Thursday, September 11, 2014

You're Invited - FASFAA Clock Hour Workshop

FASFAA has extended its invitation to the below workshop to SASFAA.

Registration is now open for the FASFAA Clock Hour Workshop.  This year’s workshop is being held November 19 – 21 at the beautiful Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa, Fort Myers, FL.

If you have questions, please contact Mary Nell Stokes, FASFAA Clock Hour Chair, stokesm@citrus.k12.fl.us, phone 352-726-2430 ext. 4371.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Constitution Day - September 17

Constitution Day is September 17. The Federal Register notes in part, "...educational institutions receiving Federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year." 

More information can be found at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/fund/guid/constitutionday.html and http://www.loc.gov/law/help/commemorative-observations/constitution-day.php

How does your school meet this requirement? Share with your SASFAA colleagues on our Facebook page, or you may e-mail me with ideas.

Jody Darby
Communications and Outreach Chair
SASFAA, 2014-2015

Save the Date - SASFAA's 2014 Leadership Symposium

Are you are interested in obtaining personal and practical skills associated with being a good leader?  If so, we have the event for you!  Save the date! SASFAA's 2014 Leadership Symposium will be held in November! Registration will be open soon.  Space is limited! More detailed information is below.

When:  November 20-22, 2014

Where:  Birmingham, AL - Hyatt Regency

This symposium, utilizing a solid core of faculty with the assistance of an outside speaker, will explore what it takes to be an effective leader as well as the responsibilities that go along with it.  Good leadership requires a certain level of managerial skills. We will explore developing your individual leadership style, as well as highlighting practical applications for planning and goal-setting, building a winning team, and conducting effective meetings.  This will be a very hands-on symposium and will require some reading prior to the actual event, but seating is limited (each state may sponsor two participants and there are 20 additional slots available).

Due to the date of event quickly approaching, we are duplicating this same information to the listserv and to SASFAA's Facebook page. We are trying, however, to reduce duplication as much as possible with most information.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Reaching Generation Hashtag

Reaching Generation Hashtag: Leveraging Social Media to Support Student Success

In the first of our two part social media webinar series, join us as we hear from Dr. Reynol Junco, author of the recently released book, “Engaging Students Through Social Media.” Drawing upon his years of research and data collection regarding student technology use, Dr. Junco will explain how social networks can be used to not only disseminate general institution information, but can also provide a platform for colleges and universities to improve engagement, academic performance, and persistence amongst students.

You will learn about the impact of social media within higher education , role of social media in predictive analytics and relationship between social media and student identity. Participants are able to send questions prior to the webinar via #reytalks and webinars@inceptia.org.

Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. (PT)/1:00 p.m. (MT)/2:00 p.m. (CT)/3:00 p.m. (ET)
Cost: Complimentary
Speakers: Dr. Reynol Junco, Associate Professor of Education and Human Computer Interaction, Iowa State University
Carissa Uhlman, Vice President of Student Success, Inceptia

If you have questions, you may contact Lenny Akins, Inceptia, Lenny Akins, lennya@inceptia.org.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Update from the Board

Dear Members and Friends:

It's hard to believe the summer is almost over and we are gearing up for another exciting school year.

I hope each of you have had time to spend the summer visiting family and friends and taking time to relax and enjoy the blessings we all have been given.

Your 2014-15 Executive Board held our first meeting in August in Memphis, TN--the site of our 2015 Annual Conference.  Below are highlights from the meeting:

·         Ensure that SASFAA remains fiscally sound.
·         Approved Operating Budget for 2014-15 $409,725.00
·         Approved sites for the 2015 & 2016 Transition Meetings: (Trade Winds/St. Pete, FL)
·         All Committee Members were approved! (Thank you for volunteering!)
·         Approved Training Opportunities:  (Information is forthcoming from your Vice President, Marian Dill.)
·         Immediate Past President, Zita Barree, will be seeking nominations for Treasurer, Vice President, and President. (Get involved!  Contact your current state President.)
·         Seeking Nominations for our SASFAA Awards
·         Communications & Outreach: Jody Darby, chair of the committee, encourages all members to send updates from their state they want to share so that he can send out via the SASFAA Nine News!
·         Long Range Planning: Sandy Neel, chair of committee, will be reviewing and creating a blueprint that is filled with specific strategies and tactics designed to meet stated objectives of SASFAA.  She and her committee will work to ensure a bright horizon for the next five years.

As you can see, we are off to a great start!  We are here to serve you!   

The Executive Board will be meeting again in November, so if you have any concerns or suggestions that you would like for us to address, please contact me at nbasford@admin.fsu.edu.

As we head into a very busy season, I wish each of you the very best.  Keeping our theme for the year in our minds will hopefully help each of us to get through the busy months ahead.

Uncovering Our Purpose, Power, and Passion

Take care,