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Protecting the Mental Health of Rural Community College Students

Since the start of the pandemic, people have been inundated by enormous stressors, making it hard for higher education to support students, especially for community colleges in rural areas.

Join the ACCT webinar on August 17 from 2-3 PM CST as an up-to-date overview of the challenges and student support solutions that can be sustained in rural community colleges is presented.

See the webinar page for more details and registration.

Rural Community College Alliance Conference

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We know how vital and life-changing rural colleges are to their communities, and RCCA is dedicated to championing and advancing their efforts.

Plan on attending this year's conference September 14-16, 2022 at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs.

What to expect

  • Keynote speakers like James Kvaal (Undersecretary of Education), Dr. Chris Baldwin (National Center for Inquiry and Improvement), and Kathy Booth (WestEd).

  • Innovative sessions.

  • Showcase of Iowa Western

  • Fun social events like a boat ride on the Missouri River

See the conference website for more information, registration, and hotel accommodations.

Future Ready Iowa Summit 2022

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All Options on the Table is the theme of this year's Future Ready Iowa Summit on September 21, 2022 at the Iowa Events Center. This important event brings together business and industry, education, nonprofits, elected officials, and students to have a conversation about solutions for connected education and workforce.

What to Expect: Presentations and keynotes from 

  • Astronaut Raja Chari from Waterloo

  • MacArthur "Genius" Dr. Lisa Schulte-Moore of Iowa State University

  • Iowa futurists interviewed live by Cedar Rapids Mayor Tiffany O'Donnell

Additionally, Iowa leaders will share resources and supports for innovation as well as the innovations themselves in education and workforce development.

Plan for a reception on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Science Center of Iowa.

Accommodations will be available at Des Moines Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center .

See the Summit website for more information, registration, and how to book a hotel.

The Way Up Conference

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Mark your calendars for The Way Up Conference on November 3-4, 2022 in Cedar Falls at the Bien VenU Conference Center.

Theme for this year: Embracing Challenges and Creating Opportunities, focusing on 

  • How institutions can champion women into leadership positions

  • State & national issues affecting women in higher ed

  • Enhancing knowledge of higher ed and leadership skills for attendees

Conference registration materials aren't available yet, but will be available in September on the website. We'll keep you updated!

2022 ACCT Leadership Congress

Improving the Lives of Entire Families is this year's theme for the annual Congress, happening in New York City: October 26-29, 2022.

Expect dynamic keynote speakers, informational sessions, and great company. The location of New York City also won't disappoint!

See the Congress website for more information, registration, and hotel accommodations. 

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