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May 9, 2019  

Need to Know: Budget and Appropriations

What is the difference between the budget process and appropriations? In this episode of Need to Know, Allison Beer and Jennifer Stiddard explain the current federal higher education appropriations process and proposals for funding increases.

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May 7, 2019  

Episode 40: Season 2 Finale

In this episode, Jacob Bray closes season 2 with information about the summer schedule, and the 2019 Congress and GLI's.  Stayed tuned for Need To Know episodes from Allison Beer and Jennifer Stiddard over the summer.  We'll be back with regularly scheduled episodes in September. Thank you all for your continued support, and remember to contact us with ideas for future episodes.


The ACCT Podcast Team


April 30, 2019  

Episode 39: National Endowment for the Humanities Community Colleges Grant

This episode of In The Know is about the value of humanities in a community college education. Director of Strategic Communications David Conner and Associate Writer Jacob Bray interview Julia Nguyen, Senior Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Julia oversees the Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges Grants.

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April 25, 2019  

Need to Know: Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS)

In this episode of Need to Know, Allison Beer and Jennifer Stiddard discuss child care for community college students and resources for colleges to offer programs. Listen to learn about this year's application for the federal Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant program.

April 23, 2019  

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A conversation with Dr. Pollard of Montgomery College

On today’s episode of In The Know, ACCT Assessment Specialist Semhar Abed, Director of Educational Services Colleen Allen, and Director of Communications David Conner interview Doctor DeRionne Pollard, President of Montgomery College in Maryland. Community colleges tend to be exceptionally diverse places. This diversity has tremendous value, but it also means that trustees and presidents need to be aware of the wide variety of challenges that students and prospective students face. This conversation focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion.

ACCT's Equity Action Agenda was developed to guide community college boards and presidents in creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable institutional culture. It can be downloaded here.

Read more about the Equity Action Agenda in our Trustee Quarterly interview with former ACCT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee member and former Montgomery College Trustee Ben Wu.