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Call for proposals for 63rd annual Council for the Study of Community Colleges conference

2022 CSCC Conference

The 63rd annual CSCC conference will be held in Tempe, Arizona, on March 31 - April 2, 2022. This year's theme is Realizing equity in and through community colleges. We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposal submissions for the conference! Click here to view the call for proposals. The proposal deadline is November 19, 2021, at 11:59 PM PST.


Now Accepting Nominations

2022 CSCC Award Nominations

The Council for the Study of Community Colleges is seeking nominations for the 2022 awards listed below. Click the image above to be directed to the awards page for more information about these awards and the nomination/application process. Award recipients will be announced during the virtual Annual CSCC Conference which will be held March 31-April 2, 2022. Learn more.

  • Senior Scholar Award
  • Barbara K. Townsend Emerging Scholar Award
  • Arthur Cohen and Florence Brawer Distinguished Service Award
  • Richard M. Romano Dissertation of the Year Award


CSCC Virtual Webinar Series: 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.