AACC News & Notes – Community College Daily

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Check out the AACC annual schedule
The AACC Annual schedule is available online. There are more than 200 sessions falling into six tracks, meaning there’s something for everyone in the community college sector. Join Now. Don’t miss this premier networking and professional development event.

Reach new career heights
AACC Annual features first Career Expo on April 1st. Looking for your next job opportunity? Or is your college recruiting new talent? The fair will support both employers and job seekers in the nation’s largest gathering of community college professionals.

program initiatives

Apply for an AACC commission
AACC Commissions were established to advise the AACC Board and staff, encourage collaboration among community college bodies and organizations, provide a forum for focused conversations about the important community college issues and priorities of the day, and much more. If you are the CEO, chancellor, vice president, assistant vice president, or provost of an AACC member institution, you may apply for membership of any of the nine AACC commissions. Apply by May 4th.

Assemble a team for CCIC
AACC, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, is inviting community college students to participate in the 2023 Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). In this national competition, teams of community college students working with a faculty or administrator mentor use STEM to create innovative solutions to real-world problems. Ten select teams will receive travel support to attend an Innovation Boot Camp in the greater Washington, DC area and compete for cash prizes. Applications are possible until March 30th.

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New issue of the CC Journal now online
Read the February/March issue of Community College Journal online now. It focuses on changing perceptions of community college and higher education.

Opportunities from other organizations

Hudson County Community College will host its second annual Teaching and Learning Symposium on Social Justice in Higher Education beginning February 27. The week-long virtual event will feature nearly 40 nationally recognized speakers who will speak on social justice issues facing higher education and all Americans. Participation in the event is free. Sign up today.

New NSF Opportunity for Community Colleges
The National Science Foundation is seeking proposals for the new RED Two-Year Track – projects that develop radical new approaches among multiple two-year institutions to broaden the pathway to engineering and engineering technology programs, with a focus on the department’s disciplinary courses and programs. Contact Kemi Ladeji-Osias for more information. Sign up to attend an informational webinar on March 8th.

New funding opportunity from NCWE
The National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE), supported by grants from JPMorgan Chase, is inviting eligible colleges to apply for a new grant opportunity. The Money Smart Financial Coaching Program (MSFCP) is designed for community colleges that predominantly serve low-income and underserved students, as well as historically black colleges and universities. The program provides each selected institution with up to $138,000 over 18 months and other grants to integrate financial coaching into student services and build capacity to improve students’ financial health. Applications are possible until March 31st.

Take the 2023 National Survey of College Internships
Beginning this spring, the Strada Education Network research team will be making the National Survey of College Internships available to interested institutions and organizations. The NSCI provides a data framework that includes purpose, prevalence, quality and equitable access. It is designed to provide institutional leaders with actionable insights for continuous improvement efforts. Interested? The Strada Education Network is able to subsidize the cost of administering this survey for your current students. To participate, contact [email protected] or fill out this form by February 27th.

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