August 22, 2014 | Issue # 020
Last week, I welcomed the first cohort of participants in AACC’s High Performance Team Training. These community college leadership teams have dedicated themselves to learning about a number of tools to assist employees in supporting student success. I applaud them for their participation and look forward to hearing about the positive things happening on their campuses.
“Finding New Revenue Streams to Fund College Success”
With proper planning and the will to succeed, every community college can become a revenue generator. Learn more in this article by Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College, available in the 21st Century Center.
Fact Sheet: Improving College Opportunity
The U.S. Department of Education has issued a fact sheet regarding new commitments to improve college opportunity. It includes information on several new private and public sector commitments to strengthen college readiness for academically underprepared students
“Unions as Partners, Not Adversaries”
New college presidents should make sure they establish strong, positive relationships with employee unions. The best ways to do that is to be open and transparent, keep the lines of communication open and build trust, according to seasoned presidents. Read more at Community College Daily.
Sign up for 21st Century Initiative webinars
AACC will offer webinars beginning on September 10 focused on the seven recommendations of the 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. Several webinars will be led by affiliated councils with expertise in research, student success, and institutional transformation. Webinars are free, but interested participants must sign up to attend.
Check Out AACC’s Awards Programs
A number of awards will be presented at the 95th Annual AACC Convention in San Antonio, Texas, April 18–21, 2015. Nominations for AACC's 2015 Awards of Excellence, Leadership Award, and Outstanding Alumni Awards are now open. Go online for nomination and deadline information.
On August 18, I addressed the Laramie County Community College Fall Convocation via webinar. I traveled to Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland, on August 20 to participate in a faculty and staff orientation. The next day, I addressed the Faculty of Horry Georgetown Technical College via webinar.
Find out where else I've been.