AFC Newsletter

Check out all the latest news from the Association of Florida Colleges.  Don't miss some important deadlines that are fast approaching!


Virtual 72nd Annual Meeting and Conference


Make plans to join us virtually November 16 – 19, 2021, for the 72nd Annual Meeting and Conference. This year’s Annual Meeting and Conference will include informative workshops, fun, and interactive networking opportunities, exemplary practice presentations, a virtual tradeshow and our annual recognition and awards event.  



Alpha UMi


The AFC partnered with Alpha UMi Inc. to develop professional development skills training webinars to provide for its Institutional Members throughout the state. Alpha UMi Inc. specializes in innovative training programs to elevate professionalism and leadership through interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and soft skills development.   Take a sneak peek  at ACCESS - AFC here: ACCESS AFC Ethics


Ethics Workshop


In our ongoing commitment to deliver fresh, relevant, and invigorating professional development to you, the next session of the Association of Florida Colleges’  Professional Development Series ~ Access AFC is “Ethics.” Our leadership growth never ends, and as leaders, we need to be comfortable having difficult conversations. GET READY to gather crucial key skills to help you flex your ethical muscles.  This webinar is open to members and non-members of AFC.  Expect to receive information on how to register and attend in the coming days.  


If you missed any of the series, you can catch-up on our ACCESS-AFC page.  To register for the Ethics webinar click here: ACCESS AFC- Association of Florida Colleges’ Professional Development Series (memberclicks.net)


Upcoming July Ethics Sessions:

July 26 - Daytona State College

July 26 - Northwest Florida State College

July 27 - State College of Florida

July 27 - Pensacola State College 


Your ethical muscle grows stronger every time you choose right over wrong. ~ Price Pritchett  


Happy 30th Anniversary to the AFC Foundation!


Greetings, AFC Members!

I’ve made my AFC Foundation 30-for-30 donation, have you? As a recipient of hurricane funds after the 2018 Hurricane Michael disaster, I was honored to have the opportunity to give back to the Foundation.

As your AFC Past-President and now AFC Foundation Board Member, I urge you to consider donating to our AFC Foundation’s 30th-anniversary fundraising campaign. Every donation helps. We have a $30, $300, and $500 level, or you can choose to custom  donate any amount. For a minimum $30 donation, you will receive a commemorative 30th- Anniversary Coin!

The Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Foundation, Inc. is a 501c(3) charitable corporation formed on June 4, 1991. The AFC Foundation provides charitable and educational financial support to the Association of Florida Colleges, its members, and institutions.

Over the past four years, the AFC  Foundation has given out close to $17,000 in hurricane relief funds to our AFC members who suffered damage from hurricanes. In addition, it has provided $22,000 in professional development scholarships to our members over the past eight years.  In 2017, the AFC Foundation purchased the building which houses the AFC State office in Tallahassee.

Donation Levels:

Silver Level - Donation of $30  
      -Receives a coin
Gold Level - Donation of $300
      -Receives coin
      -Name on Gold Donor plaque in the AFC building
Platinum Level - Donation of $500
      -Receives coin
      -Name and Photo on Platinum Donor plaque in the AFC building
      -A spotlight in the AFC Newsletter ~ CURRENT 


Matthew White

AFC Past-President and AFC Foundation Board Member

Chipola College


Gen Ztressed: Basic Needs Insecurity and Your Students
Sponsored by TimelyMD

Moderated by: Scott Jaschik, Editor and Co-Founder of Insider Higer ED

July 22, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m. EST



Cramming for an exam on an empty stomach? Sleeping in a car after not being able to pay rent? Missing class because childcare falls through? While more prevalent at some institutions than others, everyday students struggle to achieve their academic and career goals because of basic needs insecurity.  In this panel discussion you’ll hear from higher education leaders on strategies and resources that your institution can use to support your students' basic needs, including food, housing, childcare, and healthcare.  Learn how your institution can break down common barriers to help students stay safe, focused, and track to graduate.


Registration Link:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9216258450942/WN_hiCVO9hnQ-2Y7Qh5dEkseQ


Thursday, July 22 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Faculty Commission Presents: Mindfulness and Enhancing Emotional Resilience: A Case Study

Presenters: Manisha Ranade, Assistant Professor, Santa Fe College (FL); Beatriz Gonzalez, Ph.D., Professor, Santa Fe College (FL); Sheela Vemu, Assistant Professor, Waubonsee Community College (IL); Kusali Gamage, Adjunct Professor, Austin Community College (TX)


During the pandemic, many of us working remotely experienced zoom fatigue, isolation, body aches, and general exhaustion. A group of four STEM faculty members across disciplines and geographical locations got together in late Fall 2020 and decided to tackle this problem with Mindfulness.  They will share how they used Zoom to work together to build a sustainable self-care group that helped them reduce stress, increase their emotional resilience, and improve their health. Their story and strategies will help you enhance your emotional resilience and may inspire you to collaborate with your colleagues to create your own self-care group.


You must register in advance for this webinar by clicking on the link below.   

Registration:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckce-qrjItGtOaFitvX8T4nnIZeTjyvBix


Thursday, August 5 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Better You Presented by Florida Blue



Getting sick is no joke. It can keep you out of commission for days or even weeks, impacting not only your quality of life but your productivity and potentially your income. In this presentation, we will discuss the immune system and explore ways to boost it to stay physically and mentally healthy. We will learn how specific foods and other lifestyle factors can help you maintain a healthy immune system and enhance your well-being.


You must register in advance for this webinar by clicking on the link below.  

Registration:  https://guidewell.cosocloud.com/eqrnohs8nj35/event/registration.html




Contact Info:

Association of Florida Colleges


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