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AAACE Newsletter - May 2016
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AAACE Newsletter

The Newsletter of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education

May 2016
Editor - Kemi Elufiede

Table of Contents
  1. Letter From The President
    It’s amazing how time flies -- whether we want it to or not! It seems my term as president began only a few weeks ago, but instead, I’m almost at the halfway point! I consider serving in any leadership role for our association, a distinct honor. That brings me to the focus of this article: the opportunity to serve. Read More.

  2. AAACE in Action
    AAACE in Action was launched at the November, 2015 AAACE conference. We are inviting all AAACE members and new participants to AAACE to join us in this social justice movement within AAACE that is engaging in organization-wide discussions about social justice. Read More.

  3. AAACE Diversity Task Force
    Welcome to the new AAACE Diversity Task Force. This begun at the 2016 AAACE Conference. The main goal to heighten the awareness of our membership about the wide diversity of our membership and the diversity of the people we serve through adult education in order to increase the inclusiveness of AAACE. Read More.

  4. Awards, Elections, and Transitions
    AAACE confers several categories of awards to recognize and honor exemplary contributions to adult continuing education. The awards are a highly visible component of the association's statement about standards of excellence in the field, recognition of individual and team efforts for leadership, service, knowledge, learners and practice in the field. Read More.

  5. Commission for Professors of Adult Education
    Higher Education institutions in general and Adult and Continuing Education in particular are experiencing extraordinary changes that require diligence, planning and flexibility to remain viable. Because adult education degree program are located within higher education institutions, the viability of these institutions have direct consequences for the adult education programs and departments within them. Read More.

  6. Making New Connections - Special Interest Groups
    One of the most frequent comments we hear is how much AAACE members enjoy the networking that happens at our annual conference. Wouldn’t it be great to extend those connections throughout the year? The good news is that the updated AAACE website offers a multitude of ways to do just that. Read More.

  7. CDLT Skill Development: Webinars, Blogs and Volunteer Opps
    As one of AAACE’s newest of eight commissions, the Commission for Distance Learning and Technology (CDLT) provides members and friends with opportunities to share best practices for research on how adults are learning in networked and other technological learning environments. Read More.

  8. Picking up the Gauntlet for Professional Development
    It is time to have a serious conversation with colleagues around the nation about the type of profession we want adult education to be. The attributes and skills we think characterize an effective adult education and literacy teacher, and the role we believe professional development should have in our efforts to improve the profession and affect outcomes for our students. Read More.

  9. 2016 Conference
    Planning and preparations for the 2016 AAACE Annual Conference are going strong. The conference venue is the Downtown Hyatt in Albuquerque; a picturesque city nestled at the feet of the Sandia Mountains. You might know Albuquerque as the past setting for AMC’s “Breaking Bad” TV series, but New Mexico’s biggest city earned praise this year as one of the country’s most “digital” cities. Read More.

  10. ICACE Invitation to Propose Authoring an Article by AAACE Members
    The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), at their annual conference general session on November 19, 2015 launched an International Compendium of Adult and Continuing Education (ICACE). The purpose of this 500 page print and eEdition hybrid publication in conjunction with Stylus Publishing is scheduled for release in late 2017, to map the knowledge base of the field. Read More.

  11. Expanded Member Benefit
    AAACE is conducting a one-year pilot to determine membership interest in being able to join three commissions. Read More.

  12. AAACE Needs Your Opinion
    AAACE is asking all members to provide valuable feedback with the following member survey by Friday, May 20:

  13. Participatory Lifelong Learning at the AAACE Conference
    This year, the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) is partnering with VALUEUSA ( to highlight initiatives that involve adult learners in the development and governance of their programs. VALUE refers to these opportunities as “participatory lifelong learning.” Read More.

  14. Upcoming Dates
    To view upcoming dates, click here.