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Contents IN THIS ISSUE 3 President’s Message Byron Todd
Pathways, Pipelines and Partnerships: A photo recap of the 2013 AFC Annual Convention in Orlando.
Executive Director/ CEO Message Michael Brawer
Fun Facts About Peter Usinger
2013 Convention Exhibitors
2013 Convention Sponsors
2013 Convention Thank Yous
Convention Service Project
Hotel Thank Yous
AFC Certified College Professional Program
Silent Auction Donors
Region Convention Committes
Maintaining Your Sanity in the Digital Age
Michael Brawer Elected to FAPL Board of Directors
AFC and NSU Scholars Program Scholarship Application
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CHAPTER HEADLINES 18 Santa Fe College Semnole State College COMMISSION HEADLINES 19 2013 Communications and Marketing Commission Awards of Excellence
KUDOS CONGRATS 21 Adrienne Bryant Receives Association Professional of the Year Award 22
PSC Trustee Debbie Douma Receives National Campus Impact Award TCC Faculty Member’s Art Reaches Wider Audiences Jeb Blackburn Honored for His Service to Youth Leadership Training
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2013 AFC Board of Directors EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President Byron Todd, Tallahassee Community College President-Elect Peter Usinger, Polk State College
2013: What a Year! By Byron Todd, AFC President
ime really does fly when you are having fun. I can say that I had a great time this year traveling around the state and meeting with all the wonderful members of this Association. Our biggest challenge has always been spreading the word of what the AFC is about. We have to battle the myths that some people have because they do not know the real story. Let’s continue to do the work of talking to the new employees of our colleges and explaining to them what we are about. Yes, in the near future we will meet that goal of being 10,000 strong. The membership trend is on its way up again and we are over 8,100 and climbing thanks to a great membership conference followed by your hard work. I want to thank CoChairs Stephanie Campbell and Tom Mason and the Membership Development team for their great work. We had a very good legislative year and we were able to push back some propositions to make changes to the FRS again. We assisted in the effort to minimize the impact of reform to developmental education. We completed our second class for CCP and now all of our CCP 3 I CURRENT December 2013
VP for Regions & Chapters Shelby Fiorentino, Valencia College VP-Elect for Regions & Chapters Xiao Wang, Broward College VP for Commissions Christina Will, St. Johns River State College VP-Elect for Commissions Wanda Curtiss, Miami Dade College Immediate Past-President Gary Sligh, Lake-Sumter State College COMMISSION CHAIRS
courses are online. We now have a partnership with the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida for program delivery and possible credits from CCP. AFC has a new App for both the iPhone and Android systems. The Burst the Balloon campaign continues until we reach our goal of paying off the building. Convention 2013 was special. We had what I call a traditional convention that was filled with over 50 professional development sessions, a room full of great vendors, a very successful silent auction, a beautiful Gala, a great service project, and a closing brunch. Over the three wonderful days in Orlando, we conducted some very important business that included changing the name and responsibilities of the Retiree Commission to the Retirees of AFC. If you have never attended a Convention, you missed a very special event that only happens once a year. You missed a lot by not attending; hopefully, you can attend next year. Our theme for the convention was “Pathways, Pipelines, and Partnership” which tells the story of “The Great 28.” It tells of our colleges providing the pathway and access to higher education ...Continued on page 4
Administration Mike Pelitera, Indian River State College Adult & Continuing Education Daisy Vulovich, State College of Florida Career & Professional Employees Debi Jakubcin, Valencia College Communications and Marketing Chris Thomes, Gulf Coast State College Equity Adrienne Jefferson, Indian River State College Facilities George Urbano, Polk State College Faculty Heidi Marshall, Broward College Healthcare Education Alice Serey, Indian River State College Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Professional Development Robert Van Der Velde, Palm Beach State College Instructional Innovation TBD Learning Resources Michelle Monteleon, Hillsborough Community College Occupational & Workforce Ed TBD Student Development Joy Raulerson, Pasco-Hernando Community College Technology Melanie Morgan Jackson, South Florida State College Trustees Tamela Cullen, South Florida State College REGION DIRECTORS Region I Carol Quinn, Pensacola State College Region II Tom Mason, Santa Fe College AFC • What is your desire? We’ve got it!
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in every community throughout the state. It tells how we can link and transport students from one career to another from our campuses to the state’s workforce. It tells how we partner with the Division of Florida Colleges and the Great 28 to tell the story and speak with one voice about the Florida College System. It tells that through our open door, we provide the pathway and the pipeline for retaining and entering into the workforce. We do this one student at a time and one day at a time. We partner to make a difference. We accomplished much more than I have listed this year, which I stated in my State of the Union message at the convention. Our 2014 President is Peter Usinger. Peter will continue the work on increasing our membership, service projects, student services, and provide great leadership. I want to personally thank the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors for their support of the Association and hard work this year. The AFC staff was outstanding in their support and hard work (Mike, Marsha, Adrienne, Eileen, Tina, and David); you made my year as President of the Association one that I will always cherish. Thank you, the members of this great Association for the support that you provided me this year. Byron Todd 2013 AFC President
Region III Joe Nunes, Valencia College Region IV LaFran Reddin, Hillsborough Community College Region V John Barbieri, Indian River State College STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS (Ex officio) Awards Evelyn Ward, Chipola College Bylaws Bill Mullowney, Valencia College Certified College Professional Program Will Benedicks, Tallahassee Community College Lourena Maxwell, Tallahassee Community College Service Project Jayme Rothberg, Pasco-Hernando Community College Finance & Human Resources Jeff Schembera, Gulf Coast State College Legislative Matt Holiday, Edison State College Member Services Juanita Scott, Pensacola State College Membership Development Tom Mason, Santa Fe College Stephanie Campbell, Polk State College Planning and Development Tina Hart, Indian River State College Policy and Advocacy Jim Henningsen, College of Central Florida Wellness Debi Jakubcin, Valencia College
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO MESSAGE
A Look At What We Have Accomplished By Michael Brawer, AFC Executive Director/CEO
s we put 2013 in the AFC rearview mirror, it’s a good time to take a look at what we accomplished this year. So much of what goes on at the AFC never gets noticed by the general membership, so please indulge me as I take a moment to catch you up on some “Did you knows.” So, did you know… • 2013 AFC President Byron Todd accomplished all of his presidential goals – moving membership toward 10,000, advancing accreditation of the Certified College Professional program, and getting the four CCP courses online. • The bonus for Byron was establishing the CCP program partnership with the UF Institute for Higher Education. • The AFC staff conducted nine Council of Presidents meetings, two Trustees Commission events, two conferences, one convention, one Legislative Committee Retreat, one Executive Committee Retreat, and four Board of Directors meetings. There were also five Region conferences and a Joint Commission Spring Conference. That’s an average of almost two AFC events per month.
