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Association of Community College Trustees

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Association of Community College Trustees

    Strengthening Rural Community Colleges PART 1

    Strengthening Rural Community Colleges PART 1

    This episode of In the Know features in-depth discussion of ACCT’s most recent report, Strengthening Rural Community Colleges Innovations and Opportunities, which was researched and written by ACCT’s Senior Program Manager Rachel Rush-Marlowe. Travis Reindl, Senior Communications Officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation moderates a conversation between Dave Loope, President of Beaufort Community College in North Carolina, and Martha Garcia, Superintendent and President of Imperial Valley Community College in California. ACCT’s Senior Vice President Jee Hang Lee provides an introduction. This is part one of a two part episode.

    • 30 min
    Trustee Fundamentals: Trusteeship and Student Success

    Trustee Fundamentals: Trusteeship and Student Success

    This is the Seventh in a series of episodes dedicated to the fundamentals of community college governance.


    In this series, Jaci King, co-editor of the recently released Trusteeship in Community Colleges: A Guide for Effective Governance, Second Edition, interviews chapter authors about how to govern.


    In this episode, the tables turn as ACCT’s David Conner and Colleen Allen interview Jaci and discuss trusteeship and student success. There are a couple of great stories in here that I think you’ll enjoy.


    To purchase Trusteeship in Community Colleges: A Guide for Effective Governance, Second Edition, visit the ACCT Bookstore online. Additionally, please feel free to get in touch if you have ideas for future episodes. Thanks for listening, we’ll see you next week.

    • 45 min
    Trustee Fundamentals: Board Planning and Monitoring

    Trustee Fundamentals: Board Planning and Monitoring

    This is the Sixth in a series of episodes dedicated to the fundamentals of community college governance.


    In this series, Jaci King, co-editor of the recently released Trusteeship in Community Colleges: A Guide for Effective Governance, Second Edition, interviews chapter authors about how to govern.


    In this episode, Dr. Eduardo Marti discusses Board Planning and Monitoring. Dr. Marti is an experienced educator who has led several community colleges with distinction for more than 25 years, Dr. Eduardo J. Martí joined CUNY in 2000 as President of Queensborough Community College. Prior to that, he served for six years as President of Corning Community College of the State University of New York, and for eight years, as President of SUNY’s Tompkins Cortland Community College. Dr. Martí also served as Executive Dean of Tunxis Community College and Acting President of Middlesex Community College, both located in Connecticut.


    This conversation was recorded on ZOOM, so please excuse a few brief dips in audio quality.


    To purchase Trusteeship in Community Colleges: A Guide for Effective Governance, Second Edition, visit the ACCT Bookstore online. Additionally, please feel free to get in touch if you have ideas for future episodes. Thanks for listening, we’ll see you next week.
    For more information about the 2021 call for proposals, please visit congress.acct.org.  

    • 24 min
    Trusteeship Fundamentals: Board and CEO Relations

    Trusteeship Fundamentals: Board and CEO Relations

    This is the fifth in a series of episodes dedicated to the fundamentals of community college governance.


    In this series, Jaci King, co-editor of the recently released Trusteeship in Community Colleges: A Guide for Effective Governance, Second Edition, interviews chapter authors about how to govern.


    In this episode, Ken Burke and Dr. Mary Spilde discuss the relationship between a board and CEO. Ken serves as the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller for Pinellas County, Florida. Burke has served on the Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College, and was also elected to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors in 2001. In 2005-07 he served as Chair of the Association.


    Dr. Mary Spilde served as president of Lane Community College for 16 years. She was named President Emerita upon her retirement from the college in June, 2017. She is a nationally respected authority on community colleges, workforce development, leadership and sustainability. Dr. Spilde has 37 years of experience in higher education.


    To purchase Trusteeship in Community Colleges: A Guide for Effective Governance, Second Edition, visit the ACCT Bookstore online. Additionally, please feel free to get in touch if you have ideas for future episodes. Thanks for listening, we’ll see you next week.

    • 35 min
    Trusteeship Fundamentals: Student Success and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Trusteeship Fundamentals: Student Success and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    This is the fourth in a series of episodes dedicated to the fundamentals of community college governance.
    In this series, Jaci King, co-editor of the recently released Trusteeship in Community Colleges: A Guide for Effective Governance, Second Edition, interviews chapter authors about how to govern.
    In this episode, Dr. Charlene Dukes discusses student success and diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Dukes is president emerita of Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD where she spent 25 years of her service in higher education – the first twelve as vice president for Student Services.
    This conversation was recorded on ZOOM, so please excuse a few brief dips in audio quality.
    To purchase Trusteeship in Community Colleges: A Guide for Effective Governance, Second Edition, visit the ACCT Bookstore online. 

    • 32 min
    Strengthening Rural Community Colleges

    Strengthening Rural Community Colleges

    On this episode of In The Know, ACCT’s David Conner, Rachel Rush-Marlowe, and Jee Hang Lee spoke about ACCT’s most recent report, “Strengthening Rural Community Colleges: Innovation and Opportunities.” The report, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, details the needs and challenges of rural community colleges throughout the United States without focusing on a deficit narrative. 
    For more information on the report, and about rural institutions in general, please visit rural.acct.org. The report is not the end for our rural institution project, information will continue to be added. 

    • 37 min

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