Dr. Ed Franklin has served as executive director of the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC) since 1996. Under his leadership, AATYC has successfully collaborated with two-year colleges, business/industry leaders, state agencies and other organizations to develop regional and sector partnerships as well as implement student success initiatives.
Dr. Franklin has over 35 years experience working at community and technical colleges in three states. He has taught and performed a variety of administrative duties on campuses ranging from 1,500 to 33,000 students. Dr. Franklin has served as a consultant to colleges throughout the United States, has contributed chapters to numerous publications and has been a featured speaker at more than 100 conferences.
The Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC) is a private, non-profit higher education membership organization serving the educational needs of two-year college students and the business/industry needs of the state. AATYC represents all twenty two (22) public two-year colleges in Arkansas. The Association facilitates the sharing of ideas, resources and opportunities among its members, and advocates on behalf of members’ students.
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Leadership & Staff Development
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AATYC Leadership Institute The goal of the AATYC Leadership Institute is to identify, develop, prepare and advance leaders from within Arkansas two-year colleges. Through an experience-based model, participants develop general leadership skills and executive leadership skills related to academics, finance and student affairs. Approximately 24 participants from two-year colleges across Arkansas participate each year.
AATYC Conference Over 700 two-year college faculty, staff and administrators attend the AATYC conference each year. The conference is an opportunity for two-year college employees to present to their peers on topics such as student success initiatives, use of technology in the classroom and workforce development. In addition, outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni are nominated by colleges and honored each year.
AATYC conference attendees networking in the exhibit hall
AATYC Board of Directors The AATYC Board of Directors is made up faculty, classified staff, administrators and trustees from two-year colleges across the state. They are elected by their peers each year at the annual conference, and their primary responsibility is planning the annual conference. All of the four divisions have equal responsibility, and for the first time in 2012, the Board President rose from the ranks of the classified staff division.