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The mission of the Technology Commission is to represent the interests of Florida's community and state college personnel whose job interests include technology-related activities or issues. The Technology Commission strives to enhance student learning, improve institutional effectiveness, and promote effective participation in all aspects of technology management, planning, information sharing, eLearning, and innovation.


Welcome to the Association of Florida Colleges Technology Commission webpage. Please browse the information listed below for Technology Commission events and announcements as well as our bylaws, newsletter, and awards and recognition acknowledging the great work of our AFC commission members.

If you are a Florida college employee and are not already an AFC member, consider joining us and taking advantage of all of the great benefits and opportunities that come with membership!

Welcome - A Message from the 2020 Chair

I am Jessie Clayton, the Technology Commission Chair. I have a B.S.B.A. degree from Auburn University in Information Systems. I have worked as a Learning Commons Specialist at Tallahassee Community College and an AFC member for 16 years. I am a graduate of the 2019 Certified College Professional program (CCP). I have served in various positions on TCC Chapter Board. Also, I have served as the Treasurer for the Technology Commission. I enjoy networking with other colleges and the social aspects of AFC. 

I believe each individual has what it takes to be a great and strong leader. We just need a little guidance, cultivation, and encouragement along the way. With the Technology Commission Chair position, my plan and goal is to embrace what is ahead, to build up its membership, and to make this Commission relevant for the 21st century and beyond. The Technology Commission Board consists of a Chair-Elect, Webmaster, Treasurer, Historian, and Secretary. 

I am looking for current members to volunteer and exciting members to join our Commission to help me strengthen our role within the AFC community. I approach anything with a great amount of passion, and I plan on bringing that same passion to the Technology Commission Chair position. 

Please join me and be a part of this incredible journey as we create greatness together with the Technology Commission. Please contact me if you want to be a part of one of the most passionate Commissions in AFC. My contact information is listed below for your ideas and support. 

Jessie Clayton 

Technology Specialist
Tallahassee Community College
AFC TCC Chapter Membership Chair
AFC 2019 Chair, Technology Commission
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 850-201-8267

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Chair: Jessie Clayton, Tallahassee Community College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 850-201-8267

Immediate Past Chair: Paul Lefavi, Indian River State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 772-462-7730

Chair-Elect: Jamie Beck, Pensacola State College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 850-484-1513

Webmaster: Eleazar Asencio, Miami Dade College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 305-257-6259

Treasurer: Mahmoud Abdelhadi, Tallahassee Community College, [email protected]; Phone: 8550-201-8577

Historian: Christine Smith, Pasco-Hernando State College-West, [email protected]; Phone: 727-816-3769

Secretary: Bertha Cabrera, Miami Dade College-West, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 305-237-8468


NEW! Technology Commission 2020 Exemplary Practice Award Competition - Call for Nominations now open! Click HERE for more information.

NEW! Call for Presentation Proposals for the Joint Region I & Technology Commission 2020 Spring Conference
Submission Deadline: February 14, 2020

Conference Theme: “Technology Trends, Challenges, & Opportunities”
Conference Date: April 24, 2020  
Conference Location: Northwest Florida State College
Region I (Chipola College, Gulf Coast State College, Northwest Florida State College, Pensacola State College, and Tallahassee Community College) cordially invites you to submit a presentation proposal for the annual Joint Region I & Technology Commission 2020 Spring Conference. Proposals for presentations should focus on the conference’s theme "Technology Trends, Challenges, & Opportunities” and any workshop that aligns with the goals and objectives of the AFC.  Presentations can be related to technology, curriculum, administration, employee benefits, self-care, student development, recruitment and retention.

We anticipate more than 100 administrators, faculty and staff members from the Florida College System will attend this conference.  Our members are from diverse professional backgrounds, representing all college areas such as faculty, administration, finance, public relations, technology, maintenance, athletics, professional development, institutional research, and student development.

All submissions will be evaluated by the Joint Region I & Technology Commission 2020 Conference Planning Committee.  Deadline for submission of proposals will be February 14, 2020. CLICK HERE for information and the submission form. You will be notified of the review committee’s decision by February 24, 2020.

Send proposals with the words “Proposal for Joint Region I & Technology Commission 2020 Conference” in the subject heading to:  Jessie Clayton of Tallahassee Community College at [email protected]

The AFC Technology Commission at the AFC's 70th Annual Meeting and Conference!


Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Technology Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws and Standing Rules:

Bylaws - Revised 11/7/19


Technology Commission Board Meeting Minutes - November 7, 2019


NEW! Technology Commission 2020 Exemplary Practice Award Competition - Call for Nominations now open!

Nomination/Application Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2020

Nomination/Application Form and Information

2020 Exemplary Practice Award Competition Flyer (PDF)


2016: Excellence in Technology Award - Finalists

James Robinette, Palm Beach State College

My Flipping Hybrid uses college-provided Technology. The objective is to meld the flipped classroom with the hybrid presentation. It is a blended 50/50 model that focuses on using the college LMS of Blackboard, Kaltura's streaming server, the Ed-Tech server to deliver materials paired with some 3rd party apps to meet student needs and expectations. Current students expect technology to be used in their college courses and my class uses current college resources to do so. My class focuses on competency-based learning, allows student multiple attempts and removes the "sage on the stage" feeling in order to promote the "guide by the side". I feel the student's success and course involvement increases when vibrant resources are delivered and tied directly to the learning outcomes. My flipped hybrid is full of video instruction and feedback and my teaching style allows flexibility for our non-traditional working adult-learners.

Maya Pakhomova, Pasco-Hernando State College

Student Technology Conference - Connecting Students Through Technology -- Join us as we learn about an exciting initiative at Pasco-Hernando State College, TechCon. This Student Technology Conference has been designed to provide PHSC students with opportunities to experience various technologies and learning strategies to foster active learning and student engagement. We will be exploring the process that was used to organize the event, sharing the resources and conference materials that were produced, showcasing the technology tools that were used to produce these materials, discussing the collaboration among various departments and outside vendors, and looking at methods that were used to evaluate TechCon.


1st place: Bridge to eResources- Mia Tignor, Indian River State College

2nd place:
No more graphing calculators! - Brian Macon, Valencia College

3rd place:
Engaging Students through Video Creation and Interaction - Kendra Auberry, Indian River State College 


Virtual Groups: Working Together Without Actually Meeting! - Neal R. Phillips, Ed.D., Valencia College 


Cell Phones in the Classroom: Collaborative or Calamitous? - James May, Valencia College 


Harnessing Web 2.0 to Build a New IRSC-FACC Chapter Website - Daniel Hood, Indian River State College

Other finalists:

eLearning Course Organization Model and Rubric for Quality Assurance - Sidney Beitler, Palm Beach State College

Presentations That Fly: Thinking Outside the Slide - Alex Perez, Lake-Sumter Community College 


1st place: Academic Success for Criminal Justice Officers: A Tactical Approach - Adam Martin, South Florida Community College

2nd place: Shifting from Chalkboards to Collaborative Web Pages - Erik Christensen, South Florida Community College

3rd place: Pathways to the Future - Mike Pelitera, Indian River State College


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