March 13, 2020 | Issue # 158
When I look back to just a month ago, I could not have predicted that AACC would have to cancel its 100th convention. It was a heartbreaking decision, but I can’t say it was entirely difficult because the health and safety of our members must come first, just as you are prioritizing the health and safety of your students, staff, faculty and community members.
The outpouring of support we received after announcing the cancellation of the conference has been appreciated and I’m so grateful to you all for your understanding. We had excellent programming planned, and we are working to find a way to share some of that with you. Please stay tuned for more details.
Over the last 48 hours a number of organizations have announced closures as a strategy to minimize the risk of COVID-19 being transmitted between and among their staffs, stakeholders, and visitors. Beginning on March 16, AACC staff will be teleworking. Though staff will not be in the office, they will still be working on your behalf. Please feel free to reach out via email if you require assistance. We know that many of you are dealing with similar situations related to your colleges and campuses and ensuring that your students and staff remain healthy during this pandemic. We will reassess this matter on March 31, and once the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization advises on next steps, we will modify our office hours policy accordingly.
Please be safe everyone.
A growing number of community colleges are rolling out plans to limit the potential exposure of students, faculty, and staff to the coronavirus that include halting in-person classes and shifting them online, as well as nixing large-group gatherings on campuses. Read the latest in CC Daily.
What do futurists predict for the future of higher education? Find out in this Community College Journal article.
AACC released its 2020 Fact Sheet, which includes information on student demographics, funding, and more. Download it here.
You can cancel your convention registration for a full refund, or you can apply your 2020 base registration to the 2021 convention. If you are planning to cancel your registration, you must contact our registration team by March 27, 2020. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 833-210-8603. If we do not hear from you by March 27 regarding cancelling your base registration, it will be automatically applied to 2021 registration. For information about pre-convention workshops and meal tickets, read the FAQ posted here.