Educational Sessions from the 2013 AFC Annual Convention

Please enjoy these presentations from the 2013 AFC Annual Convention. They will be accessible to non-members for a limited time only. Once they are archived, you must be a member of AFC in order to access them.

2013 Convention Program
2013 Convention Cover
Photo Credit: Christina Will, SJRSC

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2013 AFC Annual Convention Program

 

 


Educational Tracks

A - Administration/Management/Support Services P - Personal Development
C - Career Service S - Student Development
E - Exemplary Practices T - Technology
I - Instructional V - Video-taped sessions

 

Career and Professional Employees Commission Exemplary Practice and Education Session

"Going Green: Scholarship Email Award Letter & Communication System"

Presenter:

Melissa DePriest, Development Coordinator - Indian River State College

Now more than ever, organizations are looking to streamline communications by going green and moving to electronic and/or automated processes. For this reason, Indian River State College (IRSC) Foundation implemented a scholarship email award letter and communication system. The overall objective of this practice was to develop a system that would allow us to communicate more effectively and efficiently with our scholarship applicants and recipients. This presentation will describe how IRSC has developed, implemented, and improved an electronic email award letter and communication system. Cost savings, lessons learned, and future goals will also be discussed in this session.

Track(s): E A C

 

 

 


Occupational and Workforce Education Commission Exemplary Practice

"Breaking Down Silos - Shared Content between Corporate Training & Academics"

Presenters:

Dr. Eric A Roe, Director of Engineering Technology, Principal Investigator, Director - Polk State College
Howard Drake, MBA, Program Manager, Florida TRADE/ETAM - Polk State College
Glenn Goonis, CPT, JD, Program Coordinator, ETAM - State College of Florida


This presentation addressed the ongoing challenge to corporate training and academia, namely linking both sides of the college to the current demands of industry via industry certifications and articulated credit ladders on the talent development pathway that provide a route to success for all learners. Additionally, the ETAM initiative was truly innovative connecting the three college consortium with curriculum development and the corresponding shared delivery allowing for the maximization of resources.

Track(s): E A

 


Student Development Commission Exemplary Practice -- 2013 Winner 

"Student Success Presentations To Go"

Presenters:

Luther Buie, Campus Achievement Leader - Florida State College at Jacksonville
BJ Hausman, Dean of Student Success - Florida State College at Jacksonville


Workshops on a variety of topics from career services, test anxiety, leadership development and many more. The workshops are 30 - 50 minutes in length and portable. When faculty observed students struggling with a particular problem, i.e., test anxiety, note taking or other issues, they can request a workshop to address those issues to be delivered in the classroom. This service has become a wonderful partnership between faculty and student success.

Track(s): S I E

 


Educational Session

"Effective Communication: Easier Said Than Done"

Presenter:

Charlene Latimer, Faculty, School of Student Life Skills - Daytona State College

Effective communication skills are essential for success. This session will address how we communicate in a fun and interactive format. Participants will examine their styles of communicating, different forms of communication as well as strategies to improve how they interact with others in all aspects of their lives.

Handouts

Track(s): P

 


Technology Commission Exemplary Practice

"Why Use One, When You Can Have Many? Open Education Resources"

Presenters:

Erik Christensen, Natural Sciences Department Chair - South Florida State College
Melanie Jackson, eLearning Director - South Florida State College

This presentation showcased the dramatic benefits to improving student access and success through the integration of a variety of OER Web 2.0 resources into your class.  The dramatic cost reduction achieved by replacing traditional textbooks with virtual OER materials, coupled with the ability to integrate a wide variety of other learning resources that can address a range of learning styles, are keys to improving student success. The recent redesign of AST 1002 Descriptive Astronomy at South Florida State College will provide a case study backdrop that will enable participants to get a first-hand view of the effectiveness of each. These tools are all student-friendly, mobile- and BYOD-capable, and many are already familiar with students.  

Track(s):  I E

 


Educational Session

"Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): The Process!"

Presenters:

Charlene Latimer, Faculty, School of Student Life Skills - Daytona State College
Mercedes Clement, Library Services - Daytona State College

As part of the reaffirmation of accreditation process, every SACS COC institution is required to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (or QEP) that “identifies key issues emerging from institutional assessment and focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution." In 2014, Daytona State College will implement its QEP: Learn to SOAR (Students Optimizing Academic Resources).  This session will showcase a variety of techniques to identify and develop a QEP topic.  It was an educational, interactive session that provided participants with steps to begin the process of developing a successful QEP topic.

Track(s): A S I

 


 

Educational Session

Creating a Pathway to Lead

Presenter:

Karinda Barrett, Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership - Tallahassee Community College

Are you ready to lead? What is in your way? How can you create a pathway to leadership? What will it take for people to follow you and why do you want to lead? During this engaging and interactive session, participants built a pathway to leadership and created a plan that would take them further along their leadership journey

Track(s): P C

 


Education Session

Pathways, Pipelines, and Partnerships to Getting Published

Presenters:

Karinda Barrett, Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership - Tallahassee Community College 
April White, Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs - Tallahassee Community College

The purpose of this workshop is to get you published! We reviewed calls for papers, the pipelines. Talked about different types of writing and assisted participants with creating a plan for publishing, the pathway. We talked about the possibility of co-authors, the partnerships. We also shared some real-world experiences in the publishing process.

Track(s): C P

 

 

To view presentations from previous years, please click the links below:

2011 Educational Sessions - Annual Convention

2012 Educational Sessions - Annual Convention

2015 Educational Sessions - Joint Commissions Conference

2015 Educational Sessions - Annual Convention

Educational Tracks

A - Administration/Management/Support Services P - Personal Development
C - Career Service S - Student Development
E - Exemplary Practices T - Technology
I - Instructional    V - Video-taped sessions