NACAC announced a new mission and vision statements during the NACAC conference opening session.

Empowering college admission counseling professionals through education, advocacy, and community.

The transformative power of postsecondary education is accessible to all.

Learn how the mission and vision for our national association were developed and also review our own PURPOSE. Specifically, you’ll see Iowa ACAC aims to expand relationships, assist in effective programming, develop professional competency, and, of course, to serve. Thank you for serving students, parents, secondary schools, postsecondary education institutions, educational organizations/agencies, and one another.

In February 2020, Ad Hoc Committee on Leadership in College Admission agreed that NACAC’s Board of Directors must revisit the organization’s mission and vision statements to ensure they remain relevant, agile, and include a focus on higher education as a public good. NACAC's new mission and vision position the association centrally in the professional lives of its members and as an advocate for a more accessible and equitable future for higher education. For those of you who could not be at the conference in person, you can find the video here. An op-ed that was published in Higher Ed Dive, which formally announces NACAC’s new mission and vision statements, and some historical context.

Iowa ACAC looks forward to partnering with NACAC as we collaborate in the ever-changing admission counseling landscape. Know that your work will continue to be empowered by our community here in Iowa and the extended NACAC family.

Thank you,
Jaclyn Tungesvik
President, Iowa ACAC

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Posted by The Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling on Thursday, September 23, 2021

Council Bluffs Protocol Update

Regarding the Council Bluffs area college fairs on Oct. 6 & 7:
Council Bluffs Community School District is now requiring masks for all visitors to their buildings. Site hosts will be sending more information to those who registered.

Des Moines Lincoln College Fair Update

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Iowa ACAC Des Moines Lincoln College Fair scheduled for Monday, September 20, has been postponed. We're working with Des Moines Public Schools to determine a date for this college fair to be held in the springPlease be sure to communicate this announcement with your representatives who had planned to attend this fair. Thank you for your patience as we all navigate the 2021-2022 recruitment year.

Clarification for college fairs:

The cost of registration does not include the StriveScan costs for names. If you’d like to use StriveScan to capture student names please be sure to buy StriveScan credits.

Dowling Catholic College Day program:

Date and time confirmed for March 1, 2022 - 11:10-1:10

Iowa ACAC College Day/College Night Registration is now closed.

(Watch for additional late registration opportunities in December for spring fairs.)

The Iowa ACAC Executive Board and College Day/College Night Committee appreciate the partnership and hard work of our site hosts in setting up these programs in these uncertain times. We trust their judgement and stand with them regarding any decisions their school or district needs to make regarding hosting the fairs.  We are asking college/university attendees to let site hosts know in ample time if they are unable to attend due to COVID-related issues. 

Site hosts have been asked to:

  • Keep Iowa ACAC posted on any changes to COVID protocols in their local community, school, and site location.
  • Notify attendees 1 week prior to the fair of a cancellation (we understand these changes can happen at the last minute, but early notification is appreciated, if possible).
  • Contact attendees 3-4 days prior to the fair to confirm their intention to host the fair.
  • Share changes to protocols or site requirements with Iowa ACAC, so we can assist in spreading the word via our website, listserv and social media.
  • Provide the option to send or display literature at a table if a registered attendee is unable to attend at the last minute.

Membership Reminder:

Key Contacts should be updating the membership listings for your team. All other organizational members (secondary and non-college fair) have received, or will receive, electronic renewal invoices as membership lapse nears.

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