August 25, 2017 | Issue # 095
The fall semester is getting underway on most campuses. It’s an exciting time of year, full of promise. Many of you are launching new programs and services at your institution. It’s a learning opportunity for both you and your students. I hope you’ll let us know what works—and what doesn’t—so we can share the learning. And if you have current programs that have proved successful, submit a proposal to speak about them at the AACC Annual Convention.
“Spotlight on Medical Apprenticeships”
U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta joined Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) to discuss the importance of apprenticeships before touring the college’s healthcare training facilities. Read about it in CC Daily.
“Ringing in the New School Year”
As the fall semester begins, many community colleges are rolling out new programs and services to help students and the communities they serve. Learn more at the AACC 21st Century Center.
AACC Board Nominations
Have you thought about serving on the AACC Board of Directors? The board will begin accepting nominations for consideration for the 2018 slate on September 1. Stay tuned for more details.
ED Issues Clery Act Guidance
The U.S. Department of Education’s new Audit Guide significantly expands the scope and detail of information that auditors are now required to review to evaluate an institution’s compliance with the Clery Act as part of the annual Title IV compliance audit process. Learn more.
Answer the Call for Proposals
Share your knowledge at the 98th AACC Annual Convention. AACC is seeking proposals that reflect the best thinking in the field informed by outcomes that demonstrate success. Proposals must directly relate to one of the seven convention tracks. Deadline to submit: October 13, 2017, 5:00 p.m. (ET).
Submit Nominations for AACC Awards
The nomination period is now open for the AACC Leadership Award, Outstanding Alumni Awards, and the Awards of Excellence. Nominations for the Leadership and Outstanding Alumni Awards are due October 13, 2017. Awards of Excellence nominations are due November 30. Award recipients will be recognized at the AACC convention.
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