Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges

Annual Conference -- October 10, 2014 -- Save the date!
Join us at Wright State University -
Lake Campus in Celina, OH on October 10, 2014 as we celebrate "How We Teach."  The keynote address will be delivered by Sarah Twill and Terri Klaus from the Center for Teaching and Learning at Wright State University: "So Many Choices, So Little Time: Choosing a Pedagogy that Works for You, Your Students, and Your Content."  Martin Kich is conference chair.


Register Now!

To register for the conference, click here.  Early registration (by September 30) will be $80 and registration thereafter will be $90.  All presenters are required to register for the conference. Registration is open!


Conference Schedule
Here is the conference schedule, including a timeline for registration, presentations, awards, keynote, etc.  Click here for information on nearby lodging.


List of Presentations
With over 80 presentations planned for this half-day conference, there are sure to be many sessions of interest to you. Find out for yourself by browsing our list of presentations.  Save the date (October 10, 2014) and plan to join us!


Teaching Awards

Thank you for nominating outstanding faculty colleagues for our teaching awards: OATYC full-time Teacher-of-the-Year and OATYC part-time Teacher-of-the-Year.  Here is the complete list of this year's teaching award nominees.


All nominees will be recognized, and both winners announced, at our annual Teaching Awards ceremony (held at the conference luncheon).  Please contact Awards chair Connie Golden for any additional information. 


Special congratulations to 2013 Teacher of the Year winner Terry Lanker of The Ohio State University ATI and Adjunct Teacher of the Year winner Jeanna Haggard of Rhodes State College.  


Teaching Grant

The Teaching Grant supports two-year college faculty in developing projects that enhance teaching and learning in their classrooms. 


Congratulations to Jill Maggs, EdD, from the University of Rio Grande, the Teaching Grant Award winner for 2013. The 2014 winner will be announced and introduced during this year's conference luncheon. For questions, please contact Vicki Rostedt.


Davis-Zimmerman Student Scholarship
Congratulations to Stark State College student Marissa Brand who won the 2013
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 2014 student scholarship winner will be announced during the luncheon at this year's conference.


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.  Journal submission information is available. 

The latest newsletter, Fall 2014, is available as an electronic copy and is focused on our 47th Annual Conference which will be held this October at Wright State University Lake Campus (Celina, OH).  The newsletter is in a very easy to print pdf format which includes all of our conference information, including session times, presentation topics, overall conference schedule, and so on. 

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."