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FAPSC Board of Directors
Wayne Slater, President
Janis Schoonmaker, President Elect
William Polmear, Immediate Past President
Dean Bartness, Treasurer
Arthur Benjamin, Secretary
Richard Covington, Jr.
We asked you to share your legislative visits with us in last month's E-Flash. A huge thank you to those who shared the following:
On June 15, 2011 Lincoln Technical Institute, Fern Park Campus hosted the office of the Florida House of Representatives for Representative Scott Plakon, District 37. Brent Riggle, Legislative Assistant to Representative Scott Plakon and Jennifer Marquez, District Secretary met with Justin Berkowitz, Executive Director, Gabrielle Hawkins, Director of Education, and Ron Lewis, Director of Admissions. During our one hour meeting we toured the campus and met with faculty and staff and talked about our student outcomes and what Lincoln Technical Institute is doing to make an impact in Central Florida.
Brent Riggle, Legislative Assistant to Representative Scott Plakon, said “I am very impressed with Lincoln Technical Institutes student outcomes and what the campus is doing to make a difference in Central Florida” and “I am looking forward in working with Lincoln Technical Institute in the future”.
During the tour our guests met with students and faculty and learned about the different programs and were very impressed with our simulation labs and classrooms.
At the end of the meeting, we made arrangements for Representative Plakon to join our campus for our ribbon cutting ceremony with our new building remodel in July 2011.
Justin Berkowitz, Campus Director, Lincoln Technical Institute, Fern Park
DeVry University Orlando campus hosted Representative Plakon and Senator Siplin and his wife. Both were very gracious with their time, spending an hour with faculty, staff and students; touring the campus and finding out more about who we are and what we do.
Great to see so many of our institutions actively involved in telling their story!
Steve Brown, Presidet DeVry University, Orlando Campus
Jon Moyle and Marshall M. Criser, III, Co chairs of the Higher Education Coordinating Council will meet by conference call on July 11, 2011. The conference call meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
The meeting is a follow up to the conference call held on June 27, and the purpose is to continue discussing the agenda for the upcoming Council meeting to be held on July 14, 2011 in Tallahassee.
DATE: July 11, 2011
TIME: 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
CALL IN NUMBER: 888-808-6959; code 3210516
The seven (7) member Council was established to identify unmet needs and to facilitate solutions to disputes regarding the creation of new degree programs and the establishment of new institutes, campuses, or centers. The purpose of the Council is to make recommendations to the Legislature, the State Board of Education, and the Board of Governors, State University System of Florida.
The Board of Governors is the constitutional body created by voters in 2002 to guide the State University System of Florida.
Have you forgotten to register to play in FAPSC 3rd Annual Jay Lambeth Memoral Golf Tournament? Go ahead and treat yourself, staff, customer, co-worker or boss to a round of golf. You deserve it! The Fairmont Turnberry Isle legendary golf course has recently received a $150 million renovation. This course features a 64-foot waterfall - the largest in the state- and is surrounded by colorful indigenous flora and tropical trees.
Tournament Information: Price per Player: $175
Price per Foursome: $675
Price Includes: Green fees, cart fees, practice area privileges, beverage cart and awards luncheon
Here are just 2 of the 27+ good reasons to attend FAPSC Annual Administrator Conference (August 3 – 4):
Career Colleges Go to Washington: How We Got Here . . . Diane Auer Jones, VP for External and Regulatory Affairs, Career Education Corporation, and Former US DOE Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education
In this session, the speaker will discuss how Washington policy makers view higher education and the role that institutions of higher education as well as education “thinkers” play in the larger political arena. She will also provide an insider’s perspective on the real story behind the current flurry of regulations, investigations, hearings and reports and will share her thoughts about how we can keep the focus on students and learning amidst the various policy and media distractions we face today.
Where Do We Go From Here? The Importance of Changing Your Culture
Dr. Jean Norris and Vince Norton, Managing Partners, Norton Norris, Inc.
In the wake of the most significant attacks in history on the career college sector and in preparation for implementation of the Program Integrity Regulations, a cultural shift is essential. This change will be evident in how we do business in every aspect of operations. But how do we begin? Join Dr. Jean Norris and Vince Norton as they share a model for moving forward informed by their dissection of the GAO report, thousands of mystery shops and over 53 years working in the education industry. Learn how your organization can make the shift from reactive damage control to proactive reputation management by updating your admissions training, hiring the right people, and putting the right systems in place.
2 amazing administrator keynote sessions that will guide, prepare, and enlighten you
+ 25 other breakout sessions covering an array of everything your campus needs to know to continue the drive to student success = Too good to pass up!
Register NOW! Early registration rates extended thru Wednesday, July 6!
