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During this Rural Community College Peer Learning Network discussion, we we look to learn and collaborate on programs and initiatives that rural community colleges have implemented, or are looking to implement, which support the digital learning for all students. This Peer Learning Network discussion will follow our Monday, September 12, 2022, Cultivating Digital Equity webinar.
During this session, attendees will learn how community-driven solutions focused on the adoption of broadband and technology tools for learning can unlock opportunities for learners, families, and caregivers as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. As states strategize implementation of funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, learn how leaders can ensure the needs of learners furthest from digital opportunities are reflected in plans, including state digital equity plans. Additionally, gain an understanding of the role of different sectors in the digital equity ecosystem – including state and local leaders, school systems, internet service providers, community-based organizations, and edtech organizations – in supporting digital inclusion efforts for learners.
During this Rural Community College Peer Learning Network discussion, we will bring together rural community college leaders to learn and collaborate on their shared practices of supporting the mental health of students, faculty, and staff. This Peer Learning Network discussion will follow our Wednesday, August 17, 2022, Protecting the Mental Health of Rural Community College Students webinar.
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Since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a steady stream of events (e.g., socio-political unrest, economic stressors, systemic racism, health disparities) that have created enormous pressure on higher education to sustain their mission and to support their students adequately. These pressures have been particularly sharp for community colleges in rural areas. The primary aim of the presentation is to provide an up-to-date overview of the challenges and a summary of feasible student support innovations that can be implemented and sustained in rural community colleges.
Join ACCT's Public Policy and Government Relations Team for a recap of Congressional activity that took place in June and July, where community college priorities stand, and what we can expect to see in the remaining months of the 117th Congress.
During this Rural Community College Peer Learning Network discussion, we will bring together rural community college leaders to learn about the process of applying for community facilities grants and potential tips from current/previous grant recipients. This Peer Learning Network discussion will follow our Wednesday, July 13, 2022, Community Facilities webinar.
This session will provide an overview of USDA Rural Development resources that may be of interest to rural community colleges. The Community Facilities Program team will discuss funding opportunities for community college infrastructure and capacity building assistance. They will discuss eligible rural areas and how to access more information from Rural Development’s network of 400+ state and area offices located throughout the country. The Community Facilities Program provides affordable funding to develop more than 100 different types of essential facilities in rural communities.
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
The webinar is available to watch on-demand below with the accompanying presentation slides.
Special Projects Coordinator, Community Facilities Program
USDA Rural Development
Jamie Davenport is a Special Projects Coordinator for USDA’s Community Facilities Program. The Community Facilities Program provides affordable loan and grant funding to support the creation and improvement of essential community facilities. Jamie previously served as Director of Partnerships in the Rural Development Innovation Center, promoting cross-agency collaborations and identifying best practices in economic development. Before joining Rural Development, Jamie spent eight years at the Small Business Administration where she managed loan and grant programs to increase access to capital among underserved populations. Originally from Illinois, she received her Master’s in Public Administration from Virginia Tech and her Bachelor’s in Economics from Illinois Wesleyan University.
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Rural Peer Learning Network Opportunity
The Rural Peer Learning Network serves in conjunction with our monthly webinars and is an opportunity to learn directly from other rural community colleges. This is an opportunity for rural community colleges to learn about the process of applying for community facilities grants and potential tips from current/previous grant recipients.
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Please review the details and access the article about the Rural Community College Peer Learning Network: Sharing Community Facilities Grants Experiences discussion here.