November 1, 2019 | Issue # 149
As the wildfires continue to burn in California, our thoughts are with the colleges and communities affected. We know they have a long road ahead of them and we stand ready to help.
Community colleges are the most common destination for adults who years ago left college without earning a credential but now are coming back, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Public two-year colleges also are the largest single sector awarding credentials to these students. Learn more in CC Daily.
An international volunteer opportunity through a Wisconsin college promotes cross-cultural learning. Read about it at the AACC 21st Century Center.
AACC and the Association of Community College Trustees on Monday sent to House Education and Labor Committee leaders a letter regarding the proposed College Affordability Act. The letter discusses what our association’s support and what concerns us about the legislation. You can read it online here.
The Call for Proposals for the 100th AACC Annual Convention closes November 15, 5:00 p.m. (ET). The 2020 convention agenda will include traditional and interactive sessions. More than 250 sessions will be organized into four mini-conventions. Faculty, mid-managers, senior administrators, and CEOs will all have their own space to engage with and learn from their peers. Proposals may only be submitted by AACC members.
AACC has a new opportunity for faculty. We have created the Faculty Ambassadors program to ensure that our faculty-specific communications reach those individuals responsible for teaching and learning. AACC seeks one Faculty Ambassador from each member college to serve as a conduit with all faculty members at their institution. Each selected Faculty Ambassador will receive a complimentary base registration to our 2020 AACC Annual Convention. Please share this opportunity with your amazing faculty.
Don’t forget to submit nominations for the AACC Awards of Excellence by November 15, 5:00 p.m. (ET). Nominations are being accepted in the following categories: Advancing Diversity, Community College Safety Planning and Leadership, Exemplary CEO/Board Relationship, Faculty Innovation, Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership, and Student Success. AACC member CEOs also are encouraged to submit a faculty member for the Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction Recognition.