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FAPSC Professional Membership

FAPSC offers an individual Professional Membership that is open to all employees of a FAPSC school or associate member.  This membership was designed to help keep your entire staff in direct communication with FAPSC.  Download an application today!

FAPSC Board of Directors

Dean Bartness, President

Linda Weldon, President Elect

Mark Gutmann, Past President

Joe Hardiman, Treasurer

Randy Proto, Secretary

Jorge Alfonso
Gil Bonwitt
Nancy Bradley
Richard Covington, Jr.
Peter Crocitto
Walt Kirby
William Polmear
Jay Ober
Nancy Rodriguez
Mitch Talenfeld
Chris Tilley
Melissa Wade
Claire Walker 

FAPSC Executive Staff

Curtis Austin, Executive Director

Wanda Minick, Deputy Executive Director/Member Services 

Katie Allan, Director of Continuing Education 

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges  

FAPSC provides leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education. 


FAPSC Celebrates our Volunteers!

Since it is National Volunteer week April 21-27, 2013 FAPSC would like to take this moment and thank all of our wonderful volunteers who help us make it all happen.

If it were not for these individuals we could not move the associations mission forward.

Adrian Marcos Garcia, Al McCloy, Andres Caiaffa, Ann Bouchard, Armando Salas-Amaro, Arthur Benjamin, Arthur Keiser, Audrey Kaplan, Brandon Biederman, Brooke Baran, Carol Lacertosa, Cate Montuoro, Cherly Ratliff,Chris Tilley, Claire Walker, Connie Duke, Dan Macferran, David Brame, David Champlin, David Knobel, Dean Bartness, Deborah Anderson-McCray, Deborah Diaz, Deborah Janeczko, Diana Simmons, Don DeVito, Don Jones, Don Slayter, Donna Simpson, Eric Whitehouse, Erica Matthew, Eva Hutson, Evelyn Presley, Francisco Neto, Gabriella Hawkins, Gil Bonwitt, Glenn L Robinson, Gregory Jones, Heatherann Antonacci, Jay K Ober, Joe Hardiman, John Carreon, John E. Kearney, John J Hill, John Schuman, Jorge L Alfonso, ustin Berkowitz, Kenneth Kistner, Kevin Boyd, LeShawn Roberts, Linda Weldon, Liz Martinez, Maja M Stearns, Mark Gutmann, Mark Knobel, Mary McDaniel, Melissa Wade, Michal Powell, Mitch Talenfeld, Monica Llerena, Nancy Bradley, Nancy Rodriguez, Nayibe Marino, Neal Heller, Ophelia Sanchez,Pamela Corrigan, Pamela Kraska, Paul De Giusti, Pedro Hernandez, Pete Beasley, Peter Crocitto, Randy S Proto, Ravi Seepersad, Richard M. Covington, Richard McCulloch, Roberto Roman, Roger Charlton,Sandra May, Scott Kurtz, Shane Clem, Sophia Langley, Staceyann Sinclair, Stan Banks,Sunny Sharma,Tara Catanzaro,Tatsiana Tuchinsky, Todd Fox, Tracey Schoonmaker, Walt Kirby, William D. Polmear, and Wyman Dickey

These volunteers are vital to the sucess of FAPSC. We can not thank them enough for all they do.  Please help us thank these wonderful individuals! 

Consider volunteering!  We have a variety of committees to choose from.

Click here to view a complete listing and download a volunteer form!

 Volunteers and the service they give to our Committees and Task Forces are vital to the success of FAPSC!



FAPSC 2013  Annual Conference - Save the date and make your plans!

July 24 & 25 – Administrator Conference
July 26 – Faculty Conference
Turnberry Isle Miami (Aventura)

Attendee Registration has not yet opened – but begin your preparation for CAMP FAPSC this summer!

At the Turnberry Isle Miami (Aventura, Florida) we will discuss some of the most critical topics facing our sector, share campus strategies, and celebrate the pioneers of student success. Earn up to 8 CEUs!

