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.
FDEA State Conference
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FDEA Conference Proposals
Our annual state conference focuses on best practices. We ask for suggestions of faculty, staff, and administration members to present their best practice(s) at the FDEA State Conference each year. Developmental Education is garnering attention on a national level. Now is the ideal time to put our research and ideas into practice.
Download the FDEA Conference Proposal Application and Information
FDEA has to offer
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
Conferences and workshops
Executive Board Nominations
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