E-Flash A FAPSC membership publication March 09, 2009
On Wednesday, March 04, 2009, the Senate Higher Education Committee unanimously passed SB 606 relating to the prepaid college program. The bill travels next to the Senate Higher Education Appropriations Committee. Sponsored by long time FAPSC Champion Sen. Steve Wise, the bill revises provisions relating to the transfer of benefits received from the Florida Prepaid College Program to private and out-of-state colleges and universities and to career centers. This provides students more choices when selecting a college/university. The bill helps our sector by allowing educational institutions that are eligible to particpate in federal student financial aid programs tp participate in the prepaid plan. Currently only SACS and ACICS accredited institutions are eligible. Learn more
FAPSC is aksing all school and professional members to complete our online Member Survey. We want to know how we are doing in meeting your needs. We know how valuable your time is so we made this short and sweet. Click here to get started. You can remain anonymous or if you would like a chance to win a FREE Online class include your name, phone number and email address when you complete the survey. Please remit the survey on or before April 3, 2009.
Dean Bartness, Vice Presdient of Regulatory Compliance, Florida Career College
Favorite book: Death of a Gown-Up by Diana West
Favorite movie: Tombstone
Favorite music or musician: James Hetfield- Metallica
Favorite quote:"He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither."
Someone you admire in the school profession and why? Kimberly J. McWaters, Universal Technical Institute's President/CEO- Her passion and dedication to the education industry. She started as a receptionist in the admissions office at UTI in 1984 and worked her way to the CEO rank.
If you haven't heard the newest insurgency is being on Facebook... and FAPSC has a face! This is a great opportunity to network with other professionals in our sector. Facebook can be a useful tool when keeping in touch is difficult because we're all so busy. We encourage you to join and participate, without you the group will not work. The vision for the group is a place where we can leave messages and ask questions of our colleagues and friends. If you already have a profile set up or desire to create one make sure you choose to participate in our group. Click here to sign up- Join the FAPSC group today!
Workforce Florida, Inc. is pleased to announce the release today of an RFP to designate or re-designate Employ Florida Banner Centers. The RFP is now available to view and download at http://www.workforceflorida.com/rfp/index.htm. It is our intent to broadly disseminate this RFP through Florida’s public and private postsecondary education and training institutions for consideration and competitive proposals. We appreciate your assistance in forwarding this announcement to any contacts you believe may have interest in this RFP.
Workforce Florida, Inc. has been working with a team of industry advisors since last fall to “raise the bar” of this award-winning model for excellence in partnerships with education, as designated by the International Economic Development Council in October 2008. This RFP includes those recommendations and refinements.
The following organizations are eligible to submit proposals:
Florida private career and technical schools that have a current license issued by the Commission on Independent Education; or,
Florida state colleges or community colleges; or,
Florida public universities; or,
Florida private colleges and universities; or,
Florida industry associations or education foundations.
To the extent possible, Workforce Florida, Inc. will adhere to the following timelines:
March 9, 2009: RFP posted
March 16, 2009: Interest Respondents submit letter of intent to submit a proposal to the RFP
March 23, 2009: Deadline for receipt of all questions (via email) regarding the RFP
April 10, 2009: Deadline for receipt of proposals
May 1, 2009: Projected date for awards
Posted are "links" to news relating to our sector that may be of interest to you
U.S. Guidance on Stimulus Education Funds for States
The U.S. Education Department on Saturday published additional guidance about how it plans to distribute more than $50 billion in the coming months to help states stem cuts to education programs. While the guidance offers significantly more detail than has been previously available -- noting, for instance, that in applying for money from the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, states must assure that they will "establish and use pre-K-through-college and career data systems to track progress and foster continuous improvement" -- it still leaves many questions unanswered. Read More
ACICS Press Release: NLNAC Recognition
AIF Daily Legislative Update March 6, 2009
AIF Daily Legislative Update March 4, 2009
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