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GSC Professor Elected Vice President of Georgia Association for Developmental Education

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019


Steve Raynie

Stephen Raynie, Gordon State College Professor of English and Director of College Readiness, was recently elected vice president of the Georgia Association for Developmental Education.

GADE seeks to improve the theory and practice of developmental education at all levels of the educational spectrum, the professional capabilities of developmental educators, and the design of programs to prepare developmental educators. GADE focuses on the academic success of students by providing professional development, supporting student learning, providing public leadership,disseminating exemplary models of practice, coordinating efforts with other organizations, facilitating communication among developmental education professionals, and anticipating trends.

 Raynie, along with Professor Peter Higgins and Dr. Ed Whitelock presented papers at the annual conference of the National Association for Developmental Education.

Their panel, “Transistioning from the Extended Orientation Model of First-Year Experience to a New Student Success Course,” addressed the influence of non-cognitive factors in student success about how Gordon State’s new FIRE 1000 helps students develop a growth mindset and make a purposeful major choice.