“A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain,” says an old Arabian proverb. President Obama introduced America’s College Promise, a proposal to make two years of college education available with no tuition fees to qualifying students.
This morning, Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced legislation, the America's College Promise Actof 2015, into the House of Representatives modeled on President Obama's America's College Promise proposal, introduced in February. Senator T
Earlier this month, ACCT President & CEO J. Noah Brown participated in the 2016 Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference in Birmingham, England.
This morning, President Trump released his initial request for funding for fiscal year (FY) 2018. While not the full budget request expected later this spring, early details appear to be at odds with the President's promise to provide for "...a Government that puts the needs of its own people first."
Information on the Higher Education Act and Community College Priorities
Originally signed into law in 1965, the Higher Education Act (HEA) is the law that covers a broad swath of issues that we deal with, everything from federal financial aid to regulations and accreditation. The HEA has been revised or 'reauthorized' eight times, and is currently due for another reauthorization.
Serving on a community college governing board can be a rewarding experience but at times quite challenging as well. The roles and responsibilities of governing boards are complex.