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Community College Futures Assembly: Celebrating 21 Years of Making a Difference in Higher Education




January 24 & 25, 2015

Hilton Downtown Disney, Orlando FL

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A gathering of higher education officials from the national, state and institution levels with an interest in facilitating the reverse transfer of credits back to associate degree granting institutions to facilitate greater numbers of students attaining a higher education credential.

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2015 Community College FUTURES Assembly

January 24-27, 2015

Hilton Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

Celebrating 21 years of recognizing outstanding Bellwether Award winning programs

Bellwether Finalists Announced! 


2015 Futures Assembly Opening General Session Announcement


The 2015 Community College Futures Assembly is fortunate to have Ms. Joanna Barsh, Director Emeritus at McKinsey & Company, as our keynote presenter. Joanna is also the best-selling author of How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership. As part of the Opening General Session, we will be providing a complimentary copy of Ms. Joanna Barsh’s new book, Centered Leadership: Leading with Purpose, Clarity, and Impact.

 In Partnership with the Community College Futures Assembly



Dr. Dale Campbell and Dr. Tina O’Daniels on Upcoming National Policy Summit and the Futures Assembly

Podcast  (13 minutes)

Leaders Who Have Solved Critical Challenges Facing their Institutions to be Recognized at Community College Futures Assembly

Glimpses from Last Year

Community College Futures Assembly Video


Bellwether Awards

The Bellwether Awards annually recognize outstanding and innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future. Thirty outstanding colleges will be selected to present their innovative practices at the 2015 Community College Futures Assembly in January. From each of the three categories below, one college will be selected to win the prestigious Bellwether Award.  The application deadline is November 1, 2014.

Submit your innovative proposals in the following three categories:

1) Instructional Programs & Services
2) Planning, Governance, & Finance
3) Workforce Development

Application Criteria

  1. Identify the issue or challenge that this leading edge program or activity was designed to address.
  2. Describe the process, timeline, participants, and resources required to implement the program or activity.
  3. Specify the results and/or impact.
  4. Elaborate on lesson learned for colleges considering a replication of this initiative.

Questions?  Please read the Bellwether F.A.Q. at http://education.ufl.edu/futures/faq/ or send an email to futures@coe.ufl.edu.

If you are not the program director and would like to nominate a program please send an email with the college name, program name, and contact email to futures@coe.ufl.edu. We look forward to receiving your applications and nominations.

The Bellwether Awards are sponsored by:


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2014 Legacy Winner

January, 2014

Cleveland State Community College & Chattanooga State Community College, TN

Do the Math: Solving the Nation’s Math Problems

legacy winner

From Left to Right: J. Noah Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT); Dr. Carl Hite, President, Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, TN; Mrs. Karen Wyrick, Math Department Chair, Cleveland State Community College, TN; Mr. John Squires, Math Department Head, Chattanooga State Community College, TN; Dr. Dale F. Campbell, Professor and Director, Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida.)

Watch this short video of Dr. Carl Hite on Math Education & “Do the Math” to understand how Dr. Hite and his team have revolutionized math education and how they have created a model for student success that can be replicated at community colleges nationwide. More information is available at Pearson.

For Legacy Press Release, Click Legacy Winner Release 2014.

2014 Bellwether Winners

January, 2014

Instructional Programs & Services (IPS): 

Community College of Baltimore County, MD – Who Says Pigs Can’t Fly? A Grassroots Approach to Financial Literacy Education

ips winner

From Left to Right: Dr. Kathryn Birmingham, President, The Research Group and Faculty, Institute of Higher Education; Sonya Caesar, Coordinator of Developmental Education and Program Director of Money Matters @ CCBC, Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; Dr. Dale F. Campbell, Professor and Director, Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida.)

 Planning, Governance & Finance (PGF): 

 Wake Technical Community College, NC – Applied Benchmarking – Exploring and Implementing Best Practices

pgf winner

From Left to Right: O. Morton Congleton, President, Council for Resource Development; Mr. Robert Grove, Associate Vice President, Creativity, Sustainability & College Improvement, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC; Ms. Marla L. Tart, Chief Accounting Officer, Accounting Services, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC; Dr. Dale F. Campbell, Professor and Director, Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida.)

 Workforce Development (WD):

Gateway Community and Technical College, KY – The CITI/Gateway Community and Technical College Partnership: How Employees Become College Graduates

wd winner

From Left to Right: Kirk White, President, National Council of Continuing Education & Training; Ms. Julanne Yauch, Project Analyst for Strategic Business Planning, CITI, Florence, KY; Dr. Angie Taylor, Vice President Workforce Solutions and Innovation, Gateway Community and Technical College, Florence, KY; Dr. Ed Hughes, President, Gateway Community and Technical College, Florence, KY; Dr. Dale F. Campbell, Professor and Director, Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida.)

For Bellwether Winners Press Release, Please click 2014 Futures Press Release.