August 25, 2017 | Issue # 095
The fall semester is getting underway on most campuses. It’s an exciting time of year, full of promise. Many of you are launching new programs and services at your institution. It’s a learning opportunity for both you and your students. I hope you’ll let us know what works—and what doesn’t—so we can share the learning. And if you have current programs that have proved successful, submit a proposal to speak about them at the AACC Annual Convention.
U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta joined Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) to discuss the importance of apprenticeships before touring the college’s healthcare training facilities. Read about it in CC Daily.
As the fall semester begins, many community colleges are rolling out new programs and services to help students and the communities they serve. Learn more at the AACC 21st Century Center.
Have you thought about serving on the AACC Board of Directors? The board will begin accepting nominations for consideration for the 2018 slate on September 1. Stay tuned for more details.
The U.S. Department of Education’s new Audit Guide significantly expands the scope and detail of information that auditors are now required to review to evaluate an institution’s compliance with the Clery Act as part of the annual Title IV compliance audit process. Learn more.
Share your knowledge at the 98th AACC Annual Convention. AACC is seeking proposals that reflect the best thinking in the field informed by outcomes that demonstrate success. Proposals must directly relate to one of the seven convention tracks. Deadline to submit: October 13, 2017, 5:00 p.m. (ET).
The nomination period is now open for the AACC Leadership Award, Outstanding Alumni Awards, and the Awards of Excellence. Nominations for the Leadership and Outstanding Alumni Awards are due October 13, 2017. Awards of Excellence nominations are due November 30. Award recipients will be recognized at the AACC convention.
Monday, August 21, I was pleased to host SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Johanna Duncan-Poitier to the AACC offices for a meeting.
On August 24, I was pleased to co-host a meeting with Excelencia in Education with members of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat to discuss ways that colleges and universities are serving Latino students.
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