June 16, 2023 | Issue # 238
On Wednesday, I met some of the students participating in the Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC), hosted by AACC and the National Science Foundation. They were in Washington, DC, this week to learn how to pitch their products or projects. These students are curious and innovative and motivated. The community colleges they attend have given them the opportunity to experiment and learn and spread their wings. Faculty have given them guidance and encouragement. It’s a wonderful thing to see the fruits of their labor. I got an energy boost just talking with the students and after seeing the innovations, I know the future is safer in their hands.
Congratulations to the top three CCIC teams from Houston Community College, Woodland Community College, and Feather River College. Their innovations and pitches won over the judges. You can read all about it in opens in a new windowCC Daily.
A new book from Harvard Education Press includes five short but empirical case studies on how some leading community colleges serve their economic development and workforce missions. Get the summary in opens in a new windowCC Daily.
Minority affiliate groups strive to uplift leaders at community colleges. Learn how in the latest issue of opens in a new windowCommunity College Journal.
opens in a new windowThe next John E. Roueche opens in a new windowFuture Leaders Institute and opens in a new windowFuture Presidents Institute will take place in Denver, Colorado, September 10-12. These institutes are aimed at emerging and current leaders. Consider sending someone from your college! Registration is now open. The John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute Scholarship is available to support emerging leaders who have been accepted to participate in the Roueche-FLI but lack the financial resources to do so. Thank you to Dr. Roueche for his continued support of AACC’s leadership programs.
AACC’s Advocates in Action is a 2-day program designed for community college leaders who want an insider’s view on how Washington formulates higher education policy and who want to become more involved in the federal legislative process. Join us in Washington, DC, September 18-19. opens in a new windowRegister now.