Strengthening Rural Community Colleges (2021)

Innovations and Opportunities

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges: Innovations and Opportunities details the needs and challenges of rural community colleges throughout the United States.

Fault Lines in Borrowing: Academic Outcomes of Students in Default (2020)

Fault Lines in Borrowing: Academic Outcomes of Students in Default examines factors influencing and influenced by loan defaults among students at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida.

Reskilling for the Pandemic Recession and Recovery (2020)

Reskilling for the Pandemic Recession and Recovery focuses on the U.S. economic downturn since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a disproportionate impact on Black and Hispanic individuals, women, and people without a postsecondary degree. Considering these challenges, the brief details policy proposals for large-scale workforce development initiatives and strategies that community colleges can implement to support unemployed and adult learners. 

What Works: College Strategies for Reducing Student Loan Default (2020)

In 2014, ACCT and TICAS partnered to examine student loan default at nine community colleges and explore administrative practices aimed at addressing students’ default risks. At each college, we analyzed cohort default rate data and uncovered nota

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (2020)

A Checklist and Implementation Guide for Community College Boards

Endorsed by the ACCT Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: A Checklist and Implementation Guide for Community College Boards was created in cooperation with  the associations’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

5 Keys to a Successful Transition Year (2020)

With over 50% of current college CEOs expected to retire within the next few years, boards are seeking new ways to connect the hiring and onboarding processes to ensure the new CEO’s effectiveness and longevity. The first year often sets the stage for the CEO’s success. This document outlines key first-year strategies for the board and new president.

Bridging Financial Wellness and Student Success (2020)

Effective Models for Community Colleges

Community college students face a number of financial decisions and obligations along the path to degree completion. Students must secure resources to pay for college expenses, including their tuition, fees, and basic living necessities.

Make It Count: Recognizing Prior Learning for Workforce Development (2020)

Community college students often hold knowledge from various professional and academic experiences.

The College-Work Balancing Act (2019)

How can community colleges support students' goals of finding success in the workforce, both today and the future?

Celebrating TCU Successes (2019)

Working in partnership with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), and through its Governance Institute for Student Success (GISS), ACCT provided trustee education and materials for TCUs to focus on boards’ policymaking roles and evidence-based decision making.