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Welcome to PA-NOSS

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On Friday, September 25, 2020 we officially announced the result of a two-year process on our organizational and name change. The changes were developed by the Board and voted on by the membership. We are now the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Organization for Student Success (PA-NOSS) and are made up of five governance committees: executive, marketing and communications, finance and fundraising, professional development, and conference. We will slowly roll out these changes over the academic year and we appreciate your patience and involvement as we ensure our focus on student success and the needs of educators for the next 40 years and beyond.

Founded in November 1979, the Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators (PADE)  now PA-NOSS is a statewide professional, non-profit, educational organization addressing the needs and interests of developmental educators from every type of postsecondary institution in the state.

PA-NOSS is proud to serve the needs of developmental educators in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is firmly dedicated to the notion that all students can learn. This commitment is exemplified in our dedication to the professional development and networking of our members and our unwavering service to our students.

Affiliated with the National Organization for Student Success (NOSS)*, PA-NOSS is recognized for its leadership in, advocacy for, and nurturing of programs/services for academically underprepared students and other special needs populations served by institutions of higher education.

PA-NOSS membership is open to anyone interested in developmental education and consists of teachers, counselors, administrators, other educators, and supporters from all types of educational institutions.

PA-NOSS is governed by a board of directors with elected representatives from public, private, two-year and four year institutions as well as elected chairpersons from each of its governance committees. In addition to scheduled meetings of the board of directors, at least one meeting of the full membership is held annually.

*formerly National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)