February 4, 2022 | Issue # 205
Last week at AACC’s Workforce Development Institute, session speakers reiterated the need for personalized supports for students. There is no one-size-fits-all model when it comes to meeting students’ needs. But every approach taken needs to start the same way—with listening. It doesn’t help students when we make assumptions. It is, after all, their college and their experience, so take your cues from them and lead them to success.
Community colleges continue to reimagine student support in a way that goes beyond initiatives. Read what colleges are doing in this CC Daily article.
More older students are starting or restarting their education at Grand Rapids Community College, with enrollment for ages 30 and older 14% above pre-pandemic levels, as adult learners take advantage of state tuition-free programs. Learn more in this AACC 21st Century Center blog post.
Voting began February 1 for the 2022 AACC Board of Directors and Constitutional updates. This week, you should have received your voting credentials from AACC and the link to the board ballot from firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2022 board slate can be viewed here. The deadline to vote is Monday, February 28 at 5:00 p.m. (ET). If you experience problems with your ballot, please contact Angel M. Royal.
AACC Annual Sessions: Accept/Reject Session Slots by Feb. 8
Notifications about AACC Annual sessions have gone out. If your session proposal was accepted, please be sure to accept or reject your proposal slot and, if needed, update your speaker list by February 8 at 5:00 p.m. (ET).
Join us in New York City, April 30-May 3, for AACC Annual! Register here so you can be part of this premier event. Session tracks are Campus Climate and Crisis Management, Closing Equity & Achievement Gaps, Institutional Operations, Recruitment & Retention, Student Success, and Teaching & Learning. 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. Learn more about Covid protocols.
The new Artificial Intelligence Incubator Network Initiative, announced last week, is managed by AACC with funding from Dell Technologies and Intel. This 18-month initiative aims to design and build Artificial Intelligence (AI) Incubators across the country utilizing the expertise and industry-connections of America’s community college system. Learn how you can apply to be part of the AI Incubator Network here. Deadline to apply: February 25.