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The Arizona Chapter of the National Organization for Student Success (AZ-NOSS) is a state chapter of the National Organization for Student Success (NOSS).  

Originally the organization was established in January 2014 as the Arizona Association for Developmental Education, or AADE, a state chapter of the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) which has evolved to NOSS (National Organization for Student Success)  Prior to AADE, developmental education professionals in Arizona were served by a strong regional chapter, but it became apparent that the potential size of the Arizona contingent and the issues specific to developmental education in Arizona warranted the formation of a state-specific chapter.In April 2021, the AADE membership voted to formally rename their organization as AZ-NOSS to better reflect the changes with its parent organization.

We encourage you to explore the NOSS website for more information.


Our mission is to serve Arizona's developmental education and student success professionals and the students they serve by providing:

  • Professional Development: At its annual conference, concurrent sessions cover innovative practices, emerging trends, legislative developments, and a myriad of related topics.  By attending and/or serving as presenters, participants strengthen both knowledge and professional skills.

  • Networking Opportunities: Through the organization’s communication methods, Members keep in touch and share developing news.

  • Research: The AZ-NOSS Research Committee executes periodic state-wide surveys whose focus changes to reflect priorities in the field.  Results are widely disseminated.

  • Scholarships and Grants: When funds become available, AZ-NOSS will offer scholarships and grants to further the success of developmental students and the professionals who serve them.

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