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 CEO to CEO Newsletter 

October 17, 2014 | Issue # 023

This week, AACC held its annual Washington Advocacy Seminar. Community college leaders got an insider’s view of how higher education policy is formulated. We’re working to advocate on your behalf with policymakers, and to inform you of policies that will affect your institution and students. A new resource from AACC is a guide on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which you can read about below.


“Report Lauds Success of Advanced Manufacturing Program”

At Kentucky’s Gateway Community and Technical College, the Center for Advanced Manufacturing forges a link between the college and workforce. Read about it in the 21st Century Center.

AACC’s Guide to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

AACC has released The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: A Guide for Community Colleges. The guide analyzes key parts of the legislation that reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act. Issues addressed in the guide include the composition of state and local workforce boards, eligible training provider reporting provisions, accountability metrics, infrastructure spending, and more.

“Career Coaching is More than Advising”

Community colleges across the nation are adopting comprehensive and innovative approaches to career coaching to better match students with career paths likely to lead to good-paying jobs. Read about it in Community College Daily.


National Summit on the Redesign of Developmental Education

AACC will host the National Summit on the Redesign of Developmental Education, February 1–3, 2015, in Washington, DC. The summit will be a major next step in helping colleges understand the research on high-impact practices shown to improve outcomes for incoming college students who are not college-ready. The design of the event calls for the engagement of teams of five members from 25 colleges currently at work on redesign efforts. Contact Angel Royal to apply.

High Performance Team Training

The AACC High Performance Team Training has been established to assist community college leadership teams with moving into high performance mode or can be used as a way to sustain high performance. The next high performance team training will take place on January 18–21, 2015, in Washington, DC. Go online to learn how your college can take part.

Submit Nominations for the 2015 Awards Of Excellence

AACC’s Awards of Excellence celebrates the truly extraordinary work being done at AACC member colleges. The 2015 award winners will be announced April 20 at the AACC 95th Annual Convention. The deadline for nominations is November 28.


I was in Oklahoma on October 10 to provide a keynote address to the Oklahoma Assoc. of Community Colleges 47th Annual Conference. On October 16, I spoke before the NCBAA/Lakin Institute Leadership Programs in San Francisco, California.

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