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The mission of the Student Development Commission is to provide professional development and leadership opportunities for student affairs practitioners and others throughout the state who actively encourage students to realize their fullest potential and reach their educational, life and career goals.


WHAT WE DO

Student Development - Through our network we:

AFC SDC Board May 2015

  • Promote student service programs throughout the regions and statewide
  • Share ideas and enhance professional development by offering conferences and workshops
  • Discuss common problems and concerns
  • Gather data and conduct surveys relative to various student service functions
  • Represent the interests of our colleagues at various state meetings
  • Coordinate activities with other commissions
  • Acknowledge outstanding student service practices through Exemplary Practice Awards competition
  • Recognize practitioners who are considered exceptionally effective and active in the local AFC chapter as well as the Student Development Commission through special service awards
  • Provide a means for exchange of ideas and an update about regional activities through the publication of our newsletter, The Network.

Welcome - A Message from the 2020 Chair


Commission Resources

  1. Executive Board
  2. Announcements
  3. Who We Are
  4. Bylaws and Standing Rules
  5. Newsletter
  6. Awards and Recognition
  7. Social Media - Get Connected

2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD

Chair: Chalah Harris, Seminole State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 407-708-2652

Chair-Elect: Woosly Calixte, Broward College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 954-201-7915

Immediate Past Chair: Mikel James, College of Central Florida; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 352-873-5800 ex. 1903

Recording Secretary: Andrea Lee, Santa Fe College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 352-395-5413

Treasurer: Sofia McNeil, Seminole State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 407-708-2870


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Information regarding upcoming conferences, exemplary practice, and special contests will be posted here. Check back throughout the year for updates.


NEW!

2020 SDC Spring Conference Registration Is Now Open!
May 19-21, 2020
Hosted at Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford, FL
Early Registration Cost $99 – until April 10, 2020

Call for Proposals

The AFC Student Development Commission (SDC) invites the submission of engaging and content rich program proposals or panel discussions for our 2020 conference to be held May 19-21, 2020 at Seminole State College of Florida in Sanford, FL. The conference planning committee is seeking submissions from a diverse range of areas. Each session will last 45 minutes (including Q & A) and should focus on sharing best practices and innovative methodologies with other Student Affairs/Services practitioners, faculty, and staff from around the state. Your abstract should not exceed 60 words and should be suitable for publication in the program book. Presenting at the Student Development Conference provides an opportunity to build your professional network, as well as learn, reflect, and engage with colleagues.

Program Proposal Guidelines:

1. Proposals must include the following information:
a) Program Title
b) Abstract (60 words max)
c) Intended learning outcomes (please limit to 4)
d) Audio/Visual Needs (projector, screen, etc.)
e) Presenter(s) Contact Information
f) Institution Name(s)
2. All conference presentations will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
3. All presenters must be registered/paid participants in the conference.

Program Proposal Deadline:
Submit a Presentation HERE by April 3, 2020.

Notifications:

After the proposal review process is complete, e-mail notifications will be sent to those who submitted accepted proposals no later than May 8, 2020.


NEWSLETTER

The Student Development Commission Newsletter, The Network, is published electronically four times a year.

SDC 2019 Pre-AFC Conference Newsletter


SDC 2018 Post-AFC Conference Newsletter.


BYLAWS and STANDING RULES

Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Student Development Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws and Standing Rules:

Standing Rules (as of May 2019)

Bylaws (as of May 2019)


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

NEW!

AFC Student Development Commission Awards Nomination Information

Nominations Deadline is April 10, 2020

Submission Form: Click HERE

Note: One form must submitted per nomination category
Information needed to complete a nomination includes: Nominees Name, Address, Email, Phone, and Head-shot. You can upload a nomination letter as well. For additional information please contact: Woosly Calixte, [email protected]

AWARD CATEGORIES:

CAMERON HALL PRACTITIONER AWARD
To recognize and honor a Florida College System student affairs practitioner who has consistently demonstrated the highest levels of humanitarianism throughout his or her career.

DR. CHARLES R. DASSANCE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT ADVANCEMENT AWARD
To honor individuals who have contributed outstanding service to the advancement of Student Development.

DR. DEBRA J. HAY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
To recognize a student affairs practitioner who is considered exceptionally effective and active in the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Student Development Commission.

FACULTY CONNECTION AWARD
To honor a Florida College System faculty member who has contributed to the work of student development activities on his or her campus.

STUDENT LEADER CONNECTION AWARD
To honor a student who has contributed to the work of student development activities on his or her campus.


2019 Award Winners

Cameron Hall Practitioner Award: Jackie Beard, Florida Southwestern State College
Dr. Charles R. Dassance Student Development Advancement Award: Jewell Threatts, Tallahassee Community College
Student Leader Connection Award: Anas Al-Humiari, Tallahassee Community College


Exemplary Practice Award - 2019 Finalists/Winner

Broward CollegeStudent Life Leadership Retreat (Winner)
Lake Sumter State College - Employer Exploration Program Project
Seminole State CollegeFull Spectrum Project 


2017 AWARD WINNERS

Cameron Hall Practitioner Award:  June Gibson, NWF State College
Dr. Charles R. Dassance Student Development Advancement Award:  Geraldine Perez, Seminole State College
Student Leader Connection Award:  Tiffanie Hidle, Seminole State College

EXEMPLARY PRACTICE AWARD - 2017 FINALISTS

Indian River State College  - Emerging Leaders Program
St. Petersburg College – Smart Start Orientation
Seminole State College – Presidents and Deans List through Recognition
Gulf Coast State College – Student Development Through Travel


SOCIAL MEDIA - GET CONNECTED

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AFC Connections is our private interactive forum. Within this forum, we have the Student Development Commission Community. Please join the community and connect with us today!

How to Join the Student Development Commission Community:

  1. Visit http://www.myafchome.org and click the login button.
  2. Click on the 'My Profile' link.
  3. Click on 'My Features' and select "Circles" - All Circles.
  4. Scroll down to the student development commission community and select it.
  5. Look to the upper right corner of the page and select 'join circle.'

OR Click on the plug to be taken to the Student Development Commission Community and then log on to the website and then click Join Circle:

If you have an issue logging on to the site, first try clicking on the forgot my username AND the forgot my password links. Forgot my username will send you an email with your correct username. Forgot my password will send you a link to reset your password.

If your email address is not found on file, please send a message to [email protected] and a staff member will contact you.