AACC news & notes

Policy and advocacy

State of the Association video
If you missed the State of the Association video at AACC’s convention, you can view it online now.

Upcoming events

For future leaders
The next AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute, or Roueche-FLI, will take place June 24–27 in Washington, D.C. It’s aimed at mid-level community college administrators, including faculty, who look to be leaders in their current positions or are ready to move into a higher level of leadership. Funding is available to help cover the cost of the institute. Also happening June 24–27 is the Future Presidents Institute for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency. Deadline to register: June 8.

For CEOs
Summer is almost here, and so is the Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI). Join AACC in Dana Point, California, July 21–24 for this professional development opportunity. PASI is for CEOs of community colleges, providing intensive focus on current challenges, emerging trends and opportunities unique to that position.

News and publications

Executive leadership transitioning monograph
The urgency attached to the board’s role in selecting, supporting and positioning their institution and new presidents to thrive and excel cannot be overstated. A new monograph from AACC and ACCT outlines crucial factors, variables and issues concerning presidential transitions and onboarding.

A roadmap to extend apprenticeships
A blue-ribbon task force that examined the barriers and potential of apprenticeships in workforce development is recommending a pilot program to test “industry-recognized” apprenticeships in fields that don’t have well-established registered apprenticeships. Read more.

Tough talks
Eliminating staff and programs is sometimes unavoidable. How do you cushion the blow? Find out in the April/May issue of Community College Journal.

Building a new career
The certified apartment maintenance technician program at an Arizona college is filling a specific need for employers and employees. Learn about it at the AACC 21st-Century Center.

Opportunities from other organizations

Call for proposals
Richland College in the Dallas County Community College District will host the Minority-Serving Institution Convening October 19–20. The theme is “Minority Student Success: Using Data to Effect Change.” The deadline for proposal is June 8.

Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship
Community college faculty in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences can apply for the Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship. Applicants’ ultimate goal should be to advance a research project. The American Council of Learned Societies will award up to 26 fellowships in the 2018-2019 competition year. The award carries a stipend of up to $40,000. The deadline to apply is September 26.

About the Author

Tabitha Whissemore
is a contributor to Community College Daily and managing editor of AACC's Community College Journal.