97th AACC Annual Convention - Community Colleges: America's North Star

April 22, 2017 - April 25, 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana

Achieving the Dream’s leadership, Board of Directors and staff will be participating in the AACC 97th Annual Convention, sharing lessons from our Institutional Capacity Framework and transformation initiatives focused on engaging adjunct faculty, scaling the use of Open Educational Resource Degrees and strengthening and discussing crucial national issues – from teaching and learning to accountability systems to advising redesign that leverages technology and change leadership. At 11 sessions, we will discuss what we’ve learned from our Network colleges, pass along promising practices from the field and showcase important ideas. 

Find out more about the ATD presentations here.


In an ever changing world, community colleges are constant and dependable, responding to the needs of the nation's citizenry, and the changing economy. For this reason, we selected "Community Colleges: America's North Star" as the theme of the 2017 Annual Convention. In spite of the changing politics of the country, community colleges will always remain that fixed point by which people can set their compasses to navigate change successfully. This year's convention tracks are:

  • College Readiness and Completion
  • Faculty Engagement
  • The American Skills Gap
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Public and Private Investments
  • Policy and Governance
  • Leadership Development and High Performance Culture
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