What are commissions?
Commissions provide an opportunity for community college employees with similar job responsibilities to enhance their professional skills and knowledge and to network, share, and recognize exemplary practices with colleagues from around the state. Each commission has its own elected Board of Directors and bylaws for organizational purposes, to plan commission activities, and support the overall mission and purposes of AFC. The Chair of each commission serves on the Association's Board of Directors. Commissions usually meet at least twice a year to provide programs of interest to commission members and to recognize colleagues and programs of an exemplary nature. The commissions provide the primary vehicle for the Association to fulfill its mission of discussing and improving matters in college educational programs, curriculum development, innovative administrative and instructional procedures, and the general professional environment of the state's 28 community and state colleges.
2013 Vice President for Commissions:
St. Johns River State College
2990 College Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32084
2013 Vice President-Elect for Commissions:
Miami Dade College West
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
||Represents the interests of administrative and business affairs staff.
|Adult and Continuing Education
||Involves all interested personnel in the development, promotion, and facilitation A&CE.
|Career and Professional Employees
||Promotes professional growth and exchange of information amongst the career and professional (non-administrative, non-faculty) employees.
|Communications and Marketing
||Promotes professional growth and development amongst commission members.
||Provides leadership, advice, counsel and opportunity for professional development on EA/EO matters.
||Promotes the interests and issues of community college’s facilities planning and institutional services and to provide to its membership a collaborative environment for sharing ideas, experiences and successes in order to promote best practices and professional development within the multiple disciplines associated with the construction and management of our college’s facilities.
||Promotes quality leadership and professional service and seek solutions on matters relating to faculty.
||Promotes legislative awareness, professional development, and recognition of best practices in all areas relating to healthcare education.
|Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Professional Development
||Improves institutional effectiveness, planning, and research.
||Provides for the participation of the faculty members, administrators, and other concerned personnel in all areas relating to curriculum.
||Represents the interests of Learning Resources personnel.
|Occupational and Workforce Education
||Represents the interest of Occupational and Workforce Education personnel.
||Represents the interests of Florida College System retirees.
||Provides an avenue to address the education, training and economic issues that are unique to rural communities; thus developing a much needed advocacy group, provide a network to share exemplary practices, possible solutions and provide a professional network for faculty, staff and administrators, and to deliver the same quality academic programming, engaging curriculum, enrollment increases, and strive toward sustainability just as large campuses and often times with less resources.
||Involves members of the Student Affairs offices in carrying out the goals and objectives of the Student Personnel philosophy.
||Represents the interests of Florida's community and state college personnel whose job interests include technology related activities or issues. The Technology Commission strives to enhance student learning, improve institutional effectiveness and promote effective participation in all aspects of technology management, planning, information sharing, eLearning and innovation.
||Promotes an understanding of the Florida College System amongst trustees and serve in liaison capacity to local and State offices and agencies.
For more information visit: http://www.myafchome.org/commissions