AACC news & notes

Upcoming events

AACC convention calendar now online
The American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) 99th Annual Convention will be held April 13-16, 2019, in Orlando, Florida. A calendar is available online with important dates, including when you can submit session proposals or award nominations, and when conference registration opens.

AACC Pathways regional workshops
AACC is hosting four regional Pathways workshops for those who are interested in work on guided pathways, or have just begun that work. Get details and register online.


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 and publications

Serving student athletes
The August/September issue of Community College Journal focuses on community college athletic programs and how to best serve student athletes. You can read it online now here.

Grant news

AACC provides technical assistance with DOL grant
AACC can help member institutions expand apprenticeships to new industry sectors reliant on H-1B visas, promote the large-scale expansion of apprenticeships across the nation and increase apprenticeship opportunities for all Americans. In response to requests from AACC members, the association has designed an opportunity to provide direct technical assistance to member institutions seeking to apply for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies grant, which has an October 16 application deadline.  Member colleges that would like to write AACC into their individual, statewide or consortium applications should review this memo. Questions? Contact AACC’s Jen Worth.

Opportunities from other organizations

National apprenticeship conference
Harper College in Illinois will host a two-day national conference October 8-9 focused on apprenticeship programs in community/technical colleges. This is a working conference for college apprenticeship teams emphasizing innovative approaches in the delivery of successful apprenticeship programs, marketing strategies targeting employers and potential apprentices, and practical insights to increase apprentice retention. Get more details and register here.

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program
The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange by supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component and/or serve minority audiences. The deadline for proposals is October 15. Webinars about the program and application will be held September 5 and October 3.

About the Author

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