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Dedicated to improving institutional effectiveness, planning, research, professional development and leadership.


Welcome to the web page of the Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Professional Development (IEPPD) Commission.

  • The purpose of the Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Professional Development Commission is to actively engage commission members through the exchange of ideas and best practices.

  • The commission is dedicated to supporting its members and the institutions they serve by maximizing the professional development and leadership opportunities with a focus on accountability.

  • The commission will strive to identify and improve ways of assessing organizational effectiveness, promoting continuous organizational improvement, upholding the importance of student outcomes, and increasing the acquisition of skills and knowledge supporting continual advancements in higher education.


  1. Executive Board
  2. Bylaws
  3. Minutes and Reports
  4. Awards and Recognition
  5. Announcements
  6. News
  7. Get Connected with IEPPD


Chair: Susan Taylor, North Florida Community College; eMail: taylors@nfcc.edu; Phone: 850-973-1679

Chair-Elect: Jillian Ramsammy, College of Central Florida; eMail: ramsammj@cf.edu; Phone: 352-854-2322, ext. 1665

Secretary: Carrie Henderson, Florida State College at Jacksonville; eMail:carrie.henderson@fscj.edu; Phone: 904-632-3307

Treasurer: Jorge Gavillan, Pasco-Hernando State College; eMail: gavillij@phsc.edu; Phone: 352-518-1287

Historian/Reports Chair: Magaly Tymms, St. Petersburg College, eMail: tymms.magaly@spcollege.edu; Phone: 727-341-3195


Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Professional Development Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws:

IEPPD Bylaws (Draft as of April 2016)



Call For Proposals for 2016 Annual Conference - Proposals are due by July 15, 2016.



Be Recognized and Earn Cash!

At this time, the Executive Board of AFC’s Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Professional Development Commission (IEPPD) would like to invite you and your colleagues to showcase the work you are doing in the areas of institutional effectiveness, assessment, research, strategic planning, and professional development within your institutions and across the Florida College System.

Within the IEPPD Commission, we would like to identify and recognize your work.  This process begins with the submission of your exemplary practices.  A committee of your peers within the IEPPD Commission will review applications and select the top three submissions. To determine first, second, and third place awards, these top three applicants will be required to present a 10-minute overview of their exemplary practice at the AFC Annual Conference in Orlando, November 2-4, 2016. Following these presentations, recognition and cash prizes will be awarded (1st place - $300; 2nd place - $200; 3rd place - $100).

We encourage you to share the outstanding work you are doing!  Please share this e-mail and the Exemplary Practices Application with your colleagues.  The deadline for submission is Monday, July 25, 2016, and electronic submissions are requested. Please see the application for more specific requirements.


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AFC Connections Get plugged in to IEPPD on AFC Connections!

AFC Connections is our private interactive forum. Within this forum, we have the Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Professional Development Commission Circle. Please join the circle and connect with us today!

How to Join the Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Professional Development Commission Circle:

Visit http://www.myafchome.org and click the login button.
Click on the 'My Profile' link.
Click on 'My Features' and select "Circles" - All Circles.
Choose the Commissions category to isolate only commissions.
Scroll down to the institutional effectiveness, planning, and professional development commission circle and select it.
Look to the upper right corner of the page and select 'join circle.'

Click on the plug (AFC Connections) to be taken to the Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Professional Development Commission Circle, enter your login credentials, and click Join Circle once the circle opens.

If you have an issue logging on to the site, first try clicking on the forgot my username AND forgot my password links. Forgot my username will send you an email with your correct username. Forgot my password will send you a link to reset your password.

If your email address is not found on file, please send a message to info@myafchome.org and a staff member will contact you.