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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

Dean Bartness, President

Linda Weldon, President Elect

Mark Gutmann, Past President

Joe Hardiman, Treasurer

Randy Proto, Secretary

Jorge Alfonso
Gil Bonwitt
Nancy Bradley
Richard Covington, Jr.
Peter Crocitto
Walt Kirby
William Polmear
Jay Ober
Nancy Rodriguez
Mitch Talenfeld
Chris Tilley
Melissa Wade
Claire Walker 

FAPSC Executive Staff

Curtis Austin, Executive Director

Wanda Minick, Deputy Executive Director/Member Services 

Katie Allan, Director of Continuing Education 

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges  

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


FAPSC Legislative Session Summary

Legislative Session wrapped up with increased financial aid in the form of the Florida Student Assistance Grant to eligible private schools and an increase in ABLE grants for those eligible schools. While the legislature allowed these programs to grow, they also increased the reporting responsibilities of these institutions. The Commission on Independent Education will hold a training session at the FAPSC Annual Conference to assist schools in understanding their new responsibilities. You can access the bill which implements the accountability changes at

In addition, schools may wish to familiarize themselves with HB 7029 as it passed the legislature, as it opens the door for online courses outside of the public system to be offered and accepted for credit at state colleges and state universities. This is only in the planning stage, but is a critical first step.
Check the legislation out at

FAPSC has already begun to develop the legislative agenda for next session. Please email any suggestions for issues to be included on the agenda to



July 23 – 5th Annual Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament
July 24 & 25 – Administrator Conference
July 26 – Faculty Conference
Turnberry Isle Miami (Aventura)

Join us at “CAMP FAPSC” this July in Aventura, Florida! We will discuss some of the most critical topics facing our sector, share campus strategies, and celebrate the pioneers of student success. Earn up to 8 CEUs! S’mores and important info will be provided!

Attendee Registration is Underway – Make plans to earn your CEUs with FAPSC this summer at CAMP FAPSC. Early registration rates expire June 21 – don’t delay – register now and get the early-bird savings!

Venue Info:
Turnberry Isle Miami
199999 West Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180
FAPSC Room Rates = $174+ per night! - Room block expires Tuesday, July 2 

2013 Annual Conference Exhibitor Registration – It’s Not Too Late!!!

The exhibit hall is limited in space and last year we sold out - don’t Miss out on this opportunity – booth space is going fast!

Thanks to the following companies who have signed up for CAMP FAPSC Exhibit Hall!
2013 Annual Conference Exhibitors
(updated May 9)
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Ambassador Education Solutions
American Student Financial Group, Inc. (ASFG)
ATI Nursing Education
Campus Management Corp.
Campus Real Estate Solutions
Celsius Marketing Interactive
Cengage Learning
Champion College Services
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Deemer Dana & Froehle LLP
Global Financial Aid Services
Gragg Advertising
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Macmillan Higher Education
Medline Industries
National Association for Health Professionals
National Center for Competency Testing
Oasis Outsourcing, Inc.
Partners Financial Services,Inc.
Placement Verifiers
Southwest Direct
Susan F. Schulz & Associates, Inc., Schools for Sale International, Inc.
TFC Tuition Financing
TG - HigherEDGE Default Aversion Solutions
Tribeca Marketing Group
Turning Technologies
USA Funds
Vision Healthcare
World Web Partners

If your company is missing from this list – then you are missing out!
Make your plans to either exhibit or sponsor at CAMP FAPSC today.

Do your Conference Plans Include a Round of Fun on the Greens?

The 5th Annual Jay Lambeth Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on Tuesday, July 23, at 8:30 a.m. (shotgun start). Come enjoy the Turnberry’s famous Soffer Course (Course Rating: 74.9) and stay for the awards luncheon afterwards. There will be prizes, networking, mulligans and bbq! This is the perfect way to begin your FAPSC Annual Conference experience!

Price per player: $175
Price per Foursome: $675

Tournament Registration will close on Tuesday, July 9.

Sponsorships are also available for this annual event. Click here for more tournament info.  

LearningExpress Annouces New Resources

LearningExpress is happy to announce that they have added new resources in LearningExpress Library on Tuesday, May 7.

