April 22, 2016 | Issue # 060
It was great to see so many of you in Chicago at the AACC Convention. I hope you found the content valuable and were able to bring back new information to your campuses. But professional development doesn’t end with the convention. We’ve got great leadership programs lined up this summer. Information is below in our "Must Do" section. I hope you and your staff will participate.
“Retirement Wave Keeps Rolling”
More than 80% of community college CEOs surveyed by AACC plan to retire within 10 years, with more than a third planning to do so within 5 years. The survey results also include information on CEO salaries, compensation and other benefits. Learn more in Community College Daily.
“How to Create Successful Mobile Learning Labs”
Minnesota State Community and Technical College brings just-in-time employee training directly to employers. Read about it at the 21st Century Center.
“Tangled Up in Blue”
Community colleges are boosting mental health services on campus, according to an article in the April/May issue of Community College Journal.
Meet the 2016 Outstanding Alumni
If you missed the Outstanding Alumni Awards at the AACC Annual Convention, you can learn more about the recipients through these videos
Nominate a Participant for FLI
The next AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (FLI) is scheduled to take place June 27–30, 2016, in Washington, DC. FLI is an innovative leadership seminar designed for mid-level community college administrators who look to be leaders in their current positions or are ready to move into a higher level of leadership. If you know someone at your college who would benefit from FLI, nominate that person before June 3. The first 20 registrants will receive a free Dell tablet, thanks to the generosity of Dell, Inc. and their support of the academic mission and strategic direction of community colleges.
Register for PASI
The theme for the 2016 Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI) is “Ready for Anything.” Join us in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, July 16–19. PASI focuses on issues of critical importance to success in the role of the community college president. Don’t miss out on this professional development experience.
Apply for a Commission
Get more involved with AACC by applying to join a commission. Commissions were established to provide advice to AACC’s board and staff, and to encourage collaboration among community college entities and organizations. They provide a forum for focused conversation about the important community college issues and priorities of the day. Commission nominations will be accepted until May 20, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). Learn more.
New AACC Board Members Named
Find out who will join the AACC Board of Directors beginning July 1.
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