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FAPSC Professional Membership

FAPSC offers an individual Professional Membership that is open to all employees of a FAPSC school or associate member.  This membership was designed to help keep your entire staff in direct communication with FAPSC.  Download an application today!

FAPSC Board of Directors

Janis Schoonmaker, President

Dean Bartness, President Elect

Wayne Slater,  Immediate Past President

Arthur Benjamin, Treasurer

Linda Weldon, Secretary

Jorge Alfonso
Nancy Bradley
Richard Covington, Jr.
Peter Crocitto
Joe Hardiman
Audrey Kaplan
Walt Kirby
Ernesto Perez
William Polmear
Randy Proto
Don Slayter
Mitch Talenfeld
Melissa Wade
Claire Walker

FAPSC Executive Staff

Kathy Mizereck, Executive Director
Wanda Minick, Deputy Executive Director/Member Services
Katie Allan, Director of Continuing Education 

Debbie Odom, Office Manager/Staff Accountant

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges  

FAPSC provides leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education. 


FAPSC Seeks Your Students Success Stories

FAPSC mission is to “provide leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education." For FAPSC to fulfill this mission statement effectively we need to know about your students' success stories!

Sharing these stories is our best opportunity for protecting our sector and its integrity. FAPSC has made it quite simple for you to share your stories with us.

Use this link to get started.

All submissions will be reviewed by FAPSC and used in promotion of our sector. The story which is deemed the most inspiring will be presented at the FAPSC Annual Conference (July 25, 2012 at the Turnberry Isle Miami in Aventura, Florida) during a special general session.

FAPSC will reward the student and person who submitted the story:

      •  One free hotel room night (each)
      •  Free conference admission

Note: If the student success story you submit is for a 2011/2012 Graduate of your institution, it will automatically be considered for the FAPSC 2012 Graduate of the Year award if the submission is received prior to the 2012 Awards nomination deadline.

What is the FAPSC Graduate of the Year Award?
These awards are presented to one graduate from a FAPSC member institution that completed his/her program of study during the prior calendar year from each type of FAPSC member institution listed below. The Award Committee will review the student's academic achievements, consider any challenges that student may have overcome to obtain the award and review the student's professional achievements. One award will be presented from each of the following school categories:

Graduate of a Degree Granting Institution
Graduate of a Non-Degree Granting Institution

If you have any questions please contact the FAPSC office at (850) 577-3139 or via email Mail@FAPSC.org.

Welcome to FAPSC Newest Members

Please help FAPSC welcome our newest members to the FAPSC family. Solor Source Institute, Largo Green Cross School of Nursing, Miami , DLA Piper, New York; and Learning Express, LLC. These members were voted by the board of directors at the September 20th board meeting held at the Westin Lake Mary.  

FAPSC Day Scheduled for November in Tallahassee

This years FAPSC Day will be part of a double duty day, as the FAPSC board and committee members will meet November 14 from 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and FAPSC Day orientation will begin following the board meeting at the Double Tree hotel in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Legislative visits will be held on Tuesday, November 15th at the Capitol. 

Don't delay registering to attend both of these events! Click here to register.

The Double Tree Hotel has given us a special room rate of $119+ tax per night. Make certain when making your reservations you mention you are attending FAPSC Day to receive this special discounted room rate. Call 1-800-222-8873 or Click here to make your reservations.

Room Block Expires Friday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m. Noon - Book Early!

Guidance for APSCU Members -- The Misrepresentation Rule and Third-Party Vendors

This memo transmits the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (“APSCU”) Student Recruitment Task Force (“Task Force”), Guidance for APSCU Members -- The Misrepresentation Rule and Third-Party Vendors. This guidance document concerns the U.S. Department of Education’s (“ED”) misrepresentation rule, which is one of several requirements for institutional eligibility to participate in title IV programs (“Title IV Programs”) under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (“HEA”), and certain third-party vendors (“Third-Party Vendors”). This guidance document is limited to general explanations of compliance responsibilities and potential liabilities under the misrepresentation rule and general guidance related to advertising and marketing activities.

