In the Know with ACCT

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March 22, 2022  

Understanding the Digital Learning Pulse Survey with Cengage and Bay View Analytics

On this episode of In the Know ACCT's Director of Strategic Communications, David Conner, and I spoke with Hester Tinti-Kane, Senior Marketing Director at Cengage and Jeff Seaman, Director of Bay View Analytics about the Digital Learning Pulse Survey: Student, Faculty and Administrator Perspective on Digital Learning in the Community College. Bay View Analytics conducted this survey of higher education students, faculty and administrators between October 20 and November 8, 2021 in partnership with leading community college organizations. This project is underwritten by Cengage. 

March 17, 2022  

What Community Colleges Need to Know about the 2022 Federal Budget

This is an episode of Need to Know, a more policy-focused offshoot of In the Know. Today, we're talking about appropriations with Carrie Warick-Smith and José Miranda. Carrie is ACCT's Vice President of Public Policy and José is ACCT's Senior Government Relations Associate. We talk about new developments in the appropriations process and updates to programs that are of interest to community colleges. 

Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Fact Sheet


March 15, 2022  

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh Addresses Community College Leaders

This episode of In the Know features United States Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh’s address to community college leaders at the 2022 National Legislative Summit, with an introduction by Pam Eddinger, president of Bunker Hill Community College in Massachusetts. This episode also features an extensive Q&A the secretary did with community college leaders. There is a lot of great information here, so even if you were at the NLS, I think this is worth listening to again.

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March 8, 2022  

Get to Know ACCT Board Chair Judge Jim Cooksey

On this episode of In the Know, I spoke with Judge Jim Cooksey, ACCT Board Chair and Trustee at Moberly Area Community College in Missouri. We spoke about his path to becoming a trustee, and the theme for this year's annual Congress theme, "Improving the Lives of Entire Families." Registration is now open, as is the call for presentations. 

March 1, 2022  

Lumina Foundation’s Million Dollar Community College Challenge

On this episode of In the Know, David Conner and Jacob Bray spoke with Shauna Davis and Mary Laphen from the Lumina Foundation. Shauna is the Strategy Director for Community College Participation and Mary is the Strategy Officer for Participation. We spoke about Lumina's Million Dollar Community College Challenge, a grant opportunity to support brand building and strategic marketing efforts for community colleges. 

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