AACC Requests Community College URE Practitioner Applications
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), is hosting a Community College Undergraduate Research Experience Summit on November 20-22, 2019, in Washington, D.C., held in collaboration with the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) and the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).
The Summit is focused on the role of community colleges in building, implementing, and sustaining undergraduate research experiences (UREs) in STEM education and workforce preparation. The event is designed to highlight community college leadership in STEM by raising awareness of the innovative use of UREs as an effective and proven strategy for career skills development, student retention, and academic success. Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2019. To apply, please click here.
Office of Postsecondary Education Seeks Peer Reviewers
The Office of Postsecondary Education administers a variety of both domestic and international grant and fellowship competitions throughout the year and is always looking for specialists (especially in STEM) to serve as peer reviewers, in order to identify the most qualified grant applicants. Click here for FAQs and instructions on how to apply. If you have a preference, indicate which program you are most interested in.
Achieving the Dream Annual Conference Calls for Proposals
Contribute to the national conversation. Become part of the program at the DREAM 2020, Achieving the Dream’s 16th Annual Conference, February 18-21 in National Harbor, Maryland. ATD is gathering leaders and practitioners from across the country to convene in February to identify and address issues that are critical to improving success for all students. Submit a proposal to present a Concurrent Session or present during the informative and fast-paced 20x20 Presentations. Present your work before 2,300 experts, policy-makers, investors, thought-leaders, and practitioners from more than 300 colleges throughout the country who gather to engage in an exchange of ideas about evidence-based reform strategies.
Submit your Session Proposal, or reserve a slot for a 20x20 Presentation here. Session proposals are due September 16, 2019. 20x20 Presentation proposals are due November 15, 2019.
Accelerating Latino Student Success (ALASS) Institute Occurs in October
The ALASS Institute is a day-long Institute that provides the opportunity to learn from innovative professionals, share effective institutional strategies, powerful analysis, and exchange experiences using results-oriented solutions to accelerating Latino student success.
The featured session at the Leadership Luncheon is the “Role of Institutional Leaders for Latino Student Success.” Colleges and universities serve as the training ground for the future workforce and civic leadership of this country. During this year’s ALASS Leadership Luncheon leaders will share their perspectives about intentionally shaping campus learning environments to better SERVE Latino students while preparing all students to thrive in 2020 and beyond. Speakers include
Irma Becerra, President, Marymount University
Monte Perez, President, Los Angeles Mission College
Diana Natalicio, President, The University of Texas at El Paso
Moderator: Sarita Brown, President, Excelencia in Education
Report Provides Best Practices for Financial Literacy
The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report on behalf of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC). The report, Best Practices for Financial Literacy and Education at Institutions of Higher Education, provides recommendations for higher education institutions to deliver effective financial literacy education and resources to help students make informed decisions and avoid pitfalls associated with financing education. Read more.
Report presents “The Condition of Education 2019”
The National Center for Education Statistics released The Condition of Education 2019, a congressionally mandated report to the country on education in America today. The report presents 48 indicators under four areas: pre-primary, elementary, and secondary education; postsecondary education; population characteristics and economic outcomes; and international comparisons.
TX Public Higher Education Almanac Highlights Progress Toward 60x30TX Goals
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) launched its ninth annual Texas Public Higher Education Almanac today as part of the agency’s efforts to promote transparency and accountability among Texas public institutions of higher education. The 2019 Almanac provides higher education facts and performance data that allow users to compare Texas public higher education institutions. The data provide a snapshot of Texas’ progress in achieving goals of the state’s higher education plan, 60x30TX. The Almanac draws from data in the agency’s accountability system -- long recognized as a “best practice” national model for higher education performance data. “The 2019 Higher Education Almanac shows where we stand today in meeting the 60x30TX goals,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes. “As the data on developmental education and college readiness starkly demonstrate, Texas has some tough numbers to overcome if the state is to reach our goals. But there is ample justification for optimism. The Texas legislature is considering major reforms for K-12 education that would significantly improve college readiness and encourage more high school graduates to enroll in our public colleges and universities. For all our challenges, Texas is on track to achieve the goals of 60x30TX.” The THECB and the Texas Higher Education Foundation would like to thank all those who dedicated their time, effort and resources to produce this year’s almanac. Investment in both the almanac and the 60x30TX.com website reflects a continued commitment to help ensure data-driven policy discussions and decisions in Texas.
NCAN National Conference to Be Held in September
This year’s conference takes place Sept. 16 -18 in Indianapolis, IN. The major topics of discussion will be:
- Equity and Opportunity
- Postsecondary Access and Readiness
- Student Success in Postsecondary Education
- Policy and Advocacy
- Connecting College and Career Success
- Data into Practice
- Financial Aid and Literacy
- Management, Leadership, and Organizational Strategy
For a detailed description of each topic, as well as this year’s hot topics, click here. Conference sessions will be presented in two formats: effective practice sessions and world café sessions. Click here to learn more about these two formats.
New Curriculum Available for Instructors
Everyone Can Create teaches students to develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music, and drawing. And it gives teachers fun and meaningful ways to bring these skills into any lesson, topic, or assignment. Check it out at https://www.apple.com/education/everyone-can-create/
Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Grant Program Requests Proposals
The College for All Texans Foundation is soliciting proposals from Texas postsecondary institutions to develop and implement new Texas Affordable Baccalaureate (TAB) programs. The TAB is an innovative model and bold solution for many challenges facing higher education. First-generation, underprepared, low-income, and working adult students, all part of higher education’s “new normal,” need non-traditional and affordable postsecondary options. The TAB program is designed to deliver just that. Through a combination of competency-based and traditional courses, online and in-person instruction, and alternative low-cost tuition structures, TAB offers an accessible bachelor’s degree that can save students thousands of dollars and semesters of time.
Visit the College For All Texans Foundation web page for more information on how to submit a proposal for funding https://college4texans.org/tab/