Great Deans Program

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The 2017 class has already begun - but we look forward to keeping you posted when the 2018 application process begins. Please fill out our interest form and we will be sure to send you information just as soon as the 2018 applications are open!

ACCCA is excited to announce the return of the ACCCA Great Deans Program in conjunction with our Chief Instructional and Student Service Officers. This program has been created to target newer deans in the first five years of their career.

The curriculum has been developed based upon an assessment of critical needs identified by members of ACCCA, CIOS, CSSOs, CEOs and CHROs. Based upon this assessment, the  program will focus on five areas including:

  • Faculty Relations
  • Personnel Management
  • Evaluations
  • Enrollment Management
  • Budget Management

If you are a dean, either in student services or instruction, have been in the role for five or fewer years and would like to increase your knowledge, skills and success, consider joining our next cohort. Or, if you're a savvy experienced dean, encourage one of your new-to-the-job colleagues to consider becoming a future Great Deans participant!

The 2017 class will launch in Sacramento CA, July 13-14, 2017. Regional sessions will take place in late 2017 (dates and locations TBD) and conclude at the 2018 ACCCA Conference in Santa Rosa.

2017 Program Agenda

The tuition for Great Deans is $950 and includes most meals and class materials (lodging is not included.)

For all programs, if you are accepted into the program, you will be required to provide a support letter signed by your direct supervisor as well as your current college president.


View 2015 program materials here.

View 2014 program materials here.

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