Attention Current CRLA Members! Voting for the 2017 CRLA Election for President-Elect is now open! You should have received your electronic ballot via email this morning. If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your Junk/Clutter maiboxes. If you still do not see the ballot email, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and a ballot will be sent to you.
Voting is open now through March 20, 2017 at 11:59pm. We hope you will take the time to read through the candidates' biographies on www.crla.net and cast your vote accordingly.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Marissa Loon, CRLA Public Relations Director, at email@example.com.
Candidate information for the 2017 CRLA Election is now available on the CRLA website: www.crla.net. In preparation for this year's election, all CRLA members should review the two nominees for CRLA President-Elect: Page Keller and Victoria Williams.
Electronic ballots will be sent to all current members on March 6, 2017. The voting period will begin on the 6th and close at 11:59p.m. on March 20, 2017.
Voting is an important part of being a CRLA member. We hope that you will cast your vote to determine the leadership that will continue to guide the direction of CRLA.
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is now accepting proposal submissions for its 50th Annual Conference, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 1-4, 2017. Download the Call for Proposals for more details: https://goo.gl/xU4i18.
We are accepting proposals for 60 and 90-minute concurrent sessions, 60-minute round tables, and half and full-day pre-conference institutes. The pre-conference institutes are held on Thursday, November 3 and last three hours for the half-day and six hours for the full-day institutes.
We hope you'll consider submitting a proposal to present at the conference.
More information about the conference is at: http://www.crla.net/conference/2017.
CRLA hopes that your spring semester is off to an excellent start! Some things to keep an eye out for over the next few weeks:
-Call for Proposals for the 50th Annual Conference on 2/1
-February NewsNotes e-blast on 2/13
-SIG newsletters in early February
We'd like to wish safe travels to anyone attending the Conference on the First-Year Experience! If you'll be there, you should stop by the CRLA table and say hello to our IMTPC Coordinator, Michael Saenz! He'll be at the conference as a presenter and CRLA representative.
Best of luck to everyone as the semester ramps up and we all get even busier!
Photos from CRLA's 49th Annual Conference held in Louisville, KY, from November 3-6, 2016. Feel free to tag yourselves!
CRLA would like to wish all of our members and colleagues a very happy new year! We can't wait to see what wonderful things 2017 will bring to our organization and members. We look forward to celebrating 50 years of CRLA with you!
Another CRLA Annual Conference has come and gone, and there are more people that we would like to thank and congratulate than there is room for in a single post. The Annual Conference is a time when we can all come together to share our knowledge and experience. It is a time for us to learn from each other, network and meet new colleagues, and catch up with long-time friends we may see more rarely than we'd like. It's a special time and place for many of us--to reconnect with each other and with our passion for what we do.
First of all, congratulations to our now President Jack Trammell and on-site Chair Cathy Leist for organizing such a wonderful conference for our field! Your hard work over the last year in preparation for this conference was impressive and so appreciated by everyone in attendance.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make each event, tour, reception, and hospitality suite enjoyable and successful! Your efforts did not go unnoticed!
Thank you to the staff of the Louisville Marriott Downtown for your hospitality and amazing service. It was a pleasure to stay in your hotel and explore your city!
Thank you to every single presenter who shared their research and experience with us--from the pre-conference institutes to the roundtables to the lunches with mentors. This conference was and will continue to be a success because of colleagues like you!
Thank you to our Board members, Committee Chairs, SIG and S/R/C Coordinators, SIG and S/R/C Leaders, and all others in leadership roles for CRLA! In particular, thank you to our unwavering leader of the last year, our steadfast captain, our now Past President, Dorothy Briggs: you guided us through a fantastic year and we thank you for all that you did and continue to do--for our organization, leaders, members, and field. Thank you for showing us how important it is to connect, share, and inspire.
Congratulations to all of our award winners! There are so many deserving folks in CRLA, and these individuals are an example of the amazing work and dedication our members and students bring to our organization. Congratulations to our 2016 ITTPC Rick Sheets Outstanding Tutor Award winner, Ann Strom, from the University of Northern Iowa's College Reading and Learning Center! Congratulations to our 2016 IMTPC Outstanding Mentor Award winner, Gabriel Isaac Sáenz Correa, from Texas State University! Congratulations to the 2016 recipients of the Robert Griffin Award for Long and Outstanding Service, Olga Thurman and Tina Kondopoulos! Congratulations to the 2016 recipient of the Karen G. Smith Special Recognition Award, Lindley Workman Alyea!
Thank you to every first-time attendee! Whatever your reason for deciding to attend your first CRLA Conference, we thank you. We hope that you got everything you wanted and more out of the experience. We hope it wasn't the last time we'll see you!
