April 16, 2021 | Issue # 185
Last week, we held our board, commission, and committee meetings. We’d usually meet in person at the AACC convention, and I’m looking forward to the time when we can meet in person again. Even over Zoom, though, I could see and hear that people were just happy to be able to connect with one another, to share their struggles and their silver linings. We’ll be able to do more of that next month during AACC Digital. If you’re looking to connect with your colleagues, there’s still time to register for AACC Digital.
Thank you to the members of the AACC Board of Directors and to the AACC Commission members who gave their time and energy last week and over the last year. Thank you especially to Board Chair Dr. William Serrata.
The annual compensation survey by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) provides a glimpse at how faculty members have fared over the past year. It also captures how participating institutions responded to COVID-19. Get the highlights in CC Daily.
Jones College in Mississippi is making workforce training more accessible through its new Online Workforce College. It includes 700 different courses, including employability skills, team building, health and safety and technical competencies. Learn more at the AACC 21st Century Center blog.
I was very humbled to be named a recipient of one of the Baldrige Foundation’s 2021 Leadership Awards. On behalf of community college leaders and students, it was truly an honor to receive this award. The awards were presented this week and you can view the ceremony here.
AACC Digital starts soon. We’ll officially kick-off on May 6, but you can sneak in some early professional development with workshops on May 5. There are dozens of exciting, informative sessions scheduled, as well as great keynote speakers: American Ferrera, Aaron Rodgers, and Misty Copeland. You can view the whole schedule online now. Don’t miss out on this month-long learning opportunity—register now!
The latest episode of the Community College Voice podcast lays out everything you need to know about AACC Digital. Listen here.
Dr. Angel Royal and I participated in a meeting of the AACC Board of Directors Executive Committee on April 10.
The two photos above are of the entire AACC Board of Directors hard at work. We met online April 10.
On April 12, members of the AACC Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and I participated in Virtual Listening Tour meetings with CEOs from Tennessee and West Virginia.
On April 13–15, I participated in recordings in preparation for AACC Digital 2021.
On April 14, I chatted with football player and community college alum Aaron Rodgers. Our conversation will air during AACC Digital on May 13 as part of the Outstanding Alumni Celebration.