The purpose of affiliation is to help create and organize networks of college learning support professionals in postsecondary institutions within various states or regions.
Support learning assistance professionals as they develop and maintain learning centers, programs, and services to enhance student learning at the postsecondary level.
Promote professional standards in the areas of administration and management, program, curriculum design, evaluation and research.
Act on learning assistance issues at the local and state levels;
Assist in the creation of new and enhance existing learning centers and programs;
Provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and idea exchange through conferences, workshops, institutes, and publications
Coordinate efforts with related professional associations; and offer forums for celebrating and respecting the profession.
The procedure is relatively simple!
Gather a group of engaged Learning Center staff members from centers in your state or region.
Develop a proposal (following the model) and send it in to the President of NCLCA.
The proposal will be examined by the Executive Board at the earliest possible date following submission will be accepted or changes recommended. Once the proposal is finally accepted, the Affiliate will be able to establish state, local or regional meeting and training opportunities.