Two-Year Instructional Officers to Meet at Calhoun


Close to 50 members of the Alabama State Instructional Officers Association will converge on Calhoun Community College’s Decatur campus on Thursday and Friday, October 3 and 4 for “Bridging to Excellence,” the Association’s Fall 2013 conference.

The chief instructional officers from the state’s two-year college system will receive system updates from Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education Chancellor, Dr. Mark Heinrich; Dr. Amy Brabham, Vice-Chancellor of the state’s Workforce Development program; Mr. Gene Dudley, head of Alabama’s Department of Postsecondary Education’s Career Tech program; and Mrs. Barbara Anne Spears, Department of Postsecondary Education’s  Academic Program Director.  A session on “eBooks, iPads, and Flipped Classrooms” will round out the morning events.

“The Things They Taught Me, a presentation by Calhoun English instructor Dr. Randy Cross, is scheduled for the Thursday afternoon session.  Campus tours, a dinner Calhoun’s Aerospace Training Center, and an evening at the college’s Black Box Theatre for a special production of “Our Town” will round out the day’s events.

Friday morning, the group meets at the Alabama Robotics Training Center for a tour, and committee meetings.  The conference will conclude with the Association’s business meeting.


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