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 year-round Pell in the FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill. This has long been a top AACC priority. I think the turning point for year-round Pell has been bolstered by the consistency and discipline of message from all of our college presidents across the 50 states. I am so pleased that we continue to make significant progress as we advance the strategic goals and legislative priorities of the association.
“The Return of Year-Round Pell”
Congress’ spending plan to keep the government running through September would also restore year-round Pell grants, which were nixed in 2011 to help curb federal spending. The provision is expected to provide an estimated 1 million students an additional Pell grant of, on average, $1,650 during the 2017-18 school year. Learn more in CC Daily.
How do you make dual enrollment work for everyone? Find out in the April/May Community College Journal, available online.
AACC has made the presentations/handouts uploaded by convention speakers available. To access the material, simply log in to the online searchable program. Click on the submission title of the presentation. A pop-up box will open, with a handouts header at the bottom of the page. If handouts were uploaded by the presenter, they can be opened from the pop-up box.
Spring can be a busy time, and engagement of campus constituencies is important to making programmatic decisions for your college. In consideration of those factors, AACC has extended the deadline for submission of applications for Pathways 2.0 to June 1, 2017. Read more about the new modified Pathways 2.0 delivery model, enhance customized technical support that participating colleges will receive, and access application materials here.
The next AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute, or Roueche-FLI, will take place June 25–28, 2017, in Washington, DC. It’s aimed at mid-level community college administrators who look to be leaders in their current positions or are ready to move into a higher level of leadership. Funding is available to help cover the cost of the institute. AACC’s Future Presidents Institute (FPI) is also taking place June 25–28. It’s designed for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency.
Register now for the Presidents Academy Summer Institute. Join AACC in New York City, July 22–25. The 2017 PASI theme is “The Stories We Tell.” PASI will provide an intensive focus on current challenges, emerging trends, and opportunities unique to community college CEOs. Register now.
On April 26, AACC, along with ACCT, was delighted to host Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez and members of his board to discuss ways that we could work more closely together (Washington, DC).
On May 5, I was pleased to deliver the commencement address to Hillsborough Community College’s class of 2017 (Tampa, Florida).
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