Trustee Quarterly: Spring 2022

Amplifying the Message:

First Lady Jill Biden and other administration leaders highlighted the sector's momentum at the 2022 National Legislative Summit.

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Inside the spring Issue


Tell Others Why Your College Matters

by James Cooksey


Let's Get Together

by Jee Hang Lee


A New Take on Earmarks: Congress has resumed locally focused funding projects. Here's how community colleges can participate. 

by Carrie Warick-Smith and José Miranda


Amplifying the Message: The first in-person NLS since the pandemic focused on maintaining momentum for community colleges and their students

by Mark Toner


Rural Community Colleges Have Their Day in D.C. : During Rural College Day, representatives from the White House and federal agencies discussed rural community college needs. 

by Mark Toner


On the Hill: State Community College Delegations Meet with Their Elected Officials in Washington 

by Carrie Warick-Smith


Anatomy of a Question: The questions asked now by trustees will lead to the answers future-ready institutions need. 

by David Rutledge


The STEM Education Priority: The NSF Community College Presidents' Initiative in STEM Education is working to improve science and technology education among underrepresented groups—and it needs boards' support. 

by George R. Boggs, Charlene M. Dukes, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Clayton A. Railey & Vera Zdravkovich


Diminishing the Cyber Threat: A conversation with cybersecurity legal expert Allen Sattler reveals key steps colleges must take to minimize the impact of breaches. 

by Marcia Daniel


Students Want Choice: A new Digital Learning Pulse survey from Bay View Analytics shows a growing preference for online and blended learning questions. 

by Jeff Seaman and Julia Seaman


Advocacy: Sifting Through the Education Department's Alphabet Soup: Negotiated rulemaking around Ability-to-Benefit and Gainful Employment represent areas of importance for community colleges.

by Carrie Warick-Smith


Legal Issues Impacting Community Colleges: Recent rulings and guidance involve student athlete compensation, LGBT rights, COVID-19 vaccinations, and student online speech. 

by Ira M. Shepard, ACCT General Counsel 


News: 2022 Bellwether College Consortium Awards; 2022 National Education Service Award & Government Relations Award; New Governance Book from Community College President; New Podcast Episodes Focus on Governance Fundamentals, More; Non-Credit & Credit Alignment Lab Participating Institutions Selected


Around the Regions


Interface: Is a great leader born or made?; Spring Forward





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