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Information & Registration for 2017 Institute coming soon!

Apply for the Karen Quinn Scholarship to cover the cost of tuition, room, and board!

The mission of the NCLCA Institute: To provide an opportunity for professionals to learn more deeply as they interact with experienced College Learning Center administrators. Apply for the Karen Quinn Scholarship to help cover the cost of the Institute!

The NCLCA Institute is a small gathering of learning center leaders which features several nationally recognized mentors who will focus on topics relative to using research based evidence to help develop learning center programs and services.

Participants at the 2011 NCLCA Institute held July 10 - 13 at North Central College in Naperville, IL

some testimonials about the NCLCA Institute


" The Institute was an invaluable experience. As a new member, I was quickly made to feel welcome and a part of the group. I took away numerous ideas for marketing, using technology, and learning center management that are being implemented this fall semester."

Michael Greer

Assistant Director of the Academic Success Center, Texas Wesleyan University

" The Summer Institute really inspires me to think outside of the box. I think in my position in a small office at a private institution, I get stagnant in my programming or marketing my services. The institute really re-energizes me to be more creative and really focus on what I want my center to look like. The marketing discussion especially helped me think about ways to catch student attention. " 

Jenny Pippen

Assistant Director of Academic Support, North Central College

" The institute was a wonderful introduction to professional development within the functional area of learning centers. After feeling like I was flying solo as a new coordinator for a little over a year, it was helpful to learn about key pieces of the management and advertising within a center from our mentors, and hear that other professionals are going through the same things, no matter how long they’ve been in the field. It was not only a wonderful way to be introduced to leaders in NCLCA but also a great way to network with colleagues. The content, length and location were just right for a refreshing and renewing professional development session. "

Erin House

Student Success Mentor, Terra Community College


" The NCLCA Institute was a wonderful experience for me. As a fairly new Assistant Director for our Academic Success Center here at Iowa State University, I was looking for best practices and resources to help me. The Institute gave me that and so much more. The networking opportunities were excellent and there was a nice mix of large and small institutions. I'm looking forward to the Annual Conference! "

Dr. Susan Rhoades

Assistant Director of the Academic Success Center, Iowa State University


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