Other Collaborative Initiatives

Student Federal Relations Trip to Washington Since 2012 delegations of 3-7 students from most ACC universities participate in seminars and office visits. The focus is the workings and priorities of our federal government, with special attention provided by the elected officials and associated staff from ACC states. Students interested in participating in this trip (usually in January-March) should contact the Federal Relations Officer at their home university.


Creativity Competition Virginia Tech is leading the planning for ACC-wide, team-based interdisciplinary competition. Emphasized will be innovative use of creative design and the arts. 2015-16 is a planning year, with the hope that implementation may begin in Spring 2017.


Executive Leadership Series Two day skill enhancement programs were designed (by UNC) specifically for Deans, Vice Provosts, and Vice Chancellors in ACC universities. Each of four programs (held in 2015 and 2016) focused upon a different aspect of leadership: business leader , change agent, culture creator, and talent producer. For each program, up to 35 participants were chosen from nominations from their provosts. This program was completedin June 2016.


Chief Purchasing Officers’ Listserv  Purchasing administrators share experiences and information via inquiry-response.