PODCAST! A Deficit to Asset Based Mindset

President Robert Vela of San Antonio College (winner of the 2021 Aspen Prize) took a break from AFIT’s Summer Institute to sit down with Dr. Joe Sallustio for an interview on The Ed Up Experience Podcast. In this conversation, Robert talks about shifting from a deficit mindset to an asset-based mindset as a foundation for transformation innovation, and change.

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PODCAST! Community Colleges As Economic Engines

Presidents Daniel Corr of Arizona Western College and Roger Stanford of Western Technical College appear on The Ed Up Experience Podcast to discuss a new way of looking at community colleges.

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PODCAST! Community Colleges & DEI Responsibility

AFIT Executive Committee Members, Dr. Jackie Elliott and Dr. Kate Hetherington recently appeared on America’s leading higher education podcast, The Ed Up Experience. In this episode, Jackie and Kate talked with show hosts Dr. Joe Sallustio and Elizabeth Leiba about diversity, equity, and inclusion and the important role community colleges play.

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2021 Team Pride Contest

AFIT is excited to announce its 3rd Annual Team Pride Contest at the 2021 Summer Institute! Break free from lockdown by joining us for a TEAM ROADTRIP inspired contest with 4 fun categories to compete in. Learn more!

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PODCAST! The EdUp Experience Interviews Erika Liodice

AFIT’s incoming executive director, Erika Liodice, recently appeared on America’s leading higher education podcast, The Ed Up Experience. In this episode, Erika talks with show hosts Dr. Joe Sallustio and Elizabeth Leiba about the innovative work AFIT members are doing to transform their organizations and reshape the future of higher education.

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New Member! AFIT Welcomes President Bellanca of Washtenaw Community College

President Rose Bellanca of Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI has been accepted as a member of the Alliance for Innovation & Transformation.

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AFIT Names Erika Liodice as Next Executive Director

AFIT has promoted Erika Liodice to the role of executive director, succeeding John Politi, effective January 1, 2022.

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New Member! Meet President Kuberski of Highland Community College

AFIT’s Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Chris Kuberski, president of Highland Community College, has been accepted as a new member.

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Monthly CEO Networking Sessions

AFIT’s monthly CEO Networking Sessions have moved to a permanent day and time! Join us every third Wednesday at 10-11 am/Central.

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2021 CEO Forum & Reps Meeting

Agenda March 4-5, 2021 Virtual via Zoom – All Sessions – Central Time Download Printable Agenda » Review Zoom Best …

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Executive Director John Politi Announces Retirement

After 14 years of dedicated service, AFIT Executive Director John Politi has announced his plans to retire by the end …

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AFIT Seeks Executive Director

AFIT Executive Director John Politi has announced his plans to retire by the end of the year. John’s retirement opens …

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Meet AFIT’s Executive Committee

AFIT is pleased to introduce its newly elected Executive Committee. Members will serve a two-year term, from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022.

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2021 Summer Institute: Registration Now Open!

AFIT’s 2021 learning theme is “Reimagination After Disruption.” This year’s educational programs will feature Learning Partners from Microsoft, IDEAS Brand & Experience Design, the Society of University and College Planning (SCUP), and more!

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AFIT Welcomes President John Avendano

Dr. John Avendano, president of Florida State College at Jacksonville, has been accepted as a new AFIT member!

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AFIT Welcomes President Laurie Borowicz

President Laurie Borowicz of Kishwaukee College joins AFIT.

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AFIT Launches Monthly CEO Networking Sessions

Beginning September 2020, AFIT’s popular CEO Networking Session will be offered monthly via Zoom! Available exclusively to AFIT members and …

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2020 Virtual Summer Institute Earns Rave Reviews

This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AFIT “embraced disruption” when we decided to host the 2020 Summer Institute …

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2020 Team Pride Contest Winners

For the second year in a row, AFIT teams showed off their creativity and innovation during the Team Pride Contest. …

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Tracy Dryden Joins AFIT Staff

Tracy Dryden will succeed Laura Helminski as AFIT’s learning partner and event coordinator.

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AFIT Welcomes President Jo Alice Blondin

AFIT welcomes President Jo Alice Blondin and the Clark State Community College team as our newest member!

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AFIT Celebrates 30 Years!

Pictured above: the Rio Salado College team at the 2019 Summer Institute in Plano, TX. This year marks a major …

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Howard Community College Wins Baldrige!

Longtime AFIT member organization Howard Community College has won the 2019 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in the category of education!

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Meet Our 2020 Learning Partners

Technology is changing at an exponential rate that is disrupting higher education. In 2020, AFIT members will learn how to face a disruptive future from world-class partners like Microsoft, the United States Air Force Academy, Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, author and past college president Darrell Staat, and Howard Community College (a 2019 Baldrige recipient).

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AFIT Seeks Coordinator for Learning Partners & Events

The Alliance for Innovation & Transformation (AFIT) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following role: AFIT Coordinator for …

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