December 18, 2020 | Issue # 177
In addition to our Christmas trees and decorations, many of our institutions in the Northeast have had their first snowfall, which makes this time of year feel a little more like the holidays. While COVID-19 has forced us to modify our daily activities and minimize our contact with people outside of our immediate households, I am thankful that we can still find joy in the holidays. My wish for each of you is to have a safe and happy holiday season!
opens in a new windowResponse to the Wall Street Journal’s Epstein Opinion Piece
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Read my letter to the WSJ in response to the December 11, 2020, opinion piece, “Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an MD,” written by Joseph Epstein.
This fall, the community college sector saw a -10.1% drop in enrollments – or 540,200 fewer students – compared to fall 2019, due to the pandemic and resulting economic recession, according to a final report released today by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center. Get more information in this opens in a new windowCC Daily article.
Dr. Anton Reece and the team at WKCTC received a $15 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to continue their work in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read more about it opens in a new windowhere.
You’ve asked and we have extended our deadlines on our AACC Live and Digital Meetings. The deadline for proposals for opens in a new windowAACC Live is January 8, and for opens in a new windowAACC Digital is January 15. Remember, even though we’re offering workshops at the Live meeting, if you have a presentation that fits under one of the workshop descriptions, submit it. To make the Digital submissions easier for you, we have removed the requirement to upload a video of the introduction of your presentation.
The 2021 Workforce Development Institute (WDI) is right around the corner and will be provided virtually on January 27-28. There is still time to register to participate. Visit the opens in a new windowWDI website to get the most current information on the schedule, speakers, and registration fees.
Registration is open for the AACC Live and Digital Meetings. To register for both meetings, please complete the opens in a new windowAACC Live registration form, and select the Live/Digital package. To register for the Digital meeting only, please complete the opens in a new windowDigital registration form.