AACC news & notes

Policy and advocacy

White House releases priorities for HEA reform
The White House on Monday issued an overview of what it would like to see in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), which didn’t include any major surprises. But it did include a few new details that could raise some eyebrows. Learn more.

Upcoming events

99th AACC Annual Convention: Housing closes March 20
Don’t miss out on the premier community college event of the year. Join AACC in Orlando, Florida, April 13–16 for the 99th Annual Convention. And don’t forget to make your hotel reservations by March 20. Details here.

Prepare for the presidency
The AACC Future Presidents Institute (FPI) is a three-day intensive program for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency. Participants will engage in case studies, roundtable discussions, problem-solving exercises and more.  The next FPI is June 17-19 in Washington, D.C. Register now.

Preparing for that next promotion?
AACC’s John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (FLI) is designed for mid-level community college administrators who look to advance into a senior leadership role. The next FLI is June 17-19 in Washington D.C. The John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute Scholarship helps to defray the cost of the registration fee for those who could not otherwise attend.

News and social media

Improving the student experience
Central Arizona College took a three-pronged approach to better serving students. Read about it in the AACC 21st Century Center.

Creating a cyber-secure campus
Data breaches can be costly, so executives need to work together and get staff up to speed. Learn how some colleges are doing this in the Community College Journal.

Opportunities from other organizations

How are you supporting faculty?
The Pullias Center for Higher Education at the USC Rossier School of Education have opened applications for the 2019 Delphi Award. The $15,000 cash award is given annually to two individuals or groups who have worked to support adjunct, contingent and non-tenure-track faculty in promoting student success. July 15 is the deadline to apply.

About the Author

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