May 20, 2016 | Issue # 062
Summer is approaching, and it’s an excellent time to get recharged and reinvigorated. AACC’s President’s Academy Summer Institute is a great place for that to happen. It’s one of the few times during the year that community college CEOs can sit together and talk openly about the challenges and opportunities facing us and our sector. I hope you’ll attend! Details are below in the “Must Do” section.
“Aligning Career and Tech Ed Efforts”
Technical education advocates are encouraging Congress to better align programs and efforts under both job training and education laws to help employers find the skilled workers they need. Read about it in Community College Daily.
“Partnership Creates Pathways to Success”
The partnership behind the Southwest Minnesota Career Pathways Program is meeting the need for skilled labor in Southwest Minnesota. Learn about it at the 21st Century Center.
Register for PASI
The 2016 Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI) will take place July 16–19 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This year’s theme is “Ready for Anything.” PASI focuses on issues of critical importance to success in the role of the community college president.
Information on New Overtime Rules
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime compensation rule has now been released, along with accompanying information that includes a higher education fact sheet and lengthier guidance. AACC will make available an analysis of the regulation early next week.
Federal Government Releases Guidance on Transgender Students
On May 13, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released significant guidance on how Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) applies to transgender students. Visit AACC’s website for more information.
On May 14, I was honored to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Murray State University (Kentucky), where I also gave the commencement address.
I attended a program recognizing the fifth anniversary of the Skills for America's Future program on May 17 at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.
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