRIT - Developmental/Basic Writing
     ESL/EFL - English as a Second/Foreign Language
     FRESH - Freshman Year Experience
     LAC/MGT - Learning Assistance Center Management
     LRNG/DIS - Learning Disabilities
     LRNG/STRAT - Learning & Study Strategies
     MATH - Mathematics
     MULTICUL - Multicultural Issues
     PAIR - Paired Courses
     PEER/TUT - Peer Tutoring
     RES/EVAL - Research and Evaluation
     TECH/DIST - Technology & Distance Learning

Session # 1                                                                               Oregon
College Reading SIG

Strand(s): COL/RDG

This SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting is open to all members as well as those nonmembers
interested in the focus of this SIG. These meetings provide for a great networking opportunity.

Session # 2                                                                               Alaska
What Do They Really Know? Community College Students and Computer Skills
Louise Lien, Everett Community College


Ask a student about computer skills, and most respond they are good; others claim they know nothing.
Are these self-assessments accurate? One study suggests this may not be the case and students may not
be accurately assessing skill levels. This presentation may start discussions about needing computer
competency assessment and is intended for administrators and anyone interested in student computer
Session # 3                                                                               Idaho
Sink or Swim: Making a Successful Plunge into Online Instruction
Julie Hutchin, Clark College; Kathy Chatfield, Clark College;

Strand(s): TECH/DIST

Are you new to online teaching? This practical session is for you. The purpose of this session is to
provide help for the conscientious teacher to design, organize, and teach successfully in an online
format. Information, models and tips from research and experience will be integrated throughout the

Session # 4                                                                               Broadway
Technology & Distance Learning SIG Meeting

Strand(s): TECH/DIST

This SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting is open to all members as well as those nonmembers
interested in the focus of this SIG. These meetings provide for a great networking opportunity.

Session # 5                                                                               Weidler
Formula for Success: How to Format Effective Assignment Instructions
Laura Foster-Eason, Collin County Community College

Strand(s): DEV/WRIT

"What are we supposed to do?" It's a common lament of students who are unsure of what was expected
on the various assignments we assign. Learn how to format instructions that get students to actually do
what they're supposed to do! The design demonstrated in this session helps instructors reinforce
pedagogical concepts, clarify expectations, and insure assignments accomplish educational goals.

Session # 6                                                                               Hawthorne
English as a Second/Foreign Language SIG Meeting

Strand(s): ESL/EFL

This SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting is open to all members as well as those nonmembers
interested in the focus of this SIG. These meetings provide for a great networking opportunity.
 Session # 7                                                                                Sellwood
 Structured Learning Assistance: Past, Present, Future
 Julie Thatcher, Ferris State University


SLA, a highly successful academic assistance program, has positively impacted large numbers of
students who would not normally seek assistance voluntarily. Administrators and instructors should
come learn the original model, and some of the exciting new ways Ferris State adapted the model to
reach new segments of the student population.

 Session # 8                                                                       Ross Island
 Collaborative Training
 Vanessa Najpauer, California State University - Long Beach; Jennifer Barber, California State
 University - Long Beach; Deborah Hann, California State University - Long Beach

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; PEER/TUT

The SI and Tutorial Program coordinators at the CSULB Learning Assistance Center have developed a
collaborative approach to weekly in-service training that equips student-staff in both programs with the
skills for effective student support. New and experienced student-staff trainers will gather new ideas for
cross-training their employees.

 Session # 9                                                   Morrison
 Better Mileage with Hybrids? : A Compostition/First-Year Seminar Combination.
 Thomas Stewart, Kutztown University; Mary Stewart, Shippensburg University

Strand(s): FRESH

This presentation for new and experienced professionals will detail the positives and negatives of
combining a composition course with a first-year seminar. The presenters will review the research on
the issue, the political forces working affecting such a combination, and will examine an actual course
offered with such a combination.

                      Thursday – 2nd Concurrent Sessions (10-22)
                                 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

For complete session summary and presenter bios please go to
 Session # 10                                                                    3 Sisters
 A Focus On the Hidden Powers of the Text
 David Reynolds, West Hills College - Coalinga; Jenna Reynolds, Gresham-Barlow School
 District; Scott Reynolds, The Holland Inc. company


Teachers, deans, administrators and tutors will enjoy a larger-than-normal overview of the reading
instruction students bring with them into the college classroom, and take with them into the public
workplace; simple and vital strategies for teaching students how to "use" their texts; and what is
expected of their learning when employed with America's businesses.

 Session # 11                                                                       Mt. Bachelor
 Send me 33 Weeks of "Time"
 Maggi Miller, Houghton Mifflin Co.

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

An old advertisement read "Send me 33 weeks of Time and bill me for $3.97". Today the cost would be
$19.14, but the idea is still attractive. What if we could literally buy time? Surveys show that the topic
of time management is important to most college students. Intended Audience: New and experienced

 Session # 12                                                                      Mt. Hood
 Should We Teach Speed Reading in College?
 Karen Agee, University of Northern Iowa; James Barnes, University of California, Merced

Strand(s): COL/RDG

There are compelling objections to college-level speed reading – it‘s ineffective, based on false
educational values, and inappropriate for college texts. Can these objections guide us to design an
effective, honorable, and productive speed reading course? Learn about a no-credit course at UNI that
meets every objection, then design your own.

 Session # 13                                                                       Mt. St. Helens
 Developmental/Basic Writing SIG Meeting

Strand(s): DEV/WRIT
This SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting is open to all members as well as those nonmembers
interested in the focus of this SIG. These meetings provide for a great networking opportunity.
 Session # 14                                                                                  Oregon
 Skip Downing – Keynote Follow-up


For more information about Skip Downing please go to

 Session # 15                                                                    Alaska
 Moving CRLA Towards Individual Professional Certification-Update and Next Steps
 JoAnn Carter-Wells, CSU Fullerton; Other members of the PDC Committee-David Caverly &
 Emily Miller Payne

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; RES/EVAL

An open forum/panel presentation and small group interaction with website exploring updates on
progress towards individual professional certification for CRLA with a possible framework. The
framework evolves from issues such as the rationale/purpose, scope, procedures/process, skills,
previous proposals, experts in the field and specialty areas. Relevant to everyone in the field at all levels.

 Session # 16                                                                    Idaho
 Creating a College Success Hybrid Course: Our Experience
 Joyce Oates, Columbia Basin College; Cathy Clary, Columbia Basin College; Marielle Parker,
 Columbia Basin College

Strand(s): TECH/DIST

Celebrated educator Jaime Escalante says that success requires "the three D's: Desire, Determination,
and Discipline". There is another "D" that involves creating an online course: Demanding. In our
interactive workshop we will take you to our Hybrid College Success course and share our decision-
making and design process, research and assistance we found, and what we learned. We will share
students' reactions and an analysis of what's working and what's not.

 Session # 17                                                                    Broadway
 What Types of Students Seek Help in Computer-based Developmental Mathematics Courses and
 What Types of Help do They Seek?
 Joey Offer, Austin Community College
Strand(s): MATH; TECH/DIST

Find out the results of a study that examined which reasons for avoiding help and personal goal
orientations predict help seeking for students in computer-based, developmental mathematics courses.
Participants will make predictions about the results, compare and contrast their predictions with results,
and discuss classroom applications and limitations of the study.

 Session # 18                                                                                Weidler
 Linked Developmental Reading with Principles of Sociology Control Group Study
 Joan Dillon, Bloomsburg University

Strand(s): COL/RDG; PAIR

This control group study, for College Reading personnel, compared effects of a Developmental Reading
course linked with a Sociology course on Developmental Reading students' total final score, persistence
in, passing, and final letter grade distribution for the Sociology course; reading comprehension; study
skills and strategy use; and course type experience.

 Session # 19                                                                                Hawthorne
 Reading Beyond the Textbook
 Roberta Alexander, San Diego City College; Jan Jarrell, San Diego City College

Strand(s): BRAIN; COL/RDG

Including whole books (novels, autobiographies) in reading courses motivates students to learn beyond
the textbook and develop as readers and learning community members. The presenters model how a
whole book can be integrated with textbook instruction using Luis Rodriguez's Always Running : La
Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.. Extensive handout.

 Session # 20                                                                        Sellwood
 United We Stand: The Value of Establishing a Learning Center Consortium
 Lisa Cooper, University of the Pacific; Melinda Gunning, Fresno Pacific University; Jeff
 Tannen, CSU Fresno

Strand(s): LAC/MGT

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) was established in March 2000 by the
presidents and chancellors of area colleges and universities to help build a healthy future for the
California‘s Central Valley. By working together, higher education institutions can make a positive
impact on the educational achievement of the region, and can help improve the quality of life in this
important and rapidly growing part of California.
One of the of the many grass roots initiatives developed through CVHEC is the Learning Center
Consortium (LCC), which is comprised of Learning and Tutorial Center administrators from 20
accredited, non-profit public and private colleges and universities in the Central Valley from Bakersfield
to Stockton.
Please join the current Chair and other members of the LCC in a roundtable session that has a focus on
the future about the implications of this type of professional network. We will provide participants with
information such as the LCC‘s statement of purpose, organizational structure and its affiliation to
CVHEC as well as engage in a dialogue that will empower those interested in establishing such an
alliance; garner suggestions from those already involved in similar partnerships; and assist us all in
learning how to leverage the full potential of this type of consortial collaboration.