New and Updated Online Practice Exams
New practice exams will be available to users preparing for the NCLEX-PN®, ISEE®, and SSAT® Tests. We’ve also updated the Praxis II®: PLT Practice Tests and AP* Biology Practice Exams to meet the latest specifications for these tests. Patrons will also have access to two additional Civil Service Practice Exams.

New eBooks
The inventory of vocational and instructional eBooks has grown with the addition of new test preparation guides for career certification exams, the GED® test, college placement tests, and health field entrance exams.

Please see below for a full list of updates.

New and Updated Online Practice Exams

NCLEX-PN® Practice Exams
• NCLEX-PN® Practice Exam 1
• NCLEX-PN® Practice Exam 2
• NCLEX-PN® Practice Exam 3

AP* Biology Practice Exams
• AP* Biology Practice Exam 1: Section I
• AP* Biology Practice Exam 2: Section II
• AP* Biology Practice Exam 1: Section I
• AP* Biology Practice Exam 2: Section II

Additional Civil Service Practice Exams
• Civil Service Practice Exam 3
• Civil Service Practice Exam 4

ISEE® Practice Tests
• ISEE® Practice Test: Lower Level
• ISEE® Practice Test: Middle Level
• ISEE® Practice Test: Upper Level
SSAT® Practice Test
• SSAT® Upper Level Practice Test

Praxis II® Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Practice Tests
• Praxis II®: PLT Practice Test: Early Childhood (0621 and 5621)
• Praxis II®: PLT Practice Test: Grades K–6 (0622 and 5622)
• Praxis II®: PLT Practice Test: Grades 5–9 (0623 and 5623)
• Praxis II®: PLT Practice Test: Grades 7–12 (0624 and 5624)

New eBooks

Professional Skills
• Civil Service Exams Power Practice
• Firefighter Exam, 5th Edition
• Health Occupations Entrance Exams, 3rd Edition
• Medical Assistant Exam, 2nd Edition

Academic Skills
• GED® Test Flash Review
• College Placement Math Success in 20 Minutes a Day

* AP is a registered trademarks of the College Board. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. ISEE is a registered trademark of the Educational Records Bureau. NCLEX-PN is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. PRAXIS II is a registered trademark of ETS. SSAT is a registered trademark of the Secondary School Admission Test Board. None was involved in the production of, and they do not endorse, this product.

LearningExpress is a free resource to all FAPSC school members. If your campus has not activated their subscription please contact Wanda Minick at (850) 577-3139 or via email to get your tool kit today!

Have you submitted your awards nomination yet?

It’s not too late to recognize those that make a difference at your campus. A total of 15 campuses have participated in this year’s annual awards program – statistically speaking it is likely that your campus is not one of them and they should be! We know there are more of you out there and we want to hear from you - there are many award categories and sub-categories available to share your recommendations of those people that truly go above and beyond.

Submit a Nomination for the 2013 Annual Awards Program.

Awards Categories & Sub-Categories:

- Administration/Management
- Admissions
- Career Services
- Financial Aid (The Rickie Knobel Award)
- Student Services (The Gail Benjamin Award)

- Of a Degree Granting Accredited Institution
- Of a Degree Granting Non-Accredited Institution
- Of a Non-Degree Seeking Accredited Institution
- Of a Non-Degree Seeking Non-Accredited Institution

- From a Degree Granting Institution
- From a Non-Degree Granting Institution

- Accredited Institution
- Non-Accredited Institution

Nomination Incentives Galore!!!
• All nominators will automatically be entered into a prize drawing for a great gift basket (announced during the Administrator Conference Awards Ceremony)
• Administrator and Faculty Award Winners and their Nominators will also each receive a $100 discount on conference registration fees
• The school that submits the most nominations (among all of the categories combined) will receive a FREE Faculty Conference registration

Submit an awards nomination today – there are so many good reasons you should!

APSCU Extends Complimentary Exhibit Hall Access

The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) is hosting its Annual Convention & Exposition in Orlando June 5-7. Because the Convention will be in Florida, APSCU is extending complimentary exhibit hall passes to members of FAPSC. We invite you and your colleagues to come network with other leaders in higher education, shop over 275 exhibitor booths in the exposition, and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception. To take advantage of this complimentary opportunity, simply enter the discount code FL2013 when you register online by May 31st.