• Our individual membership is again growing, up over 250 since this time last year, to almost 8,200. • We completed a total refurbishment of the exterior of our building in downtown Tallahassee, investing over $175,000 in the process over two years to research, prepare, and complete the work. • We had 22 vacant rental offices in our building at this time last year. Now we have only five. • We had a clean independent audit of AFC finances. • We finalized the transition to a new social-media type web site system over a 12 month period. • We increased the value of all AFC assets, including cash and property by $170,000, since July 1, 2012. • Next to California and Texas, we have more institutional college members than every other state organization at 28. • The AFC sustains partnerships for member benefits with Nova Southeastern University, Capella University, Grand Canyon University, the University of Florida Institute for Higher
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Education, the Community College Conference on Legal issues, the Chair Academy, the International Conference on Teaching and Learning, and the Bellwether Conference. Three AFC staff members (Marsha Kiner, Adrienne Bryant, and yours truly) are serving on state and national association boards and chairing specialized committees as recognized experts in their domains. Three AFC staff members (Marsha Kiner, Adrienne Bryant, and Eileen Johnson) have completed or are engaged in association professional development to enhance and improve their executive leadership and association management skills. We now have graduated two classes of the Certified College Professional (CCP) program, the only program of its kind in the country. All four core courses of the CCP are now available on-line. The AFC legislative committee members and executive director met with dozens of legislators, testified at several committee meetings on behalf of college issues, and had meetings in Washington with congressmen, and Senators Rubio and Nelson. To date the AFC Foundation has contributed over $100,000 via the Burst the Balloon Campaign to reduce the AFC Building mortgage.
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About Peter Usinger How long have you worked at Polk State College? 11 years, almost to the day. What is your current title? Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning (I know, that’s a mouthful). How long have you been a member of the AFC? 10 Years. What is your favorite quote? “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” (Albert Einstein) What is the last book you read? The Heart’s Code, by Paul Pearsall. What do you like to do in your free time? What free time? Joke aside: Creative cooking, dining with friends, making music, and watching movies. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? I’m torn between Buddha and Jesus. How about both, at the same time over a cold beer, contemplating visions of the future? If you had to leave town in a hurry, knowing you would not be able to return, what five things would you take with you? Wallet, passport, laptop (has all my personal files), portable HD (with all my music), guitar (to cure the blues about what I’ve left behind) If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Playing the piano like Mozart. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be? 40—it was a perfect “midpoint”
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The Annual Convention is over, but the memories are alive and well. Check out this collection of highlights including award winners, education seminars, prize drawings, special events and more. You can see all of the 2013 Convention photos online at www.myafchome.org.
2013 AFC CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
2013 PLATINUM CHAPTERS
CHIPOLA COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA AFC CHAPTER
INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
2013 AFC Commission OF THE YEAR
STUDENT DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
2013 AFC region OF THE YEAR
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2013 gold CHAPTERS
2013 SILVER CHAPTERS
FLORIDA GATEWAY COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE AFC CHAPTER
BROWARD COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
LAKE-SUMTER STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
SANTA FE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
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ST. JOHNS RIVER STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
VALENCIA COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
MIAMI DADE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER
2013 MEMBERSHIP AWARD Greatest % of Increase of Members Over Previous Year
Greatest NUMERICAL Increase of Members Over Previous Year
EDISON STATE COLLEGE
50% or More of Employees as Members
COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
FLORIDA GATEWAY COLLEGE
LAKE-SUMTER STATE COLLEGE 9 I CURRENT December 2013
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POLK STATE COLLEGE
INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE
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Dr. James L. wattenbarger Award
MARGO ODOM, LAKE-SUMTER STATE COLLEGE
HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARDS
DR. JIM KERLEY GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE
DR. JOE WALLACE COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
DR. GARY SLIGH LAKE-SUMTER STATE COLLEGE
NANCY BUHL, PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE
Presidential leadership award
MELANIE JACKSON, SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE
TINA HART, INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE
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STEPHANIE CAMPBELL, POLK STATE COLLEGE
Distinguished Service Award
Leadership Service Shelby Fiorentino Valencia College
OUTSTANDING BOARD MEMBER AWARD
Christina Will St. Johns River State College
Jeannine Burgess Palm Beach State College
Victoria Hernandez Miami Dade College AFC • What is your desire? We’ve got it!
faculty commission professor OF THE YEAR
Thom Kieft, Lake-Sumter State College Title: Not All Drops Are Created Equal
Institutional Effectiveness, Planning & Professional Development Exemplary Practice Dr. Daniel Gardner, St. Petersburg College “How Business Intelligence Transformed the Culture at St. Petersburg College”
Learning Resources Commission Exemplary Practice Awards: Rachel Wendt, Daytona State College Learning Support Services DSC’s Math Up! Gateway to Success program Renee Scott Hopkins, Chipola College Library Services Chipola’s K-12 Collection
student development Commission Exemplary Practice Winner Luther Buie and BJ Hausman “Student Success Presentations -- To Go!”
Healthcare Education Commission Exemplary Practice Winner Dr. David L. Sullivan and Julie S. Monsegur, Pasco-Hernando Community College Collaborative Health Care Simulation: Low Cost - High Impact
FACILITIES COMMISSION best PRACTICE AWARDs #1 Best Practice Overall: Valencia College #2 Best Practice of Merit: Santa Fe College #3 Best Practice of Honor: South Florida State college 11 I CURRENT December 2013
Career and Professional Employees Commission Award Winners cpec logo contest Andrea Bourgoin, Seminole state college 2013 Unsung Hero Award Valerie Lee, Daytona State College 2013 eSSAY CONTEST Tracy Glidden, Eastern Florida State College 2013 Book Scholarship Lisa Reid, Santa Fe State College 2013 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR Kim BakeR, Hillsborough Community College 2013 Exemplary Practice Melissa DePriesT, Indian River State College Presentation: “Going Green – Scholarship Email Award Letter and Communication System”
region I unsung heroes Diane Bracken, Pensacola State College Kim Collins, chipola college Wendi Garrett, gulf coast state college Terry Comeau, northwest florida state college Yalonda Tibbs, pensacola state college Dwayne Pugh, tallahassee community college
region II unsung heroes Carol Pugh, Santa Fe College Christina Will, st. johns river state college
region III unsung heroes Debbie Cook, College of Central FloridA Vida Renaud, daytona state colege Sharon Fletcher, eastern florida state college Timothy Kane, lake-sumter state college Molly Dykes, seminole state college Belen Caba, valencia college
region IV unsung heroes CRYSTAL REVAK & KIRSTEN THOMPSON, EDISON STATE COLLEGE BETH TAYLOR & DANA LIVESAY, HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE ROBIN ROBINSON, PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAYNE ROTHBERG, ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE SALLY HOOGEWERF & NICOLE HALL, SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE MARGIE ROBERTSON & MARY DITARANTO, STATE College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
region V unsung heroes Travis Jordan, broward college Rebecca Shearer, indian river state college Kathleen Gamble, palm beach state college Bertha Cabrera,miami dade college Molly Dykes, seminole state college Chrissy Collins, florida keys community college AFC • What is your desire? We’ve got it!
