March 16, 2018 | Issue # 109
This week, AACC was happy to once again partner with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, on a meeting about K-12/community college collaboration and the role we can play to ensure access and student success. We were delighted to hear from several excellent speakers, including our own John Dyer and Dr. Tony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. We’ve been holding these convenings for about four years now because it’s so important to keep the conversation going. Hearing what’s working (and what isn’t) with our colleges and our K-12 partners is one of the best ways for us to improve college and career readiness. I look forward to more of these meetings in the future.
Allowing postsecondary students to use federal Pell grants for short-term certificate programs would be a win-win for colleges, students and employers, according to college advocates. Read more in CC Daily.
At Butler Community College, new math modules are increasing student success. Learn more at the AACC 21st Century Center.
It’s not too late to be recognized at this year’s Hail & Farewell Luncheon, happening the AACC Annual Convention. If you are a new, retiring, or 25-year CEO, and you wish to be recognized, you must complete the proper form through the AACC website by the close of business on March 23. The association cannot make any updates to the list of individuals being recognized onsite at the convention. Note: Signing up for the New CEO Academy does not apply to the Hail & Farewell Luncheon.
Don’t forget to register for the AACC Annual Convention. Check out the website for information on pre-convention sessions, speakers, schedules, and more. We’ll see you in Dallas, Texas, April 28–May 1.
AACC is conducting a survey to obtain a better understanding of the compensation of community college presidents and their perspectives on key issues of today. On March 2, you received an email with a link to the survey and we ask that you please take the time to complete it. AACC will develop a report based on the information from the survey and make it available to all members. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Summer will be here before you know it, and so will the Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI). Join AACC in Dana Point, California, July 21–24 for this professional development opportunity. PASI is for CEOs of community colleges, providing intensive focus on current challenges, emerging trends, and opportunities unique to that position.
Pictured are AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech and I at this week’s meeting on college readiness in Washington, DC.
This week, I attended the Texas State University System Congressional & Alumni Reception with Lamar Institute of Technology President Lonnie L. Howard and Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall.
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