Trustee Education Resources

Community College Legal Issues Webinar

February 17, 2021

Please join ACCT’s General Counsel Ira Shepard, ACCT’s Association Counsel Andrew Laine, and Robert Duston and Carolyn Pellegrini of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, as they lead an interactive webinar designed to discuss the latest legal issues re

Trustee Talk: Financial Responsibilities of Community College Boards

January 19, 2021




What are a board's fiduciary duties with respect to college finances? For financial issues, what is a college's board supposed to know and do? 

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.

#MeToo on Community College Campuses (Part 1)

 ACCT General Counsel Ira Shepard and his colleague Catherine Walters discuss what community college leaders need to know about the #MeToo movement.

#MeToo on Community College Campuses (Part 2)

ACCT General Counsel Ira Shepard and his colleague Catherine Walters discuss what community college leaders need to know about gender bias in the workplace.

2030: The Last Classroom in America

Hank Dunn and Rick Smyre

As educational leaders, trustees must help prepare their institutions for transformative change.

7 Strategies for Trustees in the Age of Analytics

Mark David Milliron and Linda Baer

Data-literate community college boards have the power to transform institutions.

A Board's Role Under Accreditation Sanctions


- Gain insight into a board's role in college accreditation
- Using a board self-assesment to improve accountability
- How to strengthen board and college relationships.

A Five-Year Financial Planning Model

Stephen C. Head

At Lone Star College, a ‘living document’ of institutional finances helps the board set priorities and explore ‘what-if’ scenarios.

A Guide to Accreditation

A short, printable guide to accreditation that includes brief explanations on types of accreditation, national influence of accreditation, and the role of government in accreditation.