In This Issue


Must See links!


Mark Your Calendars!

"Workshops &
Flip Flops"

FAPSC 2009 Annual Conference and Expo July 28-31, 2009

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Named 2008 ALIS. Read More

FAPSC Professional Membership

FAPSC offers a 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

William Polmear, President

Wayne Slater, President Elect

Don Slayter, Immediate Past President

Dean Bartness, Secretary

Janis Schoonmaker, Treasurer

Jorge Alfonso
Alex Amor
Mayralisa Arbelo
Arthur Benjamin
Nancy Bradley
Peter Crocitto
Joe Hardiman
Walt Kirby
David Knobel
Al McCloy
Ernesto Perez
Randy Proto
Brian Quirk
Melissa Wade

FAPSC Executive Staff

Kathy Mizereck, Executive Director
Wanda Taylor, Deputy Executive Director/Member Services
Katie Allan, Executive Assistant

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges  

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






























Have you heard? FAPSC Day is February 16-17, 2009

Make plans now to attend FAPSC day in Tallahassee! 

This year's event will begin with a dinner and orientation the evening of February 16th.  Meetings with Legislators will be scheduled on the following day.

FAPSC day is open to all active members of FAPSC.  If you would like to attend please register before February 10th. To register use this link.


Dues Renewals are Underway!

School and associate members should have already received an email regarding dues renewals. Schools were sent an email with an embedded link to renew online.  Associate members were sent invoices directly to their companies primary contact on file with FAPSC.  If you did not receive anything, please contact Wanda Taylor at (850) 577-3139 or

FAPSC is working very diligently to streamline the renewal process.  We appreciate all of your patience as we advance to the future with all of the new technology.

2009 Annual Conference Sponsors

Our conference sponsors are vital to the success of our Annual Conference. They allow us to keep registration and hotel fees low. Pease help us in thanking them for their generosity and continued commitment to FAPSC. Do business with those who support FAPSC and our profession.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to view the remaining 2009 Conference sponsorship opportunities and benefits. If you have questions, please contact Katie Allan at (850) 577-3139 or

Big Kahuna Sponsor




 Beachcomber Sponsor

Waverider Sponsor
Elliott Presley Consulting, LLC

Parasail Partners
McGraw Hill- Career College Division

Thanks to all of  these companies for their
continued support!

FAPSC Scholarship Application Deadline Extended!

There is still plenty of time to promote your school scholarships! FAPSC has extended it's deadline to recieve scholarship applications to March 20th!   I encourage all participating institutions to add the FAPSC scholarship link to your website.

If your high school cooridnator needs additional applications and postcards, please contact Wanda Taylor at (850) 577-3139 or email


FAPSC Award Nomination Forms Now Available Online!

It's that time of year where we seek nomination from FAPSC members to recognize your colleguages and their achievements made by postsecondary institutions, students, faculty and staff.  FAPSC Annual Award recipients are honored during FAPSC Annual Conference, July 2009.  Here is a complete listing of awards:

Admissions Administrator of the Year
Education Administrator of the Year
The Rickie Knobel Financial Aid Administrator of the Year
The Gail Benjamin Students Services Administrator of the Year
Graduate of the Year - Degree Granting Institution
Graduate of the Year - Non-Degree Granting Institution
College/School of the Year

Forms can be downloaded from our homepage or in the member center.  Only members of the association are able to make nominations.

If you have questions about the annual awards, please contact Katie Allan at (850) 577-3139 or

FAPSC February eCourse Now Posted

Student Learning & Assessment in Career Education

Career educators work with students who want to learn specific skills that will lead to fulfilling careers. As career college instructors it is our job to help each student to achieve this goal. Just as you may have a particular style of teaching that you prefer, your students have preferred ways of learning. This course will help you to identify the different learning styles of your students so that you can adjust your instruction to better accommodate them. Good teachers also regularly monitor the effectiveness of their instruction by assessing their students’ learning. This course will examine several aspects of assessment including how to create good tests, how to ask effective questions and how to get your students to actively participate in their learning by asking questions themselves.

This is a facilitated online course providing 4 hours of continuing education credit.

Free Tutorial of the Month

The Case for Formal Training

Training is vital to the successful operation of a career school. Orientation is the first order of business for a new employee and continued training improves employee competence. Superior employee performance yields efficient school operation. Ensuring that employees are well trained is one of the fundamental responsibilities of a manager or supervisor. This tutorial discusses the importance of formal training and offers guidelines for setting up effective training programs for your school personnel.

This is a FREE online tutorial sponsored by FAPSC. 

Other Industry News

Posted are "links" to news relating to our sector that may be of interest to you

Millennials & Neo-Millennials: THE WEBINAR SERIES hosted by FAPSC Associate member EDMap.

Dade Medical College Campus News & Notes, January 2009

FAPSC Region VI Hosts Town Hall Meeting, January 22, 2009

Full Sail University Announces Second Oscar Nomination for Graduate

Dade Medical College Launches “Adopt-a-School” Program, Taps Westland Hialeah Senior High School

Caribbean immigrants flocking to career schools for jobs in health care

P.S. Check the website frequently for the latest information.


Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges
150 South Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Telephone: 850-577-3139, Fax: 850-577-3133