October 12, 2018 | Issue # 124
I’ve heard before that community college leaders are not vocal enough when it comes to touting the great work happening on their campuses. I get it: no one goes into this job for the praise or attention. At the end of the day, for most of us, a job well done is worth more than a round of applause. But AACC wants to give you the recognition you deserve. We’re accepting nominations for several awards, all of which will be presented at the AACC Convention in April. Details are in the “Must Do” section.
The City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs has yielded eye-opening results in helping students complete degrees by using the pathways model, but it also has a low student-to-adviser ratio, which is crucial to keep students on track, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. Get more details in CC Daily.
Outsourcing some operations on campus helped a New York college increase revenues. Read about it at the AACC 21st Century Center.
“Pooling Your Purchasing Power”
Traditionally, when community colleges want to buy something priced above a certain threshold they have to get a certain number of bids. The requirements vary from state to state. Sourcewell—an AACC corporate partner—short-circuits that process by putting out an RFP nationwide and reviewing bids. Learn how some colleges are taking advantage of this service.
AACC/Apple Meeting on Career Readiness
AACC and Apple will hold a joint executive briefing at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, December 17–18, to discuss career readiness and innovative curricular practices in workforce development. The executive briefing will focus on (1) positioning community colleges as chief postsecondary leaders in advancing the skills essential for career success today, (2) high-performance, high-demand job and career readiness, and (3) innovative curricular practices to help assure this success. College leaders interested in attending can complete this form by October 28 for consideration.
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.
Tick Tock…Time to Submit Nominations for AACC Awards
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. Deadlines are fast approaching for the Outstanding Alumni and Leadership Awards: nominations are due October 19.
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.
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