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November 2008

Release Date: Nov. 21, 2008ASU Logo

ASU Staffer Named President-Elect of State Education Group

Sara Weertz, director of supplemental instruction at Angelo State University, was sworn in as president-elect of the Texas chapter of the College Reading and Learning Association (TxCRLA) at this month’s College Academic Support Programs (CASP) Conference in Corpus Christi.

As president-elect, Weertz will act as program co-chair of the 28th annual CASP Conference Oct. 20-24, 2009, in San Antonio, where she will also be sworn in as TxCRLA president.

TxCRLA is a voluntary association of postsecondary, student-oriented professionals consisting of faculty from various fields, including reading, writing, math, education and study skills. The group also includes supplemental instruction and tutor training administrators, learning and study skills professionals, learning center administrators and developmental education faculty.

The overall purpose of the national CRLA is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, methods and information to improve student learning and facilitate the professional growth of its members. Objectives of the TxCRLA state chapter coincide to provide professional development and state leadership opportunities as well as research in the members’ chosen fields.

The CASP Conference is a joint gathering sponsored by the TxCRLA and Texas Association of Developmental Education (TADE). Texas is the only state in the nation to host an annual joint conference of these two associations.

Under Weertz’ direction, ASU’s Office of Supplemental Instruction provides an academic assistance program that uses peer-led group study to help students succeed in traditionally difficult courses. The program currently assists students in accounting, algebra, anatomy, biology, chemistry, government and history classes.