Jnauary 27, 2017 | Issue # 079
Greetings from Newport Beach, California. This week, I’m attending AACC’s Workforce Development Institute, along with college leaders and community college partners in business, philanthropy, and the federal government. From the presentations that I attended, it is clear that community colleges will continue to play a critical role in training our nation’s workforce. I’m proud of the work being done at our colleges to close the skills gap and keep America competitive.
At Maricopa Community College, students and faculty are more engaged in teaching and learning in courses that use open educational resources (OER), which are free or low-cost teaching and learning materials, and students are more likely to complete degrees faster. Learn more about OER in opens in a new windowCommunity College Daily.
opens in a new windowThe New Skills for Youth initiative aims to prepare students for well-paying jobs, with the help of community and technical colleges. Read about it at the opens in a new window21st Century Center.
2017 AACC Board of Directors and Presidents Academy Elections
Members will vote to elect new AACC directors and members of the Presidents Academy Executive Committee in February. Voting credentials will be emailed on January 30, and you will receive your ballot from opens in a new firstname.lastname@example.org new email. Make sure the email address for the ballot is not blocked by your service provider. Your college’s membership must be current to receive your voting credentials and your ballot. Make sure your college’s membership is current.
Early-bird pricing ends today, so opens in a new windowregister now for the opens in a new window97th Annual AACC Convention. Join us in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 22–25 for the premier community college event of the year. Featured speakers include leadership expert Robin Sharma, youth advocate and business leader Wes Moore, and television personality and author Jenna Bush Hager.
The opens in a new windowHail & Farewell Luncheon is the association’s opportunity to bid farewell to retiring CEOs and hail new and 25-year CEOs. Held during AACC’s annual convention luncheon program on April 23, 2017, Hail & Farewell (H&F) is a celebration of leadership. The deadline for submitting your materials is March 3. Individuals that have registered for the New CEO Academy must still complete the H&F form to participate in the luncheon recognition. So, if you’re a new CEO, you have been a CEO for 25 years, or you’re retiring, let us know so that we can celebrate your milestone. opens in a new windowSubmit your form today!
On January 23, several AACC staff members and I met with representatives from Drexel University to discuss partnership opportunities.
This week, I’m in Newport Beach, California, for the AACC Workforce Development Institute.
See more opens in a new windowWhere’s Walter.