Political Advocacy

Political Liaison Committee

NADE's Political Liaison Committee is a good place to start when exploring political advocacy. The Committee serves as a clearinghouse of information among the NADE chapter political liaisons, identifies key issues on the state and national level, and oversees the NADE political liaison newsletter (The Liaison). Contact the Committee Chair for more information:

Marcella Davis
Madisonville Community College
Learning Center
2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY 42431
(PH) 270-824-8671


WEBSITES--be sure to check your state's higher ed website, too!


  • Yes We Can: A Community College Guide for Developing America's Underprepared
  • What Works: A Guide to Research-Based Best Practices in Developmental Education by Hunter R. Boylan, Ph.D. A Joint Project of the Continuous Quality Improvement Network and the National Center for Developmental Education (2002) [html]
  • Selected Models of Developmental Education Programs in Higher Education. By V.L. Farmer and W.A. Barham. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. (2001)
  • No One To Waste: A Report to Public Decision-Makers and Community College Leaders, by Robert H. McCabe (Community College Press, 2000, ISBN 0-87117-330-1)
  • Developmental Education: A Twenty-First Century Social and Economic Imperative, by the League for Innovation in the Community College (copies are available for $15 from the League at http://www.league.org/ or (949) 367-2884)
  • In Pursuit of Excellence: The Community College of Denver, by John E. Roueche, Eileen E. Ely, and Suanne D. Roueche (Community College Press, 2001, ISBN 0-87117-341-7)

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
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NADE Executive Board comment on the Higher Education Reauthorization Act
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Journal of Developmental Education Outstanding Articles:

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


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