September 28, 2018 | Issue # 123
The AACC Board of Directors serves a critical role in creating and maintaining a vision for the association. Personally, the guidance board members have offered has been invaluable to me. And my own experience having served on the board in the 1990s provided me with an opportunity to grow as a leader—and to grow my network of trusted colleagues.
If you’ve ever considered serving on AACC’s board, now is the time to act. Take a look at the guidelines and submit your nomination by October 5 at 5:00 p.m. (ET).
A handful of congressional staffers visited the Community College of Baltimore County for a first-hand look at its workforce development programs, particularly its short-term programs as Congress mulls whether to open Pell Grant eligibility to such programs. Learn more in CC Daily.
Community colleges are partnering with school districts and four-year institutions to address teacher shortages in their regions. Read about it in the AACC 21st Century Center.
Share your knowledge at the 99th AACC Annual Convention. Answer the Call for Proposals! AACC is seeking proposals that reflect the best thinking in the field informed by outcomes that demonstrate success. Please carefully read the guidelines before submitting your proposal. Deadline to submit: October 31, 5:00 p.m. (ET). The convention will take place April 13–16, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.
You now can submit nominations for several of AACC’s awards—Outstanding Alumni and Leadership Awards, Distinguished Faculty, and the Awards of Excellence. Awards will be presented at AACC’s convention.
Registration is now open for AACC’s Workforce Development Institute (WDI). The theme is “Skill Up, Step Up!” Join us January 30–February 2 in San Diego, California, as we highlight promising practices and explore new opportunities.
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System Foundation this week presented its Impact Award to all of its presidents since the system was created in 1999. I was LCTCS president from 2001–2007, and I am pictured with Wayne Brown, LCTCS inaugural president, Joe May, president from 2007–2014, and current LCTCS President Monty Sullivan. (New Orleans, Louisiana)
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