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Five Minutes with ACHE

March, 2009
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A Message from the President

Rick OsbornContinuing Higher Education and the President’s Priorities

It didn’t take him long. Before he finished his first 50 days in office, President Barack Obama identified higher education as one of his governing priorities. And although we weren’t specifically named, our continuing higher education community has a major role to play.

In his address to a joint session of Congress last month, the President called for every American to pursue some form of education beyond high school. His goal is to have the world’s highest proportion of college graduates by 2020.  It’s a lofty goal. Currently, the United States ranks 10th, with 39% of 25-34 year olds holding an associate degree or higher.  Our neighbor, Canada, ranks significantly higher. — Read more...

Words From the Home Office

Membership dues deadlines

Institutional: March 1
Professional: March 15
Affiliate: March 15

If you haven’t yet sent in your membership dues for 2009, please do so without delay!  We want to make sure you’re on our distribution list for the Journal of Continuing Higher Education, which will be published in April.

If you have, then welcome to the 2009 membership year!  There are a lot of exciting things in store, to include:

  • the new ACHE Member Community, which will continue to expand and offer ever more opportunities to network and stay in contact with the other members of ACHE
  • the 2009 Annual Meeting and Conference, to be held in Philadelphia, Penn., November 15-18.

Looking for Five Minutes submissions

We’re looking for submissions for the Five Minutes Learning Corner.  Please send us articles on these or other topics of interest to continuing educators:

    • Experiences in marketing a continuing education program
    • The past and present of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • A profile of a unique continuing education program at your institution
    • Experiences as a professor in adult continuing education
    • Article or book reviews
    • Anything else you can think of that might be of interest to the ACHE membership!

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News from the Association

2009 Call for Nominations: Board of Directors and Vice President

ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 10, 2009.

The ACHE Nominations Committee is currently accepting nominations for:

  • Directors-at-Large (three openings) and
  • Vice President.

The Association will present its slate of candidates in the April Five Minutes with ACHE.  In order to submit a nomination, please visit our online form. — Read more...


2009 Annual ACHE Conference & Meeting
Philadelphia 2009  ~  Philadelphia, Penn., November 15-18, 2009

2009 Call for Awards Now Open - Deadline for Submission: April 1, 2009

The next step on the road to ACHE 2009 is the Call for Awards.  One of the most important events of our annual conference and meeting is taking the time to recognize the significant contributions that the members of ACHE make to the world of adult continuing education each year. Please visit the ACHE Awards page for more information on these awards and how to submit the outstanding work someone you know is doing.

Please consider submitting one or more entries for The Crystal Marketing Award - Deadline June 1, 2009

The Crystal Marketing Award recognizes those institutions that achieve significant results from marketing communications tools to support any of their various continuing education programs. The strategic approach, overall quality, and results achieved are important criteria in determining the winner. A first-place award will be presented to the single entry that exemplifies the most creative and outstanding uses of marketing, either of a multi-faceted campaign or a single initiative. A number of honorable mentions may also be cited. Submission guidelines and nomination forms.

Regional News & Reminders

ACHE Great Plains 2009 Spring Conference
The ACHE 2009 Great Plains Region Conference
Collaborations: “Obligations and Opportunities”

ACHE Great Plains held its 2009 regional conference February 12-13 in Norman, Oklahoma.  The Great Plains leadership was excited to host the largest turnout for a Great Plains conference in many years, with over 100 attendees. As part of the conference activities, the Great Plains also sponsored an Exceptional Awards program.   Awards categories and winners included

  • Credit — Connors State College: Child Development Peer Coaching Program
  • Non-credit — East Central University: Arts District of Ada
    Non-credit — Ardmore Higher Education Center: Senior University
  • Conference — Oklahoma Women in Higher Education:  Oklahoma Women In Higher Education Annual Conference

Visit the Great Plains photo album to view pictures from the conference

ACHE Mid Atlantic 2009 Spring Conference
The Woods Resort and Conference Center , Hedgesville, WV
March 29 - March 31, 2009

For the proposal form, registration form, and more information about the location of the conference, see the conference brochure.

ACHE Northeast 2009 Spring Conference
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY
April 24, 2009

The ACHE Northeast spring conference for 2009 is a workshop entitled Administration, Technology, and Unlocking the Barriers to Successful Distance Learning. Please join other adult continuing education administrators and faculty as they discuss this timely topic.
View the conference brochure.

2009 ACHE South Spring ConferenceACHE South Spring 2009 logo - View of a Mississippi river port
Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Louisiana State University
April 27-29, 2009

Please join ACHE South and LACHE in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as they present their 2009 annual conference. The conference, Building Bridges: Exploring the Past, Discovering the Future of Continuing Education, will be held April 27-29 at the historic Hilton Capitol Center in downtown Baton Rouge. Conference information

2009 ACHE West Regional Conference
Via the Internet
May 7, 2009

The format for the 2009 ACHE West Regional Conference has changed!  Originally scheduled to take place on May 7-8 at the California State University San Marcos in San Marcos, California, the conference will now be held via internet.  Now scheduled for half a day on May 7, more details regarding the start time and how to connect are coming soon!

The Learning Corner

This section of Five Minutes focuses on articles of interest to the adult continuing education community, and includes an array of topics.  If you have a topic you would like to us to write more about, please let us know!

Tribal Colleges – Their present and the challenges they face
– Royce Young

Tribal colleges and universities are unique American institutions that offer opportunities for Native Americans to pursue higher education within their own cultural and regional contexts. Generally located on or near Indian reservations, tribal colleges and universities aim to preserve and communicate traditional native culture, provide higher education and career or technical opportunities to tribal members and improve economic opportunities within the reservation community. — Read more...

From the Wide World of Continuing Education

Seminar in Strategic Sales for Colleges 

Subscribe to the new International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning

2nd Sloan-C Symposium on Emerging Technology Applications for Online Learning

10th National Outreach Scholarship Conference

56th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE)



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