July 20, 2018 | Issue # 118
I’m here in Dana Point, California, for this year’s Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI). Even as a community college president, the learning never ends, and the PASI agenda provides plenty of lessons in leadership. AACC is pleased to offer a number of these learning opportunities, for you and your staff. Check out the “Must Do” section for upcoming professional development events.
Durham Technical Community College has recently seen great opportunities to develop undergraduate research opportunities for our students. Read about it in CC Daily.
AACC past Chair Mary Graham and Chair Sandra Kurtinitis attended the signing of the Executive Order establishing the President’s National Council for the American Worker. To keep the U.S. economy growing, President Donald Trump is asking U.S. companies and trade associations to increase their job training opportunities as employers seek skilled workers to fill vacancies. In a recent report to the President from the Council of Economic Advisors, they highlighted several successful community college programs and touted our success in the reskilling of America. I am proud that community colleges will continue to play a key role in advancing this important work.
AACC members are eligible to be the lead applicant in a new Department of Labor grant focused on Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies. Funded with $150 million in H-1B funds with awards ranging from $1 million to $12 million, these grants will fund 15-30 apprenticeship programs looking to increase their reach. Applications are due by October 16th. The period of performance is 48 months with an anticipated start date of February 1, 2019. Details and application information can be found here.
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 September 9–12, 2018, in Washington, DC. Funding is available to help cover the cost of the institute. The registration deadline is August 20.
Interested in work on guided pathways? Or has your college just begun that work? AACC can help. AACC will conduct four 1-day regional Pathways Workshops during the 2018-2019 academic year. Colleges are encouraged to send cross-functional leadership teams of at least five people (or a maximum of seven) to optimize the potential impact of participation. A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes it possible to offer these workshops for a small fee of $250.00 per five-person college team. Registration for each workshop is open to all AACC member colleges, but space is limited. Get the locations, dates, and registration information here.
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