July 28, 2017 | Issue # 093 It was great to see so many of you at PASI this week. Having those few days to recharge and have open and honest discussions is so important. I hope you returned to your campuses feeling ready to take on the new semester. I encourage new and seasoned […]
Archives for July 2017
Initiative brings together community colleges, mentors to advance STEM programs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2017 Media Contact: Martha Parham, Ed.D. Sr. Vice President, Public Relations Phone: 202-728-0200 x209 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Washington, DC—The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) announced a new cohort for the MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education program with funding from the National Science […]
Americans are generally satisfied with their postsecondary experiences, but about half would choose a different major, degree or college if they could. Read full PDF.
AACC and ACCT sent a joint letter to the House Appropriations Committee and Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee chairs and ranking members requesting their continued funding support for key community college federal programs prior to the full committee markup on July 19. Download the letter as a PDF.
Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today introduced the Dream Act of 2017, which would provide a path to legal status and eventually citizenship for people that came to this country when they were children. AACC remains strongly supportive of this important legislation. This latest incarnation of the Dream Act would confer conditional […]
The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed along party lines a broad-ranging fiscal year 2018 funding bill that mirrors what its education and labor panel passed last week. The big cuts for programs affecting community colleges would include slashing $3.3 billion from the Pell Grant surplus, $86 million from job training programs and $95 million […]
“For more than 50 years, Seminole State College has thrived by adapting to and meeting the needs of an ever-changing community. By offering high-quality educational programs, from certificates to associate and bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields, small classes, personal attention and affordable tuition, the College continues to provide students and area residents with a multitude […]
July 14, 2017 | Issue # 092 As you know, the House Labor, HHS and Education appropriations subcommittee released its FY 2018 appropriations bill yesterday. Information is in the “Must Know” section. While specific funding details aren’t available yet, know that AACC will continue to monitor this and all other developments on Capitol Hill that […]
The House Labor, HHS and Education appropriations subcommittee has released its FY 2018 appropriations bill, which it will write on July 13. Overall, the draft bill includes $156 billion in discretionary funding, $5 billion below last year’s level. With so much less funding to work with, there are numerous cuts to community college priority programs. […]
On July 12, 2017, AACC and ACCT submitted joint comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed negotiated rulemaking process on gainful employment and borrower defense repayment regulations. Following a review of the comments, the Department will announce the specific topics to be addressed by the negotiated rulemaking committees as well as a request for […]