Registration opens Nov. 1
for the NADE 2017 Conference!

Winds of Change

March 1–4, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK

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Welcome to NADE!

NADE is a professional organization that includes faculty and learning support professionals from across the United States. Considering the rapid changes taking place in developmental education today, it is more important than ever for educators to network, to share ideas that will enhance student success, and to be involved with a professional network that can serve as an essential resource. NADE seeks to improve the theory and practice of developmental education at all levels of the educational spectrum, the professional capabilities of developmental educators, and the design of programs.

The organization focuses on the academic success of students by providing professional development for faculty and support professionals, supporting student learning, providing public leadership, disseminating exemplary models of practice, coordinating efforts with other organizations, facilitating communication among developmental education professionals, and providing a proven voice in the current higher education narrative.


The Nade Digest one of the many benefits of being a NADE member! Take the opportunity to learn from your colleagues. The Digest will inform and will broaden your understanding and practice of teaching and learning in developmental education through articles regarding innovative approaches, best practices, and discussions of practical current topics.

A shout-out to Schoolcraft College’s Duplication and Design Center for the new format! The NADE Digest Editor is Dr. Naomi Ludman.


  • SOARing to New Heights with Underprepared Students  2
  • Reimagining and Expanding Accelerated Learning at a Midwestern Minority-Serving Institution  10
  • Embedded Remediation: A New Paradigm  22
  • Academic English and Language-Related Technology  28
  • Take a Breath: Yoga and Meditation in the Developmental Classroom  35
  • Students Dread the “P” Word: Is Turnitin® Good for Plagiarism Detection and Feedback?  39
  • A Positive Approach to Good Grammar  42
  • Retention and Relevance for CTE-Focused Students through Problem-Based Learning  47

NADE Digest


Membership Drive!

NADE is raising its membership rates after a long, long time, but we want to give current and former members a chance to save some money and get an extended membership.

Here’s how:

  • Renew your membership by October 31, 2016 at the old $60 rate.
  • Get an additional year added to your current membership. So if your membership currently expires in March, 2017, it will expire in March, 2018!
  • Former members will get a year’s membership from the day they join.

What a deal! Do not delay—renew today.
Remember, this is only for current and former members.

Membership rates are $75 beginning November 1, 2016!

Link to Membership info


NADE Membership Advantages. Get Involved!

By becoming a member of NADE, you will be part of a vibrant community of professionals who have a passion for students and for working to provide meaningful, relevant coursework and support services. NADE members are leaders in developmental education who are committed to quality academic programming and research. Become a member today and enjoy the following benefits:

  • State chapters that offer a local network and conferences (Visit to learn more.)
  • Committee opportunities at the state and national levels
  • Special Interest Networks
  • Jobs clearinghouse
  • Publication/presentation opportunities in newsletters, peer reviewed journals and at conferences
  • Active social network (Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our blog.)
  • Grants and scholarship opportunities
  • Conferences and workshops at a national and regional levels
  • Leadership opportunities at the state and national levels

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What's New

NADE Digest, Fall – 2016

“The New (Old) NADE”

  • A Position Paper by the Executive Board on the State of the Association
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Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Remedial Educators Warn of
    Misconceptions Fueling a Reform Movement
    Download PDF

NADE Executive Board comment on the Higher Education Reauthorization Act
Download PDF

Journal of Developmental Education Outstanding Articles:

  • Addressing Flawed Research in
    Developmental Education
    Download PDF
  • Effective Student Assessment and Placement: Challenges and Recommendations
    Download PDF

The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is pleased to announce that our second white paper, Assessment of Learning Assistance Programs is now available online for free download.

The Terrain of College Reading (CRLA Whitepaper)

A Common Framework for Remedial Reporting: Response to Remedial Reporting Task Force Recommendations. Download PDF.

A Cure for Remedial Reporting Chaos: Why the U.S. Needs a Standard Method for Measuring Preparedness for the First Year of College. Download PDF


Previous postings are here.

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Kudos! Read here about recent honors and awards received by NADE members. Know of someone who has recently received an honor or award? Submit the information here for posting.

Donate to NADE. Help NADE continue its good work on behalf of developmental students. NADE is on the IRS list, "Exempt Organizations Select Check," as "eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions." Make your donation here. Thank you!

Certification. The program components eligible for certification are Tutoring Services, Course-based Learning Assistance, and Developmental Coursework. Learn more...