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 AACC Letter 

June 7, 2016 | Issue #858

POLICY and ADVOCACY

1. BRIEFING ON HEA REAUTHORIZATION
AACC, in partnership with Salt Lake Community College, held a briefing on Capitol Hill on June 6, addressing the Higher Education Act (HEA) and Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act reauthorizations. Four community college presidents and one state director briefed Capitol Hill members and staff. Get the briefing materials at AACC’s website
AACC Contact: David Baime

2. NEW FEDERAL OVERTIME REGULATIONS
Want to learn more about how the new federal overtime rules? AACC is co-sponsoring a livestreaming conversation with ACE and campus experts at 1:00 p.m. (ET), Friday, June 17, 2016. Register now for the event. 
AACC Contact: Laurie Quarles

EVENTS and SERVICES

3. THERE’S STILL TIME: REGISTER FOR ROUECHE–FLI
The AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute, or Roueche-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. The next AACC Roueche–FLI will take place June 27–30, 2016 in Washington, DC. Register by June 13.
AACC Contact: Angel Royal 

4.  PRESIDENTS: REGISTER NOW FOR PASI
The Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI) will take place July 16–19, 2016, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. PASI is an annual professional development program for CEOs and presidents of member community colleges, providing intensive focus on current challenges, emerging trends, and opportunities unique to that position.
AACC Contact: Angel Royal 

NEWS and SOCIAL NETWORKING

5. SETTING A COURSE FOR CHANGE INVOLVES RISK
Read a Q&A with Jackson College President and AACC Board Chair-Elect Dan Phelan in Community College Daily
AACC Contact: Matthew Dembicki 

6. ENGAGING HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS IN COLLEGE
This 21st Century Center article highlights five lessons Holyoke Community College has learned about working with at-risk youth through its Gateway to College program.
AACC Contact: Martha Parham 

RESOURCES

7. STARTING BEHIND
A new Century Foundation study highlights best practices to reform developmental education and calls for a comprehensive approach.
AACC Contact: Jolanta (J.J.) Juszkiewicz

OPPORTUNITIES FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

8. LGBTQ PRESIDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The 2nd Annual LGBTQ Leadership Institute is designed to support LGBTQ professionals who are seeking positions in senior leadership within higher education.  The institute is designed for all levels and all areas of higher education, including academic affairs, student affairs, finance, facilities, etc.  The institute will be in held in New York City, June 24–26.   
AACC Contact: Kevin Christian

9. SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE
The National Council on Student Development is calling for proposal for their 2016 National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 16–18. This year’s conference theme is “America’s Community Colleges: Sharpening Our Focus.” Deadline for submitting a proposal: July 1, 2016.  Proposals should have student development/student affairs focus.  
AACC Contact: Tammy Reichelt

10. MEN OF COLOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
The Presidents’ Round Table of the National Council on Black American Affairs (PRT) will host its annual Men of Color Student Leadership Institute, October 27–30, 2016, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The institute is an intensive leadership seminar for selected men enrolled in community colleges across the country.  For additional information, contact Irvin Clark. Deadline to apply: July 15, 2016.  
AACC Contact: Kevin Christian

11. NCIA HOSTS CAO WORKSHOP
The National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA) will host its 2016 Chief Academic Officer Workshop July 16–17 at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska. This year’s workshop theme is “The Insight You Need to Navigate Upward.”
AACC Contact: Tammy Reichelt

12. FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITY
The Fulbright Core U.S. Scholar Program in Central America is now accepting applications in all disciplines for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Deadline to apply: August 1.
AACC Contact: Wayne Wheeler  

13. ADVANCING THE PROMISE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Join community college CEOs for the COMBASE fall conference, September 24–26, 2016, in Seattle, Washington. Conference topics will include the Promise scholarship movement, innovative workforce programs, accreditation, and competency-based education. Speakers include AACC President and CEO Walter Bumphus, Belle Wheelan, president of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and Kim Hunter-Reed, deputy undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education.  
AACC Contact: Tabitha Whissemore

 

 

 

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