May 11, 2018 | Issue # 113
Thank you to all of you who attended AACC’s 98th Annual Convention in Dallas. I hope you came away from the conference with some new ideas for your institution. I think it’s so important for leaders to take the time to connect with others in the field and to learn how other colleges are tackling the challenges that so many of us face. That connecting and learning can continue this summer at the Presidents Academy Summer Institute. Details about PASI are below. I hope to see you there!
Of course, just because the convention is over doesn’t mean we’re resting. This week, I was pleased to attend the final meeting of the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. The Task Force was charged with the mission of identifying strategies and proposals to promote apprenticeships, especially in sectors where apprenticeship programs are insufficient. We reviewed our report, including recommendations, and submitted it to President Trump. It was an honor to serve on the Task Force and to represent community colleges.
Colleges are enacting recruitment strategies and are retooling to counter the declining enrollment trend. Read about it in CC Daily.
Condensed scheduling at a Montana college will bring consistency for busy students. Learn about it at the AACC 21st Century Center.
The urgency attached to the board’s role in selecting, supporting, and positioning their institution and new presidents to thrive and excel cannot be overstated. AACC and ACCT have written a monograph on this topic that can be downloaded here. It outlines crucial factors, variables, and issues concerning presidential transitions and onboarding.
If you missed the State of the Association video at convention, you can view it online now.
Summer is almost here, and so is 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.
Are there any mid-level administrators at your institution who could benefit from leadership development? Send them to the AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute, or Roueche-FLI. It will take place June 24–27, 2018, in Washington, DC. Funding is available to help cover the cost of the institute. The registration deadline is June 8.
On May 10, I attended the last meeting of the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion to review the formal report on recommendations to be sent to President Trump regarding apprenticeships.
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