 Session # 21                                                                                Ross Island
 Finding Common Ground: Peer Educators and the Gibbs' Communication Model
 Diana Bell, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; PEER/TUT

This presentation will focus on the Gibbs Communication Model, which emphasizes supportive rather
than prescriptive-based communication, and will discuss how that model is a useful training strategy for
peer educators. Learning Assistance administrators and Peer Education Specialists will come away with
an understanding of the theoretical model and strategies for implementing the Gibbs model in training

 Session # 22                                                                Morrison
 Distance Learning: Developing Online Courses in Reading and College Success
 Meralee Silverman, Westchester Community College; Ava Drutman, Westchester Community
 College; Nancy Dashefsky, Westchester Community College

Strand(s): COL/RDG; FRESH

This hands-on presentation will explain the rationale, content, and techniques of teaching online to
developmental students in reading and freshman success courses. The presentation is intended for
prospective online instructors and will include viewing the websites of these courses. Participants will be
able to view these online courses.

                       Thursday – 3rd Concurrent Sessions (23-35)
                                  2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
For complete session summary and presenter bios please go to

 Session # 23                                                                                3 Sisters
 New Electronic Version of the Cambridge-Stratford Study Skills Course
 Robin York, Chemeketa Community College


The objective of this session is to share and debut the updated design of the Cambridge-Stratford Study
Skills course. The presentation will share the electronic, hybrid version recently developed. The
attendees will view a power point and internet based presentation of the course model. Possible audience
members may include: school administrators; reading, writing, and study skills teachers; learning
specialists;freshman first experience teachers and administrators.
 Session # 24                                                                          Mt. Bachelor
 Academic Coaching to Help Students Focus on Learning
 Melinda Gunning, Fresno Pacific University

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

Academic coaching is an old idea that we have been practicing for decades as part of our jobs in
academic support. The term, however, is relatively new. In this session, we will collaboratively explore
the definition of academic coaching, its role on campuses, and how to improve our own practice.

 Session # 25                                                                    Mt. Hood
 Reading! Thinking! Learning!
 Kathryn Bartle Angus, California State University, Fullerton; JoAnne Greenbaum, California
 State University, Fullerton

Strand(s): COL/RDG; LAC/MGT

This session is designed for classroom instructors who wish to encourage active engagement, critical
reading, and critical thinking. Student dispositions toward critical thinking, instructional strategies for
learning activities and an academic problem solving model will be shared. Handouts of disposition
models and assignment templates and samples will be provided.

 Session # 26                                                                 Mt. St. Helens
 Active Learning Activities that Work! Cooperative Learning for the Reading Classroom
 Joyce Hamilton, South Texas College; Adalia Reyna, South Texas College; Tammi Naumann,
 South Texas College
Strand(s): COL/RDG

This workshop is designed for teachers of developmental reading in the community college or university
It is designed to engage participants in 3 separate classroom activities used with success in our
developmental reading classes at South Texas College. We will involve participants in activities that
generate new learning in students with barriers to learning. Experience "being the student" who is
engaged in active, cooperative learning! Participants will receive handouts including reference materials
and a bibliography on cooperative learning.

 Session # 27                                                                                  Oregon
 CRLA Name Change open Discussion - Thursday
 Facilitated by CRLA Leadership

Should CRLA consider changing its name? Why or why not? If so, what should the change be? The
discussion started last year, has been published in NewsNotes and continues at this year‘s conference.

 Session # 28                                                                   Alaska
 Facilitated Mid-Semester Assessments in Freshman Learning Community Paired Courses
 Susan Deese-Roberts, University of New Mexico

Strand(s): PAIR; RES/EVAL

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) facilitators conducted mid-semester assessments in more
than 90 Freshman Learning Community paired courses over three semesters. Results of those
assessments and implications for course improvements will be presented along with a brief overview of
the SGID process.

 Session # 29                                                                                 Idaho
 Teaching via ITV: A First Year Experience
 Glenda Shamburger, South Plains College

Strand(s): TECH/DIST

Students, administrators, technological change and the marketplace are challenging faculty approaches
to teaching and learning. This presentation addresses the development of a reading course delivered via
interactive television [ITV], including technological logistics and delivery, development of a syllabus,
instructional design, and assessment in the context of a first semester experience.

 Session # 30                                                                        Broadway
 “This Burden We Call „Standard English‟”: Critical Literacy in Developmental English Classes
 Jane Leach, Minneapolis Community and Technical College


This presentation is intended for writing teachers of the increasingly diverse developmental writers of
the 21st century. Participants will learn ways to encourage critical literacy, using readings that discuss
the challenging language issues facing today‘s multiethnic student writers. Participants will receive a
bibliography, portfolio contents and assignment descriptions and rubrics.

 Session # 31                                                                                 Weidler
 The Learning Never Stops: Establishing a Center for Developmental Students
 Sarah Henderson, Mesa Community College

Strand(s): DEV/WRIT; LAC/MGT

To ensure more of the coordination that the research stresses is important for student success, Mesa
Community College took the controversial step of establishing a special learning center for
developmental and ESL students. The suprising learning experience for faculty and administrators
which followed, with its great challenges but greater rewards, will be discussed with opportunities for
questions and the sharing of different viewpoints.

 Session # 32                                                                                 Hawthorne
 Building Comprehension and Critical Thinking Through Interest Articles
 Patricia Eney, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Strand(s): BRAIN; COL/RDG

Reading instructors often struggle to enhance their students' comprehension and critical thinking skills.
This presentation will take the participants through a culminating unit that focuses on teaching outlining
and summary and critical analysis writing through articles that are of interest to the students.

 Session # 33                                                                                 Sellwood
 A Not So Clueless Learning Community
 Anne-Marie Schlender, Austin Community College

Strand(s): COL/RDG; ESL/EFL

By using the novel Clueless, students are guided through the novel and learn to read critically. Students
are introduced to reading for the main ideas, supporting details, and making inferences. Additionally,
students also learn to do character analysis, plot summary, conflict, state the theme, and setting. After a
thorough discussion of Clueless, students begin reading Emma.

 Session # 34                                                                                 Ross Island
 Young Professionals in Training: Learning Assistance Student Staff Development
 Ivette Chavez, Arizona State University; Lisa Cahill, Arizona State University

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; PEER/TUT

Participants will learn ways of supporting their student staff's professional development growth. The
discussion will focus on ways to help student staff identify the set of transferable skills gained from their
work in learning assistance centers. Additionally, the presenters will address ways of surveying student
staff to determine topics of interest and ways of organizing workshops.

 Session # 035                                                    Morrison
 Under-prepared Student Initiative Evolves into iStartSmart, a Program for Student Success
 Fred Wieck, Paradise Valley Community College; Sally Rings, Paradise Valley Community
 College; student presenter to follow
What? Change the way we've always done things? A campus-wide initiative moves to a pilot program
involving systemic organizational change designed to increase success for new-to-college students.

                      Thursday – 4th Concurrent Sessions (36 - 48)
                                  4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For complete session summary and presenter bios please go to

 Session # 36                                                                               3 Sisters
 Time Management Strategies That Lead to a Focus on Learning
 Diane Van Blerkom, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

This session will incorporate hands-on strategies for helping students learn to manage their time, so that
they can focus on learning. During the session, participants will have an opportunity to experience a
portion of each of three workshops and discuss time management strategies. All materials to teach the
workshop will be provided during the session.

 Session # 37                                                               Mt. Bachelor
 Universal Instructional Design: A Focus That Helps All Students Learn
 Gladys Shaw, University of Texas at El Paso; Jeanne Higbee, University of Minnesota; Dana
 Lundell, University of Minnesota


Universal Instructional Design (UID) comprehensively integrates into the basic course design and
instruction principles and methods to provide equal access to learning for students with different
learning styles, abilities and backgrounds. Its use removes most barriers to learning without sacrificing
high academic standards. Handouts will be provided.

 Session # 38                                                                    Mt. Hood
 Using a Comprehension Model to Develop Metacognitive Awareness
 Patricia Bower, Mt. San Antonio College; Barbara Gonzales, Mt. San Antonio College

Strand(s): COL/RDG

Students‘ metacognitive understanding of their comprehension can be developed through an awareness
of the demands of the level of comprehension required. The session focus will be on a Four Level
Comprehension model that gives readers insight into effective questioning and answering of text as well
as their own reading needs.
 Session # 39                                                                      Mt. St. Helens
 Strategies to Help Students Focus on Learning to Read Critically
 Julia Bickel, Indiana Wesleyan University


Those who teach college reading, along with other learning assistance providers, were not surprised by
the recent ACT report concerning incoming college students and their inability to read critically. This
session will present several teaching ideas and strategies that have proven to help students gain the
ability to read critically, while increasing their comprehension and their desire for reading. Handouts
will be provided. Participation will be encouraged.

 Session # 40                                                                      Oregon
 Best Practices in College Reading and Learning: Remembering Cindy Peterson
 Jeanne Higbee, University of Minnesota; Emily Payne, Texas State University; Diane Van
 Blerkom, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown; Rita Smilkstein, North Seattle Community
 College; Lucy MacDonald, Chemeketa Community College

Strand(s): COL/RDG

In this session the CRLA Media Advisory Board will introduce Best Practices in College Reading and
Learning: In Memory of Cynthia L. Peterson and discuss the process for developing this publication.
Cindy was a mentor to many in her role as editor of the Journal of College Reading and Learning.

 Session # 41                                                                              Alaska
 Objectives, Obstacles, Outcomes, and Other O's
 Jan Norton, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Strand(s): RES/EVAL

Find yourself being required to write learning outcomes? Trying to turn affective goals into measurable
objectives? Need to drive your learning center data instead of being driven by it? This hour may help
you! Anticipated session outcomes: useful guidelines, practice writing, some research to check out, and
perhaps some laughs.

