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AAACE Newsletter - December 2015
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AAACE Newsletter

The Newsletter of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education

December 2015

Table of Contents
  1. Letter From The President
    There are three very important items for me to cover in this article:  My goals as the 2015-2016 AAACE president; appreciation for members, who provided support for the 2015 conference; and increasing the value, visibility, and viability of AAACE and its membership. Read More.

  2. Reflections from the Past-President
    This past year I had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of serving as the AAACE president. A few of our achievements from the past months include beginning to create partnerships with other associations, hosting the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame at our annual conference, and transitioning to a new management structure by bringing on a team of AAACE staff from Nardone Consulting Group. Read More.

  3. 2016 Conference
    Save the date for our 65th AAACE Annual Conference, November 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Following a great tradition, the Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) will host a pre-conference on November 6-8, and the Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) co-conference will be held November 10-11. Read More.

  4. AAACE in Action
    The AAACE in Action Project was initiated at the annual AAACE conference in Oklahoma City in November. Its goal is to facilitate advocacy by AAACE members to work for social justice by means of adult education. The Popular Education, Sustainability and Environmental Adult Education, and Minority Education SIGS and the Commission for Community, Minority, and Non-formal Education planned and coordinated the first session with many AAACE attendees brainstorming about issues and ideas for action. Read More.

  5. 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. Watch for the call for award nominations each spring and consider nominating outstanding people and programs for the awards. Watch also for the call for nominations for elections to the board of directors and consider whether you or a colleague might want to assume one of these leadership roles. Visit for more information on the awards and election processes and AAACE's newly elected members of the Board of Directors. Read More.

  6. Oklahoma City in the Rear View Mirror - 2015 Conference Recap
    The 64th Annual AAACE Conference is now history, and what a conference it was!  Over 350 adult educators from around the world gathered at the Oklahoma City Convention Center from November 17-20 for the conference, which featured a great variety of keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, roundtable discussions, poster sessions, and opportunities for networking and fellowship.   The conference theme, Evolutions and Revolutions in Adult Learning, was evident in many different activities held throughout the week. Read More.

  7. 64th Annual Conference Poster Session Winners
    The 64th Annual Conference Poster Session Awards were made on Friday, November 20, 2015. Read More.

  8. Commission for Professors of Adult Education
    On November 19 and 20, 2015, the Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE), held its annual meeting in conjunction with the AAACE national conference. Organized to support graduate professional adult education, the CPAE was established in 1959 as a division of the AAACE. For over 55 years this organization has played a pivotal role in supporting the efforts of professors and academic programs to discover, promote and enhance the roles and functions of adult education amid periods of relative stability and tumultuous change. Read More.

  9. Call for Articles and Announcements for CDLT News: Deadlines 1/7/16 & 7/31/16
    The Commission for Distance Learning and Technology (CDLT) hosted a "featured session" at the 2015 AAACE Conference in Oklahoma City titled, "The Power, Peril and Promise of Social Media and Technologies for Adult Education in the Information Age." Over 70 attendees participated in this interactive session, which included a brief history of social media, pitfalls to avoid, and detailed strategies for cultivating successful online communities of practice in today’s information age. Presenters for this and over 20 other technology and distance education-related sessions have been invited to submit brief articles for upcoming editions of The CDLT News. Information regarding two upcoming CDLT webinars on creating a research and publication agenda will also be featured. Read More.

  10. Commission for Program Managers
    The focus of CPM is to provide information and developmental training for adult and continuing education program managers. I am currently seeking members to form a CPM Leadership Team.
    Read More.

  11. Commission for Workforce and Professional Development
    The Commission for Workforce and Professional Development met at the annual conference in Oklahoma City.  There were numerous excellent papers and plenary sessions related to CWPD. Read More.