Want to know why your faculty should attend the FAPSC Faculty Conference (August 5)?
Because Student Success Starts in the Classroom!
Faculty will have a variety of training opportunities available to help them steer students into their successful futures.
Everything from online learning and grading to tough topics like how to develop student self-efficacy will be discussed. This instructors' conference has something for everyone! Faculty will leave equipped with learning tools, tried-and-true classroom activities that will actively engage students’ minds and teaching tactics that create “employees of choice."
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Several career college administrators and presidents got a taste of what it’s like to speak to the media recently at the FAPSC media training workshop in Orlando.
The training dropped the veil of mystery surrounding media interviews and allowed participants to master a 30-second delivery of FAPSC messaging.
Participants received on-camera coaching from Otis Wragg and Jamie Floer, APR, of Wragg & Casas Public Relations. Full Sail University provided the space and audio-visual equipment for the morning and afternoon workshops.
The high-definition TV playback left no stones unturned. Participants immediately detected ways to improve their techniques: “Smiling is OK even when it’s serious.” “Know when to stop talking!” “Practice makes perfect.”
A survey revealed that all participants found the workshops relevant and informative. One participant commented that the training heightened their awareness of how to interact on film. Another said they learned how to react, know what to expect and how to stay in control during an interview.
A Media training workshop will be offered August 4, 2011 at the FAPSC Annual Conference at Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura by invitation only.
Contributed by Melissa Lichtenheld, Senior Account Executive, Wragg & Casas Public Relations, Inc.
The Central Florida Institute (CFI) Success Training Empowerment Program STEP Initiative continues to build momentum as it grows and expands its services and offerings to the community. STEP has completed more than 10 Success Path sessions for students, faculty and staff of CFI. Topics have included Improving Self Confidence, Credit Advising, Banking and Saving, Hiring Tips, Social Networking and Stress Management.
STEP Community Partners have stepped up to the call to action to help build this initiative far beyond initial expectations. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response STEP has filled its calendar for June and July Success Path sessions and will be offering its first community sessions in July. Community Partnerships have been developed with such organizations as Goodwill, Kissimmee Parks and Recreation, Central Florida Employment Council, Christian HELP, Fifth Third Bank and Wachovia Bank just to name a few.
The FAPSC Scholarship committee is now accepting participation agreements from FAPSC member schools and colleges who would like to offer full tuition, $5,000 or $1,000 scholarships in programs of their choice to graduating high school seniors and GED recipients for the 2012 academic school year.
This program is fully funded by the participating institutions. The requirements to participate are as follows:
• The school or college is a current FAPSC member
• Pay a $500 participation fee
• Offer a Full tution, $5,000 or $1,000 scholarship in the program or programs of your choice
As a bonus for participating, you are eligible to receive special advertising rates in Florida Trend's NEXT Magazine™.
To get started visit our website www.FAPSC.orgto download FAPSC 2012 Scholarship Promotional flyer and to complete a participation agreement.
Questions regarding the scholarship program and advertising opportunity? Please contact Wanda Minick at Wanda@FAPSC.org or call (850) 577-3139.
You have heard it before and I will say it again, our sector is changing so we must adapt to deliver what we are promising our students.
That is why FAPSC is establishing a mentor program to assist our member schools/colleges with challenges they face on a daily basis in running their institutions. This program will allow them to tap into the knowledge of their more experienced peers who can guide and advise them and also help develop less-experienced employees.
The areas of focus FAPSC is seeking mentors in are as follows: Admissions, Accreditation, CIE Licensure, Curriculum/Instruction, Financial Aid, General School Management, Student Services and Workforce Boards.
FAPSC is seeking mentors to coach and take an active role in contacting mentees, providing resources and assistance, and follow through with their progress.
The time commitment to mentor someone is small compared to the time and energy we all expend trying to resolve negative press or fixing an error.
This course was designed for employees of all roles and levels governed by The Commission for Independent Education. The online course focuses on aspects of the Program Integrity Rules which take effect July 01, 2011. This course covers rules and regulations which must be adhered to in order to maintain compliance with both state and federal regulators.
What you can expect to learn from taking this course:
• State requirements related to the new federal regulation
• Guidelines on recruitment and advertising activities
• Integrity best practices
• Requirements related to catalogs, websites, and other publications
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FAPSC is proud to announce that we were able to award 38 scholarships to high school seniors and GED recipients this academic school year thanks to all of the FAPSC member schools that participated in our 2011 scholarship program. For view a complete listing of award recipients click here.
Sabina Bradley with Daytona College gave birth to a 7lb., 11oz, 21 inches long baby boy last week. Mother and baby are doing fine. They named him Mason Johan Bradley. Congratulations to Sabina and the entire Bradley family!