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New Partnership with ACCT!

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We are delighted to announce a new partnership with ACCT on the largest survey of community college trustees in over 25 years! Currently, over 300 trustees have responded to the survey, and ACCT will be making a push for broad participation starting in summer 2024. The results of this survey will be used to support trustee and community college leaders’ professional development and provide a national perspective on community college trustees. A preview of findings to-date is available here

About the Survey

  • The online survey protects your and your college’s anonymity and generally takes between 20 to 45 minutes to complete. No information can be traced to individual contributors. 

  • With permission, this survey replicates and expands upon the work which was published in the book which many of you have, titled Community College Trustees: Leading on Behalf of Their CommunitiesThis work remains the most comprehensive and influential examination of community college trustees and their beliefs, values, and decision-making processes. The current survey will provide valuable new information regarding the governance of community colleges.

  • Results from this survey will be aggregated by state or region, as well as the nation as a whole, and no individual trustee, college, or district will be identified in reporting. 

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Meet the Team

In partnership with ACCT, the following community college researchers and subject matter experts are leading the analysis of survey data: 

Regina L. Garza Mitchell, Ed.D., Western Michigan University

Susan T. Kater, Ph.D., League for Innovation; Idaho State University
Carrie B. Kisker, Ph.D., Center for the Study of Community Colleges

Watch for a Survey Link from ACCT!

On behalf of community colleges and students across the country, we extend our sincere appreciation for the time and effort of the trustees who selflessly serve in this vital capacity. We would be happy to answer your questions and provide additional information. We look forward to hearing from you! , Research Assistant

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