AACC news & notes

Upcoming events

AACC convention registration is open
Don’t miss out on the biggest community college event of the year. Register today for the 100th Annual AACC Convention March 28­-30 at National Harbor, Maryland. Interested in bringing a group? For every five employees from a member college who register together, AACC will offer the sixth base registration free of charge.

AACC Workforce Development Institute
It’s not too late to register for the AACC 2020 Workforce Development Institute (WDI). Join the association January 22-25 on Amelia Island, Florida, to celebrate community colleges as economic innovators. WDI brings together community college workforce development leaders, industry, federal agencies and foundations. Register here. And don’t forget to check out the pre-conference sessions.

Register for FLI at WDI
AACC’s John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (FLI) will be offered at WDI January 20-22. Roueche–FLI serves mid-level community college administrators looking to advance into a senior leadership role. Registration rates are discounted for those who attend FLI and WDI. Register now.

Resources

College affordability brief
AACC has published a policy brief on community college affordability that explores the financing challenges facing community college students, despite the generally low tuitions they are charged.

Opportunities from other organizations

Send your students to France
The French Embassy is offering affordable, academic and professional study abroad opportunities for community college students. The Community College in France program includes two components: 14-day, non-degree-granting summer bootcamps, and a four-year degree-granting program. For 2020, they are offering 42 spots for students in four different cities. Learn more here.

Join SAMHSA’s learning community
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy has created a learning community to provide opportunities to explore how to start, grow and maintain a successful collegiate recovery program. Between January and April, participants will join virtual sessions with experienced collegiate recovery program staff to exchange ideas and learn from others with shared interests and challenges. Sign up by December 6.

FAIT Fellowship for students
The Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State, aims to diversify the ranks of the information management specialists in the foreign service. Community college students who are sophomores are encouraged to apply. Among other things, the fellowship provides academic funding of up to $37,500 annually for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study. Get the details.

About the Author

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