Carol Dochen Professional Development Award
CASP Scholarship Awards are available to members who are currently working or researching in the fields of developmental education and/or learning support.
Carol Dochen served as the director of the Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC) at Texas State University. She actively participates in state, regional, and national professional organizations for both developmental education and prelaw advising as a mentor, presenter, author, and consultant. She was awarded the Mariel M. Muir Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2019, the Texas State University System Regent’s Staff Excellence Award in 2020, and the First-Year Student Advocate Award from the National Resource Center at the First Year Experience (FYE) conference in 2020. She has been employed at TXST since 1974. Carol served as TADE Past President, 1982–1984, and served as CASP Historian.
The award winner will receive a check as well as recognition at the CASP conference and on the CASP website. The award amount varies from year to year.
CASP Best Program of the Year Award
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.
Gladys R. Shaw Professional Development Award
high school sweetheart before graduation, she was unable to accept the award. That did not stop her from pursuing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Although Shaw worked in the business world, she found her passion in developmental education, and her excellent work was honored with many recognitions including being named CLADEA Fellow. She served as TADE President and Treasurer, and was also subsequently Treasurer of both CRLA and NADE, and CASP Conference Treasurer in 2009. Shaw wrote and co-authored many books, chapters, journal articles and other publications which enriched the field of developmental education, but she also mentored many educators not only in Texas but across the country.
Developmental Educator of the Year Award
CASP is pleased to present an award to a distinguished Texas faculty or staff member who is either currently working or researching in the fields of developmental education and/or learning support. All current TxCRLA or TxNOSS members may nominate any current TxCRLA or TxNOSS member.
Claire-Ellen Weinstein Award
Model of Strategic Learning was extremely useful for teachers of all levels as they developed educational programs and diagnostic assessments in schools, colleges, and business/government settings. She wrote over 100 publications, including an assessment called the Learning And Study Skills Inventory (LASSI), which is used in more than 65% of the colleges and universities in the country. Her learning strategies course at the University of Texas at Austin won recognition because of its highly successful intervention and retention-to-graduation of at-risk students.
CASP Lifetime Achievement Award
The CASP Lifetime Achievement Award is designed to recognize an individual for outstanding contributions to the field of developmental education and/or to the field of learning assistance and to TxCRLA and/or TxNOSS.
The award winner will receive a plaque as well as recognition at the CASP conference and on the CASP website.
Award winners must meet the following qualifications:
(2) The applicant must have been a member of TxCRLA and/or TxNOSS for at least ten years and have made significant contributions to either or both of the organizations.
(3) Current TxCRLA or TxNOSS Board Members are ineligible for this award.
Ann B. Faulkner Professional Development Award
2007. The Writing/Languages Coordinator of the University of Texas Tutoring and Learning Center Virginia Heidemann used her scholarship to pursue her doctoral studies in 2006.