The Association of Faculties for Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) the Maryland organization of faculty teaching at 2-year institutions, will hold its 30th conference January 9-10, 2020 at the Community College of Baltimore County/Catonsville, Catonsville, MD. The conference will bring together 400 faculty and administrators teaching in Maryland institutions.
This year’s conference theme is “Global Learning: Reflecting on the Past, Looking to the Future.” Conference sessions will focus on global and international education.
David J. Smith will be the keynote presenter on the second day of the conference. He will speak on “Global Learning: Uncovering Success Stories and Planning a Course for the Future.” David serves on the board of the NCAC Fulbright Association.
The conference will feature two Fulbright Program alum panels. On Thursday and Friday alum and current Fulbright grantees will speak about their experiences. Panelists will include: Ashley Morefield, Fulbright ETA (Cote d’Ivoire, 2018); Adiar Ismailov, Fulbright Fellow (from Kyrgyz Republic, 2019); Andrew Stinavage, Fulbright ETA (Benin, 2003); Lisa Bochey, Fulbright Scholar (Peru, 2016), Fulbright Association; Dan Fenyvesi Fulbright Scholar (Nicaragua, 2014); Brad K. Hounkpati, Fulbright Fellow (from Togo, 2011-2014); and David J. Smith, Fulbright Scholar (Estonia, 2003). Fulbrighters Brad K. Hounkpati (Chairmand & President, Grain de Sel Togo, Inc.) and Maryem Larhmaid, Fulbright Fellow (from Morocco, 2018) will present separately during the conference.
AFACCT was actually founded in Maryland in 1984. AFACCT’s conferences (including a few regional conferences) have served as venues for full-time and adjunct faculty members from around the state to gather together for professional development. Supported by the Maryland Community College Academic Officers (M4CAO), AFACCT has provided an opportunity for faculty from Maryland’s 16 community colleges to share their knowledge, research, expertise, and perhaps most importantly, their companionship.