Welcome to the
Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS)

CAFCS is a National organization of individuals who hold administrative roles in Family and Consumer Sciences in colleges and universities. This organization of 200 plus active and lifetime members began in 1960, with a group of administrators meeting annually at The Lake Michigan Conferences in Chicago. In 1966 they became an official organization known as the National Council of Administrators of Home Economics, holding their first stand-alone meeting in February of 1966.

The mission of CAFCS is to strengthen family and consumer sciences and related units in higher education through the development of excellence in administration. The organization seeks to achieve this mission by focusing on leadership development. The annual CAFCS meeting held in February is designed to focus on leadership skills. In addition CAFCS works collaboratively with the Higher Education Unit (HEU) of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and the Board of Human Sciences (BOHS) to provide leadership development conferences for new and emerging administrators.

Membership is open to Deans of Colleges, Schools, and Extension; Chairs or Heads of Family and Consumer Sciences Departments within Schools and Colleges; and other individuals in administrative roles relating to the profession of Family and Consumer Sciences. To learn how you might become a member contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or see the application form at cafcs.org/membership/application

Call for nominations for the CAFCS Excellence in Administration Award

The Excellence in Administration Award recognizes an individual member of the Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences who has, over a significant period of time, made an outstanding contribution to the family and consumer sciences/human sciences profession. The recipient is honored at the BoHS/CAFCS meeting on March 5-8, 2019. To nominate a worthy colleague, please access the nomination criteria and form here.

 

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Overview

The Excellence in Administration Award recognizes an individual member of the Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences who has, over a significant period of time, made an outstanding contribution to the family and consumer sciences/human sciences profession.

Criteria

Individuals nominated should have demonstrated achievements in a combination of the following areas through:

  1. Service and visionary leadership to the organized profession through CAFCS and other FCS related professional organizations
  2. Publication of a body of scholarly and/or theoretical writing contributing to family and consumer sciences/human sciences
  3. Grantsmanship/external funding to advance the growth and development of family and consumer sciences/human sciences programs
  4. Involvement in activities that promote increased enrollment, retention, and graduation rates in family and consumer sciences/human sciences programs
  5. Operational excellence shown through significant changes, modifications, or approaches that enhance university productivity, efficiency, and quality
  6. Influencing the planning and development of exemplary university programs through legislative efforts, implementation of models, establishment of guidelines, or the teaching and/or mentoring of future professionals
  7. Building interactions and partnerships that produce results
  8. Developing and inspiring others to achieve extraordinary leadership
  9. Developing an innovative process or procedure that directly impacts the entire university
  10. Influencing and enhancing the local community, region, or state

Current CAFCS Executive Committee Members and Directors are ineligible for nomination.

Submission of Nomination to the Award Selection Committee

CAFCS member or nomination committee submits the nominee to the Awards Selection Committee for consideration.

Format for Electronic Nomination Submission

  1. Name of nominee
  2. Full title of nominee
  3. University/college administrative position
  4. Nominee's home and office addresses, office telephone number, office fax number, and e-mail address
  5. Name and title of the immediate supervisor
  6. Number of years of service
  7. Name of nominator or list of nomination committee members
  8. Name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the chair of the nomination committee
  9. Original nomination form with nominator's text (description of nominee's achievements and specific examples of how the person meets a combination of some of the ten criteria)
  10. Provost's/dean's/senior vice president's letter of nomination and statement of support (one nomination letter is needed per nominee)
  11. Résumé or biographical information of nominee, including awards, honors, or other relevant activities
  12. References for nominee that may be contacted to discuss nominee's performance and/or criteria

Submit Nomination Form by email to:

CAFCS Award Selection Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Deadline for Nomination – November 20, 2018 Extended: December 3, 2018

The recipient of this award will be honored at the Joint BoHS/CAFCS meeting in Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, Arlington, VA
March 5-8, 2019

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