July 10, 2015 | Issue # 042
It’s an exciting week for community colleges, as legislation modeled along the lines of President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal was introduced in both the Senate and House. More details about the legislation are below. AACC is already hard at work promoting this legislation and we’ll keep you updated on any new developments.
Update on America's College Promise Legislation
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced legislation into the Senate and House that would make community college free for qualifying students. Its introduction marks a significant step in achieving greater access and success to community college. Visit Community College Daily to learn more.
“Leading the Change in Higher Ed”
At Northwestern Michigan College, a plan has been developed to redefine the institution and industry sector. The college’s president, Timothy Nelson, outlines the plan in the 21st Century Center.
Sign Up for New Commissions
As a result of the evolution of several high-priority initiatives, AACC will be launching several special commissions that will operate for a finite period of time. If you’re interested in college readiness, structured pathways, or leadership and professional development, one of these opportunities might be for you. AACC is currently accepting applications for these opportunities.
On July 1, I participated in a Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council Meeting in Washington, DC. I participated in the America’s College Promise Coalition Meeting on July 7, and, on July 8, I provided a presentation via Adobe Connect to doctoral students in Ferris State University community college leadership program.
Find out where else I've been.