October 15, 2021 | Issue # 198
Last week, we opened the Call for Proposals for AACC Annual. Many of you have implemented programs and services that support students and faculty. I hope you and your staff will share your models of success by submitting a session proposal. Details are in the “Must Do” section.
The SEED Fund at Patrick & Henry Community College has a proven track record: The first two cohorts of SEED students have a 65% completion rate. It’s also increasing economic mobility in a community devastated by factory closures and population migration. Read about it in CC Daily.
Washtenaw Community College offers support to small business owners through its Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program. Learn about it in the AACC 21st Century Center blog.
The call for proposals for AACC Annual (previously called the AACC Annual Convention) is now open. AACC is seeking proposals that focus on one singular topic; feature a program, service, or organizational change to your institution as a result of COVID-19 or other trends and issues impacting 2-year colleges; highlight significant impact on closing equity and achievement gaps; show measurable quantifiable outcome(s); take an old concept and create something new to better address a current problem; show the ingenuity of the college in difficult circumstances. More details are here. The deadline to submit a proposal is December 1. All attendees must be fully vaccinated to attend the annual meeting.
The AACC Awards of Excellence and Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction applications are now being accepted. Do you have a program, or person that has made or continues to make a difference in the lives of students? Submit an application. The deadline for submissions is December 1. The nomination period also is open for the Outstanding Alumni Awards until October 22.
On October 4, members of the AACC Executive Leadership Team and I participated in a virtual listening tour meeting with CEOs from Nevada.
The 2021 class of the AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute met in Washington, DC, October 5-7. They are pictured with Dr. John Roueche (first row, second from the right).
The 2021 class of the AACC Future Presidents Institute also met in Washington, DC, October 5-7.