Hang on to your hats!

“Hang on to your hats! We are excited to present 3 keynote speakers this year: Jose Ferreira, Ed Pulido, and Mark Mitsui. We think you will appreciate added features this year like the Thunder game, the evening concurrent sessions, the poster expo, and the Saturday keynote brunch.”
— #NADE2017 conference co-chairs Cathy and Kayla

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Grow your Professional Learning Network (PLN) with NADE’s social media!

 

NADE has been working for the past year on building its social media presence.  But why?  It’s about more than social networking— being active with NADE on social media can help you build your Professional Learning Network (PLN).  PLNs give you the ability to stay in touch with great people, including experts in the field, colleagues, staff, or other educational leaders.  Through our social media, you have the opportunity to participate in global learning communities, exhibit leadership and technology skills to others, evaluate and reflect on current research, and contribute to the effectiveness and vitality of our profession.  Here are some of the ways that you, as a Developmental Education professional, can benefit from NADE’s social media:

  • Professional development: learn from content-area specialists
  • Locate resources for your classroom, such as free websites and software
  • Get lesson plan ideas from master teachers
  • Learn about new technology and how to integrate it into your teaching
  • Find collaborative solutions
  • Find interesting links to education news

 

We’ll be posting throughout the NADE 2017 conference. You can follow along and join the online conversation with our conference hashtag: #NADE2017.

But we also have lots of ways to connect and share before and after the conference:

Facebook: facebook.com/nade_deved

Twitter: @NADE_DevEd

Instagram: @NADE_DevEd

Blog: thenade.org

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Book Your Hotel Room Now!

Be sure to book your room for NADE 2017 with one of the official conference hotels before rooms fill up!

Room blocks are now open! Visit conference website & click “Hotels and Lodging.”

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New study : Community College Students & Homelessness

A new study finds that approximately one-third of community college students experience the threat of homelessness and housing instability and twelve percent face the threat of hunger. More than 70% of these students are in #deved math courses. Read more: http://ow.ly/2IzC306PeiL

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July Letter from the President

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I was going to write this month’s Letter from the President about NADE’s stance on corequisite courses:  about how they work well for some but not all students, how they must be instituted correctly with appropriate professional development, and blah blah blah. But in light of the tragic events of the past week, I temporarily have lost my passion for corequisite courses unless that corequisite course is one in humanity and civility.

Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.     —John DonneMeditation XVII – Meditation 17

By tragic events, I am referring to the deaths in Minnesota, Baton Rouge, and Dallas, and in Baghdad, Pakistan, Iraq, and everywhere we look. I do not know all of the questions, but I do know the answer to most everything is education. And as developmental educators, it seems as if we are best prepared and poised to step in at this critical time to help our students learn beyond the academics. NADE’s motto is “intended to convey  the fundamental belief that developmental education services enhance academic, personal, and professional achievement for all learners” (nade.net/aboutnade.html), and all of our power is needed now to enhance the behaviors that recognize the humanity of others.

This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.     —Dwight D. Eisenhower

So how do you do that? Luckily it does not take extra money or materials. The truth is there is no curriculum because we teach trust and respect through our relationships with our students and others. It all begins with us. We can make a difference one relationship at a time. And we, as developmental educators, are especially attuned to the impacts our attitudes and actions can have. So I am asking you, as you prepare for the next semester, to keep this joyous burden of teaching our students how to love and respect one another at the forefront of your agenda.  Here are a few ideas, and I welcome your contributing more to our discussion board at http://tinyurl.com/gud3o8l or to our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NADE.DevEd .

  1. Lead by example.
  2. Disagree with ideas, but do not attack the person with the ideas.
  3. Listen wholly before you even think of speaking.
  4. Welcome all and assume you are welcome.
  5. Acknowledge others for their civility and respect despite their ideas.
  6. Do not tolerate incivility and disrespect.
  7. Kindness costs nothing. Be generous with it.

We have immense power to change people for the better. We know that. Just think what we could do if every developmental educator made it a priority to teach our students to be kind.

May those whose hell it is to hate and hurt be turned into lovers bringing flowers.—Shantideva, 8th Century Buddhist Teacher

–Robin Ozz, NADE President

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The New (Old) NADE

The NADE Executive Board has just recently released a position paper on the state of the organization entitled “The New (Old) NADE.”

In it, the Board encourages us to remember who we are and what we do as defined by the NADE goals: “Join us as we renew, revitalize, reinvent, and remember who we are as developmental educators” and “rededicate ourselves to our vision and goals.”

Read the full paper here.

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Breaking News!

pattygrahamk-002After many years of tireless service as Conference Manager for NADE, our friend and colleague Karen Patty-Graham is stepping down from that position.  Karen has been responsible for the success of our national conferences for the last several years, attending to all of the behind-the-scenes details and drama with dignity, efficiency, and finesse. We do not want her to go, but we support her decision.
That’s the bad news.

The good news is Karen has agreed to continue through the next year to mentor her successor.  (It will actually be the next years, but I am hoping she will not notice.)  We appreciate her willingness to continue to lend her expertise to the Association.

