Coronavirus Pandemic

New ACCT Paper Investigates the Digital Divide at Community Colleges

May 13, 2021

Digital Divide: How Technology Access Impacts Community Colleges Across the United States During a Pandemic looks at the current state of the digital divide in the United States and how it is affecting community college students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latest Action in Washington Live

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July 30, 2020

ACCT's public policy staff has been working tirelessly throughout the spring to advocate on behalf of community colleges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the 116th Congress draws to a close.

Improving Online Education

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July 29, 2020

Even as some campuses move toward physical re-opening, institutions need to consider the longer-term potential and implications of virtual learning. As more institutions go online, how will institutions and systems ensure high-quality online learning opportunities?

Navigating Enrollment Shifts

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July 15, 2020

The economic challenges that students and their families face as a result of the pandemic will likely mean significant changes in postsecondary enrollment.

Making a Comeback

A Policy Leadership Webinar Series to Accelerate COVID-19 Recovery

July 1, 2020 to July 29, 2020

ACCT has speaking with community college leaders throughout the country since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to assess needs. We have been working hard in Washington to convey those needs to lawmakers, and sharing information with you about progress and letting you know when to act. We have now joined forces with our longtime partners Education Strategy Group and the State Higher Education Executive Officers to bring you a new series of online forums designed to help community college leaders accelerate community colleges' recovery.

Reskilling Displaced Workers

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July 1, 2020

Given the likelihood that many displaced workers will enroll in education and training, it is incumbent upon higher education to prioritize innovative delivery models to ensure these individuals can successfully - and quickly - attain the skills they need for immediate job placement.

Contingency Planning for the Fall

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June 3, 2020

While postsecondary credentials will increase in importance, enrollment may be harder to predict. Conventional wisdom suggests many more adults will return to school while academic disruptions this spring may make traditional student enrollments more unpredictable. Most higher education leaders are unsure whether or not institutions will be fully re-opening in September. The panel discusses approaches and options for the fall.

Bridging K-12 to College Transitions

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May 20, 2020

Academic disruption is likely to exacerbate pipeline leaks at key transition points, and traditionally underserved students are at greatest risk. In the short-term, higher education must rethink summer bridge programs to address summer melt and learning loss.

Planning for a Changing Labor Market

Planning for a Changing Labor Market

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May 7, 2020

Shifting labor markets due to COVID-19 recovery require new data analyses to identify in-demand sectors. A panel of experts will discuss tools and approaches to accomplish that goal.

Community College Pandemic Response Resources

A report-in-progress on responses to COVID-19 by community college boards

March 19, 2020

ACCT is working with our members to compile reports, resources, and lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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