Thank you to every returning attendee! Whether this was your second CRLA Conference or your 40th, we cannot thank you enough for your continued support and engagement. We can't wait to see you again next year as we celebrate 50 years in Pittsburgh!
Thank you to every CRLA member--new and long-standing. You are what makes CRLA great. You are CRLA. And we thank you.
Congratulations to Lindley Workman Alyea for being given the Karen G. Smith Award at this morning's closing session at the 49th Annual CRLA Conference! Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for CRLA. You were missed and we can't wait to see you back at the conference next year!
Thank you to Dr. Janet Zadina for giving such a thoughtful, timely, and valuable closing keynote address for our CRLA Conference! #crla16
Dr. Saundra McGuire giving her keynote address to the 49th Annual CRLA Conference attendees. Everyone is already enthralled. #crla16
The Hospitality Suite is so lively tonight for first-time conference attendees, new professionals, and graduate students! All other attendees, join us at 8:30 for more frivolity! #crla16
All. Of. The. Boxes. Registration is open tonight from 5-9pm! #crla16
The CRLA Board out to dinner after a successful meeting day! #crla16
Your CRLA Board is here in Louisville and ready for two days of meetings! T-minus two days until the pre-conference institutes begin! #crla16
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Download the official mobile guide to 2016 CRLA Annual Conference for your smartphone or tablet. Schedules, Maps, and more in a custom mobile app.
The final countdown is on! We are now less than a week away from the start of the 49th Annual CRLA Conference! We look forward to seeing so many of you in Louisville next week!
If you haven't registered already, you can do so here: http://www.crla.net/conference/2016/reg.php.
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The Annual Conference isn't the only time you can see your CRLA colleagues--you can find each other when you're visiting other cities or even in your own hometown! As Page Vaughan Keller points out, "No matter what city you visit, you’re likely to find a CRLA friend." Last week Page and Gretchen Starks-Martin met up for lunch in Charleston--proving that CRLA's roots run deep and far.
Want to make sure that you see your favorite CRLA colleagues? Get to Louisville, KY for the 49th Annual Conference! We'll be there NEXT WEEK for several days of learning, collaboration, and fun! Register now: http://www.crla.net/conference/2016/reg.php
Annual Conference goers: get excited! The list of the Louisville conference sessions is available for you to peruse! Click the following link to see which sessions are running each day of the Conference: http://www.crla.net/conference/2016/sessions.php. If you're anything like us, you're going to start planning your days now. :) Keep an eye out for the link to Guidebook--we'll post it as soon as it's available!
There are less than three weeks until we arrive in Louisville for the 49th Annual CRLA Conference! Have YOU registered yet? Regular registration ends on Sunday, October 23rd. Register now and pay less for your conference registration! We look forward to seeing many of you--and this gorgeous city--in just a few weeks!
Click this link to register now: http://www.crla.net/conference/2016/reg.php!
Did you know that Louisville is the birthplace of "Happy Birthday to You"? The most recognized song in the English language, it is said to have been composed by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill, for Patty's kindergarten class--originally called "Good Morning to All."
Register now for the 49th Annual CRLA Conference and experience the city that brought "Happy Birthday" to the world. While there you'll be able to network with colleagues and attend sessions by some of the best practitioners and researchers in our fields. Louisville is the place to be from November 3-6! Register now: http://www.crla.net/conference/2016/reg.php. We look forward to seeing you there!
Early-bird registration pricing ends on September 16th! Save yourself--and your school--money by registering early! We can't wait to see many of you in Louisville from November 3-6!
Follow this link to register now: http://www.crla.net/conference/2016/reg.php
It's been a busy summer for CRLA! From the Summer Institute to launching the Professional Mentoring Program to continued preparation for our Annual Conference in Louisville, CRLA leaders have been hard at work to make sure we provide our members with valuable opportunities and resources.
The countdown to Louisville is on! Register now for what will surely be a wonderful conference! You can register for the conference and pre-con institutes by following this link: http://www.crla.net/conference/2016/reg.php.
Didn't get the August e-blast? That means you're not a current CRLA member--or your Clutter/Junk mailbox ate the message. Make sure you check your membership and your mailboxes to stay up-to-date on all things CRLA!
We wish everyone the best of luck as your fall semesters begin! We'll see you in Louisville in November!
Today is our last day at the CRLA Summer Institute! Thanks to the faculty, hotel staff, and especially the participants for making our inaugural Summer Institute a great one! #CRLASummerInstitute #CRLA2016
To quote one of our CRLA Summer Institute participants, "This is awesome!!!" #CRLASummerInstitute #CRLA2016
As we reflect on the life of Rick Sheets and express gratitude for having known the man who contributed so much to tutor training and ITTPC, we celebrate a successful first full day of our first CRLA Summer Institute for Mentor and Tutor Trainers! #CRLASummerInstitute