Join ACCT's Public Policy and Government Relations Team for a recap of Congressional activity that took place in June and July, where community college priorities stand, and what we can expect to see in the remaining months of the 117th Congress.
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Since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a steady stream of events (e.g., socio-political unrest, economic stressors, systemic racism, health disparities) that have created enormous pressure on higher education to sustain their mission and to support their students adequately. These pressures have been particularly sharp for community colleges in rural areas. The primary aim of the presentation is to provide an up-to-date overview of the challenges and a summary of feasible student support innovations that can be implemented and sustained in rural community colleges.
During this session, attendees will learn how community-driven solutions focused on the adoption of broadband and technology tools for learning can unlock opportunities for learners, families, and caregivers as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. As states strategize implementation of funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, learn how leaders can ensure the needs of learners furthest from digital opportunities are reflected in plans, including state digital equity plans. Additionally, gain an understanding of the role of different sectors in the digital equity ecosystem – including state and local leaders, school systems, internet service providers, community-based organizations, and edtech organizations – in supporting digital inclusion efforts for learners.
The ACCT Leadership Congress is the premier annual conference for community college leaders and the only national conference dedicated to community college trustees.