Special Sessions & Events

Wednesday, June 22nd

8:30am - 4:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshop:  Preparing an Accreditation Self-Study Report, 6 CFCS/6 CPFFE PDUs

PowerPoint Part 1; PowerPoint Part 2; PowerPoint Part 3; PowerPoint Part 4; PowerPoint Part 5

Accreditation Self-Study Report Tips
Standards and Criteria for AAFCS Accreditation
Identification of the BOK Content in a Core Curriculum
Identification of the BOK Content in a Dietetics Curriculum
Matrix 2.1a: Core Concepts
Matrix 2.1b: Integrative Elements
Matrix 2.1c: Cross-Cutting Themes
Distribution of BOK Components Throughout a Core Curriculum
Unit Curriculum Assessment Plan for the FCS Program
Matrix 2.4: Distance Learning
Effectiveness in Achieving Unit Program Goals
Sufficiency of Resources: FCS Unit
Matrix 3.1: Research: Scholarly, Scientific and Creative Activities
A List of Significant Research, Scholarly, or Creative Work
Evidence of Current Funded/Unfunded Research, Scholarly, or Creative Activity
Outcome Measures by Which the Unit Assesses its Success
Governmental and Community Agencies/Groups, and Businesses Involved in Outreach Activities
Success in Achieving a Diverse Faculty and Staff

Presented by Frances Andrews, CFCS; Ethel G. Jones, CFCS; Laura Stephenson; Carol L. Anderson, CFCS; Cynthia M. Smith, CFCS; Heather Whaley, CFCS; Amy Yates; and Anubhuti Thakur

The Self-Study Report is the single most important document a Unit presents to the Council for Accreditation. This hands-on workshop provides TIPS for preparing a report, handouts with examples from Units, sample matrices for addressing Body of Knowledge integration, sample program assessment, and student learning plans. A "fair" finds Units that have successfully gone through the process sharing their experience. An overview of a site visit highlights what occurs after a site visit is approved.  A must attend for Units anticipating AAFCS accreditation/re-accreditation.

12:30 - 3:30pm-CANCELLED
Pre-Conference Workshop: Strategies for a Healthy Teaching Experience, Sponsored by the Community of Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education, $50, PDUs TBD

This session focuses on ways to increase the demand for teachers in this field and strategies that will lead to healthy lifestyles for teachers and students. A panel of those who hold the title "AAFCS National Teacher of the Year" will provide insight into their successes. Select this session when you register!

Elevate Your Health
4:00 – 6:00pm
"Elevate Your Health" Reception (
Included with Full and Thursday-Only registrations) $45 guest tickets

Kick off your conference experience with fun and fitness at the "Elevate Your Health" Reception! Throughout the event, you'll have opportunities to meet local health and wellness vendors, exercise, relax, catch up with colleagues, and enjoy healthy snacks. This event will also be the launch of one of AAFCS' Signature Initiatives—FCSfit! Activewear and casual attire are encouraged. Additional tickets may be purchased for $45.

IFHE-US Cultural Evening: International Tea-less Tea Party

Presented by Patrick Thomsen

The International Tea-less Tea Party will include learning about the Korean culture and “Riding the Korean Wave: The Journey from Hermit Kingdom to the Seoul of East Asia” by Patrick Thomsen, PhD student, University of Washington.  Attendees will give a donation to the IFHE-US Development Fund.  RSVP to svmcmanus@aol.com using this downloadable form.

Thursday, June 23rd

AAFCS Community Showcase and Networking Break

Get Inspired, Get Involved! AAFCS Communities are member-led groups that serve as a conduit of professional action and dialogue relevant to the mission of AAFCS. At this interactive session, brought back by popular demand for 2016, you'll be able to connect with several of these member-led groups, including the AAFCS Student Unit, who will be hosting their Service Project.  Learn how your fellow members are touching lives through their family and consumer sciences work and volunteerism, and discover how you can get involved! Several door prizes will be given!

Friday, June 24th

AAFCS Showcase Your Work Event

Back by popular demand! Our showcases and displays will be combined into one big event to highlight the integrative nature of our content areas. This event includes the ESAE Curriculum Showcase and Silent Auction, the ATD Juried Showcase, Research Poster Presentation, the Twice as Nice Accessories Swap and the Student Unit Service Project. Grab a cup of coffee and network with your peers while learning about their amazing work over the past year!

10:00am - 5:30pm
“Filling the Educator Pipeline: Summit for Action II", $20, PDUs TBD

For a small additional fee, “Summit for Action II” will enable those new to the family and consumer sciences educator recruitment effort to design and implement campaigns and help campaign veterans maximize the initiative’s impact by showcasing, supporting, and advancing successful educator recruitment models and strategies. Select the registration + Summit option when you register!



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