November 12, 2021 | Issue # 200
Last week, we held the AACC Annual Fall Meeting in person, which included meetings of the board of directors and AACC’s nine commissions. We had rich conversations about enrollment challenges, federal legislation, student success initiatives, and more. I’m so grateful for everyone who serves on our board or on an AACC commission. These meetings help us to better understand the work you’re doing and the challenges you face.
A deep dive into data helped officials at Florida’s Broward College understand who they were reaching and, more importantly, who they weren’t. It led to the Broward UP program, which just received a groundbreaking $30 million federal grant. Read about it in CC Daily.
The 2022 AACC Annual will be held April 30–May 3 in New York, NY. Registration is now open. Keynote speakers include Stephanie Land, author of MAID, and David and Jonah Stillman, a father and son Gen X / Gen Z speaking team. All attendees must be fully vaccinated and be prepared to show proof of vaccination, and a daily negative health screening questionnaire to participate in AACC Annual.
Has your college implemented an innovation that helps the institution to operate more efficiently and better serve students? Submit a session proposal for AACC Annual so you can share it with other practitioners. The call for proposals for AACC Annual closes December 1. Click here to get more details.
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. View all the Awards of Excellence categories in the “Awards” drop-down menu.
AACC’s 2022 Workforce Development Institute (WDI) will be held January 26–29 in Jacksonville, Florida. Registration is now open. WDI gathers together new and seasoned community college-based workforce and economic development professionals to discuss innovative strategies and promising practices in workforce and economic development
On November 4, I was pleased to join AACC Board Chair Richard Rhodes and Past Chair William Serrata in honoring the 2020 and 2021 outgoing board members at a special event at the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
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Congratulations to board member and Lone Star College Chancellor Stephen Head for being appointed to serve on the Texas Commission on Community College Finance by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. I know you’ll work hard to ensure college remains affordable and accessible to all students.