More good news

Annette Cook, our current Vice-President, has chosen to shadow Karen this year to learn as much as she possibly can about the Conference Manager position so she can transition into that role completely by this time next summer.

Exciting News!

That means the Vice-President position on the Executive Board is open, and we are encouraging nominations for that position. Please nominate yourself or someone you think would be a great addition to the Board by September 15. There will be a vote to change the Bylaws to move the Vice-President position to even years which will also balance out our election cycle after the move to two-year terms for the President and President-Elect last year.

All Election information is posted on nade.net.  Please consider this opportunity to lead and serve our students and profession.

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Breaking News

NADE Executive Board

BREAKING NEWS –  June 2016

Karen Patty-GrahamAfter many years of tireless service as Conference Manager for NADE, our friend and colleague Karen Patty-Graham is stepping down from that position.  Karen has been responsible for the success of our national conferences for the last several years, attending to all of the behind-the-scenes details and drama with dignity, efficiency, and finesse. We do not want her to go, but we support her decision.
That’s the bad news.

The good news is Karen has agreed to continue through the next year to mentor her successor.  (It will actually be the next years, but I am hoping she will not notice.)  We appreciate her willingness to continue to lend her expertise to the Association.

More good news

Annette CookAnnette Cook, our current Vice-President, has chosen to shadow Karen this year to learn as much as she possibly can about the Conference Manager position so she can transition into that role completely by this time next summer.

Exciting News!

That means the Vice-President position on the Executive Board is open, and we are encouraging nominations for that position. Please nominate yourself or someone you think would be a great addition to the Board by September 15. There will be a vote to change the Bylaws to move the Vice-President position to even years which will also balance out our election cycle after the move to two-year terms for the President and President-Elect last year.

All Election information is posted on nade.net.  Please consider this opportunity to lead and serve our students and profession.

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1st Annual McCabe Developmental Ed. Conference

July 27, 2016

Hotel Renaissance Cleveland

In association with the National Alliance for Community and Technical Colleges (NACTC), NADE will be offering a one-day conference in honor of Dr. Bob McCabe. Dr. McCabe was one of the original modern advocates of and researchers in developmental education. He championed the mission of developmental education and supported the effort to advocate for the under prepared among public decision makers and community college leaders.

The keynote speaker is Uri Treisman, Director of the Charles Dana Center at UT Austin. Currently he is well-known for his projects in mathways. His work in mathematics is world-renowned; his work in equity and access is ubiquitous; he has impacted uncountable numbers of students across the country.  We are honored to host Dr. Treisman who worked closely with Dr. McCabe and shared the same concerns for students who may be under represented in higher education.

Registration is capped at 150.  The cost is only $75 and includes a continental breakfast and boxed lunch.  Please register soon at nade.net.  If you have any questions, please contact Robin Ozz, president@thenade.org

Hope to see you in July1

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From NADE President Robin Ozz

robin ozzWhat an exciting time this is to be in developmental education, to be in NADE. Your NADE Executive Board is working hard to improve programs and policies for our students. As I laid out in my inaugural speech in Anaheim in March, I have three goals for my term: increase political advocacy, professional development, and pride in our profession. They really all work together.

 Our Affiliations

We are members now of a group of National Partners that includes AAACC, the Dana Center, Complete College America, Jobs for the Future, Achieving the Dream, CCRC, Education Commission of the States, and Public Agenda. We meet every few weeks and more often by phone to discuss policies and procedures to improve success for students at all levels of the educational spectrum. This is an incredible change for NADE because we are being included in discussions now at their beginning instead of just reading about them in emails and journals. My sense is that we are making a difference, and much more is to come. I will need your help as time goes on as active participants in the initiatives we will be leading through this consortium. Also, your membership helps support our participation in activities as this level, so I appreciate you for that as well.

 Goal to increase the professional development NADE provides to its members

Besides the political front, I am making it a goal to increase the professional development NADE provides to its members whether through webinars or regional workshops and conferences, or through consistent publication of materials. We owe it to our students and to our profession to stay current on the literature in the field. And I know many of you are ready to conduct research of your own and contribute to the research in the field. You do not have to be in a doctoral program to do that, although Sam Houston, Texas State, and Grambling would enjoy your patronage I am sure.

 Take pride in the profession you have chosen

Finally, I hope you always take pride in the profession you have chosen. Forces often move to remove access from the colleges and universities through programs that although cloaked as success initiatives are really meant to eliminate the most under resourced students in our citizenry. It is no coincidence that many of that population are also people of color and other under-represented cohorts. You are the folks who are preserving the right for all citizens to have an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to break free. Never underestimate what you do for students, and never let anyone underestimate the importance of your work. You provide opportunities for people who otherwise would not have them. That is huge, and I love you for it.

 Please feel free to contact me at any time with your questions, suggestions, comments, and concerns.

 —Robin Ozz, NADE President (robin.ozz@phoenixcollege.edu)

 

 

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