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CSCC Seeking Nominations for the 2022 Richard M. Romano Dissertation of the Year Award

The Council for the Study of Community Colleges is seeking nominations through December 15, 2022, for the Richard M. Romano Dissertation of the Year Award. Learn more.

CSCC Virtual Webinar Series

Belonging, Recruitment, and Retention at Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Staff and faculty at Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago addressed at this webinar how they adapted their student recruitment and retention practices to promote student belonging and engagement, as the institution supports students who are facing emotional stress, food and housing insecurity, and difficulty adjusting to online learning.

Preparing the Next Generation of Community College Practitioners

This webinar featured faculty members from the Community College Leadership program at Iowa State University (ISU). The scholars discussed various outreach and research initiatives they are engaging in. Dr. Zoë Thornton talked about ISU’s two professional-development programs for emerging community college leaders and the programmatic changes ISU faculty develop with Iowa’s community college presidents to keep the leadership programs timely and relevant.

CSCC Membership

From individuals to students to emeritus faculty, CSCC membership is open to all professionals who are involved in community college education. Members have access to an annual conference that offers sessions on community college research findings and leadership programs. Other benefits include award, voting, and networking opportunities. Learn more and join our Facebook group

CSCC Sponsorship

CSCC would like to recognize and thank the sponsors of our 2020 Annual Conference. We appreciate their continued support despite the cancellation of this year’s conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pledged continued sponsorship of these institutions and organizations during an unprecedented event has been tremendous and greatly valued by CSCC. View our sponsors.