Welcome to CRLA's 45th Conference

Houston, Texas



Exploring New Angles on Students and Diversity




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The Disappearing Men of Color in Higher Education

Keynote Speaker: Victor B. Sáenz

Effective Debriefing Tools and Techniques

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Cummings


eTextbooks: What's the Reading Angle?

Presented by: Lucy MacDonald - Florida State College Jacksonville

Using TRPP to Develop Innovative Practice

Presented by: Martha E. Casazza, Ed.D, Sharon L. Silverman, Ed.D., TRPP Associates,LLC

A Reading Teacher's Mathematics Adventure

Presented by: Linda Russell - Minneapolis Community & Technical College

Program Marketing: Building Partnerships

Presented by: Barbara Freitas - Mohave Community College


It's Not Just About What You Say: Non-Verbal Communication

Presented by: Uche Ukuku, Graduate Assistant, Mark Walvoord, Director, Student Learning Center - The University of Oklahoma

Enhancing Student Leader Development and Student Support Services through Shared Leadership

Presented by: Rachel Heiser - Bryn Mawr College


An Academic Coaching Manual: Putting Theory into Practice

Presented by: Lisa Johns, Kathy Wilkins, Stella Abuabara, and Sapna Naik - The University of Texas at San Antonio

Innovations in Tutoring: The Creation and Growth of a Centralized Peer-Volunteer Tutoring Center

Presented by: Elizabeth Coghill, Donna J.C. Davis - East Carolina University



Designing and Teaching a Combined Reading and Writing Course

Presented by: Mitchel Burchfield - Southwest Texas Junior College
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Rethinking Higher Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presented by Brittany Joseph, M.Ed. and Lauren Kelley, Ph.D. - Owens Community College

Supplemental Instruction in the Spotlight: Recruiting, training and supervising outstanding student leaders

Pre-Conference Institute presented by Bonita de Leon and Maggie Floyd - University of Texas at San Antonio.
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http://sispotlightcrlacasp2012.wikispaces.com/

Framework for Learning: The Accelerated Learning Angle

Presented by: Pamela Womack, Brian Reeves, and Sharon Miller - Lone Star College
A map for designing and implementing memorable instruction so that learning sticks! Session



Code-Switching: Theory and Practice for Reading and Writing Classrooms

Presented by: Kristin Black - Truman College
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Implementing an Early Alert System

Presented by: Karen Hamman - Bloomsburg University

Diversity and Collaboration through Reading in the Disciplines

Presented by: Jason S. Todd - Xavier University of Louisiana

Finding the Right Angle: Getting Your CRLA Conference Proposal Accepted

Presented by: Diana Calhoun Bell - University of Alabama in Huntsville and Melissa Thomas - College of Charleston

It Takes a Counselor in the Village

Presented by: Dana Woods, Joyce Jacobs, Ingrid Wallace, and Sharon Lockett - Lee College

A Novel Way to Motivate and Engage Students

Presented by: Essie Childers - Blinn College

Lunch With A Mentor - Roberta Shotka / for Rick Sheets

Draft of the Standards and Learning Outcomes for Tutor Training Topics


Lunch with a Mentor - David Caverly

Mobile Learning


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Metacognition: The Key to Expanding the Diversity of Learning Center Promoters

Presented by: Saundra Y McGuire - Louisiana State University







College Literacy in Content Areas

Presented by: Victoria Appatova - University of Cincinnati

How to Teach Physics to Non-Physicists

Presented by: William Wolfs, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Chyna Miller, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Emerging Stars: A Summer Bridge Experience Involving Supplemental Instruction

Presented By: Lindley Workman Alyea & Carol W. Dochen - Texas State University-San Marcos

The Lesser of Two Evils: Required VS. Voluntary Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Impact on Demographics, Persistence, Self-Efficacy, and Motivation

Presented by: Lindley Workman Alyea - Texas State University-San Marcos

Helping Students Deal Effectively with Test Anxiety

Presented By: Darcy Barrick and Christelle Le Faucheur - University of Texas, Austin

Reading Across the Disciplines

Presented by: Deborah Kellner - University of Cincinnati

Tutor Training: 101

Presented by: Rimi Marwah and Megan Bavaro - University of Nevada Las Vegas

Exploring New Angles of Professional Development: Texas Voices on Credentialing

Presented by: Eric J. Paulson, Emily Miller Payne, Taylor W. Acee, David C. Caverly, Russ Hodges, Jodi Patrick Holschuh, Selina Vasquez Mireles, Emily J. Summers, Sydney Granger, and Jodi Lampi - Texas State University

CRLA Whitepaper: The Contexts of College Reading

Presented by: Jodi Patrick Holschuh and Eric J. Paulson - Texas State University


Grammar and Tutoring ESOL Students: Attention to Form, Meaning, and Use for Addressing Writing Weaknesses

Presented by: Helen Alexander--Cal State University, Fullerton, Saddleback Community College

Word Choice for Grad Students: Strategies to Address the Last Sign of Lack of Control in Writing

Presented by: Helen Alexander--Cal State University, Fullerton, Saddleback Community College


Contrastive Rhetoric and Learning Centers: Multicultural Awareness Raising Activities for Tutors and Tutees

Presented by: Helen Alexander--Cal State University, Fullerton, Saddleback Community College
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Participatory Assessment in Developmental Education

Presented by: Andrea M. Rehak - Indiana University


Evidence-Based Practice in Writing Centers

Presented by: Rebecca Day Babcock - The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Transforming Student-Athletes Into Life-Long Readers & Thinkers

Presented by: Meredith Breitling - Texas A&M University

Ten More Alternatives to the Boring Classroom

Presented by: Latoya Hardman, Caroline Jamroz, and Donna Willingham - Lone Star College-Tomball