There are six commissions authorized by the AACC Board. Each consists of an average of 24 people from member institutions who are CEOs or administrators, plus additional people from organizations who work in areas that are relevant to the commissions’ specific charges. The commissions are listed below.
The six commissions are:
- Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development
- Commission on Communications and Marketing
- Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
- Commission on Economic and Workforce Development
- Commission on Global Education
- Commission on Research, Technology and Emerging Trends
- Commission on College Readiness
- Commission on Structured Pathways
- Commission on Leadership and Professional Development
Commissions were established to accomplish the following:
- Provide advice to the AACC Board and staff.
- Encourage collaboration among community college entities and organizations.
- Provide a forum for focused conversation about the important community college issues and priorities of the day.
- Provide for increased involvement in the Association by AACC member CEOs and other professional staff.
- Provide leadership opportunities for members of the AACC Board of Directors (who serve as chairs).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I get on a commission?
AACC will alert the field via electronic newsletters and social media when commissions are accepting applications. Those interested in serving must submit application forms, which will be housed online.
Commission members are chosen by the AACC Board chair-elect annually in May. Those selected will begin serving in July of that year.
Commission members appointed by the chair-elect must represent institutions that are current members of AACC.
If I am not a CEO, can I be nominated as an institutional member?
Institutional members on commissions must be CEOs or campus leaders. In some cases, vice presidents and provosts will be considered. However, affiliated council representatives can be employed in many different areas.
How long are commission terms for institutional members and affiliated council representatives?
Commissioners designated as institutional members serve for three years. Affiliated council representatives serve an annual term, and must be reappointed each year.
When are commission meetings held?
The commissions meet twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring in conjunction with the AACC Convention.