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ACC Garners MPPWCC Recognition from NISOD and Diverse

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Arapahoe Community College (ACC) has been named a 2024 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges (MPPWCC) award winner by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

ACC is being honored for its commitment to providing a campus where all individuals and groups feel welcomed, respected, and valued. The MPPWCC study recognizes community and technical college exceptional commitments to diversity (including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, class, veterans, and thought) through best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.

MPPWCC institutions are selected based on a comprehensive analysis of results from an annual survey administered to participating institutional members of NISOD. Scores are computed using the algorithm that considers weighted data for all points highlighted on the survey such as diversity benefits, staff demographics and diversity policies. As the number of respondents to the annual survey grows each year, the algorithm properly adjusts for the diversity of institutions. METHODOLOGY

ACC will be recognized on May 28 during NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin, Texas. 

2024 Award Winners

NISOD empowers faculty, staff, and administrators at community and technical colleges to support the needs of diverse students in the face of ever-present resource constraints. High-quality, easy-to-access professional development resources connect staff and faculty with applicable knowledge to grow their careers and improve instruction. Meaningful recognition programs can augment the reputation of individual students, employees, and institutions. 

About Diverse 
Since 1984, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has been the nation’s premier publication covering the issues pertaining to underrepresented minorities in American higher education. Reaching more than 200,000 readers biweekly, Diverse has been recognized for its in-depth news coverage, provocative commentary, insightful special reports, and original research.