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Florida Developmental   Education Association

Annual Conference | Regional Workshops

Scholar Practitioners | Student Success Advocacy

Welcome to  FDEA

The history and mission of the Florida Developmental Education Association, an affiliate of the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE), began in the spring of 1977 when Reginald Touchton, of then Florida Junior College at Jacksonville, had the idea for organizing developmental educators around the State of Florida. He met with a group of teachers and administrators involved with developmental courses, all of whom were interested in forming a state-wide grassroots group to help faculty, counselors, and learning lab staff share information, ideas, and success stories. Administrators were invited to provide an insight into the larger political, fiscal, and structural issues associated with developmental education. Based on this perceived interest in establishing a formal group, an Executive Board of volunteers was established to plan a state-wide conference. Read More at About FDEA.


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38th Annual

FDEA 2018 State Conference

Reclaim, Reframe, and Retain

Taking Ownership of Our Success

October 17-19 

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FDEA 2018 | Submit Proposals

We are currently planning the 39th annual state conference, focusing on best practices. We ask for suggestions of faculty, staff, and administration members to present their best practice(s) at the FDEA State Conference in October, 2018. Developmental Education is garnering attention on a national level. Now is the ideal time to put our research and ideas into practice. 

Download the 2018 FDEA Conference Proposal Application and Information

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FDEA has to offer

Membership Advantages

By becoming a member of FDEA, you will be part of a community of educators, administrators, and professionals who are interested in and support developmental education programs and goals. FDEA members are leaders in developmental education who are committed to quality academic programming and research. Become a member today and enjoy these member benefits:

  • Local and special interst networks 

  • Committee opportunities 

  • Publication/presentation opportunities 

  • Award opportunities

  • Conferences and workshops 

  • Leadership opportunities 

Call For

Executive Board Nominations


Call For

Award Nominations


FDEA 2018 | Awards

We are currently accepting nominations for the 39th annual conference awards ceremony. Submit names of students, educators, and administrators for the following FDEA awards:

Outstanding Educator Award

Joseph Howland Scholarship

President's Circle Award

Addison Wesley Longman Award

Developmental Math Scholarship

Student Essay Scholarship

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