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Symposium 2012:  Learning in Action:  Moving Students toward Success

The 35th Annual Symposium on Developmental Education will be held April 1-3, 2012, at the historic Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs.  Due to an especially hectic December, the proposal committee has decided to extend the proposal deadline to Friday, January 6, 2012, so there is still time to submit your ideas for concurrent sessions.  

Sunday will begin with our kickoff workshop with Kat Koppett of Koppett and Company.  This interactive workshop will explore using improvisational techniques in the work that we do.  Learn more about Kat and her improv work at .  That evening will be a reception and banquet featuring our dynamic keynote speaker, Dr. Laurie Hazard of Bryant University in Rhode Island.  Please read more about Laurie at

This year’s New York College Learning Skills Association (NYCLSA) Symposium on Developmental Education brings together not only professionals in NYCLSA but also in the College Reading and Learning Association’s Northeast Region (CRLA Northeast), which has members in the states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.  As part of the international College Reading and Learning Association, our Northeast Region strives to provide professional development in our local region, emphasizing the interchange of research and practice about post-secondary learning assistance; developmental education; college-level reading, writing, mathematics; and tutorial services. 

The outcome of this collaboration between NYCLSA and the CRLA Northeast Region is a series of events throughout the symposium that are open to all attendees.  The purpose of these events is to promote the interchange of research and ideas about student learning and effective instructional practice. All are welcome to attend. Our CRLA Northeast co-sponsored sessions are featured on Monday, April 2 throughout the day; the CRLA Northeast Region is also hosting the morning refreshment break on Monday to welcome attendees in both associations.

Program information about the CRLA Northeast co-sponsored sessions on April 2 is included in the CRLA Northeast program summary. CRLA Northeast members may register at the NYCLSA member rate. (Include registration form.)

Additional information about the College Reading and Learning Association is available at For questions about CRLA Northeast, please contact Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt, Ph.D., CRLA Northeast Regional Director,

If you have any questions or would like to assist with the conference, please contact Stephanie Lawhorne, 2012 Symposium Chair, at (315) 684-6360 or

Tentative Presentation Schedule 2012 Symposium

CRLA NE 2012 Regional Meeting & 2012 NYCLSA Symposium Registration Information - PDF  |  Word

Symposium Program Proposal Form - PDF  |  Word

Call for Proposals - PDF
Registration Forms
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Hotel Registration - PDF   |   Word