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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.

 

March 3, 2020  

Trustees and ERP: How to Make Your Campus Work Better with CampusWorks (Part 2)

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 

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