Professional Development Division

The Professional Development Division focuses on developing and expanding the knowledge, skills, and abilities of NCTA members through SIGs (special interest groups), webinars, the e-journal, and numerous volunteer opportunities related to the annual conference and virtual conferences including serving on the conference host committee, the conference app committee, the program committee, and other conference-related logistical needs.

Cindy James, Division Head
Thompson Rivers Univ

Conference Program and Virtual Conference

Committee Chair Appointment Pending

NCTA E-Journal

The NCTA E-journal is the only professional journal dedicated to the test development and administration issues affecting college testing offices. Currently under development, the first issue is expected in 2014.

Jim Wollack, Editor
Univ of Wisconsin-Madison

Francesca Taylor, Univ of West Georgia
Lou Woodruff, Bucks County Comm College (Retired)

Non-Standard Testing

The Non-Standard Test Committee provides on-going support to members who provide non-standard (accommodated) testing for students with disabilities through webinars, conference programming, and web-based resources.

Tim O'Connor, Chair
Univ of Wisconsin-Madison

Amy Danzo, Northern Kentucky Univ
David Espinoza, Univ of Oregon
Heidi Pettyjohn, Univ of Cincinnati
Diane Smith, Portland State Univ


Committee Chair Appointment Pending

Webinar Program

The Webinar Program delivers professional development presentations to the members of NCTA. These presentations are archived and available for viewing on demand through the website.

David Espinoza, Chair
Univ of Oregon

Juliana Calhoun, University of Southern California
Andrea Gordon, Univ of North Texas Health Science Center
Jerri Lukens, Eastern Arizona College
Patty Reighter, Waukesha County Tech College