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AAWCC History

Local chapter - AAWCC-RCC History

The Rogue Community College (RCC) Chapter of American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) was re-established at RCC in 2000 to encourage professional development for women in community colleges; support women in leadership roles; develop communication amongst women; and disseminate information on courses, programs, and services for professional women.  AAWCC-RCC supports the RCC Foundation by providing funding for scholarships and program support.

AAWCC National History

The American Association for Women in Community Colleges was organized in 1973 and became an Affiliate Council of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC), now the American Association for Community Colleges (AACC). In response to an affirmative vote of the membership, the organization's name was officially changed on April 26, 1993, to the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC).

Statement of Philosophy

The AAWCC is guided in all of its endeavors by a firm commitment to equity and excellence in education and employment for women in community, junior and technical colleges. That commitment is translated into action at the national, regional, state and local levels through AAWCC programs, activities and services developed and offered in accordance with the following principles:

  • The achievement of equity for women is critical to the wise and just development and use of valuable human resources.
  • Equity is promoted through AAWCC's efforts to improve access to educational opportunities, employment at all levels, and policy-making and decision-making forums.
  • Equity issues may include career upward-mobility, comparable pay for comparable work, increased the involvement of women in governing bodies, and appropriate support services for adult women enrolled in two-year colleges.
  • Commitment to equity must be matched by an equally strong commitment to educational and professional excellence.
  • Excellence is promoted through AAWCC's efforts to encourage and reward educational achievement and professional endeavors, to provide opportunities for professional development, and to develop linkages and disseminate information pertaining to specific concerns.
  • Both equity and excellence may be enhanced through a strong and effective network of women in community, junior and technical colleges -- a network where a purposeful focus on tasks, issues, and achievements is continually matched by a sensitive concern for people.
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