April 2, 2021 | Issue # 184
This week marks the start of Community College Month. Though our accomplishments can speak for themselves, we should be shouting from the rooftops about the value of community colleges. This is the time to engage with your legislators, the media, local employers, and your community to share stories and data that give the full picture of just how vital community colleges are to your region, state, and to the nation.
President Joe Biden’s massive proposal to revamp the nation’s infrastructure will include $12 billion for infrastructure projects at community colleges and $100 billion for workforce development and job retraining. Learn more in this CC Daily article.
A partnership between Massasoit Community College and a bank will jumpstart high school students’ college careers. Read about it in the AACC 21st Century Center blog.
AACC is partnering with ACCT to provide information on the implementation of federal pandemic funding bills. Join us April 6 at 3:00 p.m. (ET) for a free webinar. Institutional leaders and AACC and ACCT staff will outline strategies to help colleges maximize the impact of federal CARES, CRRSAA, and American Rescue Plan funds. The latest guidance from the U.S. Department of Education will also be reviewed. Register now.
AACC Digital starts in one month. There are dozens of exciting, informative sessions scheduled, as well as great keynote speakers. You can view the whole schedule online now. Don’t miss out on this month-long professional development opportunity—register now!
There are nine commissions authorized by the AACC Board. You can apply now to serve on one of these commissions. The deadline for applications is May 31 at 5:00 p.m. (ET).
On April 1, members of the AACC Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and I participated in Virtual Listening Tour meetings with CEOs from Wisconsin.