AACC news & notes

Upcoming events

Register for WDI 2020
Registration is now open for AACC’s Workforce Development Institute. Join AACC January 22-25, 2020, on Amelia Island, Florida, to celebrate community colleges as economic innovators. And check out information about the WDI photo contest here.

Answer the call
The call for proposals for the 100th AACC Annual Convention is now open. The 2020 convention agenda will include traditional and interactive sessions. More than 250 sessions will be organized into four mini-conventions. Faculty, mid-managers, senior administrators and CEOs will all have their own space to engage with and learn from their peers. Click here for more information. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on October 29. Only AACC members may submit proposals.

Program initiatives

Nominations for AACC awards
Through its awards program, AACC recognizes individuals and colleges who have excelled in the fields and have given back to their communities. Send us your nominations for the AACC Leadership Award, the Outstanding Alumni Awards and the AACC Awards of Excellence. Learn more here.


AACC Job Board
Searching for your next great employee? Post your job listing on AACC’s Job Board. You also can search the Job Board for your next position.

Webinar: Leveraging national certifications in apprenticeship
Discover how national certifications can boost your work-based learning program during a free webinar hosted by ACT. The webinar will take place September 24 at 1:00 p.m. (ET). Learn more here.

News & social media

‘All aboard the #CollegeExpress’
A new free transportation option opens college access for students in Virginia. Read about it at the AACC 21st Century Center.

Opportunities from other organizations

Research on first-generation efforts
NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has launched a new research initiative to better understand the supports and services offered to first-generation college students at community colleges. AACC members are invited to participate, whether through interviews, online surveys, focus groups and more. Opt-in by completing this form. A report on the findings is expected later this year.

About the Author

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