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2013 convention Exhibitors AC Energy Boost Altra Medical American Century Investments American Public University BayCare Behavioral Health BELFOR Property Restoration Capella University CollegeFish.org/Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society DBM/Identification Systems Group Delta Dental Insurance Company Division of Florida Colleges
Edfinancial Services EST FIDM: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Financial Aid Services Grand Canyon University Harvard Jolly Architecture Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Inceptia Insurance for Students, Inc. Link-Systems International, Inc. LOANLOOK
myopenjobs.com / Gradcast.com NetTutor Nova Southeastern University Abraham S. Fischler School of Education Pearson/SMARTHINKING Starfish Retention Solutions SunTrust TapShield TG - HigherEDGE Default Aversion Solutions Troy University
2013 convention sponsors Platinum Sponsor NetTutor Event Sponsors Association of Florida Colleges Foundation, Inc., Presidential Gala Capella University, AFC APP Doug Ryan Consulting, AFC APP Florida Trend, AFC APP, Chancellor’s Leadership Luncheon Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., Retirees Luncheon Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Afternoon Snack Break
Bronze Sponsors Grand Canyon Inceptia Legacy Insurance, LLC, Convention Tote Bag Myopenjobs.com/Gradcast.com, AFC APP Smarthinking/Pearson, AFC APP SunTrust, Convention Tote Bag UF Institute of Higher Education, Council of Presidents Breakfast
2013 convention thank yous
convention service project
Thanks to the following for their help at this year’s convention:
The Harbor House of Central Florida was selected as the 2013 AFC Convention Service Project. We collected over 100 extra-large packing boxes full of donations as well as over $300 in gift cards. The Harbor House provides safe shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, emotional support, and legal advocacy for thousands of domestic survivors and their children each year. If you would like additional information about Harbor House, please visit their website at www. harborhousefl.com.
Region Committees Technology Commission Doug Ryan Consulting Jacob Winge, Edison State Student & President of the Florida College System Student Government Association Stephanie Campbell, Polk State College, & Renee Maples, Tallahassee Community College – 1st Timers’ Orientation Facilitators Mikel James, College of Central Florida – Opening Session Dr. Jeff Allbritten, President, Edison State College – Opening Session Victoria Hernandez, Miami Dade College – Opening Session Rachel Nicholson, Tallahassee Community College – AFC President’s Video Dr. Walter Smith, President Emeritus, Florida A&M University Nicholle Trapp, Valencia College, National Anthem Soloist 15 I CURRENT December 2013
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hotel thank yous INTERCONTINENTAL TAMPA 4860 West Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, FL 33609 www.intercontinental.com Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center 5150 Town Center Circle Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-392-4600 www.marriott.com/pbibr Sirata Beach Resort 5300 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 727-363-5105 www.sirata.com Key Largo Resort 97000 Overseas Highway Key Largo, FL 33037 305-852-5553 www.keylargogrande.com St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater 12600 Roosevelt Boulevard St. Petersburg, FL 33716 727-572-7800 www.stpeteclearwatermarriott.com Daytona Beach Resort & Conference 2700 North Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach, FL 32118 Toll Free: 877-644-3231 www.daytonabeachresort.com Hyatt Regency Coconut Point 5001 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 34134 (239) 444-1234 www.coconutpoint.hyatt.com Embassy Suites Tampa 513 South Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33602 813-769-8328 www.tampadowntown.embassysuites.com Naples Grande Beach Resort 475 Seagate Drive Naples, FL 34103 239.594.6736 www.naplesgranderesort.com
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Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront / Palm Beaches 3700 North Ocean Drive Singer Island FL 561-472-0303 www.HiltonSingerIsland.com
Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center 513 South Florida Avenue Tampa, Florida, 33602 813-769-8300 http://embassysuites3.hilton.com
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort 17260 Harbour Pointe Dr. Fort Myers, FL 33908 800-767-7777 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/rswsbsanibel-harbour-marriott-resort-and-spa
Embassy Suites West Palm Beach 1601 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach, FL 33406 561-689-6400 www.eswestpalmbeach.com/
Hyatt Regency Sarasota 1000 Boulevard of the Arts Sarasota, FL 34236 941.363.2602 www.hyattregencysarasota.com Orlando World Center Marriott 8701 World Center Drive Orlando, FL 32821 407-238-8598 http://www.marriottworldcenter.com Hawks Cay Resort 61 Hawks Cay Blvd. Hawks Cay Resort Duck Key, FL 33050 800.432.2242 www.hawkscay.com Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park 4812 Deer Lake Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32246 (904) 998-4448 www.aloftjacksonvilletapestrypark.com Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel 5445 Forbes Place Orlando, Florida 32812 407.513.7220 http://www.marriott.com Lake Eve Resort 12388 International Drive Orlando, FL 32821 407-597-0370 www.lakeeveresort.com
WYNDHAM Tampa Westshore 700 N. Westshore Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609 www.wyndhamhoteltampa.com WESTIN TAMPA HARBOUR ISLAND 725 S. Harbour Island Boulevard Tampa, Florida 33602 813-229-5013 www.westin.com/tampaharbourisland Plaza Ocean Club 640 N Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach, FL 32118 (386) 239-9800 www.plazaoceanclubdaytona.com Hollywood Beach Marriott 2501 N. Ocean Drive Hollywood, FL 33019 Phone: (954) 874-2991 www.hollywoodbeachmarriott.com DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore 4500 West Cypress Street\ Tampa, FL 33607 www.TampaDoubleTree.com DoubleTree Suites by Hilton located in the WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORT 2305 Hotel Plaza Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 407-934-1000 http://doubletree3.hilton.com
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hotel thank yous HILTON Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort 100 N. Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach, FL 32118 386-254-8200 www.daytonahilton.com PGA NATIONAL RESORT & SPA 400 Avenue of the Champions Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 www.pgaresort.com
THE WESTIN BEACH RESORT & SPA, FORT LAUDERDALE SHERATON FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH HOTEL 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (954) 355-4000 www.westinftlauderdalebeach.com Hilton Miami Downtown 1601 Biscayne Boulevard Miami FL 33132 305-374-0000 www.miamidowntown.hilton.com
Saddlebrook Resort 5700 Saddlebrook Way Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 813- 973-1111 http://www.saddlebrook.com/ Renaissance World Golf 500 S Legacy Trail St Augustine, FL 32092 800- 468-3571 www.worldgolfrenaissance.com
silent auction donors AFC
Hillsborough Community College
Santa Fe College
Lake Sumter State College
Sea Glass Fine Art
College of Central Florida
Learning Resource Commission
Seminole State College
Daytona State College
Miami Dade College
St. John River State College
Tallahassee Community College
Northwest Florida State College
AFC Trustees Commission
Eastern Florida State College
