Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Back from Travels: Highlights

The spring is a busy time, and this year it was particularly busy with conferences: The League for Innovation in the Community College, the Council for the Study of the Community College (CSCC), and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Each meeting had many highlights too numerous to fully list, but one key point: Voluntary Accountability Framework. This effort by the AACC, falls under the heading of "if we don't do it, it will get done to us." There are three strands to this program: academic, workforce, and communication. The meeting drew an SRO crowd. Efforts to engage faculty members in accountability tend to end in acrimony (see this example from California)--hence the communication committee.

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