August 17, 2018 | Issue # 120
This has been a hectic week for AACC as we prepare to move into our new offices. Packing up for the move has led us to uncover some great treasures from the past. But while it’s been fun to reminisce and look through old publications, I’m looking forward to a fresh start in our new space, just as I’m sure you’re all looking forward to a fresh start as the fall semester approaches. It’s a chance to begin again with an optimistic outlook. Let’s not let that optimism fade!
For community college leaders, ensuring the college is providing a high-quality education that is also a good value for students is a delicate balancing act when state and local funds fail to keep pace with rising costs and enrollment declines. Read about it in CC Daily.
Getting students connected to the Internet addresses an equity issue in California. This AACC 21st Century Center post discusses how MiraCosta College is tackling the challenge.
AACC’s New Office
As of Monday, AACC will be in its new offices. The association will now occupy the seventh floor of the National Center for Higher Education at One Dupont Circle, NW. We can’t wait for you to visit!
The next AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (Roueche-FLI) and Future Presidents Institute (FPI) will take place September 9–12 in Washington, DC. Roueche-FLI is designed for department chairs, deans, assistant/associate deans, or directors who look to advance into a senior leadership role. FPI provides hands-on experience for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency. Registration for both closes August 20.
AACC is in the midst of planning the next college readiness meeting with AASA, the School Superintendents Association. It will take place October 21-22 in Washington, DC. Do you have a great relationship with your K-12 superintendent and promising practices to share? Consider applying to attend. Contact Tammy Reichelt for more information.
AACC is hosting four regional Pathways workshops for those who are interested in work on guided pathways, or have just begun that work. Get details and register online.
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