August 31, 2018 | Issue # 121
In many traditional settings, activity in the office slows down prior to a holiday. As AACC approaches the upcoming Labor Day holiday, it is quite the opposite. As you may know, AACC has been a staunch supporter of progression in nursing while advocating that the Associate Degree in Nursing remain the degree for entry to practice. I was delighted to be asked to join the National Advisory Board for the Social Mission of Nursing Education study convened by The George Washington University with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The advisory group had its first meeting on August 27 and was attended by a number of individuals committed to the field of nursing, including but not limited to Drs. Beverly Malone, president and CEO of the National League of Nursing, Suzanne Miyamoto, chief policy officer for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Kathleen Gravens, nursing program director at Lakeland Community College, Marsha Atkins, dean of nursing at Northern Virginia Community College, and Ms. Donna Meyer, CEO of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing. The meeting was staffed by Dr. Ashley Darcy-Mahoney. The dialogue was extremely stimulating, and I am encouraged that the report from the advisory board will yield solid recommendations to guide the social mission of nursing for the coming years.
The Senate last week passed a funding bill for education and job training programs before the new fiscal year started. Time will tell whether the bill will go to the president’s desk before the start of fiscal year 2019 on October 1. Learn more in CC Daily.
What should community college leaders know about Title IX? Read this article in Community College Journal to find out.
The U.S. Department of Labor asked me to discuss my work as a member of the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. Check out the video here.
I’ll be speaking at the ACT Workforce Summit in New Orleans, which is taking place October 8–10. Interested in attending? Register by September 14.
Interested in serving on the AACC Board of Directors? The nomination period opens September 4. The nomination guidelines are available here. The deadline for all nominations is October 5, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Starting September 10, you may submit session proposals for the 99th Annual AACC Convention, as well as nominations for several of AACC’s awards—Outstanding Alumni and Leadership Awards, Distinguished Faculty, and the Awards of Excellence. Keep an eye on the convention calendar for more important dates.
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