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 AACC Letter 

June 6, 2017 | Issue #870

POLICY and ADVOCACY

1. AACC SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO EXPAND PELL GRANTS
AACC President and CEO Walter Bumphus and ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown have written a letter of endorsement for the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act to the House and Senate sponsors of the bill. The legislation would enhance the Pell Grant program in a number of ways, including increasing the maximum grant and indexing it to inflation, providing eligibility to DREAMers and federal and state inmates, and extending the lifetime eligibility limit from 12 to 14 semesters.
AACC Contact: David Baime

PROGRAM INITIATIVES

2. THERE’S STILL TIME: REGISTER FOR AACC LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Summer is a great time for you to send your staff to AACC’s John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (Roueche-FLI) or Future Presidents Institute (FPI). Both will take place soon: June 25–28 in Washington, DC. Roueche-FLI is for mid-level administrators. FPI is perfect for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency.
AACC Contact: Angel Royal

3. WHITE HOUSE FALL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Community college students are encouraged to apply for the White House Internship Program. Fall internships run from September 6 to December 8, 2017. Eligibility requirements are available online.  Deadline to apply: June 16.
AACC Contact: Martha Parham 

GRANTS and PARTNERSHIPS

4. NSF FUNDING TO SUPPORT CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS
The National Science Foundation (NSF) identified $25 million to support scholarships and capacity-building in cybersecurity programs. The CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development. Click here to view the eligibility requirements for both the Scholarship Track and Capacity Track. Community colleges are eligible only as sub-awardees of a partnering 4-year SFS institution's Scholarship Track award. Deadline to apply: July 31, 2017.  
AACC Contact: Ellen Hause 

NEWS and SOCIAL NETWORKING

5. “PUBLIC HAS POSITIVE OPINION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES”
According to a survey by New America, Americans appear to have a strong positive view of community colleges in regards to their importance to the workforce, value, and ability to prepare students for success. Get a deeper look at the survey results this CC Daily article.  
AACC Contact: Matthew Dembicki

6. “TRAINING FOR THE APP ECONOMY”
Community college students will learn coding and app design through a new Apple initiative. Read about it at the AACC 21st Century Center
AACC Contact: Tabitha Whissemore

RESOURCES

7. UPDATE YOUR DIRECTORY LISTING
AACC is working on a new membership directory. Check your college’s listing and make updates here.
AACC Contact: Wayne Horton 

8. INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION?
The Role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Community College Leadership, co-published by AACC and Rowman & Littlefield, provides an in-depth view of the roles and responsibilities of the chief diversity officer. It offers insight into diversity strategic planning and examines the various roles of diversity leaders at community colleges.  Order your copy and use promo code RLEGEN17 to receive a 20% discount.   
AACC Contact: Kevin Christian 

9. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR DOL GRANTEES
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) grantees now have access to dedicated or customized technical assistance (TA) and coaching for implementation of America’s Promise Initiative-funded programs. DOL selected High Impact Partners (HIP) to deliver TA and training. AACC is partnering with HIP on this initiative. Learn more.
AACC Contact: Jennifer Worth

OPPORTUNITIES FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

10. SOC CTE PROGRAM SEEKS APPLICATIONS
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) is accepting applications for the SOC Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. The program is focused on helping servicemembers transition into the civilian labor market after military service. The SOC CTE program seeks to identify credit-bearing certificate programs offered by degree-granting institutions that recognize and build upon military training and occupational experiences.  Apply online by June 12, 2017. Only certificate programs that are closely aligned with those identified career clusters will be accepted at this time.  
AACC Contact: Mary Heiss 

11. LATINO LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES
The National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) will host its 2017 Leadership Development Symposium in Miami, Florida, September 21–23. Submit a proposal for presentation by June 15.
AACC Contact: Kevin Christian 

12. GAIN OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD SKILLS
Your institution can participate in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). It’s presented by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education, in partnership with NanoRacks LLC. SSEP Mission12 to the International Space Station (ISS) will provide each participating community a real research mini-laboratory and all launch services to fly the mini-lab to ISS in 2018, and return it safely to Earth for harvesting and analysis. All communities interested in participating must inquire no later than June 15, 2017.
AACC Contact: Ellen Hause 

13. SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE
The National Council on Student Development (NCSD) is calling for proposals for their 2017 national conference in Cleveland, Ohio, October 12-14, 2017. The NCSD Annual Conference highlights promising student development research and practices. This year’s conference theme is “The New Normal: Student Affairs’ Role in Guided Pathways.”  Proposals should have a student development/student affairs focus.  Submission deadline: July 14, 2017.  
AACC Contact: Tammy Reichelt 

14. MEN OF COLOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Apply by July 17 to attend the Men of Color Student Leadership Institute, hosted by The Presidents’ Round Table of the National Council on Black American Affairs (PRT). The institute will take place October 19–22, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland. The institute is an intensive leadership seminar for selected men enrolled in community colleges across the country.  
AACC Contact: Kevin Christian

 


 

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