AACC news & notes

Upcoming events

Dates and deadlines for the AACC convention
The 100th AACC Annual Convention will be held March 28–30, 2020, in National Harbor, Maryland. Click here to learn about dates and deadlines for the Call for Proposals, award nominations and more.

Save the date: Workforce Development Institute
The 2020 AACC Workforce Development Institute will be held January 22–25 on Amelia Island, Florida. Stay tuned for registration information.

Community College Undergraduate Research Experience Summit
AACC, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), is hosting a Community College Undergraduate Research Experience Summit, November 20-22, 2019, in Washington, D.C. It will be held in collaboration with the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative and the Council on Undergraduate Research. The summit is focused on the role of community colleges in building, implementing and sustaining undergraduate research experiences in STEM education and workforce preparation. Learn more. Deadline to apply: September 18.


Feature your college
The Community College Spotlight offers AACC-member colleges an opportunity to have their institution featured on the home page of the association’s website. This is a free member benefit. Learn more.

News & social media

‘Student stress surges’
Community colleges strive to meet the increasing demand for mental health services. Find out what some colleges are doing in this Community College Journal article. And read the entire magazine online here.

‘Credit where credit is due’
A reverse degree initiative in Kentucky boosts opportunities for students. Read about it at the AACC 21st Century Center.

Opportunities from other organizations

Cooke transfer scholarships
The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship (up to $40,000 a year) for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. The deadline to apply is November 20.

Advancing cybersecurity
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is hosting the 2nd Annual National Cybersecurity Summit, September 18–20 at National Harbor, Maryland.  The summit will bring together stakeholders from around the world to discuss emerging technologies, vulnerability management, incident response, risk mitigation, and other current cybersecurity topics. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from federal, state and local agencies, private sector organizations and more.  Register by September 13.

Study abroad opportunity
The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship is a collaborative initiative intended to increase access to study abroad for MSI students. The fellowship covers all program fees and travel costs for 10 outstanding students chosen for their high academic achievement, communication skills, and service to others. Students selected for the fellowship will study in Cape Town, South Africa. The application period closes February 14, 2020.

About the Author

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