In addition to the biggest exhibit hall and networking opportunity in higher education, the APSCU Convention & Exposition has nearly 80 breakout sessions in 11 different educational tracks, plus three informative plenary sessions. Discounted registration rates for the full conference are also available through May 31st. Should you have any questions about the APSCU Convention at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort or need more specifics on registration, please contact or (202) 336-6700.

What’s the Difference between Coaching and Mentoring?

2013 Conference Sponsors

Frontier Sponsor



 Lantern Sponsor


 Campfire  Sponsor

Compass Sponsor

S'More Sponsor


Scout Sponsor

 Fire Fly Sponsors

Ambassador Education Solutions

Bisk Education


Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / Wolters Kluwer Health

Salmon Sims Thomas & Associates PLLC

This article was contributed by Robert Starks Jr., Vice President of Learning Initiatives with MaxKnowledge, Inc.

Most managers have a huge interest in developing their employees' capabilities but many managers struggle identifying the role they should play beyond manager – should they be a coach or a mentor? What’s the difference?

Many people use the words coaching and mentoring interchangeably, but the two functions differ. Coaching focuses on immediate performance problems and learning opportunities, while mentoring emphasizes long-term personal career development. Thus, the role of the coach is to create a specific agenda, identify clear tasks and sub-tasks that address skills and analyze the different ways their coachees can learn them. Coaching also has a direct link to performance appraisal. Often, a manager offers to provide coaching for a direct report after a performance appraisal reveals a correctable problem or the need to develop particular skills essential for advancement.

Mentoring focuses more on the individual and transcends skills alone to more broadly focus on general work life. Mentoring can be more philosophical and focused on attitudes and behaviors rather than on specific skills. Moreover, while a coach is often the supervisor of the person being coached, a mentor is seldom the boss of the person being mentored. Finally, a coach directs the learning and instruction during the coaching process, while the mentored person takes charge of his or her own learning during the mentoring process. Effective coaching generates numerous benefits for individuals and organizations. It can help overcome costly and time-consuming performance problems, strengthen employees’ skills, boost productivity, improve employee engagement and retention, and ultimately, foster a positive work culture.

What’s your coaching style? If you’d like to learn more about your own coaching style and enhance your coaching skills, check out ML118 – Coaching Skills sponsored by Harvard Business Publishing in the FAPSC Online Training Center.

Have You Visited our Member News Section Recently?  
Wardens in the FLDOC Praise New Online Career High School Program from SHCOE for Preparing Inmates for Reentry into Society

May 10, 2013

In February of 2012, the Florida Department of Corrections named Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) as an official provider of online education for inmates in Florida prison facilities. The Florida Department of Corrections Online Campus program went live at the Madison Correctional Institution in April of 2012 and at Ocala’s Lowell Annex Correctional Institution in May of 2012. Enthusiasm on the part of inmates and staff members alike has been evident from the start of the program.

Florida Needs to get Solar Power Serious!

May 07, 2013

The opening of the 2008 legislative session coincided with the Florida Public Service Commission’s (PSC)approval of a “netmetering” rule. This rule promotes the use of solar energy among consumers and creates a more robust solar energy industry in Florida.

Net metering is a type of billing where customers who create their own energy with solar electric systems can send any excess power back to the utility and receive billing credit. Florida’s new net metering regulation allows consumers who install solar electric systems to receive virtually the same dollar amount as the utility for each kilowatt they create.

Under the new rule, when a consumer generates more energy than they consume, a credit will appear in the next billing cycle. Credits will accumulate and continue to offset customer billing for 12 months, after which any remaining credit will be paid to the customer at the utility’s “avoided cost.”

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ABHES is pleased to announce Amy Rowe assumed a newly-created position, Director of Compliance and Reporting, effective May 1, 2013.
Among other responsibilities, Amy serves as staff liaison to the Annual Report Committee and the Standards Review Committee and oversees institutional and programmatic annual reporting. Congratulations Amy, for your continued outstanding service and dedication to ABHES!

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Upcoming Events

May 2013

14- The Commission for Independent Education, Lake Mary, FL - Download agenda

15- FAPSC Committee | Board of Directors Meeting, Casselberry, FL 

June 2013

04- NACE 2013 Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL 

05- APSCU- Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

05- Florida Board of Nursing, Tampa, FL

13- DETC- Accrediting Commission Meeting, TBA 

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

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