 Session # 42                                                                     Idaho
 A Bundle of Best Practices: The Odessa College Hybrid Developmental English Course Model
 Angela Tombs, Odessa College; Marissa McCain, Odessa College

Strand(s): TECH/DIST
The presentation will give the attendees an overview of the enhanced hybrid developmental English
course at Odessa College. Attendees will learn how to bundle familiar services and resources with a
hybrid developmental course to recreate the OC model on their own campuses. Intended audience
includes instructors, Learning Center staff, and administrators.

 Session # 43                                                                                  Broadway
 Math SIG Meeting

Strand(s): MATH

This SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting is open to all members as well as those nonmembers
interested in the focus of this SIG. These meetings provide for a great networking opportunity.

 Session # 44                                                                                  Weidler
 Theme-Based College Reading Classes: Two Perspectives
 Marilynn Schenk, San Diego Mesa College; Karen Lim, San Diego City College

Strand(s): COL/RDG; PAIR

Co-presenters from San Diego City College (Professor Karen Lim) and San Diego Mesa College
(Associate Professor Marilynn Schenk) will present two theme-based college reading classes that
develop educational communities and enhance student participation, motivation, and learning. One class
focuses on Child Development taught online, while the second class has a theme of Immigration Issues.

 Session # 45                                                                       Hawthorne
 Help Your Students Study Smarter, Not Harder: Help Students Identify Their Learning Styles and
 How to Use Them
 Diane Eisenberg, California State University, Long Beach/Long Beach; Patrick Mulleavy,
 California State University, Long Beach


This hands-on workshop provides participants with quick tools to assist students in discovering their
learning modality preferences. The leaders will then present engaging activities that provide students
with the ability to determine an array of learning and retention strategies that best fits their individual
learning preferences.

 Session # 46                                                                Sellwood
 Transformation: From Tutoring Center to Center for Teaching and Learning
 Jennifer Bruce, Randolph-Macon College; Jack Trammell, Randolph-Macon College

Strand(s): LAC/MGT

The current trend is toward center for teaching and learning models (CTLs) in higher education.
Learning center administrators, faculty, and staff will learn how to identify and utilize existing learning
communities to transform from student centered tutoring centers to more inclusive CTLs that provide
academic support for students and faculty.

 Session #47                                                                        Ross Island
 Libraries and Tutorial Centers: Information Literacy as a Collaboratory Agent
 Ross LaBaugh, California State University, Fresno; Jeff Tannen, California State University,

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; PEER/TUT

Tutorial Centers and libraries share the common mission of providing meaningful learning opportunities
for students. In those instances where there is no unifying structure to these services, however, students
may become lost or confused. This presentation explores how integrating information literacy into tutor
training can effectively improve student success.

 Session #48                                                                                Morrison
 Learning & Study Strategies SIG Meeting

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

This SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting is open to all members as well as those nonmembers
interested in the focus of this SIG. These meetings provide for a great networking opportunity.

                       Friday – 5th Concurrent Sessions (49 – 59)
                                  9:45 am – 10:45 am

For complete session summary and presenter bios please go to

Strands Key:
     BRAIN - Brain Compatible Teaching/Learning
     COL/RDG - College Reading
     DEV/WRIT - Developmental/Basic Writing
     ESL/EFL - English as a Second/Foreign Language
     FRESH - Freshman Year Experience
     LAC/MGT - Learning Assistance Center Management
     LRNG/DIS - Learning Disabilities
     LRNG/STRAT - Learning & Study Strategies
     MATH - Mathematics
     MULTICUL - Multicultural Issues
     PAIR - Paired Courses
     PEER/TUT - Peer Tutoring
     RES/EVAL - Research and Evaluation
     TECH/DIST - Technology & Distance Learning
 Session # 49                                                                               3 Sisters
 Research & Evaluation SIG Meeting

Strand(s): RES/EVAL

This SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting is open to all members as well as those nonmembers
interested in the focus of this SIG. These meetings provide for a great networking opportunity.

 Session #50                                                                        Mt. Bachelor
 NTA Session


 Session # 51                                                                               Oregon
 Fostering Active Learning and Academic Assistance Through Podcasting
 David Arendale, University of Minnesota


Podcasting is a Web 2.0 Internet learning tool that can provide learning assistance for a course, involve
students in co-creation of their learning, and support professional development for educators. This
session reports on a research study in an introductory history course and provides practical applications
in the classroom and elsewhere.

 Session # 52                                                                   Alaska
 College Readiness: Early Placement Testing Partners High Schools and Colleges
 Trish Grega, University of Alaska Anchorage; Barbara Brown, Kokiak College; Evelyn
 Davidson, Kodiak College

Strand(s): RES/EVAL

The presenters, representing both a four-year university and a two-year college, describe collaborations
on Accuplacer Placement Testing projects to strengthen ties with local high schools and offer high
school students greater awareness of college and workplace readiness standards. Learn the steps and
"miss-steps" encountered by each campus.
 Session # 53                                                                  Idaho
 On-line Learning in Reading
 Sherry Dilley, Minneapolis Community and Technical College; Ann Ludlow, Minneapolis
 Community and Technical College; Melissa O'Connor, Minneapolis Community and Technical


Please come to share your experiences and ideas for on-line learning in the college reading curriculum.
The first half of this presentation will be a panel presentation by members of the Minneapolis
Community and Technical College Reading Department who will discuss the evolution of their on-line
instructional experiences. The second half of the presentation will open up discussion to ideas from
other faculty so that we can all learn from each other. Come learn from our mistakes!

 Session # 54                                                                     Broadway
 The Benefits of Tutoring on Developmental Mathematics Students
 Robert Birrell, Kennesaw State University; Pinder Naidu, Kennesaw State University

Strand(s): MATH; PEER/TUT

The findings of an ongoing study on the effects of tutoring on the attitudes towards mathematics and
mathematical growth of developmental mathematics students will be presented. The attitudes of
participants of free, drop-in tutoring, their experiences in the tutoring session, and how they describe
their mathematical growth will be discussed.

 Session # 55                                                                                 Weidler
 Using Newspaper Articles in Teaching Paired Reading with Content Courses
 Victoria Rey, Kean University; Roberta Karstadt, Kean University

Strand(s): COL/RDG; PAIR

The presenters will discuss the rationale for using newspaper articles in teaching paired developmental
reading with content courses. They will also demonstrate a variety of effective strategies used to
incorporate newspaper articles in paired reading with content courses.

 Session # 56                                                                                 Hawthorne
 Brain Compatible Teaching/Learning SIG Meeting

Strand(s): BRAIN

This SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting is open to all members as well as those nonmembers
interested in the focus of this SIG. These meetings provide for a great networking opportunity.
 Session # 57                                                                              Sellwood
 Office Space Communication: Staplers, Radios, and Other Interaction Landmines
 Lindley Workman Alyea, Texas State University-San Marcos

Strand(s): LAC/MGT

Effective communication is particularly difficult in our workplace—where information, efficiency, and
sensitivity must often meet. This interactive session will help those recruiting, hiring, and training
academic support personnel to identify applicants with communication strengths as well as offer current
research and tools for training better communicators within our academic workplace and our students‘
future workplaces.

 Session # 58                                                                              Ross Island
 Online Tutoring: Latest Practices and Trends
 Johanna Dvorak, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; PEER/TUT

This session draws on current research and practice on how online tutoring is working in our tutoring
and learning assistance programs. It is intended for new and experienced tutoring and learning assistance
professionals who would like to find out how best to incorporate online tutoring into their services.

 Session # 59                                                                              Morrison
 Strategies for Success: Individual Intervention for At-Risk Students
 Megan Adukaitis, Alvernia College; Danielle Saad, Alvernia College

Strand(s): BRAIN; FRESH

Learning Center administrators, counselors, and first year professors learn how a course using a
combination of individual, group, and online methods, can help at-risk students succeed based on their
individual skills and weaknesses.

                       Friday – 6th Concurrent Sessions (60 – 70)
                                  11:00 am – 12:00 pm

For complete session summary and presenter bios please go to
 Session # 60                                                                                  3 Sisters
 Focus on Learning - Together
 Linda Wong, Retired from Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

This discussion session is your opportunity to present topics, challenges, or problems that participants
can respond to with suggestions, solutions, or best practices that work! Last year's participants in the
"Best Practices" session suggested a shift in focus to : I have a problem. Do you have a solution? Are
these topics you would like to discuss: Coming to class more prepared, improving proofreading skills,
using better review strategies, increasing motivation, or adding interest to the classroom instruction.
Linda Wong will facilitate.

 Session # 61                                                                          Mt. Bachelor
 Focus on Study Strategies for Nursing Students
 Susan Wickham, Des Moines Area Community College

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

Based on conferences with more than 100 first- and second-year community college nursing
students,this session describes a support service that focuses on the study strategies, critical thinking
approaches, and test-taking skills crucial to academic success in a nursing program.

 Session # 62                                                                                  Oregon
 Anxiety and the Brain: Overcoming Hidden Stress Triggers
 Janet Zadina, Tulane University School of Medicine
Strand(s): BRAIN

You know that high stress impedes learning. But do you know which subtle factors in the classroom
increase stress? Learn hidden triggers and a strategy that improves attitude, behaviors, and stress.
Topics include neuroanatomy of stress, priming, cognitive load, arousal, environmental factors, mirror
neurons, modeling and Coping Self Efficacy theory.

