Promoting effective board governance through advocacy and education.
The ACCT Board of Directors believes that effective community college governance is a vital component for helping meet the educational, economic, workforce, and social needs of the nation's communities, employers, and students.
To generate an environment that leads to the practice of exemplary governance and greater involvement and influence by community college boards as leading policy making entities working on behalf of their communities.
To foster greater understanding of and appreciation for community college boards in their efforts to develop public policies focusing on meeting community needs; help build board governance leadership and advocacy capacity through in-service education and training programs; and support boards through specialized services and programs.
Representation: Assure a greater voice in the highest levels of government policymaking by helping boards position themselves as leaders on key public issues, enabling them to affect outcomes at the local, state, and federal levels by providing information, strategic tools, and appropriate public forums.
Leadership Development/Education: Help boards achieve greater levels of effectiveness as leadership organizations within their communities and states by providing high-quality inservice education and training programs to support policymaking and enhance advocacy capacity.
Service: Support boards as employers, fiduciaries and accountable entities by providing high-quality board support services and knowledge-based and applied community college governance literature and research - in effect making boards model citizens within their communities.