California Association for Developmental Education (CalADE)

OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of the California Association for Developmental Education shall be to promote the following goals within the State of California:

1. To provide visibility and significance to basic skills and developmental education programs and their support services through a professional group of practitioners in postsecondary education institutions;
2. To promote support for basic skills and developmental education programming;
3. To provide a means for identification and interaction with fellow professionals in basic skills and developmental education areas;
4. To provide an informational channel for postsecondary basic skills and developmental education faculty, administrators, and staff;
5. To provide faculty and staff development activities for sharing of professional methods, techniques and strategies;
6. To identify and initiate solutions for issues and concerns rising from basic skills and developmental education services within postsecondary institutions;
7. To promote cooperation and communication between secondary and postsecondary institutions in the area of developmental education; and
8. To serve as an advocate for issues related to funding, assessment policies, practices, and procedures, and to the development and advancement of basic skills and developmental education programs.