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AAACE Newsletter - December 2016
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AAACE Newsletter

The Newsletter of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education

December 2016

Table of Contents
  1. Letter from the President
    In 2004, at my very first AAACE conference in Louisville, I was approached about working with graduate students to look for ways to better include students in the annual conference.  Since that early involvement, AAACE has been my professional home. Read More.

  2. Reflections from the Past-President
    Just a few short weeks ago, I was finishing up my last few days as AAACE president. My term ended with the passing of a gavel to Dr. Steven Frye, at our annual conference in Albuquerque. Read more.

  3. 2016 Conference Reflection
    I want to start off with a big word of thanks for the many people who played a part in the success of this year’s conference.  If I tried to name everyone, I know I would leave out many. An event like this is truly a team effort - from registration, to volunteer planning, to vendors, to A/V issues, to posters, to Connection Central, to meals, to… the list just goes on. Read More.

  4. 2017 AAACE Conference
    Save the date for the 66th Annual AAACE Conference to be held October 31 - November 3, 2017 at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. The theme for the 2017 conference is “Adult Education: One Chorus of Many Different Voices". 

  5. Awards Presented
    AAACE confers several categories of awards to recognize and honor exemplemary contributions to adults 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 awards nominations each spring and consider nominating outstanding people and programs for the awards. Read More.

  6. Meet Our Members
    Dr. Leslie Cordie was presented the AAACE President's Appreciation Award at the 65th Annual AAACE Conference in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Cordie currently serves on the Board for AAACE (American Association of Adult and Continuing Education) and also served as the Proposal Chair for the 65th Annual AAACE Conference. Read More.

  7. Partnerships/Commission of Affiliate Organizations
    It has been an exciting year for AAACE and the strategic initiatives related to partnerships! As the umbrella organization for adult learning, AAACE has been a guiding force for connecting our diverse practitioners and scholars across the globe. In association with this part of our mission, 8 new or renewed partnerships were developed in 2016! Read More.

  8. Commission for Professors of Adult Education
    Adult education academic programs are built on the shoulders of those who came before those of us currently building and watching over them. As the year draws to a close, we are honoring the legacies of three who are no longer with us. Read More.

  9. Commission for Distance Learning and Technology Connects Members and Friends
    AAACE’s Commission for Distance Learning and Technology (CDLT), with over 200 members, was well represented at AAACE 2016 in Albuquerque! For example, conference activities under the distance and online learning (including technology) strand alone included over 40 concurrent sessions, poster presentations and roundtable discussions. A special “CDLT Director’s Appreciation Award” was given for the first time. Also new for 2016, rebranded “Commission Sponsored Sessions” were offered exclusively at 9:15 am on Wednesday, November 9th. Lastly, “The CDLT News” is seeking stories and articles from AAACE 2016 and beyond for its next blog edition. Read More.

  10. Commission for Community Minority and Non-Formal Education
    The annual AAACE conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico November 7th-11th was a great success. CCMNFE was represented by many presentations in the areas of community and non-formal education, minority and human rights, popular education, religious adult education, and women’s issues, status, and education. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to attend the diverse array of CCMNFE sessions and to meet with many of the members of the CCMNFE commission during the conference. Read More.

  11. Graduate Student Commission
    Greetings Members of the Graduate Student Commission: Yes, you read it correctly. The Graduate Student SIG is now the Graduate Student Commission (GSC). As the director of the GSC, I want to extend my gratitude. I am humbled and honored to serve the graduate student-member constituency. As the director, my responsibility is to act as your voice by bringing forth relevant issues that will help expand as well as create more professional development opportunities beyond the annual conferences. Read More.

  12. AAACE Miltary SIG
    The Military SIG, in conjunction with our colleagues at the American Council on Education, provided an update on ACE credit recommendations for military service members on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Eighteen participants registered for "Supporting Military Students with ACE Credit Recommendations", a one-hour webinar that provided information on the ACE credit review, the Military Guide Online, and the Joint Services Transcript (JST). In addition to information on use of the credit awards nationally, participants were able to share their own work with ACE credit recommendations. For more information or follow-up, please contact Patricia Brewer, Military SIG Co-Chair at Our thanks go to the AAACE support team and ACE for supporting this webinar. Read More.
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