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CRLA Vision, Mission, & Guiding Principles

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Guiding Principles

  • Provide professional development for college professionals active in reading, learning assistance, writing, ESOL, learning strategies, mathematics, college success programs, mentoring, and tutoring programs;
  • Support best practices that promote innovative learning environments;
  • Promote a culturally responsive approach to teaching and learning;
  • Promote research, evaluation, and assessment in the field;
  • Provide graduate students with opportunities to participate in the field;
  • Cultivate a diverse and active membership;
  • Promote ethically responsible professional behavior;
  • Provide organizational leadership opportunities;
  • Provide an efficient and effective organizational structure to ensure the health and growth of the Association; 
  • Collaborate with other professional associations for mutual benefit.

The Board will create its yearly action plans based on these principles.   The guidelines provide the foundation for the Association’s decision-making, such as funding, committee action, and conference emphases.  Future Boards may modify the guidelines as needed for the Association to maintain its vitality.


NOTE: CRLA's Tagline "Sharing the Best for Student Success!" was created July 2009, CRLA Board Retreat.
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