AACC news & notes

Upcoming events

Register now for AACC’s Advocates in Action
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) encourages community colleges leaders to attend Advocates in Action, June 10-11 in Washington, D.C., to raise your voice on Capitol Hill for community colleges and students. This event features sessions with key executive branch officials and senior congressional staff who will provide insights about the current political dynamics on federal funding and reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Register now.

Aspring to the presidency?
The AACC Future Presidents Institute (FPI) is designed 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.

Calling all leaders
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 & social media

Unfinished business
Read about how campus leaders are committing to equity in student outcomes in the latest Community College Journal, online now.

CC Voice
The latest episode of AACC’s Community College Voice podcast dives into community college data. Listen here.

Funding opportunities

Perkins innovation grants
The U.S. Education Department (ED) is accepting applications for Perkins Innovation and Improvement Grants. The program supports evidence-based and innovative strategies and activities to improve and modernize career and technical education. The deadline is June 14.

Apply for CCAMPIS grants
Funds for Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grants are now available. ED is accepting applications through May 31 for these competitive awards. Institutions offering campus-based child care arrangements to low-income students should review the notice in the Federal Register for specifics.

Opportunities from other organizations

Managing up, down and across your campus
NCMPR’s newly rebranded Leadership Institute is aimed at community college marketing or communications managers — and those aspiring to be. Participants will learn how to work more closely with their president or CEO to share critical feedback and engage in meaningful conversations, collaborate and partner with peers and other departmental managers across campus, and communicate effectively up, down and across the institution. The Leadership Institute will take place in Orlando, Florida, June 20–21.

About the Author

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