Important information and S'mores will be provided!

More details and registration coming soon! Check our website, your email and mailboxes in upcoming weeks!  

Do you have an idea for a session for FAPSC Annual Conference?

Make a difference – make a session proposal!

FAPSC provides up-to-date, interactive, and critical information via education sessions aimed toward enhancing job performance, supporting school and classroom functions, and promoting compliance. 

Sound like something you can help with?

Submit a breakout session proposal for the FAPSC 2013 Annual Conference. We’re looking for topics and presenters for both the Administrator and Faculty Conference. All session proposals are due Wednesday, May 1.

Your participation could benefit our sector as a whole!

Exhibitor Registration for FAPSC Annual Conference Underway

The exhibit hall is limited in space and last year we sold out!

Early registration rates end on Friday, May 10th. Don't Delay!

Thanks to the following companies who have submitted their booth registration.

2013 Annual Conference Exhibitors
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Ambassador Education Solutions
American Student Financial Group, Inc. (ASFG)
Assessment Technologies Institute
Campus Management Corp.
Campus Real Estate Solutions
Celsius Marketing Interactive
Cengage Learning
Champion College Services
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Deemer Dana & Froehle LLP
Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Macmillan Higher Education
Medline Industries
National Center For Competency Testing
Southwest Direct
Turning Technologies
USA Funds
World Web Partners

If your company is missing from this list – then you are missing out!  Make your plans to either exhibit our sponsor at CAMP FAPSC today. 

FAPSC Legislative Update
Barring some bizarre action, the House and Senate agreed over the weekend on the FSAG allocation—which came in at 21% increase over last year. For those interested in the FRAG/ABLE stuff—they are still in disagreement.

Each Friday FAPSC hosts a Legislative call which is open to all our members.  The call starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. EST. Please dial 1-888-537-7715 and use passcode 35367679#.  This brief update typically lasts less than 30 minutes.

Has your campus submitted an awards nomination yet?
FAPSC wants to recognize the incredible individuals at your school that make it great. But we cannot do that without your help! We know there are plenty of worthy, dedicated, hard-working individuals who should be recognized for their leadership, and the positive impact they make at your campus daily. Why not honor them with a FAPSC Award.

Submit Nominations for the 2013 Annual Awards Program.
Awards are given in the following categories:

• All nominators will automatically be entered into a prize drawing for a fabulous gift basket (announced during the Administrator Conference Awards Ceremony)

• Administrator and Faculty Award Winners and their Nominators also will each receive a $100 discount on their conference registration fees

• The school that submits the most nominations (among all of the categories combined) will receive a FREE Faculty Conference registration

Award nominations are due by Monday, May 13. 

APSCU Extends Complimentary Exhibit Hall Access

The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) is hosting its Annual Convention & Exposition in Orlando June 5-7. Because the Convention will be in Florida, APSCU is extending complimentary exhibit hall passes to members of FAPSC. We invite you and your colleagues to come network with other leaders in higher education, shop over 275 exhibitor booths in the exposition, and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception. To take advantage of this complimentary opportunity, simply enter the discount code FL2013 when you register online by May 31st.

In addition to the biggest exhibit hall and networking opportunity in higher education, the APSCU Convention & Exposition has nearly 80 breakout sessions in 11 different educational tracks, plus three informative plenary sessions. Discounted registration rates for the full conference are also available through May 31st. Should you have any questions about the APSCU Convention at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort or need more specifics on registration, please contact or (202) 336-6700.

ABHES’ 11TH Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education

2013 Conference Sponsors

Frontier Sponsor



 Lantern Sponsor


 Campfire  Sponsor

Compass Sponsor

S'More Sponsor


Scout Sponsor

 Fire Fly Sponsor

Bisk Education

Bob L. Harris, Messer Caparello Law Firm


Dow Lohnes PLLC


Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / Wolters Kluwer Health

Salmon Sims Thomas & Associates PLLC

Vision Healtcare Staff Managment

World Web Partners, Inc.

