March 4, 2022 | Issue # 207
How is your mental health? In the past couple years, we’ve had to check in on the mental and emotional well-being of students, staff, and ourselves frequently. Though the news tells us that COVID is waning and masks can come off, I know there’s still apprehension. And the world news has given us more to worry about as we watch the devastation happening in Ukraine. I know you’re busy, managing multiple priorities, but it’s okay to step away from your computer and the news for a moment and check in on yourself. It’s not only necessary for your own health, but it will set a positive example for those around you.
Speaking of the situation in Ukraine, we are keeping the Ukrainian people in our thoughts and prayers.
Staffing shortages emerged as one of the greatest challenges for community college distance learning programs during the pandemic, according to an annual survey by the Instructional Technology Council (ITC). Learn more in opens in a new windowthis CC Daily article.
Even during the pandemic, Great Bay Community College has been helping students retain their connections to each other and to the school by paying attention to individual student needs in the classroom, in the community, and at home. Read about it in the opens in a new windowAACC 21st Century Center blog.
We’re less than two months from the start of opens in a new windowAACC Annual. We hope to see you in New York, April 30-May 3. Check out the opens in a new windowschedule online and register opens in a new windowhere. As a reminder, 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.
The next opens in a new windowPeer-to-Peer session will take place March 9 at 2:00 p.m. (ET). The topic is “Equity at Your Institution: Serving ALL Students.” This one-hour Zoom session is your chance to talk with other presidents about the challenges you’re facing and share solutions. opens in a new windowRegister now.