March 29, 2013
York Tech's Taunya Paul Named President-Elect of National Association for Developmental Education
ROCK HILL—Taunya Paul, York Technical College’s Department Chair for Developmental Studies, was named president-elect of the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) at the annual NADE conference in Denver.
NADE advocates for under-prepared college students. Its mission is to improve the theory and practice of developmental education. Its focus is on the academic success of students, providing professional development and supporting student learning.
The main goals are to provide educational opportunity for all, appropriate to their needs, goals and abilities, to enhance retention of students, to maintain academic standards while helping learners be successful in coursework, and to facilitate partnerships between educators, employers, and the community at large.
“Participation in higher education has grown immensely during the last several decades, due in large part to the open admission policies that began in the 1970s,” Paul
said. “Developmental education plays a vital role in promoting student success in open admission colleges and helps sustain the American ideal of upward mobility through education by providing students with the foundational skills necessary for success in college-level courses.”
NADE was founded in 1976 and is the largest organization of professional developmental educators in the country. Developmental education is directed at students entering college who are not prepared to read, write and do math at college level. Developmental education programs provide college preparatory courses reading, writing, mathematics, and study skills.
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