The NCLCA President will provide a letter to the award winner's president or other designated senior administrator. Announcement of the award winning sites will also be sent to the learning center for dissemination to campus and local newspapers.
The Marketing Officer will update a specially designed award icon for the winner to place on their learning center home page.
Membership to NCLCA is required prior to nominating or applying for an award or grant. An affiliate member must also become a member of NCLCA in order to be eligible for awards and grants.
2020 first place winner
University of Louisville
Resources for Academic Achievement (REACH)
2020 second place winner
Texas A&M University
Academic Success Center
This award is co-sponsored by LSCHE (Learning Support Centers in Higher Education web portal) and NCLCA. Sites will be judged by a panel that may include a student, a faculty member, current or former learning center administrators, a prior first-place award winner, and a non-learning center web master.
rules & criteria
Rules, criteria, and nomination form are all available on the LSCHE page. All members are welcome to apply for awards and grants. Preference will be given to those who have not won the award in the last 2 years. Membership to NCLCA is required prior to nominating or applying for an award or grant. An affiliate member must also become a member of NCLCA in order to be eligible for awards and grants.
All college and university comprehensive Learning Center web sites are eligible for the awards. Stand alone centers such as Writing, Tutorial, Math, or TRIO learning centers are not eligible for the awards. A gallery of past winners center web sites is available on the LSCHE website.
Winners must accept the award at the NCLCA annual conference in person or virtually via phone, Skype, FaceTime, or similar technology.
Note: Some criteria involve CAS Standards and Guidelines for Learning Assistance Programs or W3C guidelines for accessibility.
submitting your website
Presentation of the awards will take place at the annual NCLCA conference.
Announcements, updates, and results of the web site contest will be posted to the LRNASST-l listserv and will be archived on the Learning Center in Higher Education web portal: www.lsche.net. Winners will receive an award plaque, a certificate, and the right to place a specially designed award icon on their learning center home page. In addition, a letter will be sent to the award winner's president or other designated senior administrator. Announcement of the award winning sites will also be sent to the learning center for dissemination to campus and local newspapers.
2019 First Place: Youngstown State University, Center for Student Progress
2019 Second Place: Auburn University, Academic Support
2019 Third Place: Shepard University, Office of Student Success
2018 Missouri Southern State University Student Success Center, Stephanie Hopkins, Director - mssu.ed/studentsuccesscenter
2017 (tie) University of Texas at Dallas Student Success Center - utdallas.edu/studentsuccess
2017 (tie) University of Central Florida Student Academic Resource Center - sarc.sdes.ucf.edu
2015 Elftmann Student Success Center, Dunwoody College of Technology
2014 Learning Assistance Center, University of Cincinnati, Lauren Clark, Program Director
2013 Academic Success Center, Clemson University, Elaine Richardson, Director
2012 Panther Academic Support Services, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Johanna Dvorak, Director
2010 Student Academic Resource Center, University of Central Florida, Jennifer Wright, Director, and Annie Prince, Website Administrator
2009 The Academic Link, Stevenson University, Christine Flax, Director
2008 Center for Academic Success, Clayton State University, Mark Daddona, Director
2007 No awards given
2006 Center for Academic Planning and Support, New Hampshire Technical Community College at Stratham & Portsmouth, (Now Great Bay CC) Sarah Bedingfield, Director
2005 (tie) Learning Center, Pima Community College, West Campus, Penny Turrentine, Director (Note: The various Pima CC campus websites merged after this award.)
2005 (tie) Instructional Support Services (Now replaced by the college-wide Learning & Tutoring Center website), Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus, Alan Craig, Coordinator
2004 Mary Helen Callarman Center for Academic Excellence, University of Central Florida
2002-2003 (tie) Learning Center, Pima College, West Campus
2002-2003 (tie) Center for Academic Planning and Support, New Hampshire Technical Community College
2001 Academic Support Center, LeMoyne College
2000 Tutoring and Learning Resources, University of Pennsylvania