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Newsletter: September 2022 Newsletter

Say what? A recent article by Lee Gardner published by The Chronicle of Higher Education covers the "mystery of short-term credentials" and the tracking of non-credit data: "Iowa is a unicorn among states when it comes to noncredit. Like most states, it distributes state support to its colleges based in...
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“Where do I begin?” This is a question that resonates among many folks who may want to better understand ADEIJ (Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice). There is a common misconception that just because someone is LGBTQIA+, female, BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color), a Veteran, a person with disAbilities,...
Digital Equity: Supporting Digital Inclusion Efforts for Learners Webinar Join the webinar on Tuesday, September 27 at 12:00 p.m. Central. ACCT will take a look at questions like: What do you see as major barriers that learners, families, and communities face around adoption of broadband connections and technology tools for...
Come meet Veteran/Military staff and faculty from community colleges across the state! The Veterans CCAN (Community College Affinity Network) will have its inaugural gathering on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 10 am. It will be held virtually at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89935693570 The Veterans CCAN’s mission is to bring Veteran/Military staff and faculty...
What to expect Speakers and sessions will focus on dealing with burnout, changing careers, and work-life balance. Women from all backgrounds and industries are welcome! Speakers Include Ramona Wink with 515 Therapy and Consulting in West Des Moines who will present "Navigating Burnout and Stress and Restarting the Conversation"; and...
The Council is seeking nominations and applications for the annual Recognition Award and three scholarships for conference attendance. What is the conference about? The Way Up Conference is an affordable, in-state, gathering of women in higher education. Head to the website to register and find out about speakers and concurrent...
What is it? The Missouri Community College Association's annual convention connects Midwest Community College folks together. Gather with fellow professionals and experience the city of St. Louis while you're there! When? November 29, 2022 - December 1, 2022 Where? St. Louis Union Station Sign me up! Register on their website.
Northeast Iowa Community College's "Earn to Learn" program works with local community businesses to get students job experience in their future career paths. Mike Omari, a father of five, is on his pathway to a college degree and career with the help of Hawkeye Community College and the Governor's Emergency...
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