About LAANE

The Learning Assistance Association of New England (LAANE) was organized in 1983 as a regional affiliate of the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE).
LAANE is a non-profit organization dedicated to the acceptance, advancement, and improvement of developmental education through research and practice.

PURPOSES OF LAANE

  • To promote the goals of developmental education, in conjunction with NADE
  • To act as a forum to exchange ideas and information with other educators
  • To provide learning and network opportunities through an annual fall conference and LAANE regional workshops scheduled throughout the year
  • To provide professional development

BENEFITS OF LAANE MEMBERSHIP

  • The LAANE newsletter published three times a year (winter, spring, and fall)
  • Annual fall conference in New England
  • Local and regional workshops
  • Board or committee involvement
  • Recognition awards for educators, administrators, students, and politicians who advocate for developmental education
  • Networking with other educators at the state regional, national, and international level

LAANE CONSTITUTION

Leadership Positions on LAANE Executive Board

Nominations are now being accepted for the following leadership positions.  Self-nominations welcome. Nomination deadline is October 1, 2017. Send nominee’s name and contact information (Institution, title, business phone, email)  to Sharon Cronin, LAANE Vice President at:  scronin@ccsnh.edu

This Year

Vice-President (Two year term beginning November 2017)

The Vice President/Conference Coordinator shall serve as presiding officer in the absence of the President. In addition, the Vice President/Conference Coordinator shall:

1. Serve as official Association Conference Coordinator ensuring the smooth and timely organization of all conference activities including the selection of conference chairs (see By-Laws, Article VI)

2. Compile annual Association conference evaluations and report findings to Executive Council

3. Prepare article on annual Association conference including summary of evaluations for LAANE winter newsletter; submit to Managing Editor within one month following the annual Association conference

4. Conduct liaison activities as necessary to promote the goals and objectives of the Association

Managing Editor  (Two year term beginning November 2017)

The Managing Editor shall act as the Newsletter Editor ensuring the publication of three
newsletters per year.
In this capacity, the Managing Editor shall:
1.  Appoint Newsletter staff and coordinate staff activities
2. Solicit, prepare, and edit copy of newsletters ensuring that pertinent information and
inserts are included in a timely manner.
Suggested articles are as follows:
i. Winter Newsletter: Article on annual Association conference; announcement of new officers (authored by
Nominating Chair); annual conference call-for-proposals flyer insert (authored by Conference Publicity Chair);
article onaward recipients (authored by Awards Chair); article on Special Professional Interest Networks (authored by SPINS Committee Chair);
deadline for submission of materials is December 1 and deadline for final newsletter copy
to printer is January 1
ii. Spring Newsletter: Article on annual conference keynote speaker (authored by
Conference Chair); article requesting award nominations (authored by Awards
Chair); article requesting officer nominations (authored by Nominating Chair); article on annual NADE conference (authored by LAANE President); LAANE annual conference flyer insert (prepared by Publicity Chair);
article on Cultural
Diversity Committee or diversity topic (submitted by Cultural Diversity Chair);
article on Special Professional Interest Networks (submitted by SPINS Committee Chair);
—deadline for submission of materials is March 1 and deadline for final newsletter copy to printer is April 1
iii.Fall Newsletter: Article on Association conference program (authored by Program Chair); ballot insert of slate of officers (prepared by Nomination Chair); article on Cultural Diversity Committee or diversity topic (submitted by Cultural Diversity Chair); article on Special Professional Interest Networks (submitted by SPINS Committee Chair);
—deadline for submission of materials is July 1 and deadline for final newsletter copy to printer is August 1

Next Year:

President (Two year term beginning November 2018)

The President shall act as chair and officer of the Executive Council and shall act as presiding officer at each meeting of the membership of the Association and at each meeting of the Executive Council. In addition, the President shall:

1. Coordinate the activities of Executive Council members

2. Recommend to the Executive Council persons for chair standing and special committees

3. Provide the chairs of standing and special committees with a description of their duties and provide the Policies and Procedures Manual to newly elected officers as well as the LAANE Awards criteria and Newsletter Calendar

4. Provide listing from NADE Chapter Resource Handbook of current NADE officers, key chairs, and NADE chapter officers to LAANE Executive Council

5. Coordinate the activities of standing and special committees

6. Engage in liaison activities with other associations, institutions, or legislative bodies as necessary to promote the goals and objectives of the Association

7. Coordinate an annual recruitment drive for building and maintaining the Association membership in cooperation with Membership Chair

8. Report on the status of the Association at the annual Association conference

9. Prepare article on NADE Conference for Association spring newsletter; submit to Managing Editor within two weeks following the NADE Conference

 

Treasurer/Membership Coordinator  (Two year term beginning November 2018)

The Treasurer/Membership Coordinator shall be responsible for all the financial transactions of the Association. In this capacity, the Treasurer/Membership Coordinator shall:

1. Receive and record the receipts of dues and other income as well as expenditures approved by the Executive Council

2. Assume responsibility for all activities related to the tax-exempt status of the Association

3. Write and sign all checks for allowable expenditures

4. Make a financial report at each general and special meeting of the membership and of the Executive Council

5. Serve as Membership Committee Coordinator ensuring the smooth and timely organization of all membership activities (see By-Laws, Article VI)

6. Supervise, finalize financial transactions of the Association annual conference, and serve as Conference Registration Chair (see By-Laws, Article VI)

Recorder/Archivist (Two year term beginning November 2018)

The Recorder/Archivist shall be the official custodian of all documents belonging to the Association, shall record the proceeding of all general and special meetings of the membership and the Executive Council, and shall carry out the general duties of the Association. In this capacity, the Recorder shall:

1. Assume correspondence on behalf of the Executive Council, including notification of all Executive Council members of the time and place of Executive Council meetings three weeks in advance of the meeting date; maintain minutes of meetings

2. Write a summary of all Executive Council meetings and submit to the Managing Editor within two weeks after each Executive Council meeting

3. Update the Executive Council officer listing after the annual Association conference and submit it to the NADE President

4. Serve as official custodian of all documents belonging to the Association, update archives at end of each year, pass all documents to next Recorder/Archivist

 

 

LAANE LEADERSHIP

President
Crystal Bickford
Associate Professor of English
Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, New Hampshire
learningassistancene@gmail.com

Vice President and Conference Coordinator
Sharon Cronin
Director, Center for Academic Planning and Support
Great Bay Community College
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
scronin@ccsnh.edu

Treasurer/Membership Coordinator
&Website Administrator
David Lindenberg
Coordinator, Learning Differences Support Program
Southern Vermont College
Bennington, Vermont
dlindenberg@svc.edu

Newsletter Editor
Diana Lerman
Academic Coach
Regis College
Weston, Massachusetts
diana.lerman@regiscollege.edu

RECORDER/ARCHIVIST
Leslie Van Wagner
Director, Writing & Resource Center and Peer Mentoring Program
Rivier University
Nashua, New Hampshire
lvanwagner@rivier.edu

Annual Conference Proposal Coordinator
Norman Beebe
Co-coordinator, Peer Tutoring Program
Greenfield Community College
Greenfield, Massachusetts
beebe@gcc.mass.edu