Please join ABHES at its 11th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education being held at the infamous landmark Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Conference registration to open September 2013.


ABHES continues to strive to provide a variety of break-out sessions at its conferences that focus on issues relevant to allied health educators. We are currently seeking presenters from the private and public education sector, including ABHES-accredited institutions and programs, to conduct break-out sessions and/or keynote address at the 2014 Annual Conference.

It is essential that there is NO reliance on one “product” or methodology that could relate to sales. Sessions must be training in nature and cannot directly or indirectly be used as a sales forum.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please review the attached for details regarding submission guidelines and e-mail the completed proposal by no later than August 1, 2013, to India Tips, Assistant Executive Director, at with “ABHES Conference Proposal” in the subject line.

DISCLOSURE: Upon acceptance of a break-out session proposal, the speaker(s) will be provided complementary conference registration. All other conference related expenses are to be paid by the speaker/sponsoring company/organization.

Speaker(s)/sponsoring company/organizations will be notified via e-mail by September 30, 2013.


Upon acceptance of a Breakout Session Proposal, full exhibitor registration and additional breakout session fee must be remitted in the form of a check made payable to ABHES no later than 4 weeks following the approval notification. See Exhibitor Contract for details.

Harnessing Social Learning to Improve Employee Performance

This article was contributed by Robert Starks Jr., Vice President of Learning Initiatives with MaxKnowledge, Inc.

More so than ever, institutions need to respond fast to market fluctuations and in order to do so, their workforce needs to be agile. To develop an agile workforce, employees need to learn in real-time – not just on the rare occasion they are participating in a formal training opportunity. Social learning empowers employees to find information or learn new skills when and where they need them. Additionally, it enhances formal training through collaborative, post-training interaction that can deepen employees’ understanding of topics addressed in formal courses. What is meant by social learning?

Social learning is simply participating with others to make sense of new ideas. For example, when a group of instructors casually gathers in their faculty lounge and an impromptu discussion begins on how to effectively use technology in the classroom, the dialogue and social interaction among the group is an example of real-time, social learning. These interactions take place every day by default or design and contribute to employee development and performance. The problem is that many institutions do no harness this existing form of learning already taking place within their institution. It is ironic that many career colleges are trying to harness social learning in the classroom using web 2.0 technologies to enhance student learning but are not doing the same for their faculty and staff. If social learning can improve collaboration, engagement, learning, and performance for students, why wouldn’t it do the same for faculty and staff?

Interested in harnessing the benefits of social learning? Learn more about The Career College Lounge, the only social learning space dedicated to the career education community.

Datamark Adds New On-Demand Printing Capabilities to its Print Store

More Choices Ensure Schools Send the Right Communication for the Right Situation at the Right Time

Salt Lake City, UT – April 9, 2013 – Datamark, the leader in data-driven enrollment marketing, has released several new printing capabilities as part of its Print Store, which provides a central location for schools to easily order and mail small run print requests in as few as three business days. Datamark has expanded its on-demand print services to now include tri-fold and bi-fold brochures, postcards, self-mailers, flyers, letters, newsletters, greeting cards, invitations, and posters.

“Since launching in January, our Print Store has generated great interest and client adoption, with schools regularly asking how fast they can get started,” said Steve Winchester, Vice President of Marketing and Solutions at Datamark. “As higher education budgets continue to be stretched, schools are telling us that they appreciate the balance we offer between quantity and quality. They can order the exact number of pieces they need, which saves money, while also producing exceptional creative materials that reflect their brand standards.”

The expanded printing capabilities allow schools more choices in the types of printed materials they send out for specific promotions, events and milestones. The Print Store model gives schools the ideal blend of control and convenience so they always have the right piece for the right situation at the right time.

