March 18, 2022 | Issue # 208
We know community colleges are a good investment, and now there’s even more proof. This week, we heard news of dozens of colleges receiving earmarked funding championed by legislators as part of the final FY22 appropriations package passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden this week. This funding means colleges can upgrade technology, develop new workforce training programs, implement student supports and more. It also means that legislators understand that investing in community colleges is a big win for their districts, too.
Members of a U.S. Education Department’s (ED) negotiated-rulemaking committee failed on Wednesday to reach consensus on proposed regulations implementing the “gainful employment” (GE) language in the Higher Education Act. Learn more about it in CC Daily.
The Silas Craft Collegians program at Howard Community College helps students academically and socially. Read about the program in the AACC 21st Century Center blog.
COVID protocols for AACC Annual
We’ve had some questions about COVID protocols for AACC Annual. Though many places have relaxed mask and vaccine mandates, we are still requiring AACC Annual attendees and guests to be vaccinated. Prior to the conference, we’ll be sending instructions for uploading your vaccine documents to the CLEAR Health Pass.
If you haven’t registered or AACC Annual yet, what are you waiting for? We have a packed schedule of timely and informative sessions for leaders at every level in the institution, as well as some fun surprises. We can’t wait to see you in person in New York, April 30-May 3.
Download the latest episode of the Community College Voice podcast to hear a conversation about the Great Resignation with Ragan Decker from the Society for Human Resource Management. Check it out here.
The American Council on Education (ACE) has launched the 2022 American College President survey. Presidents (and equivalents) are encouraged to take the survey online or request a paper copy from ACE’s website to return via mail by April 1, 2022. The American College President Study (ACPS) has served the higher education community as a comprehensive, in-depth source of information about the college presidency and pathways to higher education leadership.