 Session # 63                                                                   Alaska
 Reading the Field: Narratives of Leadership in Minnesota
 Dana Lundell, Argosy University-Twin Cities; Patricia Wheeler-Andrews, Anoka Ramsey
 Community College

Strand(s): RES/EVAL

This session describes a qualitative research study examining leadership stories heard through oral
histories of statewide leaders in the field of postsecondary reading, learning, and developmental
education. Presenters will share real voices and themes such as organizational power, campus issues,
and their motivation for working in the field.
 Session # 64                                                                     Idaho
 National Survey of Undergraduate Learning Assistance Centers: Examining Preliminary Results
 Laurie Hazard, Bryant University

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; RES/EVAL

This session will examine the preliminary results of a national survey that gathered data in an effort to
determine benchmark statistics regarding Learning Center and Tutorial Service usage at colleges and
universities across the country. Data was collected from seventy-seven participating institutions during
the 2006-2007 academic year.

 Session # 65                                                                 Broadway
 Highlights from the Research on Culturally Responsive Learning Environments
 Barbara Bonham, Appalachian State University; Hunter Boylan, Appalachian State
 University; Barbara Calderwood, Appalachian State University


This workshop is designed to assist participants in acquiring pre-requisite skills necessary for developing
culturally responsive learning environments. The presentation addresses the importance of attitude,
perspective, and knowledge in designing culturally responsive learning environments. It also discusses
research-based strategies for developing such environments for tutoring, instructional, and learning
assistance programs.

 Session # 66                                                                     Weidler
 A Broader Focus: Multidimensional Learning Experiences for Developmental Writers
 Judy Parks, Macon State College

Strand(s): DEV/WRIT

What do spyglasses, ice cream, and twins have in common with developmental writing? To find out,
participate in this set of mini-workshops where teachers and tutors will learn practical and simple
methods for using experiential learning to teach audience, point of view, sensory details, description,
comparison/contrast, and organization.

 Session # 67                                                                               Hawthorne
 Putting Students “On Course”: Integrating Skip Downing's Work
 Beth Nikopolous, Brookhaven College; Nita Drescher, Brookhaven College


If you attended the keynote address and want to know more about the philosophy of On Course, this
session is for you – tutors, instructors, and administrators. Whether you teach a first-year-experience
course, or any other discipline (yes… even math), Downing‘s work will give you tools to help students
be successful in school and in life. The presenters have attended training workshops and conferences,
and they will share how they have implemented On Course strategies to increase student responsibility,
interdependence, and problem solving.

 Session # 68                                                                     Sellwood
 Focus on Learning Support: Enhancing Faculty Involvement
 Todd Phillips, East Central College; Ann Boehmer, East Central College; Ellen Aramburu,
 East Central College; John Hardecke, East Central College

Strand(s): LAC/MGT

Utilizing the creativity of individuals at East Central College, learning center staff and faculty will share
unique strategies that enhance collaboration between these two groups for the purpose of improved
student support. Come experience an informative presentation and have a chance to conduct your own
collaborative needs assessment for your center.

 Session # 69                                                                      Ross Island
 Toward Authentic Staff Development: Connecting Non-Traditional Training to CRLA Guidelines
 David Hayes, University of Rhode Island; Hillary Ornberg, University of Rhode Island ;

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; PEER/TUT

This presentation traces the URI Academic Enhancement Center‘s challenging two-year effort to
develop a reflexive tutor training program that is both highly participatory and authentic to tutors‘
experiences, and compliant with CRLA certification standards. We focus on keeping alternative training
methods standards-based, and reconciling alternative programming with application requirements.

 Session # 70                                                                  Morrison
 Helpers in the Academic Desert
 Barbara Babcock, University of New Mexico, Gallup; Mary Horne Snaden, University of New
 Mexico, Gallup


Through a southwest lens, the presenters will discuss the influence of Jungian archetypes using the
model of Joseph Campbell‘s heroic journey on ourselves and our students. We believe this emotional
photograph will refresh and re-energize other learning professionals. We will frame this discussion of
best practices using southwest imagery and personal experiences.

                        Friday – 7th Concurrent Sessions (71 – 81)
                                    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

For complete session summary and presenter bios please go to
 Session # 71                                                                                 3 Sisters
 Practical Applications of Writing to Learn Theory
 Linda Best, Kean University

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

Organized around the pedagogical principle that writing improves knowledge acquisition, synthesis, and
retention in all subjects, this interactive session for faculty/staff across disciplines and skill areas will
include a review of dynamic, usable writing activities for different disciplines and participants'
workshopping to brainstorm, outline, or develop similar usable and dynamic practices.

 Session # 72                                                              Mt. Bachelor
 The VARK: A Cool Tool to Boost Learning
 Sally Lipsky, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Arden Hamer, Indiana University of


The VARK Questionnaire is an informal tool for measuring students‘ learning modalities. Participants
will explore strategies for integrating results of the VARK into college reading and study skills

 Session # 73                                                                                 Oregon
 Tutoring and Codependency: Learning to Empower our Staff and Students
 Karin Winnard, Bryant University

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; PEER/TUT

The self-esteem of tutors significantly influences the academic development and performance of their
tutees. This workshop will discuss how codependent behavior manifests itself within tutorial sessions
and tutorial programs and provide examples of what training activities and program policies/guidelines
can be implemented to minimize this occurrence and enhance the effectiveness of the overall tutorial
experience. For new and experienced program directors and trainers.

 Session # 74                                                                                 Alaska
 Save Yourself Some Learning: Using the Web Offline
 Lucy MacDonald, Chemeketa Community College

Ever wanted to show a web site in class or in tutor training and not want to wait for the net to load or not
want to have to roam through the site just to find that one special paragraph or image? Ever not have
access to the internet, but need to show a web site? Here is an easy way to do just this in a two step

 Session # 75                                                                                Idaho
 Step-by-Step Process for Taking the Faculty Handbook Online
 Susan Klein, Cypress College; Sarah Jones, Cypress College


Take your faculty handbook online for greater access, flexibility, and currency, using Blackboard.
Easily updated, this tool can keep faculty abreast of changes in pedagogy and policies, provide important
lessons and materials to enhance instruction and student learning, and offer a more effective and
streamlined orientation process for new faculty.

 Session # 76                                                                            Broadway
 L2 Writers: Learning about International, Cultural, Attitudinal, and Stylistic Differences
 Kristin Lynch, Bryant University

Strand(s): MULTICUL

As colleges and universities admit more international students, training in tutoring English as a Second
Language (ESL) students is becoming more crucial. In order to more aptly aid ESL students, also
referred to as second language (L2) readers and writers, we, as peer tutors, writing consultants, academic
specialists, and staff, must develop a better understanding of the differences between these culturally
diverse writing styles.

 Session # 77                                                                                Weidler
 Engaging Developmental Learners Through Interactive Learning Techniques
 Ali Mageehon, New Mexico State University - Alamogordo

Strand(s): DEV/WRIT

This session will invite participants to join in one or two interactive learning techniques that the
presenter uses regularly in her developmental writing courses to engage students in active learning.
Other techniques will also be shared through handouts and a brief presentation at the beginning of the
 Session # 78                                                                                Hawthorne
 Building Neural Networks for Reading
 Ursula Sohns, North Harris College

Strand(s): BRAIN; COL/RDG

This practical and interactive session will demonstrate how to incorporate current brain research
principles into effective teaching strategies in developmental reading courses. Specific reading strategies
will be discussed, but the information can be adapted across content areas.

 Session # 79                                                                  Sellwood
 Student Development: Applying Theories In and Out of the Classroom
 Stephanie Marsh, United States Military Academy Preparatory School; Marybeth Boger, New
 Jersey Institute of Technology

Explore stages of cognitive and psychosocial development for practical application with students in
classroom and academic support settings. Discussion and case studies will focus on characteristics of
today‘s college students, the impact of student involvement on learning, and practical ideas for
challenging students to reach higher levels of development.

 Session # 80                                                                    Ross Island
 Expanding Support: The Learning Center and Writing Across the Curriculum
 Bernard Grindel, Quinnipiac University; Andrew Delohery, Quinnipiac University; Andri
 Smith, Quinnipiac University


While our Writing Across the Curriculum program provides intensive faculty training, sustained support
for faculty and students writing their way to better knowledge often falls to academic support staff.
Presenters will offer specific examples of in-class interventions and tutoring program changes that
position The Learning Center as a nexus for cooperative ventures.

 Session # 81                                                                                Morrison
 Becoming a Master Student Reader: Slipping Reading into a Student Success Class
 Connie Gilmore, Yavapai College

Strand(s): COL/RDG; FRESH

First-year college students of all ages frequently enter college underprepared. How can we improve
student success while also improving student reading ability? By using reading materials that relate to
developing student achievement. Learn how pertinent, practical, real world readings in The Master
Student Reader are integrated into a student success class.
                       Friday – 8th Concurrent Sessions (82 –94)
                                   2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
For complete session summary and presenter bios please go to

Session # 82                                                                              3 Sisters
Connecting with the Net Generation Through Games
Denise Peterson, South Texas College

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

Come learn about a successful model using games in the classroom to bridge the gap between Baby
Boomer and Generation X instructors with Net Generation students. This session will cover our students
as learners and what we can do as instructors to connect with them on academic topics through the use of
games. An audience demonstration and copies of two games will be provided.

Session # 83                                                                      Mt. Bachelor
Stupid Studying: Why Good Students Aren't Learning
M.E. McWilliams, Stephen F. Austin State University

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

Good students with bad grades are not stupid - they have studied stupid. In this workshop, we will
define authentic learning and discuss why some advice for studying derails learning. We will consider
the study strategies inclined to lead the student to not only good grades but also to true learning.

