ICYMI: Coverage of the 2022 AACC Annual


Here is a compilation of CC Daily articles on the 2022 AACC Annual in New York City. We look forward to seeing you in Denver for the 2023 annual convention!

A conversation with Education Under Secretary Kvaal
NEW YORK — Attendees of the 2022 AACC Annual had an opportunity Monday to hear from the U.S. Education Department’s top higher education official about some of the Biden administration’s top-of-mind issues – and AACC members had a chance to let the under secretary know what’s important to them.

Awards of Excellence gala spotlights exceptional programs, people
NEW YORK — Being back in person, the 2022 AACC Annual this week has provided its AACC members an opportunity to learn, network and celebrate in a way many of them haven’t done since 2019. That includes dressing up for a gala to recognize some of the best programs and professionals in the business through its annual Awards of Excellence.

Welcome to the AACC Hall of Fame
NEW YORK — The six recipients of the 2022 AACC Leadership Award have a unique distinction: They are also the newest members of the newly created AACC Hall of Fame.

When doing less is more
NEW YORK — Imagine getting a pay raise for coming up with ways to do less work.

College presidents leverage social media
NEW YORK — Most community college presidents have dabbled on social media in their role as CEO, but a growing number of those leaders are using them as strategic tools, whether to connect more with students or with businesses and funders.

A new approach to racial reconciliation
NEW YORK — Long Beach City College’s equity awakening was triggered by two powerful moments.

Answering the call for OER
NEW YORK — When the state began to push back against college textbook prices, Ohio colleges and universities got innovative.

Adjunct faculty program retooled for pandemic
The onset of the Covid pandemic forced the Alamo Colleges District in Texas to retool its adjunct faculty certification program — which serves approximately 1,400 adjuncts among the district’s five colleges — and deliver it 100% online.

Building a Black leadership pipeline
Out of approximately 1,200 community colleges in the U.S., about 10% currently have Black chief executives — and more than 25% of that group has participated in the Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership, a national professional development activity sponsored by the Presidents’ Round Table of African-American CEOs of Community Colleges.

Laying a solid foundation
When Sauk Valley Community College was founded in 1965, the Sauk Valley College Foundation was simultaneously established alongside it as an independent 501(c)(3). The college’s founders had the foresight to know that philanthropy would be critical to building a college-going culture in the rural northwestern Illinois community it served.

Finalists for the 2022 AACC Awards of Excellence
The American Association of Community Colleges has announced the finalists for its 2022 Awards of Excellence, which underscore the association’s priorities and brings national visibility to promising practices among its member colleges.

Recognizing exceptional faculty
William Weppner has taught math at Southwest Tennessee Community College since 1988. But the associate professor of math does much more than that in his classroom and at the college.

Outstanding alumni stand out
The 2022 AACC Outstanding Alumni Award recipients have had massive success in their careers. But that hasn’t stopped Karla Ivankovich, Alfredo Salas and Indigo Triplett from giving back – or remembering where they got their start.

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