September 9, 2016 | Issue # 070
By now you have heard that many students have been affected by ITT Technical Institute’s closure. The Department of Education (ED) has asked that community colleges assist these students if possible, and many colleges have already begun outreach efforts. If your college is in discussions about options that you may provide, we encourage you to contact your accrediting agency to ensure that your plan is in compliance with its guidelines, and ED related to financial aid implications. If you have questions for ED, please e-mail Philip Martin.
“Better Advising Leads to Improved Student Success”
Restructured student advising functions—along with more attention to students' personal needs and career decision making—can pay off in improved student success, several community colleges are finding. Learn more in Community College Daily.
“Improving English Language Skills to Advance Careers”
The Skills and Opportunity for the New American Workforce program helps employees learn the language of retail. Read about the program at the 21st Century Center.
Answer the Call for Proposals
AACC is pleased to offer its Call for Proposals for the 2017 Annual Convention. All proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on October 31, 2016. AACC is seeking proposals that reflect the best thinking in the field informed by outcomes that demonstrate success. Proposals must directly relate to one of the seven convention tracks, which can be found here. The convention will take place April 22–25, 2017, in New Orleans.
Board Nomination Period is Open
AACC is accepting nominations for consideration of inclusion on the slate for the 2017 board of directors’ election. Institutional members may be nominated by a member CEO or may self-nominate. To be a nominee, an individual must be a current member CEO. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, October 7. Please submit nominations to email@example.com.
Register for AACC/AASA Webinar
With an increasing focus on dual enrollment and college access, K-12 institutions and community colleges have put an emphasis on working together to provide the best experience for students. Join Drs. Mary Rittling and David Schuler as they discuss partnerships developed in their communities to increase access to community college, prepare students to be college-ready, and to foster student success in high school, college, and beyond. This webinar is hosted by Hobsons.
The association is pleased to announce our keynote speakers for the 97th Annual Convention. Our opening speaker is youth advocate, Army combat veteran, and author Wes Moore. Hail and Farewell luncheon speaker Robin Sharma has been ranked in the Top 5 of the world’s leadership experts along with Jack Welch, Jim Collins, and John Maxwell. Our closing keynote speaker is the daughter of a former president, an author, and the editor-at-large of Southern Living Magazine, Jenna Bush Hager. We encourage you to read more about them here.
Early-bird Registration for WDI
AACC’s Workforce Development Institute 2017 (WDI) will take place January 25-28 in Newport Beach, California. Registration is now open. Take advantage of the early-bird rate, register by October 14.
On September 7, I traveled to New Orleans to provide a keynote address to the Executive Leadership Forum for Community College Leaders hosted by Pearson.
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