Academic journal article Journal of Developmental Education

NADE News: Join the Conversation

Academic journal article Journal of Developmental Education

NADE News: Join the Conversation

Article excerpt

It is a new time and a new emphasis for professional developmental educators providing quality educational experiences for students. Serving as your 31st president, we are entering a growth year and continuing the conversations about who our students are and what strategies work for students, faculty, and administrators. The new board is already engaged in these conversations, and I encourage each of you to join that conversation. Reach out to NADE Executive Board members, discuss developmental education with legislators and administrators, or submit articles to share knowledge and experience.

We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet (Margaret Mead). NADE leadership and our members' ability to adapt and meet the needs of students, even when the outcome is uncertain, strengthen NADE as an organization. We are a community that comes together to share, connect, and inquire with a rich history of providing professional development, utilizing researched best practices, and now is beginning to understand its role in political advocacy.

With a sense of urgency we proceed this year toward three goals. The first is to increase membership. We are 3000 strong, there is no reason we could not be 50,000 strong. Second, NADE has taken steps to improve our use of technology as an organization. NADE now has a presence on Facebook and the NADE website is being updated with current information. Consider using technology to provide more frequent interaction with fellow members from across the nation using virtual meetings, Facebook, and Twitter. …

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