Palm Beach State College
Florida Gateway College
Pasco Hernando Community College
Pensacola State College Chapter
Gulf Coast State College
region convention committees Region I Region Director-Carol Quinn, Pensacola State College
Region II Region Director-Tom Mason, Santa Fe College
Region III Region Director-Joe Nunes, Valencia College
Region IV Region Director-LaFran Reddin, Hillsborough Community College
Chipola College Gulf Coast State College Northwest Florida State College Pensacola State College Tallahassee Community College
Florida Gateway College Florida State College at Jacksonville North Florida Community College St. Johns River State College Santa Fe College
* Meal Table Reservation Committee*Registration Committee *Meal Ticket Committee
*Decorations Committee *Event Photography Committee *Silent Auction Committee
College of Central Florida Daytona State College Lake-Sumter State College Eastern Florida State College Seminole State College of Florida Valencia College * Audio-Visual Committee * Internet Room/Computer Equipment Committee *Service Project Committee
Edison State College Hillsborough Community College Pasco-Hernando Community College Polk State College St. Petersburg College South Florida State College State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
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Florida Gateway College The Florida Gateway College Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges is excited to announce it has finally succeeded in endowing a scholarship fund. The $25,000.00 endowment has been a labor of love 20 years in the making for FGC. This scholarship the first of its kind for Florida Gateway has been completely funded by Florida Gateway College employees. The scholarship will assist Florida Gateway College employees and their dependents attending classes at Florida Gateway College and St. Leo University. Potential recipients will be able to receive scholarships funds beginning next year.
The Santa Fe Chapter has awarded the first scholarship to Lisa Reid. Lisa is an adjunct professor in the Health Sciences Administration Department and is working on her Ph.D. in Healthcare Administration at Capella University. She is in the midst of writing her dissertation so needless to say, she’s got a lot going on. Lisa wrote: “The scholarship may be small in nature, but will deliver a big impact to a much needed cause.” Congratulations, Lisa and keep up the good work! The SF chapter provided refreshments for three Democracy Commitment sessions. The Democracy Commitment is part of a nationwide effort among community colleges to promote civic awareness and engagement among students and the community. At Santa Fe, the College sponsored state legislators to visit the campus to discuss educational initiatives coming out of the recent legislative session, lectures for Constitution Week, as well as local candidate forums for municipal elections. For the next few months our chapter will be collecting coats for charitable organizations. Planning for a holiday social, toy drive, and socials for the centers is in the works. Elections will be held in conjunction with the social/member meeting. Our board has reviewed and edited the chapter by-laws, duties of the board members, and the application process to attend conferences and convention. As always, we are recruiting new members. Since the beginning of the year, we have added 38 to our member list.
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seminole state college Seminole State College held a very successful school supply drive to benefit HOPE Helps, Inc in Oviedo for their Back to School Bash. We have sold chocolate covered pretzels sticks & Jacks Links to raise funds for our book scholarship. Oviedo Campus rep Natashia Jones was wildly successful in these sales. Our President-Elect, Randy Pawlowski spoke to faculty and staff at the Oviedo Fall Welcome Back, introducing AFC and distributing applications. At College wide Convocation AFC had a table set up to distribute AFC applications and recruit new members. We awarded 2 book scholarships to date. We have sent out 128 ‘welcome letters’ to every ‘new hire’ this year. We have sent 6 phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers this year. And we have found a local ‘drop off’ to save the charity postage costs. AFC • What is your desire? We’ve got it!
COMMISSION HEADLINES 2013 Communications and Marketing Commission Awards of Excellence: The Communications and Marketing Commission presented their annual Awards of Excellence during the AFC 64th Annual Convention in Orlando. There were a total of 221 entries received by 20 colleges in 42 categories and 126 awards were presented. The annual CMC awards is the major fundraising activity for the commission and was developed to recognize the outstanding achievements in marketing and public relations in the categories of print design, web design, marketing, public relations story pitches, commercials, photography, and more. Competition is open to all 28 Florida colleges. Participation in the competition is also a great opportunity to give recognition to the talented staff that produce the marketing materials used to promote the college. The 2013 Winners of the Communications and Marketing Commission Awards of Excellence: ADVERTISING - INTERNET 1st Place Gulf Coast State College 2nd Place Tallahassee Community College ADVERTISING - OUTDOOR 1st Place Valencia College 2nd Place State College of Florida 3rd Place (TIE) Gulf Coast State College 3rd Place (TIE) Gulf Coast State College ADVERTISING - PRINT (Less Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place St. Johns River State College 2nd Place Gulf Coast State College 3rd Place Pensacola State College ADVERTISING - PRINT (More Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place Edison State College 2nd Place Edison State College 3rd Place Edison State College ADVERTISING - RADIO 1st Place Pasco-Hernando Community College 2nd Place Gulf Coast State College 3rd Place Pensacola State College ADVERTISING - TELEVISION 1st Place Palm Beach State College 2nd Place Tallahassee Community College 3rd Place Tallahassee Community College 19 I CURRENT December 2013
ANNUAL REPORT - COLLEGE 1st Place Palm Beach State College 2nd Place College of Central Florida 3rd Place (TIE) Lake-Sumter State College 3rd Place (TIE) Tallahassee Community College ANNUAL REPORT - FOUNDATION 1st Place, Pasco-Hernando Community College 2nd Place: Palm Beach State College 3rd Place (TIE) Gulf Coast State College 3rd Place (TIE) Northwest Florida State College ARTICLE IN A COLLEGE-PRODUCED PUBLICATION 1st Place Palm Beach State College 2nd Place Santa Fe College 3rd Place Gulf Coast State College ARTICLE/STORY PITCH RESULTING IN PUBLICATION 1st Place South Florida State College 2nd Place Edison State College 3rd Place (TIE) Lake-Sumter State College 3rd Place (TIE) College of Central Florida ATHLETIC MEDIA GUIDE 1st Place St. Johns River State College 2nd Place State College of Florida BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK 1st Place Daytona State College 2nd Place Northwest Florida State College BEST PHOTOGRAPHY IN A PUBLISHED PIECE 1st Place (TIE) North Florida Community College 1st Place (TIE) Santa Fe College 2nd Place Santa Fe College 3rd Place Daytona State College BROCHURE (Less Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place Pasco-Hernando Community College 2nd Place State College of Florida 3rd Place Northwest Florida State College BROCHURE (More Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place Daytona State College 2nd Place Valencia College 3rd Place Tallahassee Community College AFC • What is your desire? We’ve got it!
