How do I know which institute (FLI or FPI) is right for me?
FLI is designed for mid-level community college administrators. These individuals typically have the title of Dean, Associate Dean or Director and are responsible for multiple employees on their campus. FLI/ADV is designed for senior level administrators who are looking to move into a presidency within the next couple of years. These individuals hold a position that reports directly to the president or chancellor of their institution and typically holds the title of Vice President. AACC recognizes that titles denote different responsibilities depending on the institution therefore careful attention is paid to the applicant's responsibilities, career history, who they report to, who reports to them and how long they've held their current position in order to place participants in the appropriate institute.
Are faculty members eligible to participate in Future Leaders Institute?
Yes. Faculty in leadership roles such as Department Chair who are looking to cross over to administration are eligible to participate in Future Leaders Institute.
Are any college credits or Continuing Education Units awarded for FLI or FPI?
AACC does not award any academic or continuing education credits for any of its professional development activities. However, AACC has an articulation agreement with Walden University that states: "Institute certificate holders, who successfully complete an American Association of Community Colleges Future Leaders conference and are admitted to the Walden University Ph.D. in Education program with a specialization in Community College Leadership will receive credit for Application section of KAM VI with critical essay."
How much does the institute cost?
The FLI and FPI registration fee is $1800 for AACC member institutions and $2100 for non-member institutions. Payment is due once participants are accepted to the institute. Funds should NOT be submitted with the application. This registration fee does not include, lodging, transportation or meals.