“Through hundreds of academic and workforce programs, Anne Arundel Community College proudly leads our 46,000 students to sustainable wages and a more meaningful life. In fact, last year AACC (along with our students and alumni) generated $520 million in revenue for the local economy. We’re very proud of the services we are able to provide […]
Archives for May 2017
The Trump Administration yesterday released its FY 18 federal budget proposal, entitled A New Foundation for American Greatness. This is the President’s first full budget request, following a spending outline or so-called “skinny budget” released earlier this spring. The budget includes deep cuts to federal investments in education, job training and other community college priorities. […]
Higher education attainment leads to increased earnings and lowers the likelihood of unemployment. Read full PDF.
May 19, 2017 | Issue # 088 None of us would be where we are without the benefit of mentorship and training. It’s so very important to “pay it forward” to those leaders and future leaders at your institution. We have a responsibility to ensure the next generation of leaders is prepared to succeed. That […]
AACC has endorsed Senate legislation that would create a federal postsecondary education unit record data system, also linking it to post-college earnings. AACC has long supported legislation along these lines and is encouraged by this important development. Download the letter of support.
“Prince George’s Community College is dedicated to education and committed to student success and completion. The college is dedicated to increasing graduation rates through a formal pledge of completion that reflects national and statewide efforts to boost the number of graduates. To that end, the college has embarked on a completion agenda, called Envision Success, […]
About seven out of 10 student veterans using Post 9/11 GI benefits completed or were progressing in their programs between August 2009 and December 2013. Read full PDF.
May 5, 2017 | Issue # 087 These last 2 weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. First, AACC was pleased to host a successful 97th Annual Convention. This is attributed to all of you who participated as attendees or speakers. Our second piece of great news came in the form of the reinstatement of […]
“Lone Star College is committed to student success. To address the needs of our students and community, Lone Star College developed a strategic plan to make sure we meet our goals and objectives. This plan upholds our basic principles of having sound financial practices and a positive employee culture that produces high-quality academic and workforce […]
In a major victory for community colleges and their students, the FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill released today by Congress reinstates year-round Pell Grants beginning with the 2017-18 award year. Restoration of year-round Pell has been a top AACC priority since its elimination in FY 2011.The omnibus bill funds federal agencies through September 30. Starting […]