Session # 84                                                                              Mt. Hood
Links for Success: Linking Developmental English with Content Courses
Susan McNaught, Chesapeake College

Strand(s): COL/RDG; PAIR

Audience: instructors and administrators
Purpose: To explore how linking developmental English classes with content classes supports under-
prepared students and provides a learning community for both students and faculty.
 Session # 85                                                               Mt. St. Helens
 The First Principle of Reading Course Design: Determining Local Learning Demands
 Dominic Voge, UC Berkeley


Local learning demands should guide strategic reading and learning course design. To that end, this
presentation will provide a framework for analyzing assigned readings in terms of their learning
demands on readers. Uses of framework will be demonstrated, and implications for course design and
instruction will be explored.

 Session # 86                                                                              Oregon
 CRLA Name Change open Discussion - Friday
 Facilitated by CRLA Leadership


Should CRLA consider changing its name? Why or why not? If so, what should the change be? The
discussion started last year, has been published in NewsNotes and continues at this year‘s conference.

 Session # 87                                                                              Alaska
 Communicating Program Needs and Successes through Qualitative Research Data
 Emily Miller Payne, Texas State University; Dennis Payne, Texas State University

Strand(s): RES/EVAL

Participants will learn strategies for using qualitative methods to construct needs assessments and
program evaluations for developmental education and learning assistance programs. The presentation
will focus on using clear, targeted communications in articulating your program needs and successes to
ourselves, as well as our stakeholders, funders, colleagues, and students.

 Session # 88                                                                              Idaho
 Developing a Tutor Training Program for Six Campuses
 Dixie Lemons, Miami Dade College, Medical Center Campus

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; MATH

When Miami Dade College designed its QEP for SACS re-accreditation, developing one, unified tutor
training curriculum for six campus‘ mathematics labs was an integral component. The presenters will
describe how the College‘s administrators, faculty, lab personnel, and students worked together to plan,
implement, and assess their new College-wide math tutor training program.
 Session # 89                                                                                  Broadway
 Optimizing & Automating Your Center Services & Data
 Elvin Matthews


VENDOR SESSION: AccuTrack by Engineerica Systems, Inc.
Engineerica Systems, Inc. creator of AccuTrack, presents cutting edge, automated center management
software! We continually set the standard in educational center management systems! Web appointment
scheduling for maximum system access that still leaves your data safe & secure behind your college
security ! Over 2000 installations worldwide.

 Session # 90                                                                      Weidler
 Student Wellness Learning Community: Infusing Emotional Intelligence into the Classroom
 Beth Hammett, College of the Mainland; Stacey Henderson, College of the Mainland; Al Bass,
 College of the Mainland

Strand(s): PAIR

COM's Student Wellness Learning Community, an EI learning community: Psychology for Success,
Writing Improvement, and Physical Education. Overview of stages of emotional intelligence through EI
active learning strategies. Learner outcomes focus on academic and personal successes. Question/
answer session and CD for participants included.

 Session # 91                                                                                  Hawthorne
 A "Sound" Idea: Brain-Friendly Music in the Classroom
 Janet Elder, Richland College

Strand(s): BRAIN

Tune up your ability to use music to change students' states, start and end class on an upbeat note,
enhance instruction, facilitate transitions, reduce stress, inject humor, and celebrate successes. In this
cheerful earful session, learn why music is a powerful, brain-friendly, classroom tool and experience
ways to use it to full advantage. Demonstration, handout, bibliography.
 Session # 92                                                                   Sellwood
 Using a Wide-Angle Lens for Certification: Engaging Your Campus in the Process
 Maureen DuPont, California State University San Marcos; Lorena Meza, California State
 University San Marcos
Strand(s): LAC/MGT

Tutor training can be made more effective by holding workshops that incorporate topics that are relevant
to any or all academic assistance services. This session is intended for Learning Center Directors from
any discipline and may also include CRLA Level III tutors who are involved in the development process
for tutor training sessions.
 Session # 93                                                                              Ross Island
 Problem-Solving Paradigms: An Interactive Lesson for Tutor Training
 Katherine Lovrich, Washington State University

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; PEER/TUT

This interactive workshop, while designed for tutor training, can be used for helping all students to
understand the basic steps involved in solving different types of problems. Attendees will participate in
an activity and then discuss how one goes about solving problems. Application will be made to tutoring
and learning processes. Several models for problem solving will be presented.

 Session # 94                                                                              Morrison
 Freshman Year Experience SIG Meeting

Strand(s): FRESH

This SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting is open to all members as well as those nonmembers
interested in the focus of this SIG. These meetings provide for a great networking opportunity.

                      Friday – 9th Concurrent Sessions (95 – 107)
                                   4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For complete session summary and presenter bios please go to

 Session # 95                                                             3 Sisters
 A Supportive Atmosphere from Day 1
 Nancy Davis, Palm Beach Community College; Dana Hamadeh, Palm Beach Community
 College; Barbie Edgar, Palm Beach Community College

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

This interactive presentation will demonstrate how student learning can be enhanced through the
collaboration of Student Learning Centers and faculty. Establishing this important link from Day One
promotes student success. Attending faculty and Student Learning/Support Center staff will be given the
opportunity to share ideas and current practices.
 Session # 96                                                              Mt. Bachelor
 Implementing Meaningful Supplemental Instruction, Lessons from the Trenches
 Mary Horne Snaden, University of New Mexico, Gallup; Nicholas Van Dyk, University of New
 Mexico, Gallup


Presenters will discuss their experiences in developing and implementing meaningful supplemental
instructional practices at their institution. The SI is used within the developmental curriculum for the
college's learning communities. After several incarnations, the presenters developed a curriculum that
meets the needs their needs in part due to its reliance on computer technology.

 Session # 97                                                                     Mt. Hood
 The Great Debates in College Reading Instruction
 JoAnne Greenbaum, California State University, Fullerton; Patricia Bower, Learning
 Assistance Center, Mt San Antonio College; Karen Agee, University of Northern Iowa
Strand(s): COL/RDG

Reading educators in postsecondary settings, including learning centers, developmental reading courses,
and college level critical reading courses, find themselves in the middle of some of the greatest debates
in higher education. In this session we explore three such predicaments, evaluate the arguments on all
sides, and find our way to a stance we can defend. Come with opinions!

 Session # 98                                                                        Mt. St. Helens
 The Use of Cross-level Tutoring in Developmental Reading Curriculum
 Deidre Hughes, Fullerton College; Amy Garcia, Fullerton College

Strand(s): COL/RDG; PAIR

This presentation provides an overview of our work integrating cross-level tutoring into developmental
reading curriculum at the community-college level. During the presentation, we describe cross-level
tutoring sessions, tutor training, and preliminary research results regarding literacy, student engagement,
and self-regulative skills. The intended audience is high school/community college reading educators.

 Session # 99                                                                      Oregon
 TutorTrac Software: Overview of Tracking Systems Design Considerations and Interactive
 Kelly Corder, Redrock Software Corp.


VENDOR SESSION: Presentation will provide an overview of items to consider when designing a
tracking system. An interactive demonstration of TutorTrac software will be provided. Participants will
be able to ask questions and discuss the relevance of tracking software in their centers. Specific case
studies will be examined and discussed.
 Session # 100                                                                            Alaska
 Paired Courses SIG Meeting

Strand(s): PAIR

This SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting is open to all members as well as those nonmembers
interested in the focus of this SIG. These meetings provide for a great networking opportunity.

 Session # 101                                                                      Idaho
 Blogs and Critical Thinking: Combining Social Literacies with Academic Literacies
 Sheila A. Nicholson, M.S. Ed., Texas State University-San Marcos; David C. Caverly, Ph.D.,
 Texas State University-San Marcos; Jennifer Battle, Ph.D., Texas State University-San Marcos

Students often are proficient at text messaging, blogs, or MySpace, but seldom see how those skills can
be adapted to improve their academic literacy. Learn how to create a blog, how to use blogs to teach
critical thinking, and discuss with us the results of our research on its effectiveness.

 Session # 102                                                               Broadway
 NADE and CRLA: Cooperative Professional Organizations
 Geraldine L. McBroom, Central New Mexico Community College ; Hilda Barrow, Pitt
 Community College ; Jane Neuburger, Syracuse University

Participants not familiar with the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) will
engage in conversation with current and past NADE presidents and the co-chair of the NADE
Certification Council. Topics will include NADE‘s mission, membership, and students served as well as
the relationship between NADE‘s and CRLA‘s certification processes.

 Session # 103                                                                            Weidler
 Strategies for Ascending the Ladder of Higher Expectations
 Patricia Fadely, University of Houston-Downtown

Strand(s): DEV/WRIT

To prepare basic writers for the demanding freshman composition classes, University of Houston-
Downtown faculty have designed course outcomes and an assignment sequence. After reviewing
background about the program and viewing model assignments, participants will share their strategies to
guide students toward success in intensive reading/writing credit-bearing courses.

 Session # 104                                                                            Hawthorne
 Avoiding Death by Lecture: Active Learning in the College Classroom.
 Charis Sawyer, Johnson County Community College
Strand(s): BRAIN

Current brain research strongly supports the use of multiple strategies in teaching at all levels. This
hands-on session will explore alternative classroom presentation techniques. Discover a little about the
brain and how it learns most effectively. Take back activities to use in your classroom next week.
Although the presentation is based on a college reading class, everything can be easily adapted across
curriculum. Procedures for vocabulary review, group discussions, and specific skill development will be

Session # 105                                                                   Sellwood
Outstanding Developmental Students Extend Learning Through a Student Advisory Board
Kathleen Kroll, Purdue University; Maggie Selo, Purdue University

Strand(s): LAC/MGT

Explore how to use outstanding developmental students to form a peer mentor group. Student Advisory
Board sponsors from a university's Academic Success Center demonstrate one model including the
selection, training, responsibilities and outcomes. SAB members enhance their personal learning, the
learning of their peers and extend the center's influence.

