February 20, 2015 | Issue # 032
It was wonderful to engage with so many of you—and your trustees—last week at the National Legislative Summit. I hope you left the summit feeling energized and ready to advocate for your college and students at the local, state, and national level. Please don’t lose that momentum. We need your voice to be heard.
“Student Success and the Value of Accountability”
Achieving greater student success is the goal of all educators, yet achieving measurable results requires commitment and accountability from the highest levels of leadership, says Christine Johnson, chancellor of the Community Colleges of Spokane. Read Johnson’s article in the 21st Century Center.
“Pitching for a Fifth Year of TAACCCT Grants”
Community College Daily.
AACC Comments on the Draft College Ratings System
AACC has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education regarding the draft college ratings system. Visit the AACC website to read the comments.
“The Community College/‘Real’ College Divide”
In a New York Times blog post, Kristin O’Keefe discusses why community colleges shouldn’t be diminished or dismissed.<
“The Economic Impact of Community Colleges” EMSI’s economic impact study for AACC shows the net total impact of community colleges on the U.S. economy was $809 billion in 2012. This video breaks down that number.
<Apply to Join an AACC Commission
Interested in being more engaged with AACC? A commission might be just the thing for you. AACC is accepting applications for its six commissions until April 24. Go online to learn more about the commissions, and access an application.
Vote by Feb. 27 in the AACC Board Elections
Voting ends February 27 in the AACC Board of Directors and Presidents Academy Executive Committee elections. If you did not receive the e-mail containing your voting credentials, or you are having trouble voting, please contact Angel Royal.
Register for PASI
The AACC Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI) is an annual professional development program for CEOs and presidents of community colleges, providing intensive focus on current challenges, emerging trends, and opportunities unique to that position. PASI will be held July 18–21, 2015, in Austin, Texas.
On February 17, I provided a keynote address on leadership at the University of Texas at Austin as a part of the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence Distinguished Speaker Series.
I traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, on February 19 to the Achieving the Dream Conference to introduce Chancellor Francisco Rodriquez of the Los Angeles Community College District.
Find out where else I've been.