Leaders and Training Resources

Report roundup

Here are three reports to know about this month: Leadership transitions The rate of transitions among community colleges’ top leaders has slowed since its peak seven years ago, but that may change within the next few years as a wave of presidents reach retirement age, according to a new report from the American Association of […]

Icons of community service

Community service has long been one of the outstanding features of the community college. Edmund J. Gleazer, Jr., president of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC) — now AACC — from 1958 to 1981, had long advocated for community service as a major priority of the community college. Under his leadership, the […]


AACC is  pleased to offer webinars as a part of its 21st Century Initiative.  All webinars are free, but you must register to participate.  Please click here to see a list of webinars. Webinar Recordings September 24, 2014 Recommendation 3: Closing the Skills Gap Speakers: Mabel Edmonds, Dean for Workforce and Economic Development, Clover Park […]

What New CEOs Need to Know and What AACC can do to Help Them

According to the membership database of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), there have been nearly 600 reported presidential transitions in the past three fiscal years. Transitions are defined as retirements, terminations, or sitting presidents applying for and assuming new CEO positions at colleges. In addition to transition at the CEO-level, colleges are experiencing […]

Why Connecting with Faculty is Key to Success

It’s no secret that engaging students is critical to the success agenda. But, for a lot of community colleges, engaging faculty is just as important. What follows is an excerpt of an article that first appeared as part of a series on leadership by AACC Associate Editor Ellie Ashford in AACC’s Community College Daily. If […]

Faculty Roles Resources

 Leaders and Training > Faculty Roles Creating a Faculty Culture of Student Success, Valencia College. In response to the State of Florida instituting a mandatory competency test that students needed to pass to enter intermediate algebra, faculty member Sophia Graff set about to provide students with an opportunity to prepare for the competency test, in groups. […]

Non-Degree Leadership Resources

 Leaders and Training > Non-Degree Leadership Non-degree leadership programs focus on developing future college presidents through intensive training in a condensed period of time. For Trustees Community college governing boards have an inherent and ongoing responsibility to their institutions, communities and students to actively build their competencies and to practice effective governance. ACCT’s Community College […]

Grow-Your-Own Programs Resources

 Leaders and Training > Grow Your Own Programs Grow-your-own or GYO programs focus on developing future college leaders from among the existing ranks of mid-level administrators and faculty.  These programs can be institutional-based or state-based. Virginia Community Colleges Chancellor’s Leadership Academies. The Office of Professional Development provides two distinctive award-winning leadership academies to enhance the […]

Leadership Suite Resources

 Leaders and Training > Leadership Suite The AACC Leadership Suite consists of programs designed to provide emerging and seasoned leaders with professional development and renewal opportunities. The AACC Leadership Suite currently consists of the following programs: Emerging Leaders AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (Roueche-FLI) Aspiring Presidents AACC has aligned its aspiring presidents training […]

Graduate Education Resources

 Leaders and Training > Graduate Education This list provided includes some of the most well-known doctoral programs. This list is in no way meant to be exhaustive. To evaluate a graduate program factors to be considered include but are not limited to: geography, curriculum, graduate program completion rates, cost of study, and the cohort versus […]