Dear ACHE Colleagues,
What an incredible experience at the 2017 annual conference in Portland, Oregon, and a job well done by Past-President Clare Roby and her planning committee! What a wonderful opportunity for professional development, fellowship and fun! Thanks to all of you who contributed to the conference. As an organization with volunteer leadership, board and committees, the time, commitment and dedication of our membership shines through in our conferences and professional development opportunities.
As the fall semester and 2017 conclude, we have the opportunity to take stock of our current work and look ahead toward the opportunities and obstacles that we face locally, and higher education faces nationally.
As such, you are likely well aware of current federal tax reform package (H.R. 1 (115)), a version of which the House has already passed and Senate will vote on during the coming days. As this package currently stands, it has an adverse effect on the post-secondary populations that many of us support. Under the current plan, graduate assistantships (tuition waivers) will be taxed as regular income, making graduate education an unaffordable prospect for many of our students. Interest on student loans will no longer be tax deductible under the proposed legislation.
Access and affordability in post-secondary education are at risk in the current legislation. I encourage you to call and email your representatives to articulate the potential impact of these changes. It is a turbulent time rife with reform that impacts higher education, with the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act looming as well. As an organization, ACHE must provide the voice for those who seek mobility through affordable education options.
I look forward to the year ahead, especially seeing you at the regional meetings in the coming months. Feel free to reach out with questions, concerns and comments anytime.
ACHE President, 2018
As ACHE President, it is my pleasure to welcome
three new Directors at Large to the Board and
one new member of the Executive Committee.
It is also my pleasure to introduce the Executive Committee
officers who are in new positions.
Eloy Chavez, Amy Jordan, and Marc Wilson join the Directors at Large.
Amy Johnson, formerly a Director at Large, joins the Executive Committee as Vice President, while Bill Boozang, Dorothy Williams, and Clare Roby obtain new offices.
Immediate Past President
Executive Vice President
Please join me and all of us on the ACHE Board in welcoming our colleagues!
William Boozang, Ed.D.
Boston College Certificate Programs & Corporate Outreach
Kerri White, Ed.D. recently joined the ACHE Home Office Team at the University of Oklahoma (OU) where she manages ACHE’s social media, and writes and edits much of the content for ACHE’s three weekly online newsletters:
Kerri is an ACHE Emerging Leader Institute graduate and brings a uniquely intelligent, curious, and fun attitude to her work, which is reflected in her writing.
Kerri’s primary role at OU Outreach is Arkansas/Louisiana Technical Assistance Coordinator for the South Central Comprehensive Center. In this role, she coordinates and provides strategic planning and capacity building technical assistance to state education agency leaders and staff.
Prior to coming to OU, Kerri served as Assistant State Superintendent at the Oklahoma State Department of Education where she focused on Educator Effectiveness. She is a former secondary mathematics teacher and curriculum designer. Kerri’s passion is improving the lives of students through adult professional learning, systems improvement, and policy implementation.
Invitation to ACHE Members and Regional Chairs
To ensure that future ACHE communications meet the needs of its members, Kerri invites Members and Regional Chairs to contribute in two ways: (1) submit feature ideas for future newsletters and (2) actively check in and post on ACHE’s social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn).
Newsletter Feature Ideas:
Send submissions, ideas, and questions to email@example.com. Because the three newsletters have different topics of focus, your submission could appear in any of the three.
Social Media Engagement Ideas:
Please help us welcome Dr. Kerri White to the ACHE Home Office Team as she brings her tremendous experience and talent to the organization as we focus on an exciting year of professional learning and networking.
Belinda Biscoe, Ph.D., Vice President
University of Oklahoma Outreach and College of Continuing Education
ACHE Executive Vice President
Thank you to everyone who attended
the 79th Annual ACHE Conference & Meeting
in Portland, Oregon this week!
Take a peek at a few special moments from the conference experience, and start imagining yourself at the 2018 ACHE Conference and Meeting next year.
We are tying up the final details and
rolling out the red carpet to meet you at
the 79th Annual ACHE Conference & Meeting
in Portland, Oregon next week!
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Congratulations to the winners of the
ACHE 2017 Scholarships!
