July 23, 2021 | Issue # 192
The buzz about free community college continues to grow. But, as we know, when positive buzz grows, detractors also make their voices heard. Don’t let this be a distraction. We know the truth: free community college will put so many Americans on the path to a brighter future. We can’t spend all our time playing defense – not when there are institutions to run and communities to serve. Consider AACC your offensive guard. We’ve got you covered.
Leaders of college accreditation organizations say the pandemic, potential federal higher education regulatory changes, and the drive for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion are affecting their accreditation and quality assurance review efforts. Read about it in CC Daily.
An orientation program at Tulsa Community College explores the realities of health care careers and broadens students’ horizons. Learn about it in this AACC 21st Century Center blog post.
AACC is part of the Double Pell Alliance, a coalition of higher education associations organizations and advocacy groups engaged in a national campaign to double the maximum Pell Grant to $13,000. Check out doublepell.org to learn more.
AACC Convention Refunds
AACC will begin issuing refunds over the next couple of weeks to individuals with a credit on their accounts for 2020. If a portion of your 2020 credit was used in 2021, you will be refunded the difference. All refunds should be processed and mailed by mid-September. Thank you in advance for your patience.
AACC’s John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (FLI) and Future Presidents Institute (FPI) will be offered October 5-7 in Washington, DC. Roueche–FLI serves mid-level community college administrators looking to advance into a senior leadership role. FPI is for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency. Is there someone on your staff who could benefit from this type of professional development? Consider sending them to Roueche-FLI or FPI.