Trailblazing a New Pathway: Challenging Assumptions about Community Colleges
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (Alliance) is an interstate membership group of higher education leaders at two-year institutions based in the West. Roughly 60 chief academic officers at WICHE-region college and technical schools and related systems offices and state agencies gather each year for the Alliance annual meeting. This highly rated, intimate annual meeting leads to constant idea generation around pressing issues while also facilitating professional development.
The focus of the 2023 Alliance Annual Meeting is about reframing the community college experience to better reflect the current reality and future of community colleges. Proposals should consider the overarching assumptions that are made about community college students, faculty, relationship to workforce, equity imperatives, and academic excellence, and what aspects of those topics can be analyzed for deeper understanding or unique framing.
- Call for proposals announced February 1, 2023
- Proposals due April 1, 2023 midnight MT
- Decisions will be made by May 15, 2023
- Alliance 2023 Annual Meeting, October 4-6, 2023
If you have any questions about the process, please contact Sarah Leibrandt, firstname.lastname@example.org .
The WICHE Alliance brings together academic leaders from across the western United States. This collaboration fosters growth in leadership across the community and technical colleges, encourages space for innovation, and provides professional development opportunities . This has been especially helpful over the past two years for academic leaders as we all try to find our way forward from the impact of the global pandemic.
WASHINGTON STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES
CHAIR, THE ALLIANCE