Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges

Annual Conference -- October 9, 2015 -- Save the date!
Join us at Zane State College in Zanesville, OH on October 9, 2015 when we discuss ways of "Sparking Student Engagement."
 Lisa McDonald is the conference chair.  Brad Garner, Director of Faculty Enrichment at Indiana Wesleyan University, will be our keynote speakers.  His topic will be "Accountable Relationships: A Key to Student Success."


Deadline Extended for the Call for Proposals until May 15, 2015
Send in yours now!

We are now accepting presentation proposals until May 15.  Take advantage of this extended deadline and join us as a presenter! 


The process for submitting a proposal is very simple:

● Title and a one-sentence description of your presentation

● Your name, institution, address, phone, email, and contact information for co-presenters

● Any special equipment needs (computers and projection monitors are already

● A 250-word proposal summary that links presentation goals to the conference theme ("Sparking Student Engagement"); describes the major points of the presentation; and explains how the information will benefit the audience


For questions, see the extended Call for Proposals.  For questions, please contact Saylor Kelly at skelly@zanestate.edu.  Poster presentations are also an option.  


Teaching Awards

We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Full-Time Teacher-of-the-Year and Adjunct Teacher-of-the-Year.  Nominations are due by May 15, 2015.  Please contact Awards chair Connie Golden for questions.


Thank you for nominating outstanding faculty colleagues for our teaching awards last year.  Here is the complete list of the nominees and winners of last year's awards.

Teaching Grant

This $1,500 award is given to the teacher who best enhances teaching and learning in the classroom.  Nominations are now closed.  For questions, please contact Adrienne Cassel.


Congratulations to Jamie Shuster of Eastern Gateway Community College, the winner of the 2014 Teaching Grant.


Davis-Zimmerman Student Scholarship
This award is given out annually to a student from the conference host college.  The award is named in recognition of two long-serving Board members, Kent Zimmerman and Dr. Russ Davis, III.  The 2015 student scholarship winner will be announced during the luncheon at the 2015 conference at Zane State.


The OATYC annually publishes a refereed journal.  Please consider submitting your research and/or conference paper to our refereed journal.  Submissions are accepted year-round, and proposals are blind reviewed for acceptance.  Please contact Kelly Webb for more information.   

The latest newsletter, Spring 2015, is now available.  Download your copy to learn more about our 48th Annual Conference to be held at Zane State College on October 9, 2015.  

Information for trustees of Ohio's two-year colleges is provided by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges which was founded in 1993 as a forum for sound trustee training, communication, and trustee-president cooperation.

The Ohio Faculty Senate of Community and Technical Colleges, established in 1995, is made up of representatives chosen by the faculty from each two-year college in Ohio.   The OFSCTC, which meets four times annually in the offices of the Regents, provides the voice and perspective of the two-year faculty to the Chancellor and Regents on the relevant issues facing higher education. 

The American Association of Community Colleges is the primary national advocacy organization for community colleges, with the mission of "building a nation of learners."