BROCHURE - THE ARTS 1st Place St. Johns River State College 2nd Place Pensacola State College 3rd Place Pensacola State College
NEWSLETTER - PRINT 1st Place Pensacola State College 2nd Place Northwest Florida State College 3rd Place St. Johns River State College
CATALOG - PRINT 1st Place Gulf Coast State College 2nd Place Lake-Sumter State College 3rd Place Northwest Florida State College
POSTER (Less Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place St. Johns River State College 2nd Place Gulf Coast State College 3rd Place North Florida Community College
DIRECT MAIL PIECE / CAMPAIGN (Less Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place St. Johns River State College 2nd Place St. Johns River State College 3rd Place (TIE) North Florida Community College 3rd Place (TIE) South Florida State College
POSTER (More Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place Tallahassee Community College 2nd Place Daytona State College
DIRECT MAIL PIECE / CAMPAIGN (More Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place Tallahassee Community College 2nd Place (TIE) Indian River State College 2nd Place (TIE) Daytona State College 2nd Place (TIE) Tallahassee Community College 3rd Place Edison State College DISPLAY PRESENTATION BOARD 1st Place State College of Florida 2nd Place Daytona State College 3rd Place Tallahassee Community College FOUNDATION - FUNDRAISING PIECE 1st Place Santa Fe College 2nd Place St. Johns River State College 3rd Place Tallahassee Community College MAGAZINE (Less Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place Gulf Coast State College 2nd Place Pensacola State College 3rd Place College of Central Florida MAGAZINE (More Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place Valencia College 2nd Place (TIE) Santa Fe College 2nd Place (TIE) Santa Fe College 3rd Place Palm Beach State College NEWSLETTER - ELECTRONIC 1st Place Pasco-Hernando Community College 2nd Place Broward College
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REDESIGN (Less Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place St. Johns River State College 2nd Place Pensacola State College 3rd Place College of Central Florida REDESIGN (More Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place Santa Fe College 2nd Place Santa Fe College 3rd Place Tallahassee Community College SINGLE SHEET FLIER 1st Place Pensacola State College 2nd Place Gulf Coast State College 3rd Place Gulf Coast State College SOCIAL MEDIA 1st Place Santa Fe College 2nd Place Broward College 3rd Place Tallahassee Community College SPECIALTY ADVERTISING / PROMOTION ITEM 1st Place Broward College 2nd Place (TIE) North Florida Community College 2nd Place (TIE) Gulf Coast State College 2nd Place (TIE) Northwest Florida State College 3rd Place Tallahassee Community College STUDENT HANDBOOK - ORIENTATION GUIDE PRINT 1st Place Pasco-Hernando Community College 2nd Place Tallahassee Community College 3rd Place State College of Florida VIDEO / ELECTRONIC PROMOTION (Less Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place College of Central Florida 2nd Place Gulf Coast State College 3rd Place State College of Florida AFC • What is your desire? We’ve got it!
VIDEO / ELECTRONIC PROMOTION (More Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place Santa Fe College Broward College 2nd Place 3rd Place Tallahassee Community College VIEWBOOK / RECRUITMENT PIECE (Less Than 10,000 FTE) Gulf Coast State College 1st Place 2nd Place Lake-Sumter State College 3rd Place Florida Gateway College VIEWBOOK / RECRUITMENT PIECE (More Than 10,000 FTE) Broward College 1st Place 2nd Place Valencia College 3rd Place Valencia College WEBSITE (Less Than 10,000 FTE) 1st Place St. Johns River State College 2nd Place State College of Florida 3rd Place Lake-Sumter State College WEBSITE (More Than 10,000 FTE) Daytona State College 1st Place 2nd Place Edison State College EXEMPLARY PRACTICE Gulf Coast State College WINNER
BEST IN SHOW (Less Than 10,000 FTE) BEST IN SHOW Pasco-Hernando Community College BEST IN SHOW (More Than 10,000 FTE) Valencia College BEST IN SHOW Congratulations to all of our winners and to the participants! The Communications and Marketing Commission (CMC) is open to all AFC members and is geared specifically to those in public relations, marketing, graphic and/or web design, development and communications positions. CMC is responsible for the LeRoy Collins Distinguished Alumni Awards, a bi-annual event that celebrates the achievements of our alumni. The CMC board consists of the positions of Chair, Chair-Elect, Vice Chair, and Communications Officer. Visit our Web page on the AFC Web site to contact us and to learn more. The board of directors for the 2013-2014 year was elected during the annual business meeting held during the convention. The new board members are: Chair – James Froh, Chipola College; Chair Elect – Maggi Dartiguenave-Peck, Florida State College at Jacksonville; Vice Chair – Travis Jordan, Broward College; Communications Officer – Paula Harris, St. Johns River State College. department.
KUDOS CONGRATS Adrienne Bryant Receives Association Professional of the Year Award Adrienne Bryant, Member Information and Database Manager with Association of Florida Colleges, was recently recognized as Association Professional of the Year during the annual meeting of local, state and national associations headquartered in Florida’s capital city. The award was bestowed on October 16, 2013 at the TSAE Education Symposium & Expo, held annually by Tallahassee Society of Association Executives (TSAE). The Association Professional of the Year award recognizes a member of TSAE who has provided extraordinary leadership and made significant contributions in the profession of association management, as well as contributions as a volunteer in the non-profit community. Ms. Bryant is a graduate of TSAE’s Professional Association Leadership Program (PAL) and also participates in TSAE’s Associate Development 21 I CURRENT December 2013
Committee bonus sessions. She shares her technical skills and talent with fellow TSAE members by coordinating monthly Technology roundtable sessions, and was selected to be a symposium speaker on the topic of data analytics. She also served on the Education Symposium planning committee, and is a director on the TSAE Board. Adrienne was recently named a Diversity Executive Leadership Program scholar by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). She’ll soon be sitting for her Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, with an ultimate goal one day of becoming an internal or external consultant for associations and executives, to guide them in creating their own blueprint to success. Ms. Bryant received the award from the TSAE President before a crowd of 300 TSAE members, during the Awards Luncheon at the annual event. AFC • What is your desire? We’ve got it!
