The mission of NCLCA is to support learning assistance professionals as they develop and maintain learning centers, programs, and services to enhance student learning at the post-secondary level.
This support will include:
• Promoting professional standards in the areas of administration and management, program and curriculum design, evaluation, and research.
• Acting on learning assistance issues at local, regional, and national levels.
• Assisting in the creation of new and enhancement of existing learning centers and programs.
• Providing opportunities for professional development, networking, and idea exchange through conferences, workshops, institutes, and publications.
• Coordinating efforts with related professional associations.
• Offering forums for celebrating and respecting the profession.
The organization was incorporated in the state of Wisconsin on October 7, 1988, as the Midwest College Learning Center Association, Inc. The registered agent was Carolyn Hegge. The initial Board of Directors of the new corporation were Sandra Burmeister, Martha Casazza, Carol Eckermann, Perry O-Sliwa, Phyllis Deutsch, Norma Lewis, and Patricia Touchett.