Session # 106                                                                             Ross Island
Peer Tutoring SIG Meeting

Strand(s): PEER/TUT

This SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting is open to all members as well as those nonmembers
interested in the focus of this SIG. These meetings provide for a great networking opportunity.

Session # 107                                                                      Morrison
Marginally Prepared Students and their Perceptions of Effective Learning Environments
Harry Prats, University of Cincinnati; Victoria Appatova, University of Cincinnati


This study determines a set of various factors that influence the effectiveness of under-prepared student
learning from the perspective of the learners. The survey of the opinions of 225 first-year developmental
students at the Center for Access and Transition (University of Cincinnati) is being analyzed.

                   Saturday – 10th Concurrent Sessions (108 – 120)
                                 8:00 am – 9:00 am
For complete session summary and presenter bios please go to

Strands Key:
     BRAIN - Brain Compatible Teaching/Learning
     COL/RDG - College Reading
     DEV/WRIT - Developmental/Basic Writing
     ESL/EFL - English as a Second/Foreign Language
     FRESH - Freshman Year Experience
     LAC/MGT - Learning Assistance Center Management
     LRNG/DIS - Learning Disabilities
     LRNG/STRAT - Learning & Study Strategies
     MATH - Mathematics
     MULTICUL - Multicultural Issues
     PAIR - Paired Courses
     PEER/TUT - Peer Tutoring
     RES/EVAL - Research and Evaluation
     TECH/DIST - Technology & Distance Learning

 Session # 108                                                                             3 Sisters
 "No Text" Current Issue Content Based Studying for College
 Robin York, Chemeketa Community College

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

The objective of this session is to share the design of developmental education study skills course, which
requires no textbook, and takes a new approach to learning as content relates to current issues. The
presentation will take the participants from early class development to the 2005 fall trial. The attendees
will view an electronic presentation of the course model. Topics will include design development,
curriculun implementation, and instruction. The class requires the students to apply study strategies to
academic articles and lectures that are based on a current issue. Each subsequent class requires the
students apply specific study skills applications to the content base.

 Session # 109                                                           Mt. Bachelor
 Putting Your Oxygen Mask on First: Prescription for Living Well, Part 1
 Mary Thurow, Minneapolis Community and Technical College; Tom Dayton, American River
Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

This session will encourage anyone working in an educational environment to look at ways in which
they take care of themselves, personally and professionally. They will talk with others about ways they
could improve how they do so and thus enhance their lives.

 Session # 110                                                                      Mt. Hood
 College Reading or Under-water Basket Weaving: What is the Difference?
 Angela Henderson, Fullerton College; Dominic (Nic) J. Voge, University of California, Berkeley;
 Patricia Bower, Mt. San Antonio College Learning Assistance Center
Strand(s): COL/RDG

This session discusses College Reading from a lifespan perspective in order to understand the unique
demands of students including the skills, strategies and knowledge required at the post-secondary level.
Our conversation will place College Reading into the larger educational perspective evoking the
question: How does reading instruction fit into the academic world?

 Session # 111                                                            Mt. St. Helens
 Integrating Linguistics into a Word Study Curriculum
 Jean Dietrich, Community College of Rhode Island; Holly Susi, Community College of Rhode
Strand(s): COL/RDG

Teaching basic linguistic concepts is difficult because as skilled readers, these important underlying
processes have become automatic. This session, designed for reading/language instructors, will model
ways to teach elementary language structure in a time-saving manner and in a way that will not insult or
embarrass mature students.

 Session # 112                                                                              Oregon
 The Community College Longitudinal Retention (CCLR) Study: Phase One
 Claire Ellen Weinstein, University of Texas at Austin


The purpose of this first phase of the Community College Longitudinal Retention (CCLR) Study was to
identify cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, affective and individual context variables contributing to
community college students‘ academic transition, success and retention. The design of the study and
initial pilot test results will be discussed.

 Session # 113                                                                              Alaska
 Focus on Learning Through Assessment
 Kathleen Riehle, Sinclair Community College

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; RES/EVAL

Focusing on assessment is an effective means to determine the success of any type of supplemental
learning center. This presentation will provide background information about one campus' successful
Tutoring and Learning Center, exhibit examples of the assessment and evaluation tools employed, and
share the findings generated. The intended audience includes learning center coordinators and tutor
 Session # 114                                                                                Idaho
 Multi-Media Experience: Engaging Students with Technology
 Jeannie Parker Beard, Kennesaw State University

Strand(s): TECH/DIST

Allowing students to plan, produce, and present multi-media assignments enables them to explore topics
within their learning communities, critically analyze current issues, and utilize the skills learned in their
coursework. Students develop the skills to produce short documentaries that define a problem, explore
its complexities, and propose feasible solutions.

 Session # 115                                                                                Broadway
 Multicultural Issues SIG Meeting

Strand(s): MULTICUL

This SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting is open to all members as well as those nonmembers
interested in the focus of this SIG. These meetings provide for a great networking opportunity.

 Session # 116                                                                  Weidler
 Challenging Students with Quality Curriculum: A Developmental Learning Community
 Teresa Massey, Chemeketa Community College; Kelly Peterson, Chemeketa Community

Strand(s): PAIR

The presenters will describe a beginning level developmental reading/writing learning community
founded on the premise that students can handle intellectually demanding work and engage in
sophisticated discussions. Sample assignments focused on the theme of family, race, gender and social
class labels will be shared with participants.

 Session # 117                                                                                Hawthorne
 Remediating Spelling: A Constructivist Approach
 Dee Tadlock, Read Right Systems (also adjunct faculty at Central WA University)

Strand(s): BRAIN; DEV/WRIT

Spelling ability seems to be something that students either have or they don't. Attempts to improve
spelling through memorizing word lists or studying word etiology have little effect. Can spelling be
remediated? Yes! But the brain must figure it out for itself. In this presentation, learn how to create an
environment to make it happen.
 Session # 118                                                                               Sellwood
 Marketing Your Center for Success (on a budget)
 Kimberly Holmes, University of Louisiana Lafayette

Strand(s): LAC/MGT

This session will allow Coordinators and Directors of Tutoring and Academic Support Centers to see
how one center increased tutoring traffic by 48% in just one year. Attendees will walk away with a
marketing plan, budget, timelines, and samples of promotional and marketing tools.

 Session # 119                                                               Ross Island
 On the Move: The Relocation of a Tutoring Program
 John Whitman, Santa Fe Community College; Beth Flannery, Santa Fe Community College

Strand(s): LAC/MGT; PEER/TUT

In 2006, SFCC collocated various student services into a new, more central location. Relocating the
Tutoring Program presented the most logistical challenges, and the entire project required cross
divisional collaboration. The session will present the reasons for the relocation and details of the moving
process. Audience: Tutor center and student services personnel, administrators.

 Session # 120                                                                               Morrison
 Academic Peer Mentoring: Making First-Year Connections
 Jennifer Smith, The University of Texas at Austin

Strand(s): FRESH

The TIP Academic Peer Mentor Academy at the University of Texas at Austin provides a dynamic
model fueled by ongoing interactive training. We will explore this mentoring and training model and
discuss how it enhances academic excellence, promotes successful transition to university life and
creates essential connections for first year students. This session is geared for those training peer

                   Saturday – 11th Concurrent Sessions (121 – 133)
                                 9:15 am – 10:15 am
For complete session summary and presenter bios please go to

 Session # 121                                                                               3 Sisters
 Working Your Working Memory
 Linda Wong, Retired from Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon
Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

Are your three memory centers and your central executive working effectively? This session presents a
contemporary Information Processing Model and strategies for strengthening working memory.
Discussion includes creating associations, using retrieval cues, and applying twelve principles of
memory. The focus is on learning…learning about memory and learning strategies to increase memory
and performance.

 Session # 122                                                                 Mt. Bachelor
 Putting Your Oxygen Mask on First: Prescription for Effective Learning, Part 2
 Mary Thurow, Minneapolis Community and Technical College; Tom Dayton, American River

Strand(s): LRNG/STRAT

Session participants will look at ways in which they can affect the wellness of students by encouraging
them to take care of themselves. The attendees will talk with others about ways they could improve how
they serve as role models for students and how they help students become better learners.

 Session # 123                                                                                Mt. Hood
 Text Structure and the Author's Purpose
 Danhua Wang, Indiana University of Pennsyvania

Strand(s): COL/RDG

Demonstrate the interactive effect of text structure and the author's purpose. In terms of text structure,
comparison/contrast is used by the author to organize an entire text or some sections within a text. In
terms of purpose, the author may use comparison/contrast for evaluation, analysis, interpretation, and
synthesis. Deep processing demands the awareness of both the text structure and the author's purpose.

 Session # 124                                                                Mt. St. Helens
 Using Institution-Specific Research to Make Reading Instruction More Effective
 Julia Morrissey, Kennesaw State University

Strand(s): COL/RDG

This presentation discusses the redesign of a developmental reading course to prepare students better for
other reading-intensive courses in the core curriculum. It shows how institutional data were used to
identify a problem, and it discusses theoretical and practical elements of the redesign. It is intended for
developmental reading instructors.
 Session # 125                                                                              Oregon
 Using Newsweek In The College Reading and Writing Classroom
 Roger Schwartz, Newsweek Magazine

Strand(s): COL/RDG; DEV/WRIT

VENDOR SESSION: The purpose of this presentation will be to demonstrate the practical application
of using Newsweek magazine in the college reading/writing classroom. The primary focus of the
presentation will be based on using activities from the Weekly Lesson Guide and the College Writing
Curriculum Guide. A variety of strategies and activities will be demonstrated, namely oral discussion
skills, solving problems, pooling information and getting feedback on oral and written performance as
key to understanding the content, concepts and language presented in various Newsweek articles. Not
only will discussion and collaboration skills by students be focused on, but also the presenter(s) will
highlight how student reflection skills will encourage the college student to become aware of their own
lifelong learning strategies.

