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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.

April 16, 2019  

Episode 38: Advocacy and the Role of Students Part 2

This episode of In The Know covers students’ roles in advocacy. This episode is the second half of a presentation recorded at the Community College National Legislative Summit, the annual event at which community college leaders gather in Washington, D.C. to meet with their federal legislators to advocate on behalf of their institutions and students.  

Rosie O’Neill, an ACCT Board Member and Northern Virginia Community College Trustee, moderated the session, and Rich Williams, Officer for the Project on Student Borrower Success at the Pew Charitable Trust and Stephen Parker, Director of Policy and Advocacy for Education and Workforce Issues at the National Governors Association, also spoke, along with a number of students. 

For more information about the National Legislative Summit, visit NLS.acct.org.

April 11, 2019  

Need To Know: Updates to Federal and State Financial Aid

In this episode, Allison Beer and Jennifer Stiddard discuss important updates to federal and state financial aid. They discuss the impact of recently re-introduced federal bills to expand Pell Grant eligibility for short-term programs and for incarcerated students, and findings from new research about state funding for higher education.

April 9, 2019  

Episode 37: Advocacy and the Role of Students Part 1

This episode of In The Know covers the students’ role in advocacy. This episode was recorded at our National Legislative Summit before the students you will hear today went to Capitol Hill to advocate for themselves and their institutions. 

Rosie O’Neill, an ACCT Board Member and Northern Virginia Community College Trustee, moderated the session, and Rich Williams, Officer for the Project on Student Borrower Success at the Pew Charitable Trust and Stephen Parker, Director of Policy and Advocacy for Education and Workforce Issues at the National Governors Association, also spoke, along with a number of students. 

This is part one of a two part episode.