Call for Proposals
4th Annual NWCRLA Conference
Proposal deadline January 22, 2019
The conference organizing committee of the Northwest College Reading and Learning Association welcomes proposals that reflect effective practices and innovations in the areas of developmental education and learning assistance and are informed by theory, research, and application.
This year’s conference theme is “Growing the Vines of Support.” We will be exploring the topic of outreach – how we can extend our networks as learning assistance professionals to better support our students, our institutions, and our colleagues.
2019 Keynote Speaker
Shawn O'Neil, M.Ed, is Coordinator for the International Tutor Training Program Certification through CRLA, and serves as the Assistant Director for Academic Skills Services at UNC-Greensboro in North Carolina, where he leads a program designed to help students learn to reflect and improve their use of study strategies, time management, reading techniques, and other areas of academic opportunity. He is known to be a strategic question-asker with a facetious attention to detail and a dogged dedication to helping others.
He has been involved in tutor training program development at every level -- as a student, a tutor, a tutor trainer, a tutor supervisor, a training designer, researcher, an ITTPC reviewer, and most recently as the Coordinator for ITTPC -- and uses those experiences to help other program administrators find a path to continual development. He helped edit and co-author ITTPC Standards, Outcomes and Assessments for tutor training programs, among other publications on tutor training, and has served as faculty at the CRLA Summer Institute and chairs the Rick Sheets Outstanding Tutor Award recognition committee. In addition to his work, he also has a Masters of Education in teaching English as a second language from UNC-Greensboro, and is nearing completion of a second Masters degree in Training and Development from North Carolina State University. His particular area of interest is in bridging the gap between intentionality and actuality, through the use of theoretical and research-based methodology.