Educational Institutions

American Association Of Community Colleges

  • Washington, DC
  • www.aacc.nche.edu

Mission Statement

“Building a nation of learners by advancing America’s community colleges."

Main Programs

  1. Annual Convention
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The American Association of Community Colleges is the primary advocacy organization for the nation's community colleges.

ruling year

1951

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Dr. Walter G. Bumphus

Keywords

Self-reported

higher education diversity workforce development

Notes from the Nonprofit

Visit the AACC 21st-Century Center (http://www.aacc21stcenturycenter.org) to learn more about the AACC 21st-Century Initiative and the drive to transform community colleges to dramatically improve college completion.

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EIN

53-0196569

 Number

8159001803

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Nearly half of all U.S. undergraduates attend community college.  Community colleges, often referred to as "Democracy's Colleges," serve a wide array of needs for a wide array of students.  The cornerstone of the community college mission is open access, which means that the doors are open to anyone and everyone who seeks higher education.  The reasons are as diverse as the students who arrive at the open door.  For some, community college is a transfer point to further education; for others, it's a final destination to employment or personal enrichment.  The advantages of attending community college are many. 
 
Accessibility.  Open enrollment means that students can enroll at any time.  Underprepared students will find developmental courses to prepare them for college-level work.
 
Affordability.  Many students take advantage of the lower cost to finish the first 2 years of course work toward a bachelor's degree before transferring.  The lower cost provides a gateway to higher education to students who otherwise could not afford it.  Tuition and fees are about 64% lower on average than those of 4-year universities.
 
Career preparation.  Students not intending to earn a bachelor's degree will find programs that provide the knowledge and skills in demand in a wide range of professional fields.  Community colleges are the premier educator of 59% of new nurses and the majority of other new health-care workers.  80% of firefighters, law enforcement officers, and EMTs are credentialed at community colleges.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Annual Convention

The annual convention, numerous related workshops and other AACC activities supporting AACC's mission of "Building a Nation of Learners by Advancing America's Community Colleges" offer a number of professional development opportunities to help CEO's and other professional staff enhance their leadership skills and develop a network on national and regional levels.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,011,702.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Goal 1: Increase the Value of AACC Membership

    Goal 2: Maximize Resources to Community Colleges

    Goal 3: Position AACC as the Preeminent Source for Information Regarding Community Colleges

    Goal 4: Define the Profession and Build Leadership Capacity to Ensure a Successful Future for Community Colleges
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Facilitate the implementation of the 21st-Century Initiative across the nation’s community, junior, and technical colleges.

    Provide advocacy (both legislative and communications), programming, and resources necessary to help colleges refocus the mission and redefine roles to meet 21st-century education and employment needs.

    Deliver strategies, programming, and resources designed to actively help colleges increase certificates and degrees by 50% by 2020; reduce by half the number of unprepared students by 2020; and double the number of students who complete developmental education programs.

    Support the development of policies and practices that promote rigor, transparency, and accountability for results in community colleges to improve outcomes nationwide.

    Be a visionary organization that anticipates transformation in higher education, raises member understanding of the evolving landscape, and influences and leads change to benefit community colleges.

    Develop and sustain AACC’s Leadership Suite to provide emerging and seasoned leaders with professional development and renewal opportunities.

    Lead efforts to enhance the quality and grow the quantity of future leaders.

    Provide professional development opportunities to help cultivate and inspire transformational leaders.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    AACC represents more than 1,100 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions and almost 13 million students.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The American Association of Community Colleges is the primary advocacy organization for the nation's community colleges.

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Financials

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

American Association Of Community Colleges

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Walter G. Bumphus

BIO

Dr. Walter Bumphus is President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges. From 2007 to January 1, 2011, Dr. Bumphus served as a professor in the Community College Leadership Program and as chair of the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. He also held the A. M. Aikin Regents Endowed Chair in Junior and Community College Education Leadership.

Dr. Bumphus worked in the corporate world serving as President of the Higher Education Division of Voyager Expanded Learning.
Six years prior, he served as president of Brookhaven College in Dallas County Community College District.
Dr. Bumphus holds a B.A. degree in speech communications and a M.A. degree in guidance and counseling from Murray State University, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

In 1992, Dr. Bumphus was recognized as a distinguished graduate from both Murray State University and The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Bumphus holds the distinction of being one of the few leaders in the field of education to receive the National CEO of the Year Award, to chair the AACC Board of Directors, and to receive the AACC National Leadership Award.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Charlene Dukes

Prince George's Community College, MD

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?