ACTLA LogoThe Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning Assistance (ACTLA) is a national organization dedicated to the improvement of diverse college and university tutoring and learning assistance services.  Education and development of the professionalism of its members and commitment to the success of all students are at the heart of the association.

As part of his role as the Two-Year Colleges Representative, The Learning Center (TLC) Manager David Reed is collaborating with the California Community Colleges Success Network (3CSN) and representatives from nearby California State University campuses to expand the network of learning assistance professionals. Regional events such as the Tutor Expo in Northern California each spring provide opportunities for increased collaboration amongst colleges to expand awareness of the importance of academic support programs such as peer tutoring and supplemental instruction, and provide a unique opportunity for community college students to engage in professional development through conference attendance and presentations.

In his role as the Two-Year Representative, David will continue the effort to build awareness and expand the community of practice for ACTLA Northern California members. The 3CSN Learning Assistance Project (LAP) is another example of how ACTLA is partnering with other statewide organizations to improve student learning outcomes and continue to build a professional network statewide.

For more information about ACTLA, please refer to their website.

Article by David Reed