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Newsletter: Issue 2022 Volume 18 | May 19, 2022

The planned end of the legislative session in April came and went without resolution. Negotiations have been ongoing with little to no action on the floor in recent weeks. This week, however, the Senate returned and began acting on the remaining budget and policy bills. We expect to learn more...
Of the pandemic side effects, one positive might be an increased knowledge and awareness of the mental health issues that so many of us face. On our campuses, the mental health needs of Community College students are also growing, with more students seeking treatment and more students experiencing severe illness....
The Department of Education has been working on a new website with in-depth information and data on student outcomes statewide. In the Iowa Community College section you’ll find comprehensive data from across programs with tools for comparing data across institutions and over time. Take some time this summer to dive...
Religious hats, headwear, head coverings, and attire are found in many religions. Test your knowledge by determining what religion people are by what they are wearing - https://bit.ly/equity-lens-religion-quiz Want to continue testing your knowledge? Try figuring out the headwear by the picture - https://bit.ly/equity-lens-headgear or by the definition - https://bit.ly/equity-lens-rh-define...
Business Record's "Trends in Iowa Education" featuring Executive Director, Emily Shields Emily Shields along with Jenae Jenison, director of external engagement at Central College, talked with the Des Moines Business Record about trends in Iowa education. Emily talked about how our Community Colleges are stepping up--providing our students and workforce...
June Trustee Education: College and Career Transition Counselor Initiative The Iowa College and Career Transition Counselor (CCTC) Initiative allows for Community Colleges and high schools to share positions that help students in exploring college career options and preparing for careers with necessary training and education. CCTC counselors will spend time...
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