KUDOS CONGRATS PSC Dean Debbie Douma Receives National Campus Impact Award
Pensacola State College Dean Debbie Douma recently received the national Campus Impact Award for Outstanding Grants Professional at the 47th annual conference of the Council for Resource Development in Washington, DC. Douma heads the PSC Institutional Effectiveness and Grants Department and was cited for her dedication to improving access to higher education and her tireless work to empower others to succeed. In particular, Douma was recognized for her role in securing and managing an $8.5 million Health Profession Opportunity Grant to provide low-income individuals with education, training and support services needed to prepare them for employment or advancement in nursing and other health care fields. Douma’s exceptional knowledge of her community’s needs and her efforts to form community partnerships ensured the success of this grantfunded program. These partnerships provide lowincome students with resources such as childcare, transportation, emergency funds, career coaching and other tools for success.
The grant is funded through 2015 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Family Assistance-Administration for Children and Families. “This award was certainly an honor, but I would like to acknowledge that there is a dedicated team behind every grant application we submit,” Douma says. “You know, we measure our success through the number and amount of grants awarded to the college; but, I also attend the PSC commencement ceremonies, because there I can actually see the impact of our resource development efforts multiply throughout our community. Every time a graduate walks across that stage, our community becomes a little bit better place to live.” Douma joined the PSC staff in 1999 as a secretary and became head of Institutional Effectiveness and Grants in 2008. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of West Florida and a doctorate from the University of Florida.
TCC faculty member’s art reaches wider audience Carlos Miranda has taught multimedia studies at Tallahassee Community College for 15 years. He has been an artist for even longer. Miranda, whose work encompasses photography, painting and digital painting, was recently accepted as a member of a worldwide artist community exhibiting through the online branch of the prestigious Saachi Gallery of London. The artist said that his participation in Saachi Online is the first time all of his work has been hosted at a Carlos Miranda single location. The wide reach of Saachi Online, and the fact that visitors may order prints of works, not only originals, expands Miranda’s opportunities to reach art collectors and art lovers. In fact he has already sold his first print through the gallery. “I am excited about this new prospect,” he said. 22 I CURRENT December 2013
Miranda teaches several courses that are part of the graphic design and computer game design programs in TCC’s Division of Technology and Professional Programs. The course that he finds connects most directly with his work as an artist is Photoshop. “I try to teach my students how to look at photo retouching and photo manipulation from an artistic point of view, not just as a software technique,” said Miranda. Miranda is also an independent filmmaker and cinematographer and served as director of the Tallahassee Film Festival’s 48 Hour Film Contest in 2010. The Saatchi Gallery is one of the most-visited art museums in London. It is an important forum for contemporary art, and has helped many young artists launch their careers. Saatchi Online allows a greater number of artists to exhibit and sell their work and attract the attention of art lovers and art collectors. Miranda’s work may be viewed at www.saatchionline. com/mirandac5540. AFC • What is your desire? We’ve got it!
KUDOS CONGRATS Jeb blackburn honored for his service to youth leadership training Jeb Blackburn was honored as an intregal part of the Youth Leadership Training by Leadership Tallahassee. As a volunteer, Jeb not only helps youth receive the educational component of the program but also receive Tallahassee Community College credit. Before the first class was presented. Jeb was involved with the YLT from the beginning, before the first YLT program day. Early on the decision was made to offer college credit. To more formally provide an appropriate college credit curriculum Jeb was recruited. He was enthusiastic about the opportunity and signed on for Class 1. To provide some context for what he would be doing throughout the program year, he also volunteered to attend the opening retreat where he played a significant role. What started as a one year commitment is now in its tenth year. He has attended every retreat and every program day for the last nine years and he is on board again this year for Class 10. That is over 75 full days because he is there every day—ll day to help
out. His one hour of classroom time has become a treasured feature of the program and one that the youth always look forward to What is so inspiring about seeing Jeb in action is that while he enables the class members to have fun while learning, the experience is never about him. He appreciates the respect and love of the youth, but he is acutely aware that it is not about him but rather about them, the youth participants. Members of those first couple of classes that are today college and professional school graduates living and working in the world still speak fondly not only of Jeb but of the experience and education and growth he helped to inspire in them. Ten years of doing what you love is pretty easy, and the time does fly by quickly, but like any long term commitment, he really has given up a lot to help make the program as highly successful as it is. This award was presented at the Leadership Tallahassee Membership Conference in November.
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Maintaining Your Sanity in the Digital Age By adrienne bryant
f the title of this article caught your eye, chances are technology has driven you to the brink of insanity at some point over the last several years. I remember when technology was simple and made life better. Email, Bulletin Board Services, Prodigy, AOL, and CompuServe changed the way we communicated and networked. Of course these platforms have now given way to Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and the like. Previous and current platforms have expanded our sense of community beyond four walls, city limits, state lines, and internationally. Because of this, we find ourselves searching for ways to streamline, downsize, and weed out the noise. I have always been a fan of all things related to technology including the latest and greatest gadgets, software, and pushing the envelope of what systems can do, but over the last four years I have felt overwhelmed at times by all of the options that are available. Are you as constantly amazed as I am at how others appear to seamlessly keep everything organized and be productive without tearing their hair out when they receive just one. more. email? Realizing that it is not going to get any easier, I set out to find tools, tricks, and tips that I could use to help maintain my sanity in this digital age.
