Academic journal article Journal of Developmental Education

NADE News: Conference Draws Near

Academic journal article Journal of Developmental Education

NADE News: Conference Draws Near

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The NADE Executive Board has been actively engaged this year in many national conversations that have helped inform the agenda around developmental education. Also, many local chapter members have been asked to sit on local and state advisory committees. We have seen a turn in the national agenda focus from developmental education directly to a completion agenda. We remain an integral part of any completion agenda. NADE has been contacted to make comments in articles, sought out by public television, and even contacted by a government office that informs legislators to help them understand the field a little better. These are all positive steps, but we are by no means finished. In the words of the Carpenters, "We have only just begun."

Our national conference is drawing near, and I hope you are all ready to have an exciting and energizing time in Denver. This year the conference, "Pioneering the Educational Frontier," from February 27th through March 2nd will be a time to learn about the new things in our field, network and problem solve with others from across the nation, and learn about how you can impact the national agenda for developmental education. We have compiled a political toolkit that will be available at the NADE booth for you to pick up, and we will post it on our website soon. The toolkit will be filled with information and assistance for making an impact on policy makers. There are three board-sponsored strands on Thursday: a new comprehensive model for developmental education, disciplinary discussion sessions for several new acceleration models, and dialogue opportunity with national policy makers to help inform their work. …

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