June 22, 2018 | Issue # 116
Summer hasn’t slowed us down at AACC. Last week, we hosted Advocates in Action and partnered with the National Science Foundation on the Community College Innovation Challenge boot camp. This week, the Developmental Education Redesign Institute is taking place in Baltimore. Next week, we’ll welcome emerging leaders to Washington, DC, for the John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute and the Future Presidents Institute. We’re thrilled to be able to provide assistance and professional development for community college leaders at every level.
The National League for Nursing (NLN), says the effort the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) — which represents baccalaureate and graduate nursing education — to require at least a baccalaureate for RNs could add to a significant shortage of qualified nurses across the country. Read about it in CC Daily.
The House is expected to vote today on the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (H.R. 6136), which would grant Dreamers contingent non-immigrant status with a subsequent path to citizenship. AACC joined other major higher education associations in a letter that expressed appreciation for congressional efforts to address this issue, but it noted that the resulting provisions fall short of a satisfactory solution for Dreamers. You can read more about the bill in CC Daily and check out this analysis by AACC.
In Virginia, community colleges are taking steps to address several years of declining student enrollments. Learn more at the AACC 21st Century Center.
The AACC Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI) will be held July 21–24 in Dana Point, California. If you haven’t registered yet, do it today. And make sure to book your hotel; the cut-off date for lodging reservations is June 28.
I was pleased to attend the Community College Innovation Challenge reception on July 13 at the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House. I met with many bright community college students, as well as NSF Director France A. Córdova (pictured).
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