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Get Organized! Evernote (www.evernote. com) – Create notebooks, add notes, pictures, and record audio. I love that I can use Evernote on my desktop, laptop, tablet, and
smartphone. I have seen it integrated nicely with other products such as Live Minutes (www.liveminutes.com). You can save your ideas, things you like, things you hear and things you see. Add keywords and tags to search through notes and notebooks quickly. I use the free version which is quite robust and serves my needs well. You can upgrade to premium for $45.00 a year to add features such as passcode lock, offline notebooks, increased note size (100mb vs. 10mb), and the ability to allow colleagues to edit notes that you share. Doodle (www.doodle.com) – No more email threads and CC’ing the entire world. Create a doodle poll quickly and efficiently. Enter a range of dates and times, save the poll and email a link to your team. Everyone enters their names, checks off the dates and times they are available and voilà, you can quickly scan and see the perfect or almost perfect day and time to schedule your meeting. And it is free. Of course free comes with pesky ads, but in my opinion, completely worth the time I save figuring out an email trail. Trello (www.trello.com) – It is Pinterest for project management and organization. I love this tool for its simple and clean layout. Create boards for projects and keep up with progress by creating to do, doing, and done cards. You can make your boards private or AFC • What is your desire? We’ve got it!
can make your boards private or public and invite members to your boards using an email address. Also available across many platforms and has an upgrade option as well, but I am happy with the free product. Upgrade for $45.00 a year and have the ability to upload your own stickers, backgrounds, and larger attachments. Unrollme (https://unroll.me) – A new tool I picked up from the YAP Group on Facebook. I am now a very proud user of this little gem. Here the description from their website: “Imagine a world where you get deals when you want them and read newsletters when you feel like it. Envision the absence of social notifications, service updates and free vacation offers. Well, this is exactly how your inbox should be--with relevant information in
one, tidy email that contains the subscription emails you actually want to receive. With all of your extra time, you just might start to consider those free vacation offers.” - Yeah, this is awesome. Go sign up NOW while it is still free! Thank you Meeghan DeCagna for the tip and Maggie McGary for the second!
Collaborate! Dropbox (www.dropbox.com) – No more lost or broken flash drives. After losing precious information for what must be the fourth time in my life, I am finally giving up the constant struggle of searching through no less than five flash drives for a single document or image. Yep, I did it. I finally decided to recall my login information for Dropbox. Eight months later, I am still in love. I can locate files on the fly from
my desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone. Yes, you need to make sure you are connected to the Internet so you can sync your files, but the ability to retrieve your documents anytime, anywhere is totally worth it. Bonus tip: Invite your organization’s visiting speakers to place their presentations directly into your Dropbox account. No more wondering if you saved the “correct” presentation. Basecamp (www.basecamp. com) – I used Basecamp a few years ago to manage our association’s AMS migration and implementation. While I was not a fan at the time, the YAP Group consistently gave Basecamp received high marks. Basecamp is a project management tool that helps you organize work projects with your team. They do have a 60-day free trial so check it out.
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Next time I have a big project, I will take a look at it again because, well, YAPStars know their stuff. Asana (www.asana.com) – Asana’s project management tool quickly became a favorite of mine. It was easy to implement, use and assign tasks. You will not need to send weekly status emails or have a lot of meetings. It is free and has a nice array of integrations for dashboards, time tracking, and mobile (www.asana. com/apps). Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Mailchimp are just a few of the awesome integration apps they have available. With unlimited projects and up to fifteen team members each, the free price tag makes Asana a great option. You can upgrade to a premium plan for more team members and support starting at $50.00 a month.
Create and Share! Jing (www.techsmith.com/ jing) – Jing has changed my life. No, seriously. Here is another FREE tool that allows me to quickly add notated screenshots to my online communications. I can show members and clients exactly what I need them to see. In my association, I have used it to record five minute or less training videos for frequently asked questions. It has helped cut down the number of “Can you send me my password” emails and phone calls I receive. Use it to create cool marketing messages and advocacy videos for your members. Screenr (www.screenr.com) – The first screen casting tool I used based on a recommendation from my friend Deanna Mims. Nothing to download or install, but it does require the use of Java. Therefore, if your organization is not Java friendly, Jing would be a better tool for you. However, if you just 26 I CURRENT December 2013
want to test out screen casting and like to live on the edge on your personal device, it is a great starter tool. You can create and share five minute screencasts everywhere. I like it because you can record from a Mac or PC and the videos play well on iPhones. Read: No Flash required. Camtasia Studio (www. techsmith.com/camtasia) – If you are feeling extra spunky and have $299.00 burning a hole in your pocket or budget, then upgrade to Camtasia. Record your screen to capture PowerPoint slides, software demos, webpages, and more. You can edit recordings and camera video, and customize your recordings and videos with ready to use media themes. When I used it for the first time earlier this year to create a video entry for the WellQuest Challenge, I could not believe how quickly and easily I was able to figure it out and design a pretty darn good video in just under five hours.
Present! Prezi (www.prezi.com) – What is not to love? Tired of boring and static PowerPoint presentations? Prezi allows you to “lead your audience on a visual journey” (their words, not mine). I love Prezi because it keeps the mind active for both the speaker and the audience. If you have not used it in a year or so, check it out. They have tons of great standard templates or search through thousands of actual presentations to find a design you like so you do not have to recreate the wheel (provided the user has allowed their Prezi to be copied). Prezi is another great free option
that your budget will love. Present.me (www.present. me) – If you find that Jing’s five minutes of recording time is not long enough and that Camtasia Studio is a little too robust for your needs, then Present.me is your solution. Personal plans start at free for just ten recordings a month with unlimited playback. You can embed the videos in your website and they playback on desktops, tablets, and other mobile devices. Present.me allows you to upload your slides (PowerPoint or PDF) and record a presentation with audio or video. Make a mistake? No need to start over, just trim the mistake and then continue recording. The free product also comes with limited analytics to measure loads, plays, likes, downloads, and shares. Premium personal plans are $16.00 a month and you receive 1024mb upload limit (vs. 20mb on free), seventy-five recordings a month, and video uploads. Business premium plans start at $85.00 a month. You can have up to ten users and each user gets twenty recording per month. You also get offline playback, analytics and tracking, and security encryption.
