SIGN CCCIE’S PRESIDENTS FOR NEW AMERICAN SUCCESS PLEDGE
The Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE) is launching a College Presidents Campaign to engage community college presidents in its work to accelerate the success of immigrant students and raise awareness of the critical role community colleges play in immigrant education and integration. Sign the Presidents Pledge to commit to advancing immigrant student success and helping the economy thrive. For more information, please visit http://www.cccie.org.
MPI to host its 13th Annual Immigration Law & Policy Conference
The 13th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, organized by the Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and Georgetown Law, will offer timely policy and legal analysis as well as thoughtful discussion of key immigration topics facing the country and the incoming administration and Congress. Panels, featuring government leaders, researchers, service providers, and other immigration experts, will examine the effects of the political debate and upcoming election on future immigration policy; the contentious discussion surrounding refugee resettlement in the United States; developments in immigration detention and enforcement. The conference will take place Monday, September 12th , 2016, at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. For additional information and to register, please visit http://www.migrationpolicy.org/events/13th-annual-immigration-law-policy-conference.
Excelencia in Education will host its Annual Accelerating Latino Student Success (ALASS) Workshop
The ALASS Workshop is the meeting place for professionals setting the national agenda for Latino Student Success in Higher Education. Join college presidents, administrators, policy makers and students on September 21-22, 2016 in Washington, DC. For additional information and to register, please visit http://www.edexcelencia.org/2016.
National Summit for Courageous Conversation
On September 24-28, 2016, Pacific Educational Group will host its annual National Summit for Courageous Conversation (NSCC) in Austin, TX. The Summit has convened annually since 2008 to provide educators and community members with the tools to think about and talk about racial equity in a manner that builds community, inspires institutional innovation and avoids the pitfalls of racial equity matters in diverse campus communities. The guiding theme for this year, “Reflections of Our Better Selves,” addresses the need to purposefully engage in courageous conversations about race, our common humanity and a shared future during this time of historic social change in the US and the broader world. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.summitforcourageousconversation.com.
Experience OLS – Bellevue College, WA – Oct. 5-6
OLS is an associate’s degree program for individuals with cognitive disabilities. This conference is designed for those in college leadership positions that are interested in exploring the OLS Degree for 2017 and beyond. The visit will include spending time with students, observing the OLS classroom, experience the ART of OLS and strategically planning your next steps. For more information, please visit http://olsatbellevuecollege.com/national-visits/.
Second Annual Convening Scheduled for Minority Serving Community Colleges
Save the dates! OCTAE is excited to be planning the second annual gathering of minority serving community colleges. We will welcome leaders, staff, faculty, and students from colleges around the country at the Department of Education for a two-day event, Nov. 1–2, 2016, in Washington, D.C. This year’s focus will be on career and technical education at minority serving community colleges, and will continue the communities of practice building begun last year. Some additional topics of interest will be equity in CTE and higher education, innovations in supporting low-income and at-risk students, best practices in developmental education, tips for accessing federal resources, developments in STEM education, and more. A call for presentation proposals and a registration site will be coming in September. Make sure you are subscribed to the OCTAE Connection newsletter at http://www2.ed.gov/news/newsletters/ovaeconnection/index.html.