 Session # 126                                                                              Alaska
 Assessment 101 for Tutoring Programs
 Prasanna Reddy, Weber State University; Lynnae Dopp, Weber State University


As two non-statistician program heads with Academic Support Centers and Programs at Weber State
University, we are required to collect and analyze data to evaluate learning outcomes and program
effectiveness of our peer tutoring and Supplemental Instruction programs. We will present the various
methods and instruments we developed for this purpose.

 Session # 127                                                                  Idaho
 From a Ripple to a Wave: Transforming Academic Culture through an Academic Support Initiative
 Anne Breznau, SUNY Empire State College; Linda Hamell, SUNY Empire State College; Seana
 Logsdon, SUNY Empire State College; Brett Sherman, SUNY Empire State College


Academic support initiatives are not limited to helping students; they can also be a catalyst for positive
organizational change. Participants in this session will review the development of a comprehensive
academic support program for adult learners within a distributed learning environment and the on-going
transformation of the broader academic culture. Through interactive activities, participants will be
encouraged to identify academic support initiatives on their campus that will support their role as
"agents of positive change" in the academic culture of their campus. Administrators, program
coordinators, and all those members interested in promoting organizational learning will benefit from
this session.
 Session # 128                                                                               Broadway
 Learning Disabilities SIG Meeting

Strand(s): LRNG/DIS

This SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting is open to all members as well as those nonmembers
interested in the focus of this SIG. These meetings provide for a great networking opportunity.

 Session # 129                                                                Weidler
 Integrating Information Literacy with the Reading of Popular Fiction
 Marty Frailey, Pima Community College; Mary Stout, Pima Community College; Susie Hazan,
 Pima Community College

Strand(s): DEV/WRIT

The presenters will model a project which integrates information literacy with the use of popular fiction.
The framework of collaboration is adaptable to diverse works of literature and various reading and
writing courses. Presenters will provide copies of our detailed class plan, student handouts, grading
rubrics, and samples of student work.

 Session # 130                                                                               Hawthorne
 500 Years Later--Higher Education and the American Indian Student
  Patricia "Jamie" Lee, Oglala Lakota College

Strand(s): BRAIN; DEV/WRIT

This presentation will summarize the results of a pilot project introducing The Natural Human Learning
Process (NHLP) as defined by Dr. Rita Smilkstein into the developmental education department at
Oglala Lakota College. NHLP is a brain-based classroom approach that includes the following
premises: a) acknowledges that all students are capable of learning; b) learning is an ongoing and
lifelong process; and c) that to learn we must begin with what we know and engage the brain in small,
measured steps in order to build dendrites and neural structures to support further learning. For
administrators, faculty and tutors (not limited to tribal colleges).

 Session # 131                                                                               Sellwood
 Leveling the Learning Curve: A Pilot Approach to Online Tutoring
 Kristy Drobney, Miami University


This presentation is designed to offer practitioners a pilot model for creating an online tutoring
component to academic support programs. Participants will learn how to complete an organizational
survey in order to facilitate the development of an online tutoring program that is effective and feasible
for their unique contexts.

 Session # 132                                                                               Ross Island
 Leadership Development for Peer Tutors
 Miranda Morehead, West Chester University
Strand(s): PEER/TUT

The Learning Assistance and Resource Center fosters leadership development in its peer tutors, not only
through the extensive CRLA training and activities, but also through the enhancement of post-training
knowledge, skills, and abilities. Developing lifelong leadership skills in peer tutors and enhancing their
skills and insights leads to improved tutoring services.

 Session # 133                                                                              Morrison
 Building a Better First Year Experience
 Jack Truschel, East Stroudsburg University; Germain Francois

Strand(s): FRESH

Audience includes: administrators, teachers, tutors, people interested in enhancing retention. Enhancing
retention can be accomplished through a focused and deliberate First Year Program which responds to
the needs of the individual student. This presentation will provide attendees with a brief description of a
newly developed instrument. Both validity and reliability will be discussed and the results of the 4-year
longitudinal study will be shared. The instrument has been normed using the student population and as a
result T scores [standard scores] can be used to understand how student are, in comparison to a peer
group. The instrument [Multidimensional Retention Questionnaire – MRQ] is easy to administer and
can provide information on students affective and conative attributes which have an impact on academic
retention. The results of a 4 year longitudinal study will be provided along with workshop topics /
                               Registration Information

Registration Procedure
Individuals planning to attend the 2007 CRLA Conference will complete the online Conference Registration and
Membership Form. Once the form has been completed, it will be electronically submitted to the Conference
Registrar. Payment must follow within the registration period (Early Registration July 1 - September 8;
Registration September 9 – October 8) in order to guarantee the specified rates. Payment must be received in
order to hold tickets to the various ticketed events. Participants should print and send a copy of the Conference
Registration and Membership Invoice with payment (personal or institutional check) or credit card information.
Credit card payments cannot be made online.

Registration is online; payment is not.

Membership Fees and Conference Tuition
To get the reduced member rates for the conference, participants must hold a valid 2007 CRLA membership as of
June 1, 2007. Contact Vicki Papineau, CRLA Membership Coordinator, at, if you are
unsure of your 2007 membership status.

To renew your membership or to join CRLA for 2008, please carefully complete the CRLA Conference
Registration and Membership Form, including Box A: CRLA 2008 Membership Fees.

Registration Periods
Early Registration     July 1 – September 8
Registration           September 9 – October 8
On-Site Registration October 30 – November 3
(There will be no registration October 9 – 29.)

Conference Tuition and Fee Policies
Participants are encouraged to register early to get tickets to conference events that have limited seating, such as
pre-conference institutes, tours, and special meal events. Payment may be made by personal or institutional check
or by credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Those registering for the conference need to meet the registration
deadlines listed above.

Only those who register and make payment within the Early Registration period will receive the early discounted
rates. Regular registration rates are effective September 9 – October 8. Registrations postmarked after October 8th
will be adjusted to the On-Site rates, and the conference participant must make payment (either personal check or
credit card) at the registration table before receiving the registration packet.

In order to qualify for the Early Registration rates, payment or payment information along with the completed
Conference Invoice must be postmarked on or before September 8th and mailed to the Conference Registrar:
                                                  Pat Jonason, CRLA
                                        Johnson County Community College
                                              12345 College Boulevard
                                              Overland Park, KS 66210

All participants are encouraged to register during the Early Registration period to take advantage of the reduced
conference rates. Look at the Summary of Fees for a comparison of the rates during the three registration periods.

Registration will not be available October 9-29, 2007. On-site registration begins 5:00 p.m., Tuesday evening,
October 30, 2007.
A $25.00 fee will be charged for any check rejected due to insufficient funds.
Adjunct and Student Status Documentation
Participants who register for adjunct or student rates must provide documentation. Adjunct status will be
documented with a letter from the department chair or college dean on college letterhead attached to the
conference invoice form along with the payment. Student status will be documented with a copy of a current
official course schedule of enrollment in at least six graduate or undergraduate credit hours; this schedule is to be
attached to the conference invoice form along with the payment of conference fees. Please include all
documentation along with the payment. Those who do not provide the needed documentation will be assessed at
the member or non-member rates, whichever applies.

Note: there is no on-site student or adjunct registration.

Refund Policy
Requests for refunds of conference registration tuition postmarked at least one week before the conference will be
considered, less a $25.00 processing fee. Payments for pre-conference institutes, tours, campus visits, or food
functions cannot be refunded at any time because CRLA commits to pay for these activities in advance.

Requests for refunds of conference tuition postmarked after October 23, 2007, will not be honored unless they are
sought due to a serious illness, a death in the family, or other unforeseeable emergency. Conference tuition refund
requests will be reviewed and processed after the conference, but not later than December 3, 2007. Payments by
institutions will be refunded to the institutions; payments made by individuals will be returned to the individuals.

Send written refund requests to the CRLA Treasurer:

                                                     Ann Wolf
                                                    Box 292763
                                               Davie, FL 33329-2763

Special Accommodations
Individuals requiring special accommodations such as interpreters during the conference must contact the
Conference Registrar, Pat Jonason, at at least three weeks prior to the conference. Individuals
requiring handicap- accessible rooms should notify the hotel when making room reservations.

Ticketed Events and Conference Registration Receipts
Some conference events require a purchased ticket. Tickets for these events will be collected at all ticketed
events. If you forget your ticket, you will be asked to retrieve it prior to being admitted to the event.

