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 opens in a new windowCC Daily.
Washtenaw Community College offers support to small business owners through its Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program. Learn about it in the opens in a new windowAACC 21st Century Center blog.
The opens in a new windowcall 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 opens in a new windowhere. 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 opens in a new windowapplications 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 opens in a new windowOutstanding 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.