The APSCU Board of Directors requested that the Task Force develop a guidance document with regard to the regulatory risks that can be posed to members (“Institutions”) by the conduct of third-party vendors retained by Institutions for student recruitment services. The Task Force has developed the attached general guidance to assist Institutions with taking reasonable steps to help to reduce the risks that can be posed by the conduct of Third-Party Vendors, including inquiry (lead) generators, under the misrepresentation rule. (Click here to read the full memo)

Meet your OSFA Outreach Team!

Submitted by: Pete Hernandez, Outreach Representative

The Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) offers free products and services to assist postsecondary institutions in the areas of financial aid and debt management education for students.

OSFA’s Outreach Team serves as a point of contact for students, institutions, and community-based organizations. Valuable information is conveyed through our on-campus presentations, online presentations, Navigating Your Financial Future (NyFF) website, and free print materials.

The Outreach Team consists of eight individuals who collectively have an extensive background in student loan rights and responsibilities, Title IV regulatory requirements, financial literacy, adult education, counseling, public speaking, and marketing.

Each Outreach Representative is assigned to a specific region of Florida and is available to assist your staff and students.

Contact your local Outreach Representative to learn more about how he or she can serve your institution. You may locate your regional Outreach Representative by visiting:


Maximizing Employee and Organizational Performance

Submited by Amir Moghadam writted by Joe Mulvihill | Staff Writer Career College Central

In 2002, Dr. Amir Moghadam, a career education entrepreneur, envisioned a large-scale initiative to increase the bottom line performance of the career college sector. Seeing the ultimate goal as student success, Moghadam determined that maximizing employee and organizational performance was the key to institutional and student success.

This vision would turn out to be an important one for career colleges. Moghadam was determined to develop a working solution to achieve his ambition and concluded
that a comprehensive, results-based, online training enterprise had to be formed to provide an effective employee development solution for the sector. This conclusion
led to the birth of MaxKnowledge.

Many career college campuses are typically characterized by a small student body, a lean operational team and a fast-paced schedule. Even large education companies in the sector consist of small campuses. In these small campus settings, providing employee training in the traditional format can be challenging for administrators. Training session dates and locations, part-time staff and adjunct faculty schedules, travel costs, and time away from work make it difficult for most career college operators to provide adequate face-to-face training for campus personnel. (Click here to read full article)

Being FAPSCified has its Advantages

In last month's E-Flash we ran an article about being "FAPSCified" and wanted to see how many of our school and associate members were utilizing one of their member benefits by displaying the FAPSC logo on their website. Unfortunately, what we discovered was that very few are utilizing the FASPC logo. Thank you to the following members who have logged into the FAPSC website, downloaded our logo and placed on your website.

Allied Health Institute – North Lauderdale
American College of Brazilian Studies - Orlando
American Institute – Margate and Lauderdale Lakes
American Institute – College of Health Professions – Celebration
Future – Tech Institute, Inc. – Miami
Ultimate Medical Academy – Tampa

Campus Real Estate
Knutte and Associates
Lead Advantage, Inc.
National Association for Health Professionals
School Connection, a Product of Education Dynamics
Susan F. Schulz and Associates, Inc./ Schools for Sales International, Inc.

The schools listed will receive a $25 coupon to use through the FAPSC online training center and associate members will receive a free banner ad on the FAPSC website for one month as a thank you for placing our logo on your website.

It’s still not too late for you! The easiest way to download FAPSC member logos is to complete the following steps:
1. Go to www.FAPSC.org
2. Click on the “Membership” tab (underneath photos on homepage)
3. You will be prompt to login with your Username and Password
4. Click on “Members Only” picture
5. School member logo is item 12; Associate member logo is item 13

If you have any issues logging into the website please don't hesitate to contact the FAPSC office at (850) 577-3139 or via email Mail@FAPSC.org.  