These winners will be honored during
the Annual Awards Luncheon at
the 79th Annual ACHE Conference & Meeting
in Portland, Oregon later this month.
Kathie Nicoletti, University of OklahomaACHE’s 2017 Memorial Staff Scholarship
Laura Parker, University of Oklahoma
ACHE's 2017 Graduate Student Conference Grant
Maria Cherjovsky, University of Central Florida
ACHE's 2017 Wayne Whelan Scholarship
Learn more about or donate to these scholarships.
We can hardly contain our excitement about who all is coming to
the 79th Annual ACHE Conference & Meeting in Portland, Oregon later this month!
Don't see your institution's logo below? Maybe that's because you haven't registered yet. Don't let your institution miss out on the incredible professional learning, networking, and though-provoking discussion that will occur October 23-25 at #ACHEimagine.
Register now! Early Bird Registration Discount ends today (October 6, 2017).
FACES OF ACHE:
A Panel Discussion on Diversity and Inclusiveness
79th Annual ACHE Conference & Meeting
Continuing education continues to expand into the aggressive recruitment of underserved student populations, by way of community college articulation agreements and grant-supported initiatives focused specifically on the recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations in STEM. But as the challenge continues to boost enrollments and retain these students – and in light of pending changes to the Delayed Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program – there is less time to focus on diversity and inclusion programming and strategies that help not only with student satisfaction and retention, but also of those diverse faculty and staff who support them. The panel will share their insights into such topics as recruitment of diverse faculty and staff, mentorship, research projects with diverse faculty and students, and innovative engagement.
Join the conversation about diversity and inclusiveness in continuing higher education at #ACHEimagine!
October 23-25, 2017
Early Bird Registration Discount Extended
Register by Friday, October 6 to receive the early bird discount, which was extended to honor those affected by severe storms in recent weeks.
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The 79th Annual ACHE Conference & Meeting
October 23-25, 2017
Imagine yourself in Portland, Oregon, participating in a thought-provoking professional development conference! You’ll learn, you’ll network, and you’ll be reminded of why we are so committed to continuing higher education. And what better location to be refreshed and recharged than the great Pacific Northwest and the amazing city of Portland!
With centralized access to some of the best entertainment and relaxation activities in Portland, the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland in the Lloyd District is eager to host #ACHEimagine.
Taking a stroll through Washington Park, home to the International Rose Test Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon Zoo, and Portland Children's Museum
Enjoying a hike, drive, or bike ride through Forest Park
Touring the Pittock Mansion, Portland Art Museum, and Oregon Museum of Science and History
Exploring the entire city on Segway, MAX Light Rail, riverboat, or stretch limousine
Renting a bicycle to explore Downtown, the Pearl District, or Kings Heights
Tasting the delicacies of the Northwest, including wines, craft beers, pastries, and fine foods
Or, of course, come early and join us on the ACHE Waterfall Hiking Tour on October 22 (separate registration required)
Register today to attend #ACHEimagine for your opportunity to learn, network, and explore the city!
Announcing the ACHE 2017 Award Winners!
ACHE is pleased to announce the 2017 Award Winners!
Awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 24 during the 79th ACHE Annual Conference & Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Register to attend #ACHEimagine for your opportunity to meet these amazing educators!
Derek Bardell, Delgado Community College
Rising Star Awards
Megan Veach, University of West Florida
Danielle Schukoske, Florida Institute of Technology
Ashley Nietfeld, Kansas State University
Creative Use of Technology CREDIT Program
Using an ePortfolio in an Adult Degree Completion Program, Middle Tennessee State University
Creative Use of Technology NON-CREDIT Program
Orientation On-Demand: Focused Mini-Guides in Video Format for Adult Students, Neumann University
Distinguished CREDIT Programs
The Military Transition Program, Drexel University
Choctaw University Leadership Symposium, Choctaw University
Distinguished NON-CREDIT Program
Rural Grocery Summit, Kansas State University
Crystal Marketing Award
Applied Behavior Analysis Audience Engagement Campaign, University of West Florida
Outstanding Services to Underserved Populations
Integrated Language Skills / Non-Credit, Kansas State University
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