Other AACC News

AACC news: Parker to lead AACC board

Ava L. Parker, president of Florida’s Palm Beach State College (PBSC), will become chair of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) board of directors on July 1, succeeding Joe Schaffer, president of Laramie County Community College (Wyoming). Sunita “Sunny” Cooke, superintendent/president of the MiraCosta College District in California, will serve as chair-elect of the […]

AACC, Google team to support rural tech training needs

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and Google have announced they will partner on a program in support of rural community colleges. The Google Career Certificates – Rural Serving Community Hub will support up to 20 community colleges to integrate Google Career Certificates into their curriculum. The colleges can choose which certificates to offer, […]

AACC update: Schaffer set to chair AACC board

Joseph Schaffer, president of Laramie County Community College, will become chair of the American Association of Community Colleges board of directors on July 1, succeeding Richard Rhodes, chancellor of the Austin Community College District in Texas. Ava Parker, president of Palm Beach State College (Florida), will serve as chair-elect of the board of directors, effective […]

AACC cancels 100th Annual Convention

We regret to inform you that due to the growing threat of exposure to COVID-19 we have cancelled our upcoming AACC 100th Annual Convention. As we have previously communicated, we have closely monitored news reports and guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as information provided by other expert sources.  Our […]

Recapping the AACC convention

Another AACC Annual Convention has drawn to a close. There was a lot going on at the convention, so here’s a quick recap of some of the highlights: At the opening session on Saturday, April 22, former second lady Dr. Jill Biden accepted AACC’s Harry S. Truman Award, presented to the administration of President Barack […]

Mich. Colleges Team Up to Address Region’s Talent Gap

Community colleges have long prided themselves on their ability to nimbly adjust to economic needs. But what good are job training programs if students don’t know they exist? That’s the thinking behind Michigan’s new Career Jump Start program. Created in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s statewide Economic and Education Summits [PDF], the initiative, which includes […]

American Honors Changes the Game for Transfer Students

At first blush, there’s nothing terribly groundbreaking about the American Honors (AH) program. Like other community college honors initiatives, AH essentially picks the low-hanging fruit, providing counseling and additional academic services for talented community college students who boast a high probability of academic success. Students who are accepted into AH pay a slightly higher tuition […]

Why Do Students Perform Poorly on Placement Exams?

As pressure mounts to improve completion rates nationwide, community colleges know they have to reduce the number of students who test into developmental education. For most instructors, that means intervention. It means getting to students early and often and working to improve test scores so that students arrive on college campuses ready for the rigors […]

$150 Million Federal Grant Aims to Help Long-Term Unemployed

The economy is improving. Across the country, jobless rates are down and hiring is on the rise. But one group of workers is finding it harder to break back into the job market: the long-term unemployed. In an effort to help people kept out of work by the down economy, President Obama recently announced a […]