AACC news & notes

Upcoming events

Register for the AACC Annual Convention
Join the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in Orlando, Florida, for the 99th Annual AACC Convention April 13–16, 2019. Keynote speakers are internationally renowned employee management expert and best-selling author Marcus Buckingham and acclaimed film and television actress Geena Davis. Don’t miss out: register now.

Skill up, step up at WDI
The 2019 AACC Workforce Development Institute (WDI) will highlight promising practices, explore new opportunities and celebrate all of the ways in which community colleges help meet workforce demand. WDI 2019 will be held in San Diego, California, January 30–February 2. Register now.

FLI at WDI
The next AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (FLI) will be held January 29–30 in San Diego in conjunction with WDI. The seminar is designed for workforce and economic development and continuing education professionals who want to advance their careers. Get more details and register online.

Resources

Post a job, search for a job
Do you have job openings at your institution? Share the information on the AACC Job Board. AACC members receive a discount. And visit the job board if you’re searching for your next career move.

Opportunities from other organizations

Funding opportunities from the Teagle Foundation
The Teagle Foundation has launched two new funding initiatives: Education for American Civic Life and Pathways to the Liberal Arts. Grant requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Education for American Civic Life initiative seeks to elevate the civic objectives of liberal arts education through faculty-led efforts. The Pathways to the Liberal Arts initiative supports access to and success in liberal arts education, particularly for disadvantaged students. To be considered for a grant, review the Teagle Foundation’s application guidelines and submit a 3-5 page concept paper to proposals@teagle.org.

Broadening students’ horizons
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program encourages applications from community college students who wish to learn critical foreign languages next summer on this fully funded, eight- to 10-week study abroad program. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural-enrichment experiences. The deadline to apply is November 27.

About the Author

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