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September 4, 2018  

Episode 17: ACCT Leadership Congress New York 2018 Preview

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In the final episode of ACCT's inaugaural season, Christina, David, Indya and Justin discuss everything you need to know about the upcoming ACCT Leadership Congress. Whether you'll be joining us for the first time or the 20th, whether you're a trustee, a college president, a student, faculty, or professional board staff, this conversation is geared toward helping you get the most out of your time at the conference. Listen to the ultimate behind the curtain discussion from a group that has almost 30 years of combined Congress experience. 

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August 28, 2018  

Episode 16: Not Just for Emergencies: Understanding the Value of Board Retreats

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What's the real value of a board retreat? Are retreats in order just when a crisis arises at the college, when board members can't get along, or are they useful for keeping everything running well among a well-run board? In this episode, Jacob Bray sits down with Director of Educational Services Colleen Allen, former St. Petersburg College Trustee and former Chair of the ACCT Board of Directors Ken Burke, and former President of Lane Community College Mary Spilde to discuss what board retreats are good for, what they're not good for, and how to get the most of out them. For more information, contact Colleen Allen at callen@acct.org.

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August 21, 2018  

Episode 15: National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship with Rebecca Corbin

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In this episode, ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown talks with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurshp's Rebecca Corbin about the vital importance of innovative leadership and entrepreneurship at today's community colleges. 

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August 14, 2018  

Episode 14: Higher Ed for Higher Standards with Matt Gandal

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In this episode, ACCT President and CEO Noah Brown talks with Education Strategy Group’s Matt Gandal about efforts of community college trustees and presidents to embrace the higher standards many K-12 school systems have adopted and to implement strategies to increase college readiness and success.

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August 7, 2018  

Episode 13: Debra Humphreys - The Societal Value of Higher Education (Part 2 of 2)

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In this second part of our conversation with Lumina Foundation Vice President of Strategic Engagement Debra Humphreys, ACCT Vice President Jee Hang Lee, Director of Educational Services Colleen Allen, and Director of Strategic Communications David Conner go beyond quality assurance for a lively discussion about the societal value of higher education. From the comprehensive, well-rounded liberal arts educations of the past to the more recent focus on STEM to the even more recent development of STEAM and focus on "soft skills," we discuss how higher ed is evolving--and why. 

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