Awards/Scholarships

Scholarship List

Carol Dochen Professional Development Award

Deadline: 9-29-2022

CASP Scholarship Awards are available to members who are currently working or researching in the fields of developmental education and/or learning support. 

CASP Best Program of the Year​

Deadline: 10-28-2022

CASP is pleased to present an award to a distinguished Texas Best Program who is in the fields of developmental education and/or learning support. All current CASP members, may nominate any current Texas college or university program. 

Scholarship Recipients Success Stories

Jonathan Lollar, M.A.

TADE-Carol Dochen Professional Development Award

Jonathan Lollar has been employed at Texas State University since 2015. He served as a full-time instructor for the Department of Philosophy, where he co-founded a learning support intervention pilot program at the Hays County Juvenile Detention Center in Texas. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Texas State University (TXST) in developmental education with a concentration in learning support. He is a doctoral teaching assistant (as an instructor for a student success course) and a doctoral research assistant focusing on policy within our field, as well as research on student success courses, Student Support Service (TRIO) Programs, juvenile correctional education, professional development models, and meaning making. Jonathan is currently the assistant editor for the Journal of College Academic Support Programs. He was awarded the Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowship in 2019 and the Julia Visor from the National College Learning Center Association in 2021. He has also presented alongside Russ Hodges for the Kellogg Institute through the National Center for Developmental Education.

Marsha Cardenas

TADE Professional Development Award

Masha is a Developmental Math Instructor at the University of Texas at El Paso. She has established herself as the go-to-person for new faculty regarding programs that the Developmental Math department creates and implements. Marsha came to UTEP from Bethel High School, a private school where she was the principal for many years. She enjoys researching and is work on several articles she plans to publish. Her focus is on best teacher practices in the classroom and online instruction as well as improving student retention. She is a valued, committed and compassionate faculty member.

Alamo Colleges District Developmental Education Council of Chairs

TADE Best Program of the Year​

The Colleges District includes Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip’s College and San Antonio College. The program was nominated by Ruth Dalrymple, Alamo Colleges District Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Partnerships and Initiatives. The Alamo Colleges District Developmental Education Council of Chairs includes both Math and English Department Chairs from each of five colleges and has been convening since 2005 reviewing data, implementing strategies and initiatives to best serve students enrolling below college ready including the implementation of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) continuous reform in Developmental Education since 2009.  The council is made of five Math Department Chairs and five English Department Chairs and a district liaison from Academic Success.  The council meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters and biweekly during the summer semester.   The Alamo Colleges District Developmental Education Council of Chair’s mission is to ensure student success in developmental education by examining and aligning policies, procedures, practices, and supporting faculty development.  CD’s DE Council of Chairs has been responsible for innovative approaches to creating and implementing developmental education courses and corequisites with academic support that results in student success. Most importantly, students are transitioning into college courses with a solid foundation in math and English that will help them to the finish line of completing a degree or certificate program.  Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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