NYCLSA's 2023 Symposium in Syracuse, New York is just around the corner. To help prepare you for the conference, the NYCLSA board would like to share some information about Dr. Saundra Yancey McGuire ahead of our gathering.
Dr. Saundra McGuire, alongside her husband Dr. Stephen McGuire, was honored at the 2022 Louisiana Legends Gala. The gala was recorded and posted to YouTube, which you can watch below:
The first ten minutes of the video include opening remarks, and Drs. Saundra and Stephen McGuire begin their remarks at 1:06:20.
Dr. McGuire was also honored by EDUFlow as one of the top 100 learning influencers. You can read more about her on their blog.
Attention NYCLSA Members!
Please save the date for our Spring Hub Event.
On April 8th, David Arendale will join us to facilitate a virtual keynote on “Implementing DEI in our classes, learning centers, and peer learning programs.”
After publicly embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in our mission statements, the challenge is moving forward with practical DEI actions that permeate our programs. There is no neutral ground for learning. This keynote will focus on DEI antiracist policies and practices. Some of the information shared through this webinar comes from a new group named the Colleagues of Color for Social Justice. David is an ally of this group and a co-convener. Several small group conversations will occur throughout this talk so that the participants can share how they are tackling the issues at their institutions and the solutions that they are using.
Each of our four hubs are planning programming before and after the keynote. Please watch your inboxes for more information regarding registration and participation in this event. If you are not a member of NYCLSA and would like to join us for this event, please contact NYCLSA President Nichole LaGrow or NYCLSA Vice President Jane Neuburger.
The New York College Learning Skills Association (NYCLSA) seeks presentations proposals for its
upcoming in-person conference at the Radisson Corning on Friday, November 12, 2021.
Our conference theme is Moving Forward: Rethinking Community to Support Our Students.
As we find our way through the new normal of a post-pandemic, twenty-first century world, we have
much to think about, but it all seems to come back to community. What have we learned about building
community in our classrooms and centers that should inform our practices moving forward? How can
we support students as they return to campus or perhaps arrive on campus for the first time? How have
our institutional and departmental communities changed? How can we respond to these changes? These are just a few of the questions we are all struggling with as we begin moving forward.
Proposals should focus on one of the following three themes:
1. Revisioning Our Teaching and Tutoring
2. Responding to Students’ Needs
3. Recentering Ourselves and Our Organizations
Proposals can select one of the following formats:
All proposals should be submitted by September 17, 2021, and the Conference Proposal Review
Committee will confirm presenters by October 1, 2021.
To submit a proposal please complete the online NYCLSA 2021 Conference Proposal form.
For inquiries regarding the conference, please contact Nichole LaGrow, current NYCLSA President.
Upcoming NYCLSA Virtual Event: Learning Centers Moving Forward by Looking Back: Identifying Useful Lessons for the Future from the Pandemic Era
We at NYCLSA are not letting the pandemic get in the way of offering professional development opportunities for our membership! We are hosting a virtual event on April 16, 2021 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST about lessons we can apply in the post-COVID world.
See below for the event summary and registration form.
Michele Doney, Director of the Student Academic Consulting Center and Immersion at Baruch College will facilitate this webinar. She will provide a case study for discussion and then manage three consecutive break-out sessions. Come learn from others and share what you have learned in terms of working with (A) staff, (B) students, and (C) campus partnerships. Together, let us pool our knowledge from lessons learned during this pandemic and consider what is useful for the coming fall to maintain, strengthen, and grow our programs.
Cost: $40, includes a one-year membership to NYCLSA. Members’ cost is $10. Check with Jane Neuburger on your membership status.
Reservations by NOON on Friday, April 9th
Details for sign in to be sent on Tuesday, April 13th
Make checks out to “NYCLSA” and mail to Jane Neuburger, NYCLSA Membership Chair, 128 Brookside Lane, Fayetteville NY 13066. And send an email, too!
For more information, contact Jane Neuburger firstname.lastname@example.org
or Nichole LaGrow, email@example.com