Northwest Tutoring Center Conference 2015

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Green River Community College

February 28, 2015 in Auburn, WA

With increased national attention on degree completion rates at universities and colleges, tutoring programs and academic resource centers routinely demonstrate their value on campuses across the US. Many working in higher education understand how tutoring and academic resource centers help students in traditional ways, but oftentimes these programs serve functions that are not recognized. Students have to navigate difficult terrain in college, and they face many obstacles in their efforts to be successful. Tutors, peer navigators, mentors, Supplemental Instruction leaders, advisors, and others act as guides who make the pathways to academic success more visible for students. This conference challenges the faculty, administrators, staff, and students of these kinds of programs to share and critically examine the strategies and practices they use to help students achieve their goals and reach the summit of success.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Joyce Hammer, Director of Transfer Education for the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges

Proposal Deadline:

January 16, 2015

Conference Registration: 

The conference will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Registration includes conference participation, a light breakfast, lunch, and keynote address. For questions, please contact Jamie Fitzgerald at

The NW Tutoring Center Conference welcomes proposals on our theme for 2015, Academic Resource Centers: Reaching the Summit of Success. Please consider these suggestions on topics you might address or any other topic the theme might inspire:

How does your center serve the unique needs of students in developmental classes?

How does your program help transfer students achieve their goals?

How does your program help foster the diversity of your institution’s community?

How does your center continue to perform at a high level with the increasing demands on tutoring programs to “do more with less”?

How have technological advancements improved your program?


Session Formats:

1)    60-minute individual presentations

2)    30-minute individual presentations (program chairs will form panels)

3)    60-minute group presentations: 2-3 individuals present on a central theme

Please visit our conference website to view the form and submit your proposal:


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