March 5, 2021 | Issue # 182
In the past two weeks, the AACC Executive Leadership Team and I have participated in Virtual Listening Tour meetings with community college representatives from seven states. That brings us to a total of 15 meetings. These meetings have been, at times, eye-opening and we’re grateful for the honest input we’ve received. We cannot move forward as an association if we do not put our members’ needs first. These Listening Tour meetings allow us an opportunity to craft our priorities to better meet those needs.
In opens in a new windowthis CC Daily article, Northern Essex Community College President Lane Glenn and NECC Provost William Heineman discuss why community colleges have to plan differently for how to return fully to in-person teaching and learning this fall.
A data tool used to increase completion rates at Wake Tech Community College has expanded most North Carolina community colleges. Learn more in the opens in a new windowAACC 21st Century Center blog.
As you know, we have consolidated AACC Live and AACC Digital into one event. The opens in a new windowAACC Digital meeting form has been created to address credits from the 2020 Annual Meeting. If you have a credit, we encourage you to submit your information by April 23. Questions? Email opens in a new firstname.lastname@example.org new email.
opens in a new windowAACC Digital includes on-demand and live deep-dive workshops, bite-sized 30-minute sessions, and discussion rooms so you can talk with colleagues, new product showcases, and more. We’ve even got three exciting keynote speakers: Aaron Rodgers, America Ferrera, and Misty Copeland. Join us each Thursday in May for AACC Digital. Workshops are an additional product in the registration form that will be provided each Wednesday. opens in a new windowRegister here.
Join us March 9 at 3:00 p.m. (ET) for a webinar on the current state of implementation of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), also known as CARES Act 2.0. We’ll provide the latest information on how colleges may spend institutional and student funds, including any new Department of Education guidance. A brief legislative update will also address pending measures that may send substantial additional funds to your college. Ample time will be left for questions. Registration is capped, so please opens in a new windowsign up early.
On February 22, I delivered a keynote address to the Instructional Technology Council’s annual meeting.
Members of the ELT and I participated in a discussion with doctoral students from the University of Maryland Global Campus program on February 26.
On March 1, members of the ELT and I participated in a Listening Tour meeting with Texas.
We also talked with community college leaders from Montana and Wyoming on March 1.
On March 3, we convened a Listening Tour meeting with North Carolina.
That same day, we hosted a Listening Tour meeting with Virginia community college leaders.