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2019 ACCJC Partners in Excellence Conference: What the Future Holds

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Burlingame, CA
April 30 - May 3, 2018

Higher education both shapes, and is shaped by, the future. It stands in the present, preparing students for a future they will create, even as it remains hauntingly unknown. The 2019 ACCJC Conference will explore the awesome challenge educators face as they ponder What the Future Holds. Are our students prepared for jobs – and societal issues – that aren’t even imagined? Do they balance an appreciation for the past with an agile curiosity about what our future must hold? Do then envision contributing to that better future? Are our colleges poised to launch students into that future? And how does accreditation assist colleges with that task?

The conference will feature multiple break-out sessions for members to weigh in on what they are doing to keep higher education responsive, effective, and relevant. At this time, Martha Kanter, formerly Under Secretary of Education in the Obama administration and former Chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, is the current Executive Director of the College Promise Campaign, has agreed to present a plenary session on the future of community colleges. David Baime, Senior Vice President for Government Relations at the American Association of Community Colleges, will also speak on the vital role of community colleges in shaping America’s future. An invitation has been extended to Jill Biden and is pending.

The Call for Session Proposals will be posted in the fall. Meanwhile, please hold the dates!