Results from Last Month's Membership Feedback Poll 

What types of Social Media do you use daily?
Answer Options Response Percent
Smartphone 33.3%
Facebook 66.7%
LinkedIn 0.0%
Twitter 0.0%

 Facebook wins!  We hope you all sign up to be Friends with FAPSC on Facebook.  Here is a direct link to our page!

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 Have You Visited our Member News Section Recently?

Read about what's happening around the state

Smart Horizons Career Online Education announces the availability of innovative new NexMeeting technology for its Academic Programs

Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) is pleased to announce that an innovative new online tool called NexMeeting is now available for its academic programs. NexMeeting is a component of the NexPort Campus technology that was developed by Advanced Systems Technology, Inc., and Smart Horizons. SHCOE students have already enjoyed the advantages of the NexPort Campus technology, which provides an interactive classroom experience through the use of videos, wikis, customizable Web pages, and threaded discussions.

Looking to the future, Florida Technical College gets involved in the First Strategic plan for Florida

The Florida Chamber Foundation unveiled a first draft of the state’s first-ever strategic plan — a component of Project 2030 — during their recent Forum in Orlando. Representatives from Florida Technical College were in attendance, among some of Florida’s leading CEOs, small business owners and elected leaders.

Dade Medical College to Launch 2nd Annual Go Pink Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Once again this October, Dade Medical College will "Go Pink" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In an effort to increase awareness and preventative care for this disease, the college will be donating 500 mammography screenings to benefit low-income and uninsured women in the community, a private investment of more than $50,000.00.

Dade Medical College Donates $500,000.00 to the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospiral Foundation

Dade Medical College is donating $500,000.00 to the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation, the Hollywood, FL-based Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital's philanthropic arm. College Vice Presidents of Community and Governmental Relations Elizabeth Martinez and Jorge Alvarez presented a check for $100,000.00 on Friday, September 23, 2011, the first of five installments to be provided on a yearly basis through 2015.

Mentor Mentality
Go -Jek motorcycle taxis are zipping through gridlocked streets in Jakarta, Indonesia, thanks to the ingenuity of three young entrepreneurs. Their project so impressed Arthur E. Benjamin that he plans to invest in their company. Benjamin, along with other established entrepreneurs at the U.S. State Department backed Global Entrepreneurship Program in Indonesia this July, also coached the founders on expanding their business plan.

If you would like to be featured here just send an email to Wanda@FAPSC.org to get noticed.

FAPSC Announcements

• Deadline for schools to have a Net Price Calculator that meets HEOA requirements on your website is October 29, 2011!
APSCU Update:  A Weekly Update from the Federal Goverment Relations Staff

Congratulations to Staceyann Sinclair on her promotion to Campus Director at the Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon Campus. Staceyann has distinguished herself in over six years with Rasmussen College; the last 5+ of which she has served as the Director of Admissions at the New Port Richey (formerly Pasco) Campus.  

Prior to joining Rasmussen, Staceyann worked in the Student Life and Admissions departments at Johnson & Wales University; where she also served as an Instructor. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Johnson & Wales; and an M.A. in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. We are very excited that she will now bring her considerable talent, energy, and experience to Tampa/Brandon as the Campus Director.

Congratulations Staceyann!

If you would like to share an announcement, please contact Wanda Minick via email at Wanda@FAPSC.org.

Upcoming Events

October 2011

16- DETC- Distance Education & Training Council Fall Workshop, Nashville, TN

19- AMTA - American Massage Therapy Association National Convention, Portland, OR

26- ACCET- Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ

26- FAPSC Workfoce Committee Meeting, Miami, FL

November 2011

03- COE- Council on Occupational Education Annual Meeting & 40th Anniversary Celebration, Miami Beach, FL

14- AACS- American Association of Cosmetolgoy Schools Annual Convention & Expo, Phoenix, AZ

11- FAPSC Office Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

14- FAPSC Board / Committee Meetings, Tallahassee, FL 

14- 15 FAPSC Day, Tallahassee, FL 

16- The Commission for Independent Education, Howey In the Hills, FL 

24- FAPSC Office Closed in Observance for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Please check our events calendar frequently as events are added daily.

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