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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. 

April 4, 2019  

Need To Know: White House’s Priorities for Higher Education

During March, the White House released a set of policy proposals for higher education. In this episode, ACCT Senior Policy Analyst Allison Beer and Director of Government Relations Jennifer Stiddard discuss the White House’s higher education budget; recommendations for the Higher Education Act; and Executive Order on free speech, transparency, and accountability. Listen to learn about the White House’s priorities and the potential impact for community colleges.

April 2, 2019  

Episode 36: Wyoming College President Retiring

This episode of In The Know features ACCT Director of GISS and Special Projects Norma Goldstein talking with Karla Leach, President of Western Wyoming Community College and members of her board, about presidential transitions. They discuss how the institution and board are planning for President Leach to retire, and how a new president will be welcomed.