Spotlight Sessions bring the experts to you.
Sunday, April 6, 2014: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Super Spotlight Session: 21st-Century Implementation Launch: Empowering Community Colleges to Build the Nation’s Future
In 2012 AACC’s released its 21st-Century Report, which included 7 recommendations and 22 strategies for student success. Over the past year 112 faculty, CEOs, and thought leaders have worked collaboratively to develop research-based roadmaps for colleges to assist institutions in implementing each of the recommendations. This super spotlight session will signal the formal launch of the 21st-Century implementation guide, will provide colleges with future activities planned to sustain this transformational work, and will preview the next “big ideas” in community colleges.
Monday, April 7, 2014: 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
AACC High Performance Team Training: Early Experience
In February 2014, AACC launched its High Performance Team Training initiative, with the goal of developing a cadre of leaders all capable of contributing to implementing the 21st-Century Commission recommendations and student success agenda. The training assists teams in examining and improving the quality of decision-making, problem-solving, and communication strategies; executing an action plan to ensure high-performing team behavior; and understanding and utilizing team members’ strengths. This session will provide an overview of the training. Hear from colleges that have participated in the first training.
Model Workforce Collaborations That Advance Student Success
In November, AACC and the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council held a joint convening of CEOs of 2-year colleges and workforce investment boards (WIBs) for the purposes of sharing information and exploring stronger collaboration between the two sectors. Learn about innovative approaches between community colleges and workforce investment boards in Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington that have proven job placement results. In addition, panelists will share short-term and long-term goals for enhancing partnerships between community colleges and WIBs.Attendees are encouraged to participate in this important conversation and will learn how to actively participate in this critical national initiative.
Walter G. Bumphus, President and CEO, AACC, DC
Marlena Sessions, CEO, Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, WA
Erma Johnson Hadley, Chancellor, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX
Judy McDonald, Executive Director, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, TX
Steve Partridge, CEO, CharlotteWorks, NC
Tony Zeiss, President, Central Piedmont Community College, NC
MOOCs, and Other Exciting Online Partnerships
Every day, there are new developments in the online education space. Join a facilitated conversation between CEOs of leading online education organizations to discuss trends, opportunities, and realities in online education.
Why Student Default Rates Are Important
Default rates are on the rise for federal student loans. Effective September 2014, your institution’s Title IV eligibility could be in jeopardy if the institution’s default rate equals or exceeds 30%. This could affect participation in certain Title IV programs, including the FDLP and Federal Pell Grant Program. Get the latest information on this topic and learn about models that colleges have implemented to combat high default rates.