Professional Development Division

The Professional Development Division focuses on developing and expanding the knowledge, skills, and abilities of NCTA members through the annual conference, the e-journal, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and webinars.

Sally Carter, Division Head
Southeast Missouri University

Theresa Beebe Novotny, Division Co-Chair
Georgia Southern University

Annual Conference

The annual conference is NCTA’s major professional development activity that provides participants an opportunity to present and discuss issues related to testing. There are five subcommittees that assist with organizing and hosting the conference.

Journal of the National College Testing Association (JNCTA)

The JNCTA is the only professional journal dedicated to the test development and administration issues affecting college testing offices.

Steve Saladin, Ph.D., Editor
The University of Idaho
(208) 885-6716
[email protected]

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Special Interest Groups are currently being reviewed and reformed. Additional information will follow.

Active Special Interest Groups

Universal Access in Testing (UAT)

UAT is a community of professionals who work with students with disabilities, specifically related to their access to classroom and standardized exams. The goal of UAT is to provide NCTA members with resources that enrich their work with accessible and accommodated testing for student with disabilities.

Vacant - Chair
Baltimore City Community College
(410) 462-8408 
[email protected]

Online Learning Special Interest Group
Distance Learning SIG is currently being formed. If you are interested in joining this SIG, please contact April Imhoff at [email protected].

Emergency Continuity and Planning


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

Dr. Shakila Farmer, Chair
Tarrant County Trinity River College
[email protected]
(817) 515-1066