Other Collaborative Initiatives

Student Federal Relations Trip to Washington

Since 2012 delegations of 3-5 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. The 2016 trip is scheduled for March 13-15.

Innovation Competition

Georgia Tech is hosting the first annual ACC Innovation Competition on April 15-16, 2016 (http://acc.coe.gatech.edu/).  Each of the universities is publicizing this competition (e.g., https://innovation.fsu.edu/events/acc/).  For more information, contact Chris Reaves at chris.reaves@gatech.edu.

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 designed (by UNC) specifically designed specifically for Deans, Vice Provosts, and Vice Chancellors in ACC universities. Emphasized are the unique challenges, demands and expectations executive leaders face in academic organizations. Each of four programs focuses upon a different aspect of leadership: business leader (Feb 15-16, 2015), change agent (July 23-24, 2015), culture creator (January 19-21, 2016), and talent producer (TBA June 2016). For each program, up to 35 participants are chosen from nominations from their provosts. Space is limited. Interested individuals should contact their provost or brown@wfu.edu.

ACC Debate Championship

The inaugural ACC Debate Championship (April 10-12, 2015 at Wake Forest) involved teams from 9 ACC universities focusing on the topic, “Should Intercollegiate Athletes Be Paid?” The ACC supports travel grants, national judges, trophies, etc.  Teams from Wake Forest and Miami placed 1st and 2nd in the 2015 competition.  Pictures from the event are available at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.821646487891118.1073741843.321642027891569&type=3&uploaded=93.

Planning is underway for a second annual tournament April 15-17, 2016 at UNC Chapel Hill.  More information can be obtained by emailing brown@wfu.edu.

Chief Purchasing Officers’ Listserv

Purchasing administrators share experiences and information via inquiry-response.