Periodically, AACC will host free webinars about various aspects of the American Graduation Initiative. Information about the webinars appears below along with access to presentations from the webinars. Be sure to check the Government Relations Blog for additional information.
Webinar #3: Community College Federal Legislative Priorities in 2010
January 7, 2010
to view the PowerPoint presentation from Webinar #3. (PDF)
The AACC government relations staff previewed the top legislative priorities of 2010, including:
and more. This webinar also served as a preview for the National Legislative Summit in February.
Webinar #2: Senate Legislation and How to Influence the Final House-Senate Conference Bill
November 5, 2009
- Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from Webinar #2. (PDF)
The American Graduation Initiative (AGI) passed the House in September as part of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsiblity Act (H.R. 3221). The Senate is expected to introduce and act on legislation soon.
David Baime, AACC Vice President for Government Relations, detailed the contents of the Senate bill and informed about how to influence the final version of this crucial legislation. Learn the differences between the House and Senate legislation on key issues such as the structure of the AGI grant programs, accountability measures, and allowable uses of renovation and construction funds.
The voices of community colleges will be vital in the final stages of this legislative debate, so get up to speed on all the issues!
Webinar #1: Turning President Obama's American Graduation Initiative Into Legislation
September 3, 2009
- Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from Webinar #1. (PDF)
AACC hosted a free webinar about the American Graduation Initiative entitled, "Turning President Obama's American Graduation Initiative Into Legislation." The webinar had three goals:
Summarizing President Obama's American Graduation Initiative;
Analyzing the legislation implementing the plan as passed by the House Education and Labor Committee, with an eye towards full House action in September;
Mobilizing community colleges to lobby for the Senate legislation, which has yet to be introduced.