Your tickets, credit card receipt, and conference receipt for tuition, membership, scholarship raffle, and ticketed
events will be in the conference registration packet that you will receive when you check in at the conference
registration table. This receipt can be used to request reimbursement from your institution.
                                      Summary of Fees
             Early Registration                                Registration
         July 1 – September 8, 2007                     September 9 – October 8, 2007

Conference Tuition                             Conference Tuition

CRLA 2007 Member                       $150    CRLA 2007 Member                       $175
Non-Member                             $210    Non-Member                             $230
Adjunct*                               $120    Adjunct*                               $135
Student**                              $105    Student**                              $120
One-Day Conference Tuition
                                               One-Day Conference Tuition
                                               CRLA 2007 Member                       $150
CRLA 2007 Member                       $120
                                               Non-Member                             $180
Non-Member                             $150
                                               Adjunct*                               $120
Adjunct*                               $ 95
                                               Student**                              $105
Student**                              $ 80
                                               Wednesday Pre-Conference Institutes
Wednesday Pre-Conference Institutes
                                               NADE Certification, 9:00-4:30           $250
NADE Certification 9:00 – 4:30          $235   All-Day, 9:00-4:3                        $ 70
All-Day, 9:00 – 4:30                    $ 60    (Lunch is not included in these fees.)
  (Lunch is not included in these fees)        Half-Day Institutes, 9:00-12:00 and
Half-Day Institutes                     $ 30    1:30-4:30                              $ 35

Food Functions                                 Food Functions

Lunch with Mentor 12:15pm Friday  $ 20         Lunch with Mentor 12:15 p.m. Fri.    $ 22
       st               nd
(A-M) 1 Choice ______ 2 Choice ______           (A-M) 1st Choice___      2nd Choice___

SIG Breakfast: LAC Management                  SIG Breakfast: LAC Management          $ 22
       $ 20                                      7:00-8:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 2
  7:00am – 8:00am Friday, Nov. 2
                                               CRLA Awards Banquet & 40th Birthday $ 35
CRLA Awards Banquet & 40 Birthday $ 30          Celebration, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
  Celebration, 7-9 pm Fri., Nov. 2              ___ Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin
  _____Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin               ___Macadamian Nut Crusted Salmon
  _____Macadamia Nut Crusted Salmon
                                               On-to-Cleveland 2008                $ 22
On-to-Cleveland 2008                $ 20        CRLA Brunch 10:30-12:30, Sat., Nov. 2
   CRLA Brunch 10:30-12:30, Sat., Nov. 2
                                               Tour 1: Central City Walking Tour
Tour 1: Central City Walking Tour              Tuesday, 10/30, 2:00-5:00              $ 12
Tuesday, 10/30, 2:00-5:00              $ 10    Tour 2: Cultural District Walking Tour
Tour 2: Cultural District Walking Tour         Saturday, 11/3, 12:30-3:30 p.m.        $ 12
Saturday, 11/3, 12:30-3:30 p.m.        $ 10    Tour3: Columbia Gorge Bus Tour
Tour3: Columbia Gorge Bus Tour                 Saturday, 11/3, 1:00-6:00 p.m.         $ 40
Saturday, 11/3, 1:00-6:00 p.m.         $ 35
                                           On-Site Registration
                                       October 30 – November 3, 2007
Conference Tuition

CRLA 2007 Member                           $210
Non-Member                                 $270

One-Day Conference Tuition

CRLA 2007 Member                           $180
Non-Member                                 $210

Pre-Conference Institutes, Wed., Oct. 31

NADE Certification, 9:00-4:30           $265
All-Day, 9:00-4:3                       $ 80
 (Lunch is not included in these fees.)
Half-Day Institutes, 9:00-12:00 and
 1:30-4:30                              $ 40

Food Functions

Lunch with Mentor 12:15 p.m. Fri.  $ 25
         st                nd
 (A-M) 1 Choice___        2 Choice___

SIG Breakfast: LAC Management              $ 25
  7:00-8:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 2

CRLA Awards Banquet & 40th Birthday $ 40
 Celebration, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
 ___ Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin
 ___Macadamian Nut Crusted Salmon

3rd General Session: On-to-Cleveland 2008 $ 25
  CRLA Brunch 10:30-12:30, Sat., Nov. 2

Tours and Special Events
Tour 1: Central City Walking Tour
Tuesday, 10/30, 2:00-5:00              $ 15
Tour 2: Cultural District Walking Tour
Saturday, 11/3, 12:30-3:30 p.m.        $ 15
Tour3: Columbia Gorge Bus Tour
Saturday, 11/3, 1:00-6:00 p.m.         $ 45

* Adjunct status will be documented with a letter from the department chair or college dean on college
letterhead attached to the conference invoice form along with the payment.

** Student status will be documented with a copy of a current official course schedule of enrollment in at
least six graduate or undergraduate credit hours; this schedule is to be attached to the conference invoice
form along with the payment of conference fees.
                                                 Special Reminders
Registration Periods
Early Registration   July 1-September 8
Registration         September 9-October 8
On-Site Registration October 30-Nobember 3
No Registration             October 9-29

The conference Web Coordinator will replace the Early Registration Form at midnight on September 8 h with the Registration
Form. Note that fees are lowest during the Early Registration period.

You are encouraged to register early to make sure that you can get tickets to the many conference events with limited seating,
such as pre-conference institutes, tours, and special meal functions. You may pay by major credit card (MasterCard or Visa),
personal check, or institutional check; however, when you register, make sure that you meet the registration deadlines listed
above. In order to qualify for the specific registration rates for each registration period, your registration and payment must
be postmarked by September 8th to qualify for the Early Registration rates and by
October 8th to qualify for the regular registration rates. Registration is online; payment is not online!

Contact Vicki Papineau, CRLA Membership Coordinator, at if you are unsure of your 2007 CRLA
membership status.

Your registration form should be submitted electronically to Pat Jonason, Conference Registrar. Print a copy of your
registration invoice and attach this with your payment, i.e. personal or institutional check or credit card information. If
payment is made through the business office of your institution, please provide a copy of your invoice form and ask that it be
enclosed with the payment. It is your responsibility to make your college business office aware of the registration deadline

Send payments to the Conference Registrar:

                                                  Pat Jonason, CRLA
                                           Johnson County Community College
                                                12345 College Boulevard
                                               Overland Park, KS 66210

Make sure that you include ―Pat Jonason, CRLA‖ when you address the envelope! Otherwise, the JCCC postal services will
not know where to deliver your registration forms.

                                                   Refund Policies
Requests for refunds of conference registration tuition postmarked at least one week before the conference will be considered,
less a $25.00 processing fee. Payments for pre-conference institutes, tours, campus visits, or food functions cannot be
refunded at any time because CRLA commits to pay for these activities in advance.

Requests for refunds of conference tuition postmarked after October 23, 2007, will not be honored unless they are sought due
to a serious illness, a death in the family, or other unforeseeable emergency. Conference tuition refund requests will be
reviewed and processed after the conference, but not later than December 3, 2007. Payments by institutions will be refunded
to the institutions; payments made by individuals will be returned to the individuals.

Send written requests to the CRLA Treasurer:            Ann Wolf
                                                        Box 292763
                                                   Davie, FL 33329-2763
                                               Invitation to Chair
                                              Concurrent Sessions
Please consider chairing a conference session at the 2007 CRLA Conference.
     Responsibilities include introducing the presenters and distributing/collecting evaluation forms;
     Benefits include a guaranteed seat at the session and an opportunity to get to know presenters;
     Orientation sessions for chairs will be offered at convenient times.

You can fill out the online form ( or fill out the following form:

                                                           Contact information

Name _________________________________________Title_________________________________




                                                         Preference Information

I am interested in the following Sessions, in order of preference

                                     Day                  Session #                                 Title

____________        ______________ ______________________________________________________

____________        ______________ _______________________________________________________

____________        ______________ _______________________________________________________

____________        _______________ _______________________________________________________

I am also a presenter.                   Yes______ (Day________Time___________________) No_______

I am willing to chair two sessions. Yes______ No_____

                                                          Letter of Recognition

I would like a letter of recognition of my service as chair to be sent to my institution after the conference.
Here is the information you need about the person to receive the letter.

Name and Title_____________________________________________________________________


                                                 Please return by September 1, 2007, to:
                                                          Michal Zivan Coffey
                                                 Virginia Commonwealth University
                                                           109 N Harrison St
                                                          VCU PO Box 842500
                                                         Richmond, VA 23284

2007 Conference Acknowledgements             Coordinators of Session Chairs
                                             Michal Zivan Coffey
Conference Chair                             Jennifer Bruce
Rick Sheets
                                             Lunch with a Mentor
On-Site Coordinator                          Jane McGrath
Frieda Campbell-Peltier
                                             Hospitality - NW CRLA Region
Registrar                                       Kathie Allison         Liz Coleman
Pat Jonason                                     Teresa Massey          George Dennis
                                                Julie Hutchins         Marcy Lee
Registration/Membership                         Cathy Lindsey          Teresa Massey
Vicki Papineau                                  Lucy MacDonald         Carol Purdue
                                                Chareane Wimbley-Gouveia
2007 CRLA Program Committee
Note: The Program Committee members served   Tours
on one or more of the 14 SIG                 Frieda Campbell-Peltier
Review Committees                            Mary Glenn
Christie L. Anderson
Kathi Bartle Angus                           Cyber Café
Dorothy Bonser                               TBA
Pat Bower
Christiana Fuller                            Dinner on the Town
Jo Anne Greenbaum                            Kathy Bernunzio
Cindy Havko                                  Frieda Campbell-Peltier
Russ Hodges                                  Cecelia Guinee
Lucy MacDonald
Jane McGrath                                 Conference Signs
Terri Massie-Burrell                         Frieda Campbell-Peltier
Maggi Miller
Angela Mize Williams                         Decorations
Richard Morales                              Frieda Campbell-Peltier
Alda Noronha-Nimmo                           Portland Community College Team
Jan Norton
Kate O‘Dell                                  Finding a Roommate Chair
Joan O‘Leary                                 Frieda Campbell-Peltier
Charis Sawyer
Rick Sheets                                  Conference Website Designer
Valerie Smith Stephens                       Rick Sheets
Kathy Stein
Sharon Taylor                                Administrative Support
Roseann Torsiello                            Amy Dugan, DuganData
Arlene Turkel                                Corrine Johnson
Penny Turrentine                             Sandra Beeman
Selina Vasquez
Durthy Washington                            Layout and Design
Robin York                                   Amy Dugan, DuganData
                                             Rick Sheets
Exhibits Chair
Linda Russell

Conference Evaluator


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