July 17, 2020 | Issue # 167
We got a win this week. The Trump Administration rescinded the rules issued last week requiring that international students take in-person classes at the nation’s universities and community colleges. During this pandemic, it’s more important than ever that colleges and students be allowed flexibility. For colleges, that flexibility is necessary in order to keep institutions running and support students, faculty, and staff. For students, that flexibility can mean the difference between dropping out and staying on track to graduate.
AACC will continue to advocate for policies that allow you to best serve your students and your community.
Earning a few community college credits can benefit four-year college students’ academic, STEM and employment outcomes without increasing their student loan debt, according to a new report from the Community College Research Center. Get the highlights in opens in a new windowCC Daily.
A consortium led by North Shore Community College is creating pathways for local residents and students to earn college credit faster using prior learning assessment. Read about it at the opens in a new windowAACC 21st Century Center.
On July 16, we presented (virtually) the annual AACC Leadership Award, Truman Award, and Diverse Issues Diverse Champion Award. Missed it? You can watch the presentation opens in a new windowhere.
The U.S. Deptartment of Labor has announced the Strengthening Community College Training Grants (SCCTG) program that will award $40 million to community college-led partnerships to expand their training capacity. This is the inaugural SCCTG grant competition. Grant applications are due by October 8. Learn more opens in a new window here.