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Newsletter: Issue 2021 Volume 7 | February 26, 2021

This week at the Capitol was dominated by discussions of voting. The House and Senate both passed a bill that makes several changes to voting processes and timelines. We have been monitoring this bill, which does not directly impact the timeline for local Trustee elections. Relatedly, the state’s Temporary Redistricting...
IACCT is now accepting award nominations! Every year we recognize and celebrate outstanding Iowa Community College Trustees, Equity Programs, Presidents, Faculty Members, and Professional Board Staff Members. IACCT encourages every Iowa Community College board to submit nominations. Award nominations due April 14! Please visit our awards page for more details.
The Director of Equity and Inclusion will work with Community Colleges, Department of Education, and IACCT to cultivate and maintain campus cultures committed to equity and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, age, religious or spiritual belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran, marital status,...
On Wednesday, February 24 we hosted a webinar regarding the "Summer Melt" in Iowa, and we are so grateful to Meghan Oster (Statistical Research Analyst at Iowa College Aid) and Mark Wiederspan (Executive Director of Iowa College Aid) who presented at this meeting. We had a great turnout and are...
Community College Day on the Hill: March 11 at 8:30 a.m. We have decided to hold our Community College Day on the Hill virtually this year as most groups are also going the virtual route due to the pandemic. It will be held at 8:30 a.m., where we will be...
PEDI, DMACC career fair brings together manufacturing, health care opportunities Future Ready Iowa Summer Youth Intern Pilot Program Grant Reimagining the Workforce 2021 report Iowa Western PTK chapters harvesting new members House may pass stimulus bill Friday The Power of Community Colleges in an Era of Economic Recovery
Bill List as of February 26, 2021 Category Bill # Bill Explanation Comments Registration Status Apprenticeship HF559 (Previously HSB202) Requires 100 hours of contact work between the apprentice and lead sponsor. 2/11 Introduced, referred to Labor. Subcommittee: Stone, Dolecheck and Running-Marquardt. Subcommittee Meeting: 02/15 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 3-0....
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