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February 25, 2020  

Trustees and ERP: How to Make Your Campus Work Better with CampusWorks (Part 1)

In an ideal world, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system would help your institution operate like a well-oiled machine, bringing campus processes, people and the institutional strategic plan together.

Unfortunately, these powerful and complex technologies come with powerful and complex systems, processes and procedures that can cause the kinds of operational inefficiencies they were designed to eliminate, according to CampusWorks, a company that specializes in supporting ERP for community colleges.

In this episode, ACCT's Jacob Bray and David Conner spoke with CampusWorks Senior Vice President for Client Development Keith Myers about what community college trustees should know about ERP.

Drawing from experiences at Educause's 2020 Trend Watch, Myers demystifies the technical aspects of ERP, offering a market context and walking through the preparation, evaluation and implementation phases. 

To learn more, visit https://www.campusworksinc.com/capabilities/enterprise-resource-planning-support 

February 19, 2020  

Serving the New Traditional Student

This episode of In The Know is about serving the new traditional student. It features a panel of James Elliott, the International President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and student at Delaware Technical Community College, Klayre Guzman, former student at San Jose City College and University of California-Davis, and Rosie O'Neill, trustee at Northern Virginia Community College and ACCT board member, moderating the panel. This episode was recorded at our most recent annual congress in San Francisco.

February 11, 2020  

The Future of Public Higher Education: Part 2

This episode of In The Know features Kim Hunter Reed, Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Louisiana, Joseph Garcia, Chancellor of the Colorado Community College System, and Sandy Caldwell, Executive Director of the Wyoming Community College Commission discussing the intricacies and future of public higher education governance. 

This episode was recorded at our annual congress this past year in San Francisco. 

February 4, 2020  

The Future of Public Higher Education: Part 1

This episode of In The Know features Kim Hunter Reed, Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Louisiana, Joseph Garcia, Chancellor of the Colorado Community College System, and Sandy Caldwell, Executive Director of the Wyoming Community College Commission discussing the intricacies and future of public higher education governance. 

This episode was recorded at our annual congress this past year in San Francisco. 

January 28, 2020  

Part 2: Community Colleges Are Leading the Way in Prison Education

Since 2015, over 25 community colleges throughout the United States have been offering college programs in prisons funded by the Department of Education’s Second Chance Pell Grant experiment. Part of ACCT’s congressional advocacy has been to support a repeal of the ban on using federal financial aid in prisons.

This episode, recorded live during the 50th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress, explains how trustees can help to bring their colleges' educational resources to area prisons.

The episode features colleges that have been offering college in prison programs and campus reentry services. You will also hear from two students whose participation in college in prison transformed their lives.

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