Connect! Join.me (https://join.me) – Another tool that received five thumbs up from the YAP group. The free version allows for up to ten participants, screen sharing, Internet Calling, share control, chat, and file sharing. You can view it on iPad/iPhone or Android. I’ve used this for quick one on one help sessions with my chapter leaders and members. You can upgrade to a premium plan for $149.00 per year, per user. You can contact them AFC • What is your desire? We’ve got it!
plus.google.com) – Great alternative to Skype. Free video chat with up to ten participants and the ability to share your screen. Bring in files from Google Drive or add silly effects to lighten the mood. G+ Hangout has been a great tool for my ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership cohort. It has allowed us to better communicate with one another, especially one of our members who happens to be deaf. Not only can he see our smiling faces, but we can interact and bond with him and his interpreter - Priceless. As you have been reading, have you thought about ways you can integrate one or more of these tools into your life or organization? Can any of them save you
michael brawer elected to FApl board of directors
FC CEO Michael Brawer has been elected to the Board of Directors of the prestigious Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists (FAPL). He will also continue to serve FAPL as Education and Events Co-Chair. The Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists (FAPL) is a broad-based organization committed to establishing and maintaining high standards for professional advocates. FAPL members adhere to explicit standards of conduct in dealing with public officials, clients, and other members of the lobby corps. Its principles are centered on honesty, integrity, and respect for the political process. FAPL’s mission focuses on education and the ethical conduct which fosters a lobby corps that is both knowledgeable and professional. FAPL conducts quarterly education programs for lobbyists and an annual conference in the fall. Additionally, Mr. Brawer has agreed to serve as Governmental Affairs Roundatable Co-chair for the Tallahassee Society of Association Executives. The mission of the Tallahassee Society of Association Executives is to cultivate, enhance, and promote association leadership and professionalism through education, mentoring, and networking. Roundtable co-chairs work together to organize quarterly meetings of association leaders to discuss emergent issues in governmental relations and lobbying, as well as meet with legislative leaders and staff members. 27 I CURRENT December 2013
time and/or money based on what you are doing or using currently? I also need to give a shout out to Beth Ziensenis (https://www.facebook.com/AskBethZ). She has written two books on the subject of free and low cost online tools, tech tips, and apps you can use to get organized and creative. And oddly enough when I went to verify her Facebook URL, I saw that her Friday Nerd Words post is about one of my favorite tools listed in this article. Check out her post, “All About Evernote.” Adrienne Bryant is the Member Information and Database Manager with Association of Florida Colleges.
congratulations afc 2013-2014 officers! Dan Rodkin, P r e s i d e n t- E l e c t
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AFC and NSU Scholars Program S c h o l a r s h i p A pp l i ca t i o n AFC/NSU Scholars Program Eligibility AFC Scholars will be selected through an application process. An applicant must: • Be an active member in good standing of AFC • Be currently enrolled or applying to a Master or Doctorate program offered at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education • Hold at least a bachelors or master’s degree awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher learning • Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA to apply for a masters program and 3.0 GPA for the doctorate program • Be currently employed at a Florida Community or State College with at least two years experience. • Criteria and Application Information • To apply for the Nova Southeastern University’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education and Association of Florida Colleges Scholars program, complete the application form and submit the following materials: • Provide a 3-5 page (masters program) or 5-10 page (doctoral program) essay demonstrating evidence of participation and/or implementation of an innovative program or practice. Two letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about the applicant’s performance and leadership abilities
AFC and NSU Scholars Program Scholarship Application STUDENT INFORMATON AND VERIFICATION Full Name of Applicant: __________________________________________________________ Street Address: _________________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________________________ State: _________ Zip:____________ Phone Number: Daytime: _____________________________ Evening: ___________________ Email Address: __________________________________________________________________ Identify Abraham S. Fischler School of Education Program:______________________ Community or State College Employed by:___________________________________________ Campus Location & Address: ______________________________________________________ Faculty: _______ Staff: ________ Title of Position: ____________________________________ Length of Time Employed at College: ____________ Full-time: ________ Part-time: ________ Are you currently receiving an employer sponsored tuition reimbursement? Yes: ___ No: ___ If yes, amount: $________ yr. Verification of Membership – to be completed by AFC Chapter President or designate. I confirm that _____________________________________ is an active member of the _______ _________________________________ Chapter of AFC. Name of Chapter President/designate (print):_________________________________________ Signature of Chapter President/designate: ___________________________________________ Email: _____________________ Phone Number: __________________ Date:______________ ******************************************************************************** Submit to: AFC/NOVA Scholars Program 113 East College Avenue Tallahassee, Florida 32301
The application deadline is January 31, 2014. Please submit a completed application packet postmarked no later than January 31, 2014 to: Association of Florida Colleges • Attn: AFC/NOVA Scholars Program 113 East College Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 28 I CURRENT December 2013 AFC • What is your desire? We’ve got it!
AFC Introduces a new opportunity for professional development
Certified College Professional Program The Certified College Professional (CCP) Program will provide AFC member with the opportunity to earn a designation related to their work as a college professional, and expose them to content and experience they may not be able to obtain elsewhere. The CCP program provides significant value-added benefits for membership in the AFC and enhances the AFC’s role as the primary professional development provider for the Florida College System.
“I can think of nothing more important to a college than investing in the professional development of our people. I am excited about the opportunities this program will give participants from our college to learn from colleagues at other colleges.” —Dr. Jim Murdaugh, President, Tallahassee Community College Application Criteria: • You have been a member of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) for at least one year • You have been employed full-time by a Florida College System institution for at least 3 years, and you have at least one year of experience in your current position at the college • You are committed to upholding the AFC Certified College Professional “Standards of Conduct” • Your college president will suport your effort to earn the CCP
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AFC 2014 Calendar January
Council of Presidents Dinner Council of Presidents Business Meeting Board of Directors Meeting Leadership Conference
1/9/14 1/10/14 1/2914 1/30/14 - 1/31/14
Trustee Legislative Conference Council of Presidents Dinner Council of Presidents Business Meeting
2/3/14 - 2/14/14 2/5/14 2/6/14
Council of Presidents Dinner Council of Presidents Business Meeting Region II Spring Conference Region V Spring Conference Learning Resources Spring Conference
3/13/14 3/14/14 3/14/14 3/28/14 3/28/14
Region IV Spring Conference Council of Presidents Dinner Council of Presidents Business Meeting Career and Professional Employees Spring Conference Region III Spring Conference
Student Development Spring Conference Joint Commission Spring Conference
4/4/14 4/10/14 4/11/14 4/11/14 4/11/14 5/14/14 - 5/16/14 5/21/14 - 5/22/14
Save the Date: Upcoming Region Conferences REGION I 4/17/14
REGION II 3/14/14
REGION III 4/11/14
REGION IV 4/4/14
REGION V 3/28/14
Northwest Florida State College
Florida Gateway College
Daytona State College
Hillsborough Community College
Miami Dade College
leadership Conference Jan. 30-31, 2014 30 I CURRENT December 2013
Dates and Locations subject to change.
There is a $115.00 ($64.50 for retired members) registration fee associated with this meeting. Meeting will take place at: Four Points Sheraton Downtown Tallahasse 316 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 Room Rate is $119 per night. Reservations must be made before Jan. 8, 2014. Call (850) 422-0071 for reservations. AFC â€˘ What is your desire? Weâ€™ve got it!