In the Know with ACCT

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March 31, 2020  

Reaching Generation Z Students: Part 1

This episode of In The Know is about how to best reach Generation Z students.

ACCT's David Conner and Jacob Bray spoke with Ted Tedmon and Casey Wilhelm, professors at North Idaho College who have researched how Gen Z students learn, what special considerations colleges should be making to adapt to their needs, and what questions community college trustees should ask to make sure their colleges are making the investments needed to make their youngest students as successful as they can be.

This is the first part of a two-part conversation. Part two will be published on April 7.

March 24, 2020  

Make It Count: Recognizing Prior Learning for Workforce Development

On this episode of In The Know, ACCT’s Director of Strategic Communications David Conner talks with me and Allison Beer, ACCT’s Senior Policy Analyst about the paper we just published about Prior Learning Assessment. We dive into why we chose to profile Dallas County Community College District and Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, and the benefits of Prior Learning Assessments.

The full report is available here

March 17, 2020  

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges: Part 2 (Audience Questions)

This is the question-and-answer component of a two-part episode on strengthening rural community colleges.

In this episode, Jee Hang Lee, ACCT’s Senior Vice President, and Casey Sacks, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges at the Department of Education, talk about ACCT’s Strengthening Rural Community Colleges Initiative, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The project will focus on California, Iowa, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Texas, but will take into account information from rural community colleges nationwide. This episode was recorded at our annual Congress in San Francisco. 

For more information, please visit rural.acct.org

March 17, 2020  

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges: Part 1

On this episode, Jee Hang Lee, ACCT’s Senior Vice President, and Casey Sacks, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges at the Department of Education, talk about ACCT’s Strengthening Rural Community Colleges Initiative, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The project will focus on California, Iowa, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Texas, but also will take into account information from rural community colleges nationwide. This episode was recorded at our annual Congress in San Francisco. This is a two part episode with part two being the question and answer section.

For more information, please visit rural.acct.org

March 10, 2020  

Students’ Perception of Higher Education with Dave Clayton

In this episode of In The Know, ACCT’s Senior Policy Analyst Allison Beer talks with Dave Clayton, Strada Education Network’s Senior Vice President for Consumer Insights.

Allison and Dave dive into what students actually think about higher education, guided by a recent Strada consumer insights survey.

Visit StradaEducation.org for more information.

This episode was recorded during the 50th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress in San Francisco, California.