Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges

Annual Conference -- October 14, 2016 -- Save the date!
Join us at Rhodes State College on October 14, 2016 when we discuss "Creating in the Classroom."  Creativity and active learning can transform the classroom experience from dull to stimulating.  Plan to share your classroom transformation strategies at the conference.  We are accepting conference proposals now through through March 31, 2016.  Accepted presenters will be notified April 15, 2016.  For proposal questions,
please contact Nora Beerline.


Call for Proposals:  2016 Conference

The Call for Proposals for our 2016 conference is open now until March 31, 2016.  Presenters will be notified April 15, 2016.  Plan to join us as a presenter! It's easy to apply. Share your classroom transformation strategies and download the Call for Proposals now!


Thank you Zane State!
A big thank you to Zane State College for hosting our 2015 conference, which saw more than 40 presentations from faculty at 24 Ohio community colleges and regional campuses.  Special thanks to conference chair Lisa McDonald and her team, including Saylor Kelly and many, many more.


Teaching Awards

Thank you for nominating outstanding faculty colleagues for our 2015 teaching awards.  This year's winners are Janet Marshall from Miami University Middletown for the full-time award and Erika Jefferson from Cuyahoga Community College for the adjunct award.  Congratulations to both winners!


Here is the complete list of the nominees for this year's teaching awards--45 nominees in all, our largest list of teaching award nominees in conference history!


Next year's call for nominations for Teacher-of-the-Year goes out in February 2016. 


Teaching Grant

This $1,500 award is given to the teacher who best enhances teaching and learning in the classroom. Congratulations to Regan Silvestri of Lorain County Community College, our 2015 Teaching Grant award winner!   Next year's Teaching Grant application opens in February 2016.  For questions, please contact Adrienne Cassel.


Congratulations as well 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.  Zane State recognized three outstanding student scholarship winners at the 2015 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.  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."