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2015 Futures Assembly Policy Summit

REVERSE TRANSFER 

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


Celebrating 20 years of making a difference in Higher Education

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Apply for the 2015 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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Announcing the 2014 Legacy Winner

Cleveland State Community College & Chattanooga State Community College, TN

Do the Math: Solving the Nation’s Math Problems

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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.


Announcing the 2014 Bellwether Winners

 

Instructional Programs & Services (IPS): 

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

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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, NCApplied Benchmarking – Exploring and Implementing Best Practices

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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

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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.


2014 General Session Presentation

Dr. Terry O’Banion “The Completion Agenda”

Jack Uldrich “Innovation in Education: Future Trends &The Big AHA”

Sheena Clohessy “How we Built A Digital Literacy Solution”

Peter Gustaf “To Infinity and Beyond”

Check out the 2014 Futures Assembly Program:

 

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Announcing the 2014 Legacy Awards

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The Legacy Award acknowledges outstanding Bellwether winning programs that have illustrated five or more years of successful implementation and replication. Selected through a national panel of expert judges, ten finalists for the coveted Legacy Award (sponsored by the Association of Community College Trustees) will be asked to present their programs at the 2014 Community College Futures Assembly from January 25th-28th in Orlando, Florida. For 20 years, the Community College Futures Assembly has not only been a national policy summit but has also recognized and promoted cutting-edge, trendsetting programs that other colleges might find worthy of replicating. Since 1995, the Assembly, sponsored by the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida, has recognized exemplary and effective programs through the awarding of the coveted Bellwether Award. With over 60 institutions receiving the Bellwether Award and 500 Bellwether finalists, these award winning programs have advanced to further recognition and prestige. Given the Assembly’s focus on program effectiveness, this year in celebration of the Assembly’s 20th anniversary we are looking to once again acknowledge these Bellwether winning programs through the “Legacy Award.” In order to apply for the 20th Anniversary Legacy Award, your program must fit the application criteria below. Then, the please fill out the application listed below:

2014 Legacy application

Please email as an attachment to: futures.assembly@gmail.com

Legacy Award Criteria (Years of Impact)

The Legacy Award criteria consist of programs that have exhibited five years of successful institutional transformation and/or proven program replication. The following criteria outline the specific issues to address in the Legacy Award application:

  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 lessons learned for colleges considering a replication of this initiative.

TOBadCCWcoverTo celebrate the Futures Assembly 20th anniversary and acknowledge the Legacy Award finalist, we are fortunate to have Dr. Terry O’Banion, President Emeritus and Senior League Fellow, League for Innovation in the Community College & Chair of the Graduate Faculty, National American University, as our keynote presenter. As part of the Legacy Award ceremony, we will be providing a complimentary copy of Dr. O’Banion’s new book, Access, Success, and Completion: A Primer for Community College Faculty, Administrators, Staff, and Trustees.

 

 


 

The 2013 Bellwether Winners have been announced!!

After a competitive field of exemplary and innovative programs, the 2013 Community College Futures Assembly is proud to announce this years Bellwether winning institutions:

Instructional Programs & Services:

  • Elgin Community College (Elgin, Illinois) – “One school can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Planning Governance and Finance:

  • Piedmont Technical College (Greenwood, South Carolina) – “LEAN in Higher Education: How it Continues to Change Our Culture.”

Workforce Development:

  • Chattanooga State Community College (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – “The Wacker Institute: Diplomas with Job Offers!”