Ordering and mailing through The Print Store is simple and fast. Schools can store their creative templates in their own personalized Print Store, and orders of any size can be placed 24x7x365 and shipped in a few as three business days. This is especially important for time-sensitive mailings, such as open house announcements, start date reminders and application deadlines.

Additionally, Datamark’s Print Store emphasizes creativity and customization. Printed materials can be personalized with names, dates, locations, images and more. Schools also can manage their own creative, or have Datamark’s expert creative team assist in the process, from complete development to basic review and recommendations.

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Adapt Courseware to Release Powerful Student Performance Tracking Metrics at AACC Annual Conference

April 18, 2013

Rochester, NY – Adapt Courseware, the provider of comprehensive adaptive online curriculum resources that individualize each student’s learning experience, is introducing new student performance tracking features within its system, which provide a wealth of insights into student progress, performance, concept mastery, and academic achievement. The powerful metrics, dashboards, and reports, which the company will be showcasing at the AACC Annual Conference, provide instructors and administrators at colleges and universities with real-time access to detailed learning outcomes and trend data that can support and facilitate numerous benefits, such as better personalized learning experiences and student retention rates.

“The ability to explore and better understand each student’s progress and path towards topic mastery can be invaluable, both at the course level, as well as from a big picture institutional perspective,” said Rebecca Ferraro, product manager at Adapt Courseware and a former adjunct professor. “As educators, anything we can do to make the learning experience more engaging and personalized increases the likelihood that students will stay engaged and progress through their programs. With increased visibility into student performance, faculty can provide a higher level of personalized support, and institutions can deliver measurably improved student satisfaction and learning outcomes.”

Smart Horizons Career Online Education to Hold April Graduation Ceremony for the Newest Graduates of its Florida Department of Corrections Program

April 16, 2013

Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) is pleased to announce the 21 most recent graduates of its high school program at the Madison Correctional Institution in Madison, Florida. The commencement ceremony will be held Friday, April 26, 2013 at 9:30 am ET at the Madison facility.

The Florida Department of Corrections named SHCOE as an official provider of online education for inmates in Florida prison facilities in February of 2012. Pilot programs went live at the Madison facility in April 2012 and at the Lowell Annex Correctional Institution in Ocala, Florida, in May. The programs at Madison and Lowell are the first online secondary education programs at any correctional facility in the United States. The first group of graduates of the Madison program received their diplomas in a ceremony last October.

University of Southernmost Florida Introduces Associate of Science in Nursing

April 11, 2013

MIAMI, FL - University of Southernmost Florida (USmF) will now offer Associate degrees in Nursing at its brand new Coral Gables campus. This program, which begins May 13 and takes two years to complete, will enable students to function effectively as nurses, to affect positive changes in health and functioning of living systems by applying scientific knowledge and technical skills of disease prevention, health maintenance, rehabilitation, and to pass the licensing examination (NCLEX) administered by the Florida Board of Nursing.

In the Nursing program, through cooperative team efforts, students will be prepared for entry-level nursing positions, demonstrate measures that ensure the safe practice of nursing, show sensitivity to cultural diversity and practice and promote health habits that contribute to total wellness and high-quality life styles. The Nursing program will initially be exclusively offered at USmF's Coral Gables campus, and students can choose from classes in the day or evening.

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Upcoming Events
April 2013

17- The 10th Annual Best Practices and Great Ideas Conference, Hollywood, FL 

21- NASASPS - National Assoc. of State Admin. & Supervisors of Private Schools Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA

30- FAME Annual Financial Aid Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL 

May 2013

03-Florida Board of Nursing -Annual Long Range Policy Planning Meeting, Jacksonville, FL 

04- AACS- American Association of Cosmetology Schools Springs Operations Conference, Las Vegas, NV

14- The Commission for Independent Education, Lake Mary, FL 

15- FAPSC Committee | Board of Directors Meeting, Casselberry, FL 

Please visit our events calendar frequently as events are added daily.

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