Tennessee Assocation of Family and Consumer Sciences

"Bringing people together to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities"

Welcome to TAFCS!

"Family and Consumer Sciences: Global Gateway to Healthy and Sustainable Families"

The misson of TAFCS is to effect the optimal well-being of individuals and families by:

Empowering members to act on continuing and emerging concerns;

Focusing the expertise of members for action on critical issues;

Assuming leadership among organizations with mutual purposes.

​2015 TAFCS State Meeting

"Advancing the Field with New Technology"

2015 TAFCS State Meeting

Theme: "Family and Consumer Sciences: Advancing the Field with New Technology."

The annual event was held at Tennessee Technological University (TTU) campus, TJ Farr Building on Friday, March 20th, 2015, from 8:30-4:30. Opening remarks and keynote were presented in room 106. Several educational sessions were scheduled hourly for both morning and afternoon sessions. Research poster presentations were presented. Of particular note, several TTU students attended our state meeting.The TAFCS annual meeting was held on April 11,

2014 TAFCS State Meeting

The annual event was held in Knoxville, TN. We had 3 poster presentations and 8 oral presentations. Dr. Liz Mullens, Interim Dean of TTU College of Agriculture and Human Ecology, began the annual meeting with a key note address detailing how the profession of Family and Consumer Sciences serves as a gateway of resources and knowledge to sustain families in our state.

​Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and Course Standards:

A White Paper by Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

The proposal to change/delete the foundation course Family and Consumer Sciences and to change course standards in other Family and Consumer Sciences courses by the Tennessee Department of Education Career Technical Education division and Tennessee State School Board has come to the attention of the Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (TAFCS), an affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The membership of TAFCS is concerned with the impact of the proposed changes specifically in the career clusters: Education and Training and Human Services.

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Accredited Programs

AAFCS accreditation is a status granted to family and consumer sciences units within colleges and universities that meet or exceed standards established by the AAFCS Council for Accreditation. The AAFCS Council for Accreditation has accredited many family and consumer sciences programs across the United States.